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Contents Your PARKS City Leadership

President’s Letter 4 Day Trips 5 Special Events 6 Youth Sports 8 Adult Sports 10 Valpo Golf 11 Adult Enrichment 12 Youth Enrichment 13 Discovery Cottage 14 Fit City 16 Rogers-Lakewood 17 Parks & Pathways 18 Central Park Plaza 20 Valpo Parks Foundation 21 Venue Rentals 22 Shelters & Field Rentals 23 Park Info 24

Jon Costas, Mayor Sharon Swihart, Clerk Treasurer Bill Oeding, City Administrator John Seibert, Parks Director

City Council Robert Cotton George Douglas Lenore Hoffman Trista Hudson Matt Murphy Deb Porter Diana Reed

Board of Directors

Register TODAY Register for a program or reserve a facility in three convenient ways: Contact us via phone at 219-462-5144 to pay with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. Register in person at Valpo Parks, 3210 N. Campbell Street,Valparaiso, during office hours. We also offer an after hours drop box at our main entrance.

President – Mark Hardwick Christa Emerson Mitch Peters Martin Sonnenberg Tim Warner

Core Values Boldy Proactive

Register online at ValpoParks.org.

Creatively Frugal Honestly Accountable Respectively Compassionate

Connect with VALPO PARKS

Surprisingly Responsive

Administrative Office 3210 N. Campbell Street,Valparaiso, IN 46385 Phone: 219-462-5144 • Fax: 219-465-0098 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm ValpoParks.org /ValpoParks

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Valpo Parks Ser vice Priorities: Safety • Cour tesy • Presentation • Efficiency

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President’s Message One of the many civic responsibilities of being Park Board President is to continue to build upon the legacy of those that served before you. The close of 2018 marks the end of my term as President of the Board, and with that, I want to say thank you for allowing me to represent the residents of Valparaiso. As many Presidents have done before, it is my honor to share how this community has given so much in order to help it grow for so many. 2018 was once again a year of incomparable additions to the Park system. In late summer, the “Leaders Giving Back” campaign helped complete phase two of the $800,000 renovation of Tower Park with the opening of Samardzija Field. Since its opening, many of our own parks programs, as well as, community members have had the opportunity to utilize the artificial turf field for baseball and softball activities. Additionally, the Tower Park renovation project received high marks from the Valpo Chamber of Commerce with the acceptance of the Community Improvement Award this past fall. Another enhancement to the Valpo Parks this year was the opening of the new Horticulture Center on the northeast corner of Vale Park Road and Campbell Street. This state-ofthe-art center has greatly expanded the Parks ability to house more plant material due to the increased capacity and provided cost efficiencies due to modern technology and strategic design of the revamped green house. The extraordinary work of the horticulture team can be seen around Valpo in areas such as; Central Park Plaza, Ogden Gardens, US 30 and more. Valpo has been and continues to be a community that supports one another. This summer was yet another special example of this at work. The Valpo Sunrise Kiwanis and Valpo Parks teamed up to bring five “Magical Music” instruments to the already dynamic Butterfly Meadows Playground at Foundation Meadows Park. Because of this partnership, the legacy of the Kiwanians and the gift of music will be cherished by generations to come. 4 | Your Parks Guide | REGISTER ONLINE: ValpoParks.org

Furthermore, making connections are key. There isn’t a greater example of that than with our Pathways system. In 2018, more than 2 miles of new pathways have been added to connect the northwest and south segments of Valpo, bringing the total linear park miles to 23. The northwest expansion was made possible through public and private partnerships, as so many of our projects continue to be. As we look to grow and serve the community in new areas, the Valpo Velocity bike share program was expanded to two new stations, Foundation Meadows Park and Cumberland Loop, bringing the total station count to ten. Connections and accessibility continue to be fundamental as we plan for the future. As we look ahead to 2019, we must not forget the legacy that was created from our dear friend, Dr. E. Ric Frataccia. Dr. Frataccia blessed our Park Board for more than 27 years showing us the path to exemplary service, leadership and passion for something greater than self. Over the years, Dr. Frataccia provided our Board with steady, insightful guidance and his legacy will live on in the form of programs, projects and people he impacted. We are Valpo. 2019 is promised to be another year of substantial growth and improvement. As such, the much-anticipated Dog Park, which will be located on the old Clifford property off of Campbell Street, is set to open in 2019. Additionally, many of our legacy properties will see advances this coming year in the form of infrastructure and design needs. Lastly, the pages that follow are full of new opportunities to get engaged and enjoy the exceptional quality of life in Valpo. It’s been a privilege to represent the people of Valpo as your Park Board President. Please continue to visit parks, participate in programs and attend events in 2019 and beyond!

Sincerely,

Mark Hardwick, Park Board President


Day Trips COME FROM AWAY, A MUSICAL, CHICAGO

This award winning musical at the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago, will take you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them on 9/11. A patriotic, and moving experience you don’t want to miss! DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

Aug 18

Su

10 am – 6 pm

$109

Experience beautiful Miller Park and watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. DAY

TIME

FEE

Su

7:30 am – 9 pm

$149

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

Dec 7

Sa

11 am – 8 pm

$99

MEAN GIRLS ON BROADWAY, CHICAGO, IL

CUBS ON THE ROAD, MILLER PARK MILWAUKEE, WI

Sep 8

An annual tradition for over 80 years, this is Purdue University Musical Organization’s most powerful production of the year

This day trip includes: • Ticket for 4 pm performance • Lunch • Motorcoach transportation to and from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

This day trip includes: • Ticket to 2 pm performance • Lunch • Motorcoach transportation to and from Chicago

DATES

PURDUE CHRISTMAS SHOW, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

This day trip includes: • Ticketed admission to game at the Johnsonville Party Deck • Lunch buffet • Motorcoach transportation to and from Miller Park, Milwaukee

This trip is all about girls. Prior to the show enjoy an elegant lunch including appetizers and unlimited wine bar at City Winery in Chicago. Then group will go to the James M Nederlander Theatre to watch the hilarious hit musical.

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

Jan 4, 2020

Sa

$169

9:30 am – 6 pm

This day trip includes: • Performance Ticket • Plated Lunch with appetizers, and 2 hr unlimited wine bar at City Winery in Chicago • Motorcoach transportation to and from Chicago

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES, CHICAGO, IL

MILWAUKEE PROGRESSIVE ETHNIC FOOD TOUR

Travel with Valpo Parks to the United Center to watch the Blackhawks take on the St. Louis Blues.

Tour the beautiful lakefront city in a most unique way!

