Jay Bednarczyk, of Valparaiso, tries out the sledding hill Tuesday at Forest Park. He joined other residents to enjoy some warm weather winter activity.
Marisa Bednarczyk, 4, of Valparaiso, leads a sled ride with Drew Angsburger, 3, and Madison Peklansky, 4, also from Valparaiso, as they take a ride Tuesday down Forest Park sledding hill. The threesome enjoyed a mild day of sledding with temperatures in the 40s.
Terry Glines, right, gives a push to Lisa Martinez and their son Braley Martinez-Glines, 4, of Lakes of Four Seasons on Tuesday at Forest Park sledding hill in Valparaiso.
Tyler Laird, of Portage, catches some air while sledding at Woodland Park in Portage with his grandfather, David Harness, of Portage.
Tyler Laird, of Portage, gets a push Tuesday at Woodland Park in Portage from his grandfather, David Harness, of Portage.
VALPARAISO | Looking to have some fun in all this snow? Well, the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation has two great spots!
Mikayla Diaz, 15, left, of Cedar Lake, and Megan Thomas, 15, of South Haven, sled Wednesday as they join others during a third snow day off from school at Countryside Park in Portage.
Local youths sled Wednesday at Countryside Park in Portage. Front to back are McKenna Evans, 16, of Portage, Mikayla Diaz, 15, of Cedar Lake, Megan Thomas, 15, of South Haven, and Drew Taylor, 16, of Chesterton.
Cole Finch, 16, of Portage, snowboards Wednesday at Countryside Park in Portage. Region residents are starting to feel some relief after being hit with snow and frigidly cold weather.
Megan Thomas, 15, of South Haven sleds Wednesday at Countryside Park in Portage.
Mikayla Diaz, 15, of Cedar Lake reacts after being covered by a spray of snow while sledding Wednesday at Countryside Park in Portage.
Tuesday's snowstorm gave kids and adults a perfect day for sledding at Forest Park in Valparaiso.
Terry and Sue Anderson walk the sledding hill at Rogers-Lakewood Park Wednesday. The couple are preparing for a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, and the hills force them to use muscles they wouldn't by running alone.
Until this winter, I'd never heard of bumper cars on a skating rink. And it wasn't until recently that I had my first chance to carve turns down a ski hill on a snowbike.
Steven Schnosenberg, 9, of Crown Point, takes advantage of both a day off from school and Thursday's snowstorm to trudge Lake County Fairgrounds hills for some sledding Friday.
Sledding down hills covered with fresh snow may seem like a perfect cure for cabin fever, but it can lead to an emergency room visit if children aren't careful. Follow these tips from a pro to help keep your children injury free.
Families have fun staying fit, at YMCA and at home
Jeff Kalch, 25, of Valparaiso, slides down the hill Thursday at Forest Park Golf Course along Harrison and Yellowstone in Valparaiso.
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