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Family Express Corporation and Olympidis Family Support Community Build Park

Family Express Corporation and Olympidis Family Support Community Build Park

The next Generation Children's Committee members and Committee Chairs Monica Decker (standing on left) and Kevin Kosek (standing on right) gathered at the Family Express Corporation headquarters to thank them and the Olympidis Family for their "Champion" level gift of the community-build pro…

May 30, 2014 6:09 pm
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

Valparaiso Park Department briefs

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

February 12, 2014 5:40 pm

Valparaiso Parks Department park briefs week of Feb. 3

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

February 03, 2014 4:11 pm

Valpo Parks briefs week of Jan. 28

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

January 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Valpo Park briefs week of Jan. 14

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

January 14, 2014 3:12 pm
Baseball, soccer and softball youth skills sessions with Valpo Parks and Partners

Baseball, soccer and softball youth skills sessions with Valpo Parks and Partners

VALPARAISO | Sign up for Baseball and Softball skills clinics taking place in January with Valpo Parks. Players from the PNC Baseball teams & volunteer coaches from Valpo Parks will help instruct the one and a half hour Sunday sessions on January 12, 19 and 26. Softball camp is instructe…

January 02, 2014 5:19 pm
Skills cinics

Skills cinics

Youth run through baseball drills with players and coaches of the VU baseball team last year as part of the Valpo Parks Department’s winter youth sports skills camps at the VHS field house. Registration is available now through www.ValpoParks.org or by calling 219.462.5144.

January 02, 2014 5:22 pm
Ice Fishing Derby

Ice Fishing Derby

Ice fishing lovers enjoy a frigid morning at Loomis Lake inside Rogers-Lakewood Park in Valparaiso, participating in the 2011 Ice Fishing Derby to benefit Friends of Fishing’s effort for a new boat ramp at the park. Valpo Parks and Friends of Fishing will host the 2014 contest on Saturday, J…

December 20, 2013 9:22 pm
Friends of Fishing and Valpo Parks to host ice fishing derby

Friends of Fishing and Valpo Parks to host ice fishing derby

VALPARAISO | Friends of Fishing and Valpo Parks host will host an Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, January 25 at Rogers-Lakewood Park. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages can come out and cast their lines to catch the longest fish through the ice on the Rogers-Lakewood waters. Categories in youth …

December 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck

Kids of all ages enjoyed the Touch a Truck event sponsored Dunes Leathernecks Detachment Marine Corps League members and hosted by Valpo Parks at Central Park Plaza on December 14. These kids bundled up for the event and got up close to this Porter County sheriff and his vehicle, asking ques…

December 18, 2013 11:42 am
Touch a Truck Toys for Tots fundraised a huge success

Touch a Truck Toys for Tots fundraised a huge success

VALPARAISO | Valpo Parks along with Dunes Leathernecks Detachment Marine Corps League hosted the third annual “Touch a Truck” Toys for Tots Toy Drive on Saturday, December 14. Kids of all ages enjoyed the opportunity to explore their favorite big rigs, such as fire trucks, police cars, buses…

December 18, 2013 11:33 am Photos

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Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck

Parks staff members Helene Pierce and Dan McGuire, Dunes Leathernecks Detachment Marine Corps League members, along with “Touch a Truck” vehicle suppliers pose for a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Central Park Plaza.

December 18, 2013 11:36 am
Touch a Truck for Toys for Tots

Touch a Truck for Toys for Tots

Young and old alike enjoyed climbing into big trucks and other cool vehicles at last year’s Touch a Truck event, a toy drive to help load up Toys for Tots with gifts for those in need during the holiday season. This year’s event will be help at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso on Sa…

December 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Touch a Truck for Toys for Tots

Touch a Truck for Toys for Tots

VALPARAISO | Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring their favorite big rigs at “Touch a Truck,” an event benefiting Toys for Tots. Attendees can explore police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, emergency vehicles, and more. Plus, there will music, free refreshments and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. …

December 06, 2013 3:42 pm

Valpo Park briefs week of Dec. 2

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

December 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Youth coed volleyball

Youth coed volleyball

December 04, 2013 3:54 pm
Youth coed volleyball

Youth coed volleyball

December 04, 2013 3:52 pm
Youth Coed volleyball through Valpo Parks and Boys & Girls Club

