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Valpo parks budget includes 3 percent raises

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a $2.78 million 2015 budget Tuesday that includes 3 percent raises for all employees.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Hebron's Kaczmarski resigns from town council

HEBRON | The Town Council started Tuesday's meeting by announcing it was seeking applicants for vacancies on the park board and the plan commission and ended it by announcing a vacancy on the council itself.

August 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Frataccia named Valpo schools superintendent

Frataccia named Valpo schools superintendent

VALPARAISO | After reviewing applications from more than 20 superintendent candidates, the Valparaiso Community Schools board chose a city resident to succeed Michael Berta. Again.

May 15, 2014 8:54 pm Photos


Park Board to review plans for Hobart trail master plan

HOBART | The Hobart Park Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 414 Main St.

May 11, 2014 12:05 am
Leonard, Berner honored for Valpo parks work

Leonard, Berner honored for Valpo parks work

VALPARAISO | Selfless dedication to Valparaiso's parks is typified by the reaction of Bruce Berner to hearing he was to receive Art Malasto Legends Award from the Parks Foundation.

May 08, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

VALPARAISO | People who have asked to have inflatable bouncy houses and other similar entertainment for their parties in Valparaiso parks are going to get their wish.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


New ValPlayso to include zip line, Oodle Swing

New ValPlayso to include zip line, Oodle Swing

VALPARAISO | Hearing Kaye Frataccia describe the final design for the next generation of ValPlayso, it might have raised a question of who it's being built for: the kids or the adults.

April 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park Plaza addition is complete.

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm

Portage parks approve contract to continue Elvis Fest

PORTAGE | The Park Board on Tuesday approved a contract which will allow them to continue hosting the Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage for at least two more years.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
Plans for new ValPlayso revealed today

Plans for new ValPlayso revealed today

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department wants to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of ValPlayso this fall by tearing it down and building ValPlayso: the Next Generation.

January 30, 2014 9:05 am

East Chicago Park Board elects officers

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has elected officers for the year.

January 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo OKs golf instruction pact for Creekside

VALPARAISO | The contract with American Golf Management LLC to lease Creekside Golf Course is still pending, but the city's Park Board approved an agreement with the company to provide golf instruction.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Portage park officials ponder Elvis offer

PORTAGE | For the last 21 years, Elvis Presley fans have gathered in Portage during October to celebrate the King's legacy and raise money for local Special Olympians.

December 16, 2013 9:00 pm

Creekside lease fulfilling golf coach's dream

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board could vote on the first lease agreement for the operation of one of its golf courses.

December 07, 2013 8:30 pm

Parks to consider new bond issue

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board will consider floating a new bond issue.

November 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Valpo seeking companies to lease Creekside

VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course has been a success since opening in 2000, but it is not successful enough to pay the debt service on the bond to build it.

October 29, 2013 5:42 pm

Portage parks administrator to quit, blames board member

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Parks Department employee Pam Passera has tendered her intent to retire at the end of the month, citing difficulties with a Park Board member.

October 10, 2013 6:42 pm
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