CROWN POINT | To help young children connect with police officers in a less formal, even fun, setting, the city's Parks Department is offering a new program called, appropriately enough, Connect Kids with Cops.
VALPARAISO | The old playground equipment at Bicentennial Park is being restored so it can be sent to Guatemala to help restore the childhoods of sexually abused girls.
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.
VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-points roundabout in November.
VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years when the fee was waived to try to encourage development.
VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Parks Department is seeking vendors to participate in its health and wellness fair scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St.
VALPARAISO | When a parks department playground set retires, it isn't thrown in a landfill. It gets a face-lift and then travels the world.
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.
VALPARAISO | You know it's been a tough winter when even Santa loses his head.
VALPARAISO | One thing has been missing from the city Parks Department's annual activities that involve ice the last couple of years: the ice.
VALPARAISO | The number of events keeps growing, but the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events has shortened its name to Valparaiso Events.
VALPARAISO | After looking at the various pathway projects under consideration, the city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to start small in 2014 until it has a better idea of costs and revenue.
VALPARAISO | With a brief agenda and a room full of high school students, Valparaiso officials used Monday's City Council meeting as a classroom in local government.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board could vote on the first lease agreement for the operation of one of its golf courses.
VALPARAISO | If the ghost of William E. Urschel, founder of Urschel Laboratories, still lives in the house he built at Indiana Avenue and Napoleon Street, he will soon be able to look out the front windows at the new pavilion/skating rink to bear his name in Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | The design of the next generation of Valplayso will be done by Leathers and Associates, the same company that did the original design for the Valparaiso playground in 1994.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is doing a regional search for someone who "has a passion for numbers and finance" to fill the position of business operations director.
VALPARAISO | A former downtown holiday tree is about to be given the holiday touch again.
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