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Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

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.

February 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Warm weekend spoils Valpo ice-making efforts

VALPARAISO | One thing has been missing from the city Parks Department's annual activities that involve ice the last couple of years: the ice.

January 11, 2014 7:02 pm

The ice is finally nice at Valparaiso's Tower Park

VALPARAISO | The city's skating rink at Tower Park opened for the first time in two years on Wednesday, but it probably won't be around for long.

January 23, 2013 7:06 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

VALPARAISO | Students at the Porter County Career Center will pick up trash at Tower Park during the school year as part of service project. The effort got under way on Tuesday as Judy Commers took two classes of students to the park.

September 04, 2012 7:57 pm Photos


Evans Ave. sewer, water work nearing completion

VALPARAISO | Evans Avenue between North Calumet Avenue and Washington Street should be back open to traffic by Friday.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso's chance for ice skating slipping away

VALPARAISO | City skating enthusiasts will have to enjoy the sport "neat" this winter: without ice.

January 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Second gas line threatens Evans Ave. project

VALPARAISO | The city had hoped to start the Evans Avenue storm sewer separation project Monday, but a last-minute discovery could postpone the project to next year.

July 28, 2011 6:00 pm

Project to do a lot in a short space

VALPARAISO | The Evans Avenue reconstruction project is short, but it's big enough that Valparaiso Deputy Engineering Director Adam McAlpine is considering holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for it.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

Lightning does damage to Valpo water utility

VALPARAISO | The July 1 storm that dumped more than two inches of rain on Valparaiso in about two hours packed a powerful electrical punch, too.

July 16, 2011 11:00 am

Valpo park opening back on schedule

VALPARAISO | City officials breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday as work resumed on several projects shut down because of the operating engineers strike, including the Central Park Plaza.

June 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Strike puts many Valpo projects on hold

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to seek bids for another sewer, water and street reconstruction project it hopes will start after the Popcorn Festival, provided the strike by operating engineers is settled.

June 15, 2011 3:02 pm

Valpo parks to add handicapped accessible toilets

VALPARAISO | The city will be providing handicapped accessible portable restrooms at many of its parks.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
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