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Hidden Hiking Gems of Northwest Indiana


Northwest Indiana is filled from border to border with what makes the Region home – local diners, microbreweries, county fairs, and believe it or not, its outdoors.

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Winter Lights Drive-Throughs at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Winter-Night-Lights-5Porter County Parks & Recreation invites one and all to Sunset Hill Farm Park (775 Meridian Rd., Liberty Township) to enjoy our Winter Lights displays. Over 300 lighted displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the lights.

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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