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City to open ValPLAYso by Sunday

VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: ValPLAYso effort builds community spirit

EDITORIAL: ValPLAYso effort builds community spirit

Thousands of volunteers built a new playground in Valparaiso in a week, but that was just a part of what their effort built.

October 14, 2014 12:00 am
Just call him The Count

Just call him The Count

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.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ValPlayso big build off to enthusiastic start

ValPlayso big build off to enthusiastic start

VALPARAISO | Before the children get a chance to enjoy the new incarnation of ValPLAYso, the adults get the fun of sharing in building it.

October 06, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville man, 18, accused of firing BB gun at children

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. 

August 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Last week to play at ValPLAYso

VALPARAISO | Anyone wanting to have a last swing or slide at ValPLAYso park needs to do it soon.

July 25, 2014 1:32 pm
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

Valpo disability council joins playground fundraising effort

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.

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

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.

February 17, 2014 11:46 am
EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

The purchase of playground equipment for Valparaiso's parks is good news for kids in Valparaiso, but also for kids abroad.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Dinosaurs, volcanos and snowplows — oh, my

Dinosaurs, volcanos and snowplows — oh, my

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.

January 30, 2014 9:15 pm Video Photos

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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
Hammond YMCA dedicates new playground

Hammond YMCA dedicates new playground

HAMMOND | Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch held a ribbon cutting Aug. 12 for its new playground.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

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.

June 28, 2013 3:52 pm
Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

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…

June 28, 2013 3:51 pm
Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

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.

June 28, 2013 3:51 pm
Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

Valpo planning ValPlayso: the next generation

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.

June 28, 2013 3:52 pm

Park Board votes to remove tennis courts

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board voted Tuesday to remove the tennis courts at Bicentennial Park and plant it as grass.

April 23, 2013 6:31 pm
Valparaiso playground equipment headed to Kenya

Valparaiso playground equipment headed to Kenya

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…

March 28, 2013 12:00 am
Valparaiso playground equipment headed to Kenya

Valparaiso playground equipment headed to Kenya

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…

March 28, 2013 12:00 am
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