VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.
Thousands of volunteers built a new playground in Valparaiso in a week, but that was just a part of what their effort built.
VALPARAISO | The first pieces of the new ValPLAYso playground equipment began arriving Sept. 26, and it didn't stop until many tons and tens of thousands of parts later in preparation for this week's big build by volunteers.
VALPARAISO | Before the children get a chance to enjoy the new incarnation of ValPLAYso, the adults get the fun of sharing in building it.
MERRILLVILLE | An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting a BB gun at two boys earlier this month on the Jonas E. Salk Elementary School playground, according to court records.
VALPARAISO | Anyone wanting to have a last swing or slide at ValPLAYso park needs to do it soon.
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.
VALPARAISO | The campaign to get playground equipment for handicapped children into Valparaiso's parks is getting some help from members of the city's Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability.
Ellie Wagoner, 11, of Hebron, plays on the playscape in Valparaiso's Valplayso playground last June. The Valparaiso Parks Department will replace the equipment in Valplayso this year.
The purchase of playground equipment for Valparaiso's parks is good news for kids in Valparaiso, but also for kids abroad.
VALPARAISO | Judging by the reaction of the hundreds of adults and children who packed the Thomas Jefferson Middle School gym on Thursday, the ValPlayso: Next Generation is already a success.
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.
HAMMOND | Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch held a ribbon cutting Aug. 12 for its new playground.
The Valparaiso Park Department will be replace the equipment in Valplayso in 2014, and are talking to children about what they would like to see in the new play place for kids.
Ellie Wagoner, 11, of Hebron climbs through a tire tunnel at the Valplayso playground. The Valparaiso Park Dept. will be replacing the equipment in Valplayso in 2014, and will talk to children about what they would like to see in the new play place for kids. The play area was originally cons…
Jenna Kortum, 8 of Crown Point plays on the hand-over-hand bars recently at Valplayso playground. The Valparaiso Park Department will be replacing the equipment in Valplayso in 2014.
Ellie Wagoner, 11, of Hebron plays on the playscape in Valparaiso's Valplayso playground. The Valparaiso Park Department will be replacing the equipment in Valplayso in 2014.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board voted Tuesday to remove the tennis courts at Bicentennial Park and plant it as grass.
Volunteer Tim Terpstra, of Merrillville, joins other volunteers and staff from the Kids Alive International organization Wednesday morning to disassemble playground equipment at 200 East Park in Valparaiso. The equipment will be sandblasted, powder coated, and shipped to an elementary school…
Volunteers join staff from Kids Alive International on Wednesday morning to disassemble playground equipment at 200 East Park in Valparaiso. The equipment will be sandblasted, powder coated and shipped to an elementary school in Mitaboni, Kenya where it will be reassembled by volunteers in J…
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