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

Mar 8, 2020

Su

3:30 – 11 pm

$129

Sep 28

Sa

7:30 am – 8 pm

$99

This day trip includes: • Game Ticket • Box Lunch • Motorcoach transportation to and from United Center

This day trip includes: • 5.5 hour guided tour of Milwaukee with generous historical insights and stops to enjoy delicious food, drink and shopping along the way • Lunch • Motorcoach transportation to and from Milwaukee

HOLLAND TULIP FESTIVAL, HOLLAND, MI

A popular annual Valpo Parks Day Trip, experience a first-class visit to Holland, MI with beauty, fun and culture wrapped into one exciting day!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 DAY TRIP SPONSORS STORYPOINT ADDISON POINTE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

May 8, 2020

F

7:30 am – 7 pm

$89

This day trip includes: • Walk through Windmill Island • Elegant lunch on the campus of Hope College • Shopping on own in Downtown Holland • Wine Tasting Reception • Motorcoach transportation

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Special Events VALPO NIGHT RIDE

KID’S CLOSET SALE

Ages: All ages welcome, Kids 18 and under with an adult Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion DAY TIME Sa 10 pm

DATES Aug 24

FEE $30

Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion,Valparaiso REGISTER By Aug 2

Experience the thrill of bicycling by starlight during the annual Valpo Night Ride. This 15-mile organized bicycle ride allows participants to ride in and around the City, as a group at a safe pace. • Check in from 8 – 9:30 pm • Late Registration $40 from 8/3 – 8/24 (shirts not guaranteed)

A VALPO TRADITION UNLIKE ANY OTHER! POPCORN PANIC 5 MILE RUN & 5K RUN/WALK

All ages welcome (Runners may compete as a team – minimum 4 per team) Location: Downtown Valparaiso DATES DAY TIME

FEE

REGISTER

Sep 7

Sa

7:20 am 5M

$30

By Aug 7

Sep 7

Sa

7:30 am 5K

$30

By Aug 7

Be a part of the 41st running of the Popcorn Panic. A community tradition for more than four decades, this event has over 1,000 participants annually, running and walking through our tree-lined city streets. In teams or as individuals, you can choose to run the 5 mile or run or walk the 5K. Returning for 2019: Middle School Competition. The school that has the most students register for the 5K event will receive a traveling trophy and also a donation to their athletic dept. How to register: 1. Online: www.runsignup.com 2. Walk-in Registrations will be accepted at Extra Mile Fitness on Sept. 4 & 5 and on Sept. 6 at Butterfield Pavilion from 3:30 – 6 pm • Register by 8/7 to guarantee shirt size. No shirt option save $5 • Fees increase after 8/7

LIT’L KERNEL PUFF

Ages: 2 – 9 by September 7, 2019 Location: Downtown Valparaiso DATES DAY TIME Sep 7 Sa 8:30 am

FEE $12

REGISTER By Aug 7

Kids can join the Popcorn Festival fun with this unique kid-friendly race in Downtown Valparaiso. Kids run in this 100 – 300 yard event; distance varies by age group. Everyone receives a t-shirt and participation ribbon. Register early, space is limited. • Late Registration $20 from 8/8 until event is full • Packet Pick-up: Butterfield Family Pavilion; Sep 6, 3:30–6 pm 6 | Your Parks Guide | REGISTER ONLINE: ValpoParks.org

DATES DAY TIME ADMISSION FEE Oct 5 Sa 8 am – 12 pm $3 Offered in both the spring and fall, patrons may shop 30+ vendor tables of gently used infant, toddler, and children apparel, toys, furniture, and much more.Vendor Fee: $45 first table, $20 for each additional table. For information on being a Kid’s Closet Sale Vendor, visit valpoparks.org. • Admission: $3 prior to 9 am / $2 after 9 am • Admission is per person age 18 & up. Cash only

SCARECROWS FROM SCRATCH

Ages: All ages welcome, Kids 10 – 15 with an adult Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion DATES DAY TIME

FEE

REGISTER

Oct 6

$25

By Sep 30

Su

1 – 3 pm

Put together your own child-sized scarecrow from the ground up. All materials will be provided, though you're welcome to bring your own clothes from home. Price includes all materials plus cookies and cider. $20 for each additional scarecrow.

HAUNTED HOWL RUN

Ages: All ages welcome Location: Creekside Golf Course & Training Center DATES DAY TIME Oct 27 Su 8 am

FEE $25

REGISTER By Oct 12

Register online at www.runsignup.com. Register by 10/12 to guarantee a glow in the dark shirt size. No shirt option saves $5. Race day registration is $30. All participants will receive a finisher's pumpkin. This Cross Country Course will feature the following events: • 8:30 am – 5K for ages 11 and up • 8:45 am – 4K for ages  7 to 10 years • 9:00 am – 2K for ages 6 & Under


Special Events WINTER FEST AND TREE LIGHTING Sponsored by 1st Source Bank Location: Central Park Plaza

DATE DAY TIME

FEE

Nov 23 Sa

FREE

4 –6 pm

Visitors will enjoy caroling, figure skating performances by Midwest Training & Ice Center entertainment, photos with Santa, food vendors, and the lighting of the Central Park Plaza holiday tree. The ice rink will also run a special of $7 admission and skate rental with a receipt from a downtown business in support of Small Business Saturday from 6 – 10 pm.

VALPO LUMINARY WALK

2020 ICE FISHING DERBY

Location:Vale Park West Pathway

Sponsored by Friends of Fishing & Valpo Parks

DATES DAY TIME FEE Dec 12 Th 5:30 – 8 pm FREE The Vale Park West Pathway comes alive after dark with thousands of luminaries. Carolers, cookies, and hot chocolate await as you stroll through the crisp night experiencing the breathtaking ambiance of the ¾-mile pathway that spans over Beauty Creek.

Ages: All ages welcome Location: Loomis Lake at Rogers-Lakewood Park

Parking is available at 1198 Vale Park Road (Keystone Commons Entrance) or 2061 Vale Park Road (Windsor Park Entrance). Support the Luminary Walk Sponsor the Luminary Walk starting at only $25. Sponsors donating $100 and above will be recognized in print. $500 and above will be recognized in print and on signage.

DATES Jan 25

DAY TIME FEE Sa 5 am – 12 pm $20 (15 & under Free)

All fish must be measured by 12 pm. No late entries please. Prizes will be awarded after the event to the longest measured fish in each category. All Indiana state fishing regulations apply. Bass and Walleye can be measured and released if below required length. • Same day registration begins at 5 am at Program Center • For more information or to preregister, contact Mark via email: mwaddis@msn.com

To sponsor luminaries call Valpo Parks by December 2 at 219-462-5144

TOUCH-A-TRUCK Location: Central Park Plaza, Downtown Valparaiso DATES DAY TIME FEE Dec 14 Sa 11 am – 2 pm FREE Kids of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to explore their favorite big rigs during this free hands-on Touch a Truck event. Complimentary refreshments, Santa, music, and more! Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to local Toys for Tots efforts. Monetary donations also accepted.

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Youth Sports YOUTH SPORTS Through role modeling and caring instruction by coaches and staff, all participants and parents will be shown how to put winning into proper perspective. Not only will your child learn sports skills, but they will also develop valuable life tools.

