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.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has elected officers for the year.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board could vote on the first lease agreement for the operation of one of its golf courses.
PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board will consider floating a new bond issue.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Parks are all about being green, and the city's Park Board is looking at being even greener by spring and saving some green along the way.
PORTER | After a public hearing on the town of Porter’s budget, which trimmed $250,000 from last year’s budget, Town Council President Elka Nelson asked the council to consider bringing the Park Board under the town’s control, a move she once opposed.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the next phase of the Central Park Plaza development will be presented to the public for the first time at a pair of meetings at 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Valparaiso City Hall.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a 2014 budget Tuesday that included 3 percent raises for all employees.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is ready to install the first of its trailhead signs along with another sign at the entrance to Foundation Meadows Park.
PORTAGE | The City Council Strategic Planning Committee on Monday gave informal approval for the city's park department to move forward on a bond issue to finance $3 million to $3.5 million in improvements.
VALPARAISO | A higher property tax collection rate than the past several years combined with increased revenue from programs has the city's Parks Department finally seeing a bright light at the end of its fiscal tunnel.
VALPARAISO | The total reconstruction of the asphalt paths at Fairgrounds Park will begin Monday with the replacement of the connection between the two parking lots and the area around the concession stand building.
VALPARAISO | Weekend or weekday sports warriors participating in many of the Valparaiso parks department's activities will soon be able to get free medical help for bumps, bruises, sprains and strains.
HOBART | The music man credited with developing a nationally ranked band program at Hobart High School is finally getting his noteworthy due after 27 years.
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