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Lake County Parks And Recreation Department

Spend this summer at the Lake County parks

Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Children learn to sing, act, and dance at weekly workshop

Children learn to sing, act, and dance at weekly workshop

LAKE STATION | The Triple Threat Kids Theater Workshop, where singing, acting and dancing take center stage, will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, July 7 to Aug. 4, at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Nature fun for children planned at park

HAMMOND | Wild, Wild Woods – Nature Investigation Unit – Decomposers and Recyclers is a nature program for children that will be held at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. From mushrooms to moles, participants will investigate all the elements of soil. Soil is made from rock and…

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Grinders host vintage base ball games in the park

HOBART | Bring the entire family to watch the Deep River Grinders play base ball following the original rules of 1858.  Free home games are played on Grinder Field across the river from the Grist Mill at Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway. Upcoming home games, all at 2 p.m., wi…

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy wildflowers on naturalist-guided hike at Gibson Woods

HAMMOND | A Wildflower Walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve for ages 10 and older. Join a Lake County Parks naturalist for a walk through the nature preserve to learn more about native flora of more than 300 species native to Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave. S…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Bugs and Weeds is topic for Wild Ones speaker

HAMMOND | Master Gardener Dian Fruth will present “Beneficial Bugs and Wonderful Weeds” at the Wild Ones meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. Guests are welcome.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Parks Board approves master plan

Lake County Parks Board approves master plan

The Lake County Parks and Recreation Board approved a five-year master plan for the parks system which could include a new ride at Deep River Waterpark.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Parks Board approves master plan

Lake County Parks Board approves master plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Board has approved a five-year master plan for the parks system.

June 02, 2014 11:00 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

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June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Watch sheep being sheared on the farm

Watch sheep being sheared on the farm

LOWELL | A sheep shearing demonstration, “From Sheep to Sweater,” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Buckley Homestead County Park, 3606 Belshaw Road. Sheep will be sheared about 1 p.m.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am

National American Legion official to speak at park service Monday

LEROY | Robert Eugene Newman, national vice commander for the Central Region of the American Legion, will be a guest speaker at the Memorial Day Service at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Stoney Run County Park, 142nd and Union Street, about seven miles east of Crown Point. A U.S. Navy veteran (1965-69)…

May 23, 2014 1:18 pm

Annual Voyageur Rendezvous returns to Grand Kankakee Marsh

HEBRON | The 28th annual Voyageur Rendezvous will be held from from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. Saturday and May 18 at Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, 21690 Range Line Road.  Admission is $3 with children 7 and younger admitted free. Peek into the lives of those who would have lived or traded along…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Treat Mom to a free round of mini golf on Mother’s Day

CEDAR LAKE | Treat Mom on Mother’s Day, Sunday, when mothers play miniature golf free from 8 a.m. to closing at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Children of all ages can join their hard working moms for a fun and relaxing round of mini golf. "She gets to play for free and …

May 09, 2014 12:00 am

Bird Migration Hike guided by naturalist at at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

HAMMOND | A Bird Migration Hike will be guided by a Lake County Parks and Recreation Department naturalist at 8 a.m. Friday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. The hike is free for ages 10 and older, but registration is requested by calling (219) 844-3188. Individual sign-ups …

May 08, 2014 12:00 am

Go Gaga for Mama Week at Bellaboo’s

LAKE STATION | Mothers will be celebrated daily through Mother's Day this Sunday at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center inside Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station. All special activities are included in regular admission prices. Also, moms will be admitted free on Moth…

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Go Gaga for Mama Week at Bellaboo’s

Go Gaga for Mama Week at Bellaboo’s

LAKE STATION | Mothers will be celebrated Monday through Mother's Day, May 11, at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center inside Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station. All special activities are included in regular admission prices. Also, moms will be admitted free on Mother’s Day.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Meet Thomas Edison at Lake County parks program

GARY | The History Speak Series features well-recognized, professional performers presenting a variety of historical notables.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Wild Ones host Native Plant Sale

Wild Ones host Native Plant Sale

HAMMOND | The Gibson Woods Wild Ones chapter will host its 14th annual Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

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
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