FALL PROGRAMS FALL INSTRUCTIONAL SOFTBALL CAMP Ages: 7– 12 as of July 1, 2019 Location: Samardzija Field, Tower Park

DATES DAY TIME Aug 26 – Sep 30 M 5:30 – 7 pm (Ages: 7–9)

FEE $70$82

REGISTER By Aug 16

Aug 28 – Oct 2 W

$70/$82

By Aug 16

5:30 – 7 pm (Ages: 10–12)

COED LACROSSE CLINIC Ages: 5 to 18 years Location: Valparaiso High School Field House DATES DAY TIME Oct 6 – Nov 3 Su 5 – 6 pm (Ages: 5–13)

FEE REGISTER $50/$62 By Sept 10

Oct 6 – Nov 3 Su

$50/$62 By Sept 10

6:05 – 7:05 pm (Ages: 14–18)

Valpo Parks is excited to continue teaching the sport of lacrosse to the community of Valparaiso while continuing to build a solid foundation and positive atmosphere for youth to learn and develop their skills and love for the sport of lacrosse. Sticks will be provided.

COED VOLLEYBALL AT HEAVLIN ELEMENTARY Ages: 2nd – 5th grade Location: Heavlin Elementary

Each session will consist of 1-1/2 hour of skills and drills and game situations. Local high school and college players will be conducting the drills. Each participant receives a t-shirt.

DATES DAY TIME FEE Oct 21 – Dec 11 M/W 5 – 6 pm $75 (2nd – 3rd grade)

REGISTER By Oct 1

COED LACROSSE CAMP Ages: 5 to 18 years

Oct 21 – Dec 11 M/W 6 – 7 pm $75 (4th – 5th grade)

By Oct 1

Location: Fairgrounds Park

DATES DAY TIME Sep 14 – Oct 5 Sa 9:30 –10:30 am (Ages: 5–13)

FEE REGISTER $50/$62 By Sept 10

Sep 14 – Oct 5 Sa

$50/$62 By Sept 10

10:35 –11:35 am (Ages: 14–18)

Valpo Parks is excited to continue teaching the sport of lacrosse to the community of Valparaiso while continuing to build a solid foundation and positive atmosphere for youth to learn and develop their skills and love for the sport of lacrosse. Sticks will be provided.

NEW!

CHALLENGER COED BASEBALL LEAGUE Ages: 5 to 22 years Location: Tower Park

DATES DAY TIME Sep 15 – Oct 20 Su Noon

FEE $50

REGISTER By Sept 6

This baseball league is designed for special needs individuals to learn and play the game of baseball with modifications for every individuals ability. Participants will be paired up with a buddy and will learn the basic skills and knowledge of the game. The program consists of 3 practice dates and 3 game days.

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Participants will focus on individual skill development. Each session will consist of sport specific drills and game situations. The season will end with a scrimmage between Heavlin and Flint Lake sessions.

COED VOLLEYBALL AT FLINT LAKE ELEMENTARY Ages: 2nd – 5th grade Location: Flint Lake Elementary DATES DAY TIME FEE Oct 22 – Dec 12 Tu/Th 5 – 6 pm $75 (2nd – 3rd grade)

REGISTER By Oct 1

Oct 22 – Dec 12 Tu/Th 6 – 7 pm $75 (4th – 5th grade)

By Oct 1

Participants will focus on individual skill development. Each session will consist of sport specific drills and game situations. One set of games will be played on Saturday against other participants.

Are you willing to coach? Receive $10 off your child’s registration by volunteering to coach a youth sports team.


Youth Sports SOCCER WINTER SKILLS

Ages: 3 – 12 by December 31, 2019 Location: Valparaiso High School Field House DATES DAY TIME Feb 9 – 23 Su 4:30 – 5:30 pm (Ages: 3–6)

FEE $28/$40

REGISTER By Feb 5

Feb 9 – 23 Su

$28/$40

By Feb 5

5 – 6:30 pm (Ages: 7–12)

Instructors:Valparaiso High School Softball Staff Only $10 to 2020 Valpo Parks Soccer Participants

T-BALL CLINICS Ages: 3 – 6 by December 31, 2019 Location: Valparaiso High School Field House

Worried about bad weather? Call our youth sports cancellation hotline for a pre-recorded announcement of any cancellations due to bad weather: 219-476-7961

DATES DAY TIME Mar 1 – 15 Su 4:30 – 5:15 pm (Ages: 3)

FEE $20/$32

REGISTER By Feb 26

Mar 1 – 15 Su

$20$32

By Feb 26

5:30 – 6:15 pm (Ages: 4–6)

Instructors:Valparaiso High School Softball Staff Only $10 to 2020 Valpo Parks T-Ball Participants

WINTER PROGRAMS 2020 WINTER SPORTS SKILLS CLINICS/ AGILITY TRAINING The clinics will focus on individual and team development. Each day, campers will go through skill stations designed to help push them to improve as an individual and team player. Only $10 clinic fee when registering in combination with a Valpo Parks youth sports program by clinic deadline.

BASEBALL WINTER SKILLS

Ages: 7 – 12 by December 31, 2019 Location: Valparaiso High School Field House DATES Jan 12 – 26

DAY TIME Su 4:30 – 5:45 pm

FEE $28/$40

REGISTER By Jan 8

Instructors:Valparaiso High School Baseball Staff Only $10 to 2020 Valpo Parks Baseball Participants

SOFTBALL WINTER SKILLS

Ages: 7 – 12 by December 31, 2019 Location: Valparaiso High School Field House DATES DAY TIME FEE Jan 12 – 26 Su 6 – 7:15 pm $28/$40 Instructors: Valparaiso High School Softball Staff Only $10 to 2020 Valpo Parks Softball Participants

REGISTER By Jan 8

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Adult Sports FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS PRE-SEASON VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY

Ages: 18+ and no longer participating in high school athletics Location: Thomas Jefferson Middle School DATES Oct*

DAY TIME M TBD*

FEE $60 Coed

REGISTER By Sept 26

Oct* W TBD* $60 Women By Sep 26 Any team participating in our leagues can register to play in our preseason tourney. Limited number of spots available; brackets will be determined by divisional assignments. Tourney winner has the option of team credit or t-shirt uniforms for the season. *Date will be scheduled 1–2 weeks before start of regular season.

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COED & WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Ages: 18+ and no longer participating in high school athletics Location: Thomas Jefferson Middle School Mandatory captains meeting: early October, date TBD DATES Oct – Mar

DAY TIME FEE M Varies $390/$450 Coed

Oct – Mar

W

Varies

REGISTER By Sep 19

$390/$450 Women By Sep 19

Women's and Coed volleyball leagues are offered during fall and winter months. Season includes round robin play and tournaments. Four or more non-residents equals a non-resident team. All teams fees must be paid prior to the first night of play. Mandatory captains meeting: TBD at Forest Park Welter Room. All team fees must be paid prior to the first night of play.