Youth Coed volleyball through Valpo Parks and Boys & Girls Club

VALPARAISO | Kids will stay active during the winter months and have fun learning and playing volleyball. Register through the Valpo Parks Department, VU volleyball players will run the practices and games will be played at the Boys & Girls Club. The 8 week program is a co-ed program sep…

December 04, 2013 3:48 pm Photos

Photos

Central Elementary Wins Mayor’s Cup

Central Elementary Wins Mayor’s Cup

VALPARAISO | Central Elementary is the winner of the Valparaiso Mayor’s Cup for 2013, earned for having the highest participation in the recent Monster Dash 1K Family Fun Run. Mayor Jon Costas, members of the Fit City Council, and Valparaiso Parks presented a $500 check to Central Elementary…

November 19, 2013 12:44 pm

Valparaiso Parks briefs week of Nov. 11

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

November 12, 2013 4:53 pm
Veterans Day observance at Service Memorial

Veterans Day observance at Service Memorial

Pictured is the face of the Duty & Sacrifice wall of the Service Memorial in Valparaiso located at Foundation Meadows. The inscribed names are military service persons from the Valpo area who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty for their country. Each one will be read aloud on Vet…

November 07, 2013 6:39 pm
Veterans Day observance at Service Memorial, Foundation Meadows Park Nov. 11

Veterans Day observance at Service Memorial, Foundation Meadows Park Nov. 11

VALPARAISO | The public is invited to a Veterans Day observance at the Service Memorial located at Foundation Meadows Park. It is hosted by the City of Valparaiso, the Valpo Parks Department, and the Valpo Parks Foundation, held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The Service Memorial…

November 07, 2013 6:36 pm
Leathers & Associates to design rebuild of Valplayso playground

Leathers & Associates to design rebuild of Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | The Valpo Parks Foundation has selected Leathers & Associates to design and organize a community build process to revitalize and rebuild the Valplayso playground. Leathers & Associates are the original designers and contractors that led the 1994 build of Valplayso in 199…

November 05, 2013 5:00 pm
Leathers & Associates to design rebuild of Valplayso

Leathers & Associates to design rebuild of Valplayso

The Valplayso playground is pictured here as it currently stands. Leathers & Associates has been selected to rebuild and revitalize the 20 year old wooden structure through a community build effort, just as they did for the original Valplayso in 1994, with a tentative completion in the f…

November 05, 2013 5:02 pm

Valparaiso Park briefs week of Oct. 21

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

October 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Valparaiso Parks briefs for week of Oct. 7

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

October 08, 2013 1:05 pm

Valparaiso Park briefs week of Sept. 30

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

October 02, 2013 6:02 pm

Valparaiso Park Department briefs

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

September 26, 2013 10:49 am

Valparaiso Park Department activities for week of Aug. 26

Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

August 26, 2013 3:53 pm
Open Houses at Discovery Cottage by Valpo Parks

Open Houses at Discovery Cottage by Valpo Parks

Youth sift through a science project during the “Science Seekers” class in Spring 2013 at Discovery Cottage. The Valpo Parks Department offers dozens of classes at the Discovery Cottage facility for ages 3 to 12 years old.

August 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Open Houses at Discovery Cottage by Valpo Parks

Open Houses at Discovery Cottage by Valpo Parks

VALPARAISO | On Tuesday, August 27th, Discovery Cottage will host two open houses, one in the morning and one in early evening. Run by the Valpo Parks Department, Discovery Cottage is home to dozens of classes for ages 3 years up to 12 years old, covering subjects from cooking to nature, mat…

August 22, 2013 1:59 pm
Popcorn Panic

Popcorn Panic

Pictured here are walkers and runners of all ages at the starting line of the 2012 Popcorn Panic. This year’s start and finish are on Lincolnway by Central Park Plaza. Registration is open for the September 7, 2013 with a cost savings if signed up by August 14. Online registration is open at…

August 14, 2013 8:51 am
Popcorn Panic to have new starting and finish line

Popcorn Panic to have new starting and finish line

VALPARAISO | The traditional Popcorn Panic races organized by the Valpo Parks Department, that kickoff Popcorn Fest day for many, have a new starting line. Central Park Plaza will be both the start and finish of the 34th Popcorn Panic on Saturday, September 7, which includes the 5-mile run a…

