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Lake County Parks And Recreation Department

Children learn to protect the Mother Earth at Bellaboo's

LAKE STATION | Mother Earth Education Week will be recognized at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center starting Monday through April 27. Special activities are included in the regular admission prices. Call (219) 963-2070 or visit www.MyBellaboos.com for times and admission costs. Daily activ…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Search for the Woodcock at Oak Ridge Prairie

GRIFFITH | Search for the Woodcock at 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St. Open to individuals only, 10 and older, register for this free program at (219) 844-3188. Try a unique way to celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining a Lake County Parks and Recreatio…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Eggs mark the spot for a Pirate Egg Hunt

LAKE STATION | “An After Hour’s Interactive Theater Experience. . .and Egg Hunt, Of Course!” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, inside Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., with special activities are designed for children 9 and younger.…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Former Lake County parks exec receives Sagamore of the Wabash

When Larry Klein, former chief operating officer of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, retired this year after 42 years of service, he was not only feted by his friends and colleagues, but also presented with one of the most esteemed honors the Governor of Indiana can bestow.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Plant Swap set for Deep River Country Park

HOBART | The annual favorite, a Perennials Plant Swap hosted by the Lake county Parks and Recreation Department, will once again be conducted in the Deep River County Park parking lot at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County Parks Photo Club announces 2014 topics

HOBART | The Lake County Parks Photography Club meets at the Deep River County Park Visitor Center, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, on the second Wednesday of the month, April through November. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting at 7.

April 04, 2014 9:28 am

Harriet Tubman portrayal opens History Speaks series

GARY | Back for a second year, the History Speaks series hosted by the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department features well recognized professional performers providing a variety of historical notables.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Global Star Party set for Saturday night at Lowell observatory

LOWELL | To celebrate Global Astronomy Month, the Calumet Astronomical Society is joining with astronomy clubs around the world to provide people with an opportunity to view the many celestial wonders of our sky.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County taxpayers get new bill for rise in homicides

CROWN POINT | The cost of the recent rise in Lake County's homicide rate is still being counted.

April 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Local plants compared to others in INPAWS program

HAMMOND | The northern chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Park series teaches bird identification skills

HAMMOND | The popular six-week Birding 101 series will again be offered when the Dunes Calumet Audubon Society and the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department sponsor workshops designed to help birding enthusiasts develop their bird identification skills.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Public input requested for Lake County parks' five-year plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of updating its Five-Year Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan for 2014 to 2019. The plan, a guideline for future development and management, will be submitted to the Indiana Department of Recreation in April.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

Embrace the winter at the Lake County parks

No matter how cold it gets outdoors, the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department knows how to warm things up with fun and educational activities in the parks.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County parks offer winter activities

Winter activities, like cross country ski rentals at Lemon Lake, Oak Ridge Prairie, and Stoney Run county parks, and sledding hills at Lemon Lake and Oak Ridge Prairie, are now open when adequate snow is available.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

Have a Jolly Good Time at Bellaboo's this month

LAKE STATION | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has a festive December planned at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center. 

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Tickets available for Dec. 6 Snowflake Skate

MERRILLVILLE | The Snowflake Skate is an annual winter party for girls 6 and older and their dolls or stuffed animals, hosted by the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Deep River Waterpark Ice Skating Plaza, 9001 E. U.S. 30.   

November 23, 2013 12:00 am

Hay rides offered for families with special needs

GRIFFITH | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will host an afternoon of CSRI Wheelchair Accessible Hayrides for families with special needs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am

Edible plants identified at Gibson Woods program

HAMMOND | An Edible Plants program will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

Non-reserved hay rides offered at county parks

Hay rides are offered at Lake County's Buckley and Deep River parks this fall. No reservations are needed. These hay rides are not for groups.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
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