Valpo Golf CREEKSIDE GOLF COURSE AND TRAINING CENTER

BRING YOUR GAME INSIDE THIS SEASON AT CREEKSIDE

2355 Clifford Road Valparaiso, IN 46385 219-531-PUTT (7888)

www.ValparaisoGolf.com WEEKDAY RATES 9 Holes (open – 3 pm) 3 Holes (open – 3 pm) Senior 9 Holes Junior 9 Holes Twilight (3 pm – close)

GREENS FEE $13 $4 $8 $8 $11

RIDING $20 $8 $15 -$18

WEEKEND RATES 9 Holes (open – 3 pm) 3 Holes (open – 3 pm) Senior 9 Holes (after 11 am) Junior 9 Holes Twilight (3 pm – close)

GREENS FEE $17 $4 $12 $10 $14

RIDING $24 $8 $19 -$21

CART RATES 18 Holes 9 Holes 3 Holes Twilight (3 pm – close) SIMULATOR PRICE 1 hour $20.00 Rates subject to change

$13 $7 $4 $7

$20/ HR

Creekside has 2 indoor simulators with 43 world famous courses available to play. Golfers can gather their foursome and make a tee time, plan a date or come alone. Extend your season with our 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes. For information or tee times, call Creekside at 219-531-PUTT (7888).

FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE 1155 Sheffield Drive Valparaiso, IN 46385 219-531-PUTT (7888)

1/2 hour $10.00

DRIVING RANGE PRICE Small Bucket: $5 Large Bucket: $8 Range Card (20 large): $90

2020 SEASON PASSES COMING SOON!

INDOOR GOLF SIMULATOR

www.ValparaisoGolf.com WEEKDAY RATES 18 Holes (open – 3 pm) 9 Holes (open – 3 pm) Twilight (3 pm – close) Senior 18 Holes Senior 9 Holes Junior 18 Holes Junior 9 Holes

GREENS FEE RIDING $16 $29 $13 $20 $13 $20 $15 $23 $8 $16 $13 -$9 --

WEEKEND RATES 18 Holes (open – 3 pm) 9 Holes (open – 3 pm) Twilight (3 pm – close) Senior 18 Holes (after 11 am) Junior 18 Holes Junior 9

GREENS FEE RIDING $21 $34 $17 $24 $17 $24 $20 $28 $16 -$11 --

CART RATES 18 Holes 9 Holes Twilight (3 pm – close)

$13 $7 $7

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Adult Enrichment QIGONG 5 ELEMENT HEALING MOVEMENTS Ages: 18 + Location: Banta Center, 605 Beech St.,Valparaiso $10 for Banta Member / $20 for Non-Banta Member DATES Sep 4 – Oct 23

DAY TIME W 9:50 – 10:50 am

FEE $10/$20

YOGA IN STUDIO

Ages: 16 + Location: Banta Center, 605 Beech St.,Valparaiso DATES Nov 5 – 26

DAY TIME Tu 5:30 – 6:30 pm

FEE $40/$52

REGISTER Oct 30

The revolutionary Qi Gong movements are designed to activate the healing intelligence within you to help accelerate your body to heal. No previous experience needed and all exercises can be easily modified for those who need to exercise from a seated position.

Vinyasa yoga teaches us how to care for ourselves. Using breath, movements, postures and sequences, we evolve our bodies with the ability to concentrate.Vinyasa yoga stills the mind, giving it the ability to process what the practice brings up to the surface. Focus on every part of your body and be grateful for it. Make it your first stop after work and join us!

SCARECROWS FROM SCRATCH

PICK-UP PICKLEBALL

Ages: All ages and abilities welcome Location: Tower Park

Ages: All ages welcome, Kids 10 – 15 with an adult Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion DATES DAY TIME

FEE

REGISTER

Oct 6

$25

By Sep 30

Su

1 – 3 pm

Put together your own child-sized scarecrow from the ground up. All materials will be provided, though you're welcome to bring your own clothes from home. Price includes all materials plus cookies and cider. $20 for each additional scarecrow.

DATES Mid Apr – Oct

DAY TIME Tu/Th 5:30 – 9 pm

FEE FREE (weather permitting)

Enjoy one of the fastest growing sports and get a chance to meet new people. Players must bring their own equipment.

BANTA CENTER 605 Beech Street • 219-462-1301 • ValpoParks.org An adult enrichment center open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Banta provides a warm and friendly environment where you can take part in the many activities offered. Persons aged 50 and older can become a member for just $48.00 per year.

PROGRAMMING INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: • Access to our workout room • Daily Exercise Classes including: Qi Gong,Yoga, Theraband and Video exercise • Ping Pong Club • Card Games Including: Pinochle, Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Canasta and Euchre • Knitting and Crocheting Club • Line Dancing • Bingo, Bunco and a Retiree Support Group • Art, Gardening and Genealogy Classes • Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominoes, Mahjongg, Phase 10 and many other games. • Holiday parties throughout the year • Monthly guest speakers • Available for rental. Great for showers, open houses, birthday parties and more! Call for rates and availability 12 | Your Parks Guide | REGISTER ONLINE: ValpoParks.org

Connect with us: facebook.com/VillageParkBanta


Youth Enrichment TINY DANCERS Ages: 3 – 5 Location: Mirror Image Dance Academy DATES Oct 2 – Nov 6

DAY TIME FEE W 10:30 – 11:30 am $75

REGISTER By Sep 25

Students will experience one hour of dance each session in the areas of Ballet and Jazz. Students will need to wear clothing they move freely in and ballet or jazz shoes. (no street shoes). Shoes will be available for purchase at Mirror Image Dance Academy or can be purchased on their own.

YOUTH DANCE CLASS Ages: 6 – 10 Location: Mirror Image Dance Academy DATES Oct 4 – Nov 8

DAY TIME F 6 – 7 pm

FEE $75

REGISTER By Sep 25

Students will experience one hour of dance each session in the areas of Ballet and Jazz. Students will need to wear clothing they can move freely in ballet or jazz shoes. (no street shoes). Shoes will be available for purchase at Mirror Image Dance Academy or can be purchased on their own.

PRESCHOOL BRICKS & YOUNG REMBRANDTS Ages: 3 to 5 Location: Discovery Cottage, 1158 Harrison Blvd,Valparaiso

YOUNG REMBRANDTS

Ages: 5 to 12 Location: Banta Center, 605 Beech St,Valparaiso DATES Sep 17 – Oct 29

DAY TIME Tu 5:15 – 6:15 pm

FEE REGISTER $60/72 By Sep 6

Nov 12 – Dec 17

Tu

$60/72 By Oct 29

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Inspire your child to become a budding artist. This class is a dynamic way for your child to develop their own creativity.You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

ELEMENTARY BRICKS 4 KIDZ

DATES Oct 7 – 28

DAY TIME M 5:15 – 7 pm

FEE REGISTER $80/92 By Sep 23

Nov 11 – 25

M

$80/92 By Oct 21

5:15 – 7 pm

YOUNG REMBRANDTS provides a nurturing and strong learning environment that expands Preschoolers’ image vocabulary as they draw familiar images such as fish, teddy bears, rainbows and cowboys PRESCHOOL BRICKS 4 KIDZ introduces your preschooler to the fun of learning, building and playing the Bricks 4 Kidz way! Watch their eyes light up as kids dig into a pile of brightly colored DUPLO® Bricks to create fun, simple sculptures based on the ABCs.

