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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


Valplayso designer chosen to create park's next generation

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.

November 05, 2013 4:29 pm

Come party in the park to help ValPlayso

VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.

July 30, 2013 3:51 pm
Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is seeking proposals for a consultant to work with a few hundred kids on a master plan for the ValPlayso playground site.

July 05, 2013 11:00 am Photos


Mayor's charity ball has Italian theme

VALPARAISO | Tickets still are available for the annual Mayor's Charity Ball, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at Central Park Plaza.

June 23, 2013 5:45 pm

Caterpillar picnic shelter almost ready to rent

VALPARAISO | The Parks Department will begin accepting reservations June 10 for one of the two new picnic shelters at Butterfly Meadows.

May 28, 2013 9:15 pm
Memorial Day is opportunity for reflection in Valparaiso

Memorial Day is opportunity for reflection in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | The City of Valparaiso, the Parks Department and the Parks Foundation encourage families, friends, and individuals this Memorial Day holiday weekend, to remember those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice. The City will hold a Memorial Day observance at the Service M…

May 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Veterans to speak at Valpo Memorial Day service

VALPARAISO | World War II veterans Bill Wellman and John Wolf will be the guest speakers at Friday's annual Memorial Day service at the Foundation Meadows service memorial.

May 20, 2013 2:27 pm
Valpo parks honor legendary supporters

Valpo parks honor legendary supporters

VALPARAISO | Three people with long-time and generous connections to the city's parks were honored Thursday during a reception at the Butterfield Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park.

May 09, 2013 7:30 pm Photos


Wine tasting, auction Feb. 21 to assist Schererville dog park

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Parks Foundation will host its second annual wine tasting and auction at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Banquets at St. George, 528 W. 77th Ave.

January 21, 2013 12:05 am

Valpo extends amphitheater naming rights

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board voted to renew the agreement with Porter hospital for naming rights to the Central Park Plaza amphitheater Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Valpo parks to hire donor relations coordinator

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is looking for someone to fill a new part-time position of donor relations coordinator.

March 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Valpo hopes to recapture magic of building ValPlayso

VALPARAISO | ValPlayso has a unique place in the history of city parks, but it is starting to show its age.

March 11, 2012 7:15 pm

Valpo parks seeking funding help for projects

VALPARAISO | When you have more projects to do than you can afford, the first thing you do is prioritize what needs to be done.

March 04, 2012 11:00 pm
Orville sculpture not allowed to have popcorn

Orville sculpture not allowed to have popcorn

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher made his fame and fortune from popcorn, but it's the one thing that will be missing from the completed sculpture that will greet visitors to Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza.

February 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo parks approves fee increases for most programs

VALPARAISO | The costs of most Valparaiso Parks Department programs will be going up in 2012 as the department tries to move closer to a model in which programs are self-supporting.

November 19, 2011 2:00 pm
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