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Throwback (to 1994) Thursday

Throwback (to 1994) Thursday

VALPARAISO | Kaye Frataccia opened a 1994 park-related time capsule Thursday while referencing a social media term unknown then.

September 11, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso Parks Foundation Executive Director John Seibert and head of the ValPlayso children's building committee opened a time capsule from 1994 Thursday evening at Butterfield Pavilion in Valparaiso. Children from the current building committee attended the event.

September 11, 2014 7:56 pm
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Riley Wojslaw, 9, signs a time capsule as a member of the current ValPlayso children's building committee.

September 11, 2014 7:57 pm

ValPLAYso time capsule opening today at Butterfield Pavilion

VALPARAISO | A time capsule created during the 1994 community-built ValPLAYso playground will be opened at 6:30 p.m. today at the Butterfield Pavilion at Old Fairgrounds Park.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers needed for park dream

Volunteers needed for park dream

As the community-build days for ValPlayso — The Next Generation draw closer, I can’t help but be excited about this adventure we have embarked on. The park is finally taking shape after months of designing, planning, negotiating, and ordering. We are finally at a stage where nervousness and …

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to open bids for Central Park II in September

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion of Central Park Plaza and scheduled to open next August.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
ValPlayso gets a helping hand

ValPlayso gets a helping hand

The ValPLAYso Children’s Committee came together to thank the Porter County Eta Gamma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi for its $2,500 contribution to renovate ValPLAYso, a children’s park originally built in 1994. Psi Iota Xi is a charitable organization supporting communities in the fields of speech …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Family Express Corporation and Olympidis Family Support Community Build Park

Family Express Corporation and Olympidis Family Support Community Build Park

VALPARAISO | As volunteerism and giving continue to ramp up for ValPLAYso – The Next Generation, the Valpo Parks Foundation is honored to announce a Champion-level gift of $250,000 from Family Express Corporation, a family-owned local business operated by two generations of the Olympidis fam…

May 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

Children, adult volunteers show off new sign

VALPARAISO | About two dozen members of the Valplayso Children’s Committee were on hand Tuesday to pose for photos with the new sign for its Next Generation playground.

April 29, 2014 7:30 pm
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
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 approves contract for UV disinfection upgrade

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a $304,357 contract Tuesday with MWH Americas Inc., of Chicago, for the design of a new ultraviolet disinfection system at the sewage treatment plant.

April 23, 2014 4:15 pm

Valpo awards Chautauqua Park second phase contract

VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher than expected.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Fees having an impact again in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years when the fee was waived to try to encourage development.

April 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Designer Jane Lewis Holman describes various features that will be included in the new Valplayso while referring to e schematic drawing for the new playground. Designers from Leathers Associates had visited local schools gathering ideas from children on what they would like to see in the park.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

ValPlayso: The Next Generation is not your grandfather's playground.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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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
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