August 14, 2013 8:38 am

Valparaiso Park Department activities week of Aug. 12

VALPARAISO | Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

August 13, 2013 7:31 pm
: Valpo Night Ride offers Leisure Ride and Raffle

: Valpo Night Ride offers Leisure Ride and Raffle

August 24th Valpo Night Ride Helene Pierce and Pathways Committee member Jan Dick demonstrate how many tickets one would get for an “arm’s length” in the raffle for a Trek 8.2 DS bicycle donated by the Trek Schererville location. The 15-mile leisure rise begins at 11 PM through the streets o…

August 13, 2013 7:26 pm
Valpo Night Ride offers Leisure Ride and Raffle

Valpo Night Ride offers Leisure Ride and Raffle

VALPARAISO | Win a new Trek 8.2 DS bicycle at the 3rd Valpo Night Ride! Saturday, August 24 is the 15-mile organized bicycle ride that takes cycling enthusiasts on a night ride in and around the City at their own safe pace. Organized by the Valpo Parks Department and the city’s Pathways Comm…

August 13, 2013 7:24 pm
Valpo Parks announce briefs

Valpo Parks announce briefs

VALPARAISO | Parks Brief for the week of August 5. For more information, contact Valpo Parks at 219-462-5144 or visit www.valpoparks.org

August 08, 2013 12:54 pm

Valparaiso Park Department activities week of July 29

Two Weeks Left of Summer Discovery Camps

July 29, 2013 2:47 pm

Valparaiso Park Department activites for week of July 22

Fall Baseball League Registration ends August 2

July 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Valparaiso Park Briefs week of July 15

Yoga at Noon on Fit Friday

July 16, 2013 11:20 am

Fairgrounds Park will remain temporarily closed for storm water detention

VALPARAISO | At 8 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 26, Fairgrounds Park gates were locked and the park was temporarily closed to the public for their safety.

June 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Valparaiso Park events

Yoga at Noon on Fit Friday

June 18, 2013 4:54 pm

Integrated Movement Hosts the First Porter Regional Hospital Fit Friday for Youth on June 7

VALPARAISO | Kick off the first official day of summer in a fun and free way: Fit Friday. Fit Fridays are interactive lunchtime events hosted by Porter Regional Hospital from Noon to 1:00 on most Fridays in June, July and August. “Youth Fit” is this Friday’s theme and is tailored to kids age…

June 06, 2013 3:45 pm
Registration available for July 13th Valpo Tri

Registration available for July 13th Valpo Tri

A participant of the 10th annual Valpo Tri in July 2012 crosses the finish line amidst cheers from spectators at Rogers-Lakewood Park in Valparaiso. Registration is still available for the Saturday, July 13 sprint-length triathlon. Visit www.ValpoTri.net for information and online registration.

June 05, 2013 4:34 pm
Registration available for July 13th Valpo Tri

Registration available for July 13th Valpo Tri

VALPARAISO – Registration for the 11th Valpo Triathlon is filling up; now is the time to register. Interested athletes must be at least 15 years old by December 31, 2013 to participate and pre-register by July 9. The Valpo Tri takes place at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at Rogers-Lakewood P…

June 05, 2013 4:30 pm

First Fit Friday highlights Youth Fit

VALPARAISO | This Friday, June 7, Central Park will begin hosting “Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays.” Fit Fridays are interactive lunchtime events that will showcase different types of fitness options. This first Fit Friday features Youth Fit by trained instructors from Integrated Moveme…

June 03, 2013 4:06 pm
Zumba in Central Park Plaza

Zumba in Central Park Plaza

People of all ages got active outside at Central Park with a free opportunity to Zumba in the park! Pictured here is the free outdoor Zumba class hosted on the plaza in June 2012.

May 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays Coming to Central Park

Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays Coming to Central Park

VALPARAISO | Lively and fun describe the new series of events coming to Valpo’s Central Park Plaza this summer. “Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays” will include interactive lunchtime events from noon – 1:00 on most Fridays in June, July and August. Try out “Youth Fit” this Friday, June 7 …

May 31, 2013 7:30 pm
Valpo Tri Volunteers needed July 12 and 13

Valpo Tri Volunteers needed July 12 and 13

Volunteers and participants alike enjoy the excitement and achievements at the July 2012 Valpo Triathlon. Opportunities are now available to sign up to help with this year’s sprint triathlon at Rogers Lakewood on Saturday, July 13. Check out the information at www.valportri.net.

May 30, 2013 4:19 pm
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