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.
VALPARAISO | One thing has been missing from the city Parks Department's annual activities that involve ice the last couple of years: the ice.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Evans Avenue between North Calumet Avenue and Washington Street should be back open to traffic by Friday.
VALPARAISO | City skating enthusiasts will have to enjoy the sport "neat" this winter: without ice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city will be providing handicapped accessible portable restrooms at many of its parks.
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