Ages: 5 to 12 Location: Banta Center, 605 Beech St,Valparaiso DATES Sep 19 – Oct 24

DAY TIME Th 5:15 – 6:15 pm

FEE REGISTER $60/72 By Sep 6

Nov 7 – Dec 19

Th

$60/72 By Oct 29

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Our one-hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® Bricks. Students work hands-on to design and build machines, buildings and other constructions. While exploring new concepts related to architecture, engineering, manufacturing, the environment, etc., students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Fun while learning! We learn, we build, we play with LEGO® Bricks All materials provided.

S.T.E.M. Learning

We Learn, We Build, We Play with LEGO® Bricks

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

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Discovery Cottage Discovery Cottage hosts enrichment programs for pre-school children ages 1– 5 years old. Our unique program is designed to provide a totally hands-on and kid-centered learning experience that will allow them to use their own creativity and imagination. Classes range from 3-4 weeks, depending on the month. Children will participate in a wide variety of activities: playing, experimenting, singing, cooking, crafting, and learning with new friends! We can’t wait to have your child join us on the road to early childhood success! Monthly Classes: September through May (sessions range 3 to 4 weeks depending on month) Registration Fee: Varies per 1, 2 or 3 days-per-week classes

PLAY PALS

Ages: 18 – 24 months (Parents/Caregivers stay for class) Come with your child to the charming Cottage environment to play with new friends, sing, dance, and learn together. Enjoy the excitement of watching your child embrace a wonderful new experience. (Max of 10 kids per class)

BUSY BEES

Ages: 24 – 36 months (Child attends independently) Welcome to your first class without a parent! With just the right amount of time to discover the taste of independence, Busy Bees will engage in play, crafts sensory exploration, fine & gross motor skills along with a lot of fun! (Max of 10 kids per class)

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

DATES

Sep 6 – 27 Oct 4 – 25 Nov 1 – 22 Dec 6 – 13 Jan 10 – 31 Feb 7 – 28 Mar 6 – 20 Apr 3 – 24 May 1 – 22

F F F F F F F F F

$40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $20/$32 $40/$52 $40/$52 $20/$32 $40/$52 $40/$52

— — 11/29 12/20, 12/27 1/3 2/14 3/13, 3/27 — 5/15

Sep 9 – 30 M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 9/2

Oct 7 – 28 M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 10/14

Nov 4 – 25 M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 —

Dec 2 – 16 M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 12/23, 12/30

Jan 6 – 27

M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 1/20

Feb 3 – 24

M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 2/17

Mar 2 – 30 M Apr 6 – 27 M

11 – 11:50 am 11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 3/23 $45/$57 4/13

May 4 – 18 M

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 5/25

MUSICAL

10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am 10 – 10:50 am

DATES

MOVERS

Ages: 1–3 years

Parents/Caregivers stay for class Engage in a musical moment with your child. Finger play, singing, and movement will create captivating fun for all. New monthly themes give our classes a variety of musical experience! (Max of 10 kids per class)

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

Sep 5 – 26 Oct 3 – 24 Nov 7 – 21 Dec 5 – 19 Jan 9 – 30 Feb 6 – 27 Mar 5 – 19 Apr 2 – 30 May 7 – 21

Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th

6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm 6 – 6:30 pm

$40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52 $40/$52

— 10/31 11/28 12/26 1/2 — 3/26 — 5/28

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DAY TIME

DAY TIME

FEE

FEE

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

Sep 4 – 25 W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 —

Oct 2 – 30 W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 —

Nov 6 – 20 W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 11/27

Dec 4 – 18 W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 12/25

Jan 8 – 29

W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 1/1

Feb 5 – 26

W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 —

Mar 4 – 18 W Apr 1 – 29 W

11 – 11:50 am 11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 3/25 $45/$57 —

May 6 – 20 W

11 – 11:50 am

$45/$57 5/27


Discovery Cottage LITTLE

SPROUTS

KINDER-READY

Ages: 3 – 4 years (Child attends independently) Sign your child up for one of our great monthly themed classes. Your child will learn the importance of good manners, following directions, taking turns, and sharing. They will also be introduced to shapes, colors, numbers, and literature in a fun filled environment. (Max of 14 kids per class)

Ages: 4 – 5 years (1 year prior to starting kindergarten) We have a specially designed curriculum that is structured prepare your child for Kindergarten. We will have multiple assessments as well as parent teacher conferences to ensure proper growth and development. (Max of 14 kids per class)

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

DATES

Sep 4 – 25

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

9/2

Sep 3 – 30 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 9/2

Oct 2 – 30

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

10/14

Oct 1 – 31 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 10/14, 10/15

Nov 4 – 25

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

11/27

Nov 4 – 26 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 11/27, 11/28

Dec 2 – 18

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

12/23 – 12/30

Dec 2 – 19 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 12/23 – 12/31

Jan 6 – 29

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

1/1, 1/20

Jan 6 – 30 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 1/1, 1/2, 1/20

Feb 3 – 26

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

2/17

Feb 3 – 27 M –Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 2/17

Mar 2 – 30 Apr 1 – 29

M/W M/W

9 – 11 am 9 – 11 am

$85/$97 $85/$97

3/23, 3/25 4/13

Mar 2 – 31 M – Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 3/23 – 3/26 Apr 1 – 30 M – Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 4/13

May 4 – 20

M/W

9 – 11 am

$85/$97

5/25, 5/27

May 4 – 22 M – Th 9 am – 12 pm $107/$119 5/15, 5/25 – 5/28

DATES

DAY

TIME

FEE

NO CLASS

DATES

Sep 3 – 26

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

Sep 3 – 30 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 9/2

Oct 1 – 31

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

10/15

Oct 1 – 31 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 10/14, 10/15

Nov 5 – 26

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

11/28

Nov 4 – 26 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 11/27, 11/28

Dec 3 – 19

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

12/24 – 12/31

Dec 2 – 19 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 12/23 – 12/31

Jan 7 – 30

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

1/2

Jan 6 – 30 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 1/1, 1/2, 1/20

Feb 4 – 27

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

Feb 3 – 27 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 2/17

Mar 3 – 31

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

3/24, 3/26

Mar 2 – 31 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 3/23 – 3/26

Apr 2 – 30

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

Apr 1 – 30 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 4/13

May 5 – 21

Tu/Th 9 – 11 am

$85/$97

5/26, 5/28

May 4 – 22 M –Th 12:30 – 3:30 pm $107/$119 5/15, 5/25 – 5/28

DAY

DAY

TIME

TIME

FEE

FEE

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

WORRIED ABOUT BAD WEATHER?

