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Valpo gets $5,000 grant to replace ash trees

VALPARAISO | The city's battle with the emerald ash borer beetle goes on, but it got some reinforcements recently in the form of a $5,000 grant from the Alliance for Community Trees to pay for replacement trees.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

The Valplayso Children's Comittee gathered at Valplayso park in Valparaiso Tuesday evening for the unveiling of the sign for the upcoming park.

April 29, 2014 6:44 pm
Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

The Valplayso Children's Comittee gathered behind the old sign at Valplayso park in Valparaiso on Tuesday evening for the unveiling of the sign that announces the future park.

April 29, 2014 6:43 pm

Valpo Parks offer day trip to Tulip Festival May 9

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Parks Department is organizing a fun, first-class trip to the Tulip Festival in Holland, MI on Friday, May 9. This day trip via motorcoach will be filled with an exciting tour of the Windmill Island Gardens, an elegant luncheon at the AlpenRose Restaurant & Cafe e…

March 20, 2014 1:22 pm
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
Local students get say in new ValPlayso design

Local students get say in new ValPlayso design

VALPARAISO | Forget the days of swings and teeter-totters.

January 30, 2014 9:18 pm Video Photos

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Take a Kid Fishing June 8

Take a Kid Fishing June 8

VALPARAISO | “Friends of Fishing”and Valparaiso Parks Department are co-sponsoring their annual “Take a Kid Fishing Event” on June 8th at Rogers Lakewood Park 5320 N. Meridian Road near Valparaiso. You can pre-register for $5/child by June 7th (day of the event registration is $7/child). You…

May 22, 2013 7:36 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Still a soft spot for softball season

PHIL WIELAND: Still a soft spot for softball season

The Valparaiso Parks Department men's softball season opener was Wednesday, which explains the sobbing you might have heard coming from me late that afternoon.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am
Bison Financial joins community at Summer Outdoor Movies

Bison Financial joins community at Summer Outdoor Movies

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events along with the Valparaiso Parks Department are excited to be joined by Bison Financial this year as the presenting partner of the Summer Outdoor Movies. Approximately 400 people attend each of the free outdoor movie nights that will ki…

May 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Valpo community gardens a growing concern

VALPARAISO | Today is opening day at the Valparaiso Parks Department's community gardens but something already has grown there.

May 04, 2012 6:30 pm
FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

Local governments and regional groups are paying more attention to issues of healthy eating and its relationship to building vibrant communities.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso Parks Discovery Ranger Camp receives Power of Youth Grant

Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation is now offering Ranger Camp scholarships with support from the United Way teen group, Power of Youth. Ranger Camp is an outdoor day camp for young teens entering seventh and eighth grade in the fall. The park department is offering seven partial …

July 21, 2010 12:00 am
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