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Porter County Parks & Recreation Welcomes Volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park


sunsetpathPorter County Parks & Recreation was pleased to welcome volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Day of Service. These volunteers worked to clear invasive plants from the natural prairie and plant beneficial trees around the pond. Greg Ward, Principal at Swartz, Retson & Co. said “Our firm likes to volunteer as a way to give back to the community. We choose Porter County Parks and Recreation since it has great facilities like Sunset Hill Farm that many of us use and want keep nice for years to come.”

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2017 Portage Trunk or Treat Registration is Free

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The City of Portage will be hosting their Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, October 27th at Founder's Square from 5pm - 8pm.

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Hannah's Hope Playground Breaks Ground and Pushes Boundaries for Accessibility for Children

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It’s not every place in The Region that can boast an all-inclusive playground; that is, a playground where kids of all ages and abilities can play and enjoy themselves. Hannah’s Hope is providing just that in Portage.

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Orchard Season is Upon Us! Check Out What the Region Has to Offer

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It’s that time of year again: Orchard Season! Northwest Indiana boasts some of the most scenic, variety-packed orchards in the Midwest, and this is the perfect season to take the whole family out for an exciting day of fruit picking. If picking isn’t your thing, these orchards and their markets offer everything from fruit, vegetables, jams, honey, delicious treats and so much!

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Major Improvements to Hammond Park


Major-Improvements-to-Hammond-ParkHammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced the ribbon cutting of the park at the corner of Cline Avenue and 173rd Street in Hammond.

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NWI Playground Review: Olson Memorial Park

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When the kids beg for a trip to the playground after school, how do you decide where to take them? We’re fans of stopping at random playgrounds on our way home to experience something new!

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Prairie Magic Music Festival at Sunset Hill Park is a Hit with Local Music Lovers

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On Saturday, Porter County Parks and Recreation celebrated its annual Prairie Magic Music Festival at beautiful Sunset Hill Park and gave residents a show to remember and a night of music and fun. The festival was a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk and Americana music and gave families a chance to get out and enjoy not just the music, but also the great food, craft beer, games and even bounce houses for the kids.

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NWI Playground Review: Butterfly Meadows Park in Valparaiso

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If you interact with children at all, odds are you've run into more than one that loves the park. From swings to slides and everything in between, there is something about a trip to the park that brings pure joy into a child’s eyes.

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Hannah’s Hope All-Inclusive Playground to be Portage Destination Coming this September

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The all-inclusive playground has been a dream of the members and friends of Hannah’s Hope for years. All-inclusive means it will be accessible to children and families of all ages and all abilities, yet there is something a little bit more special about the upcoming attraction.

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South Shore Line’s Dune Buggy Beach Shuttle Offers a Free Ride to Area Beaches

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Imagine traveling to the beach without worrying about the drive or hassle of parking! The South Shore Line along the Dunes learning center and the national park service, is helping make this a reality by offering a FREE Dune Buggy Beach Shuttle for the second consecutive year. Worrying about transportation is a thing of the past, as South Shore Line makes traveling through Northwest Indiana even easier. In their efforts to make a day of fun as simple as possible, they’ve added a way to enjoy the beach without driving!

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The City of Hobart Hosts a Large Scale Scavenger Hunt with Their 2nd Annual Great Hobart Hunt

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It’s not every day you get to participate in a scavenger hunt that encompasses your whole town. With the “The Great Hobart Hunt,” the city of Hobart is hoping to start a new annual tradition in a grand scavenger hunt covering two and a half square miles in the downtown area where teams of two compete for awesome prizes.

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