If Valparaiso Schools are not in session due to a scheduled day off, holiday or snow day the Discovery Cottage will not be open. Cottage classes remain as scheduled when Valparaiso Schools have a delayed start.

1158 W. Harrison Blvd. Valparaiso IN 46385

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Fit City Fit City is an initiative between the City of Valparaiso, the Mayor’s Office, and Valpo Parks. Fit City programs focus on four key areas for improvement in your life:

B O DY • C H A R A C T E R • C O M M U N I T Y • M I N D HEART HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN EATING MADE EASY Ages: 18+ Location: Indiana Beverage Activity Center

DATES DAY TIME FEE Sep 16 – Oct 7 M 7 – 8:15 pm $99 This 4-week class provides everything you need to know to eat proven heart healthy foods inspired by foods of Italy, Greece, France, Spain and the Middle East. Classes are fun and informative. Taught by Mari J Hahn, Certified Health Coach, Board Certified Massage Therapist and Author.

FIT CITY CHALLENGE Ages: 18+ Location:Various

DATES DAY TIME FEE Nov 1 – Dec 31 Various Various $25

NEW!

TOGETHERHOOD® LIBRARIES

Valpo Parks, Fit City & the Valparaiso Family YMCA Togetherhood® committee have teamed up to bring Togetherhood Libraries to you! These free-standing structures house books that are made for sharing. Just take a book, leave a book, or read a book and return it – it’s that easy! Check out the Valpo Parks Facebook page for specific library locations.

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Mark your calendar! The Fit City Challenge offers you the opportunity to take advantage of specials from local health & wellness businesses. More details coming soon.

Neighborhood Walking Routes Valparaiso offers 22.5 miles of pathways, plus 200 miles of sidewalks. Take advantage of neighborhood walking routes with Porter Health’s handy walking routes guide, which calculates the mileage for you. Check online at ValpoParks.org for more information. (see map on page 18)


Rogers–Lakewood DISC GOLF

Rogers-Lakewood is home to a 24-hole championship caliber disc golf course with a mixture of hole types requiring a variety of shots that will challenge players of all skill levels. While the City of Valparaiso provides invaluable assistance with use and maintenance of the park, the course itself is almost entirely financed, created and maintained by the volunteer efforts of the Duneland Disc Golf Club. In 2016, new Innova DISCatcher Pro 28 baskets were installed and the DDGC continued to replace existing outdated teepads out on the course. In addition to course maintenance, the DDGC also runs year-round leagues at the park, along with several special events and tournaments each year. The club is also very active in the community, hosting a Ice Bowl each year which raises monies and collects canned goods for the NWI Food Pantry. More info on the Duneland Disc Golf Club can be found at dunelanddgc.com

ROGERS-LAKEWOOD PARK This 122-acre park is one of Valparaiso’s premier facilities, with activities that include hiking, fishing, and boating. Plan your next family or neighborhood event at Rogers-Lakewood Park.

LAKEWOOD PARK STORE (Store open weather permitting) The Rogers-Lakewood Park Store is located near the playground and overlooks Loomis Lake. The Park Store offers paddle and row boat rental, bait, soda, candy, ice cream, Family Fun Pack rentals and park information. Dates

Days Hours

May 25 – June 2 June 3 – Aug 11 Aug 12 – Labor Day

Sat – Sun Mon – Fri Sat – Sun Sat – Sun

10 am – 6 pm 11 am – 7 pm 9 am – 7 pm 10 am – 6 pm

FALL GROUP HAYRIDES AT LAKEWOOD

Boat Rental (Must have valid driver’s license to rent a boat) Paddleboat $5 per ½ hour Rowboats $5 per hour (Rates subject to change.)

Cost: $75 / $87 per hayride & campfire Enjoy an autumn evening at Rogers-Lakewood Park as you ride along on a tractor-drawn hay wagon. Then gather around a glowing campfire. Bring your marshmallows. This is a great outing for youth groups, scouts, service clubs, birthday parties and parent organizations. Dates:

Days Hours

Fishing Pole Rental Two Poles & nightcrawlers $20 per 2 hour

Sep 13 – Nov 2

Fri – Sat 5:30 – 7 pm, 7 – 8:30 pm, 8:30 – 10 pm Sun 3 – 4:30 pm, 4:30 – 6 pm, 6 – 7:30 pm

Game Kit Rental $20/day (cash only) Each kit contains football, soccerball, kickball, bean bags/boards, six cones, and volleyball & net. Game kits are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reservations: Earlier times may be available upon request. Reserve two weeks in advance. Contact the Valpo Parks Office at 219-462-5144.

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Valpo Parks 1. 200 EAST PARK

12. GLENROSE SOUTH PARK

2501 McCord Rd Large open greenspace, playground equipment.

1500 Roosevelt Rd 2 baseball fields with dugout benches.

2. BANTA PARK 605 Beech St Neighborhood park with playground and green space area.

3. BERKLEY PARK 201 Sheffield Dr Neighborhood picnic area with green space area.

2902 N. Campbell St The Horticulture Center is committed to environmentally responsible land management in the City of Valparaiso.

14. JESSEE-PIFER PARK

4. BICENTENNIAL PARK 175 Burlington Beach Rd Large open greenspace, multi-purpose area with basketball backstop, newly refurbished playground equipment, softball fields.

5. CENTRAL PARK PLAZA 63 Lafayette St Open greenspace, park benches, splash pad, restrooms and Porter Health Amphitheater, William E. Urschel Pavillion, Costas Dining Plaza and Indiana Beverage Activity Center. For more information, see www.CentralParkPlazaValpo.com.

6. CREEKSIDE GOLF COURSE & TRAINING CTR

13. HORTICULTURE CENTER

2355 Clifford Rd Three-hole and nine-hole courses, 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, chipping areas and two indoor golf simulators.

7. DISCOVERY COTTAGE 1158 W Harrison Blvd Site of monthly themed classes for pre-school aged youth.

8. FAIRGROUNDS PARK 704 McCord Rd 3/4 mile walking track, 4 softball fields, soccer field, playground equipment, Life Trails System, Butterfield Family Pavilion, restrooms.

9. FOREST PARK 851 Harrison Blvd Large open greenspace, backstop, two picnic shelters, restrooms and a two acre nature area with walking trails.

10. FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE 1155 Sheffield Dr N 18-hole course with wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine.

11. FOUNDATION MEADOWS PARK & PARK ADMIN OFFICE 3210 N Campbell St Service Memorial Fountain and Monuments, Butterfly Meadow Playground, gazebo, 2 picnic shelters, prairie trails, 50 Trees of Indiana arboretum, community garden, restrooms,.

400 Elmhurst Ave Playground equipment, greenspace and picnic shelter. No restrooms.

15. KIRCHHOFF PARK

400 N Roosevelt Rd Open greenspace, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis courts, age-appropriate playground equipment, baseball fields, restrooms and 4 picnic shelters.

16. OGDEN GARDENS 451 Harrison Blvd Spectacular floral displays, a Japanese garden, koi pond, brick plaza and gazebo.

17. ROGERS-LAKEWOOD PARK 5320 N Meridian Rd Hiking trails, fishing, boating, rowboat & paddleboat rentals, park store, playground equipment, group hayrides, disc golf, Discovery Day Camp, restrooms and 5 picnic shelters.

18. TOWER PARK 1000 N Franklin St Basketball courts, youth baseball field, pickleball court, picnic shelter, restroom, playground and greenspace.

19. VALPLAYSO PARK 1400 Glendale Blvd Large open greenspace, t-ball fields, all accessible playground equipment, nature walk area, restrooms, picnic shelter.

20. WESTSIDE PARK 157 Westside Park Ave Large open greenspace, soccer fields, baseball fields, playground equipment, and restrooms.

21. WILL PARK 354 Morgan Blvd Large open greenspace, backstop with play area suitable for ball games, restrooms, and picnic shelter.

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Central Park Plaza CENTRAL PARK PLAZA As a centerpiece for downtown Valparaiso, Central Park Plaza houses the Porter Health Amphitheater, William E. Urschel Pavilion, the Indiana Beverage Activity Building and the Bill Costas Family Plaza. Each of these areas plays a key role in many events year round. Whether it’s a movie, festival, concert, church service, ice skating or even just a simple conversation with friends, there is something for everyone! You will see for yourself why Central Park Plaza makes Valparaiso one of the best and most-loved downtowns and one of the top rated 50 communities in America! When thinking about having your next big event, have it here with us at Central Park Plaza.

WINTER AT THE INDIANA BEVERAGE ACTIVITY CENTER & UNDER THE WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION Come and enjoy Valparaiso’s refrigerated ice rink under the Urschel Pavilion. Step into the Indiana Beverage Activity Building to pay your admission fee and rent skates. Then step outside and skate away under the lights and music that fill the Urschel Pavilion ice rink. Ice Skating season is from mid November to the beginning of March. Check out our weekly specials: First Thursdays, Themed Thursdays, Rockin’ Fridays Skate Admission: $5 per person Skate Rental: $4 per person Group Rate: $7 per person 10 Skate Pass: $45 per person Season Pass: $135 per person Family Season Pass* $260 (*up to 4 people & does not include skate rental)

PRIVATE ICE RINK RENTAL

Host your next party or fundraiser at Central Park Plaza. Sound system, LED lighting, conference room and lobby inside Indiana Beverage Activity Center, rental skates and skate aids are included in the pricing.

LEARN TO SKATE

Classes will meet twice a week for three weeks. Lesson fee includes ice skate rental and open skate for the day of the lesson. Participants can use their own skates. They must wear a helmet; bike helmets are acceptable or they can use one from the rink. Space is limited. Makeup days for lessons will be held at the end of the session and only one makeup day is guaranteed. For more information, visit our Central Park Plaza online at CentralParkPlazeValpo.com.

YOUTH HOCKEY Ages: 5 to 13 Location: Valparaiso Central Park Plaza Ice Rink Participants will learn everything from skating and stopping, to puck handling and shooting, the fundamentals of playing hockey. Check our Central Park Plaza website for more information.

4 ON 4 ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE Ages: 18 and up Location: Valparaiso Central Park Plaza Ice Rink This is a no check and no fighting league, violators will be ejected from the rink & possibly banned from the league. Helmet is required. Full gear is recommend. Each team can have a roster of 9 people max (8 skaters and 1 goalie).Visit us online at CentralParkPlazaValpo.com for more information.

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Venue Rentals OGDEN GARDENS GAZEBO

Nestled in the middle of beautiful Ogden Gardens, the Florence A. Dayton Gazebo provides the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding or the perfect backdrop for a special photo opportunity. Be sure to recognize your special event with an Ogden Gardens Commemorative Brick. Call 219-462-5144 for more information. Event Cost: $180/192 for 2 hours Rehearsal Cost: $45/$57 for 1 hour/chairs not included Rental fee includes 60 chairs. Additional chairs can be ordered up to 100 for an additional fee.

TRI KAPPA GAZEBO

Located at Foundation Meadows Park, the gazebo is surrounded by a spacious lawn, maturing trees, and a nearby fountain. The Gazebo overlooks the Service Memorial at the Valparaiso Veterans and Volunteer Plaza. Event Cost: $160/172 for 2 hours Rehearsal Cost: $45/$57 for1 hour/chairs not included Rental fee includes 60 chairs. Additional chairs may be ordered up to 100 for an additional fee.

BUTTERFIELD FAMILY PAVILION

Location: The Northeast corner of Evans and Calumet Avenue Available: approximately April 15 – Oct 13 The enclosed 5,000 square foot Butterfield Family Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park offers plenty of space for wedding receptions, graduation parties, group meetings, and entertainment needs. Seating capacity is 250 and features handicap accessible restrooms and a kitchen equipped with sink, refrigerator, and stove. The Pavilion is a seasonal building; guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather. Standard Cost: Stage Cost:

$525/$550 daily $60 (Butterfield Family Pavilion only)

Prices include table and chair set up for up to 250 and includes use of the kitchen. Payment for pavilion reservations is due in full when making the reservation and is non-refundable. Early Set up: We now offer a discounted early set up fee Sun–Fri only.You may have access to the pavilion at 4 pm the day before your reservation for only $225 plus tax. Price only applies with a fully paid primary reservation. Early set up price is not offered on Saturdays. All rental prices are subject to Indiana sales tax. For reservation information: Park Office at 219-462-5144. We accept several forms of payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. 22 | Your Parks Guide | REGISTER ONLINE: ValpoParks.org

FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE – WELTER ROOM The Welter Room is located in the clubhouse at Forest Park Golf Course and offers a perfect place to hold business meetings, special parties, and social gatherings. The room comfortably seats 60–80 people. Limited kitchen facilities are available and caterers are welcome. Non-Prime Time: 8 am – 6 pm Prime Time: After 6 pm Each hour after initial 5 hours

$225 (5 hrs) $275 (5 hrs) $25 per hour

Reservations beginning in non-prime and entering prime time are charged the prime time rate. For information regarding Welter Room rentals please contact the Golf Course 219-531-7888, or the Park Office at 219-462-5144. Must be reserved two weeks in advance.

CREEKSIDE GOLF COURSE – HOFFMAN ROOM

The Hoffman Room is located in the clubhouse at Creekside Golf Course and offers a perfect place to hold business meetings, special parties, and social gatherings. The room comfortably seats 40-45 people. Limited kitchen facilities are available and caterers are welcome. Non-Prime Time: 8 am – 6 pm Prime Time: After 6 pm Each hour after initial 5 hours

$150 (5 hrs) $175 (5 hrs) $25 per hour

Reservations beginning in non-prime and entering prime time are charged the prime time rate. For information regarding Hoffman Room rentals please contact the Golf Course 219-531-7888, or the Park Office at 219-462-5144. Must be reserved two weeks in advance.


Shelters/Field Rentals PARK SHELTER RENTALS

Shelter reservations are accepted during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8 am–5 pm by calling 219-462-5144. Payment for shelter reservations is due in full when making the reservation and is non-refundable. Must be reserved two weeks in advance.

PREMIUM SHELTERS Cost: $70/82 Miller Woods Schroeder (8) Kirchhoff South (8) Family Express Pavilion (10) Hickory Grove (10)*

STANDARD SHELTERS Cost: $60/72 Forest Park Beta (10) Miller Woods #1 (15) Big Wheel (15)* Discovery Day Camp (10)*

Tower Park (8) Forest Park Rotary (15) Will Park (10) Caterpillar shelter (6)

Kirchhoff North (10) Kiwanis West (15)* Kiwanis East (6)* Jessee-Pifer (6)

INFLATABLES

Bounce House: $145 plus tax Inflatable Slide: $190 plus tax Add a bounce house or inflatable slide to your birthday party or special event when renting a Valpo Parks picnic shelter. Inflatables are available through the Valpo Parks preferred provider only.

ALA CARTE ITEMS AVAILABLE WITH FACILITY RENTALS ADDITIONAL PICNIC TABLES Cost: 2 for $25 at Rogers-Lakewood 4 for $40 at all other locations Each shelter comes with a set number of picnic tables indicated in ( ). Tables seat 8-10 persons. (Must be reserved two weeks in advance) HALF-BARREL GRILLS Cost: $25 per grill (plus taxes) A half-barrel grill is provided at the shelter when reserved.You provide charcoal and utensils. (Must be reserved two weeks in advance limited availability)

* Shelters at Rogers-Lakewood Park. Gate entrance fees not included with shelter rentals. • ( ) Number of picnic tables provided with shelter rental • Shelter Pricing: Resident/Non-Resident • Prices Subject to Change

No bike? No problem!

SPORTS FIELDS

Field rentals available late April through beginning of October.

Softball & Baseball Fields $100 per field Mid Day Maintenance $50 per field Soccer Fields $80 per field Lights $40 per hour Practice Field $35 1–1/2 hours (Practice field no cost for Valpo Parks teams)

SAMARDZIJA FIELD AT TOWER PARK

NEW! Field rental available late April through October. Baseball and softball use only. For players 12 and under only! Single Game Resident Packages No bases or scoreboard $75 (2 hours) Bases and scoreboard included $90 (2 hours) 9 am – 9 pm, bases scoreboard $300 (all day) Multi-Game Resident Packages (5) game package $250 (10) game package $400

Bikes are Bikes are located located at:at:

Both packages include bases and scoreboard Resident is considered any individual who lives within the city limits of Valparaiso

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Indiana & Michigan • Cumberland Loop • Indiana & Michigan VU – Fitness Center • VU – Fitness Center VU – Scheele • VU – Scheele Hall VU - Urschel • VU – Urschel Hall

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Park Info REGISTER EARLY

FEE ASSISTANCE

RECEIPTS

PARTICIPATION WAIVER

Register early to assure your place in our programs. In addition to registering for your regular favorite classes/programs, why not experience something new this year? If your class is full, we can place you on the wait list and if there is a cancellation we will contact you. Payment is not required until we place you in the class.

Receipts are automatically generated through online registration. Please keep this brochure or a record of program dates and times for your reference. Most league players will be contacted by coaches and captains. If you would like to confirm your enrollment in a class please call the Park Office during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm at 219-462-5144 and a Customer Service staff member will be happy to assist you.

Fee assistance is available to reduce the basic fee for most Park Youth Programs. Fee assistance is based on family income and the number of members in the family. To apply, simply inquire when registering for a youth activity. A parent will be required to complete a short form. More information and guidelines are available at the Park Office.

By participating in park programs you assume the risk of injury and you agree to hold harmless the Valpo Parks Department, the City of Valparaiso, and its agents and forfeit the right to make any claim for monetary damages against Valpo Parks and the City of Valparaiso if you or your property is damaged while participating in or attending a program or while in a park facility.

LATE REGISTRATION

If a program deadline has passed, please contact the Park Office regarding late registration. In most cases we are able to accommodate those still wishing to participate. A $10 per person and per program late registration fee will apply.

REFUNDS

All programs are subject to a minimum $10 cancellation fee; some restrictions apply. No refunds will be granted after the deadline date. Facility rental fees are non-refundable; including, Butterfield Family Pavilion, Central Park Plaza Ogden Gardens and Foundation Meadows Gazebos, park shelters, hayrides and pre-paid Rogers-Lakewood entrance fees. For details on refund policies contact the Park Office at 219-462-5144.

CANCELLATION

Valpo Parks reserves the right to cancel or alter a class or program due to limited registration or circumstances beyond its control. In this instance, enrollment fees will be refunded.

STANDARD FEE

The Park Board has adopted a policy of the resident discount user fees at most facilities and for most programs. This policy apportions an equalized higher fee to our non-resident participants. The higher fee contributes to the overall operations financing of the Park Department on an equitable basis with Valparaiso City residents who contribute by paying property taxes. Standard fees are offered to those residing within or owning property within Valparaiso City limits.

PARK SECURITY

For the protection of park visitors and their property, all Valparaiso Parks have a 10:00 pm curfew unless otherwise posted or unless prior arrangements have been made.Visitor cooperation is appreciated.

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PHOTOS

Park staff and volunteers may photograph or videotape participants enrolled in programs and events or enjoying park facilities. These photos are for department use only and may be used in department publications or media promotions. If you prefer that you or your child not be photographed, please notify the photographer or program supervisor.

DOGS IN PARKS

Be considerate of others enjoying the parks. Dogs are allowed in the parks, but they must be on a leash and owners are responsible for cleaning up after them. Please leash and scoop. Pet waste stations provided by Vale Park Animal Hospital.

ALCOHOL IN THE PARKS

Alcohol in City parks is discouraged. For your safety and the safety of others please refrain from drinking and driving.


The Allure offers all inclusive packages starting at ONLY $57.00 per person!! Our packages include:  6-hr Reception, Open Bar, 2 Entrée Dinner  Tables, Chiavari Chairs and Custom Linens  1500 sq. ft. Bridal Suite w/Private En Suite  Taxes, Service Fees and Gratuity  Complimentary Tasting with our exclusive Chef  Exclusive use of ballroom and private areas  3 –Story building with separate ceremony level  A Team of Wedding Coordinators to assist you through the entire planning process We take the stress out of planning your big day by providing wedding consultants who help with the coordination of your ceremony, vendors, décor set-up and will also remain with you throughout the duration of your event.

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