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Friends of DeMotte Parks Seeking Community’s Help to Upgrade Outdated Spencer Park Playground to Safer ADA Accessible Park

DeMotte-Spencer-Park-Update-2017_01Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the monkey bars or seeing who could swing the highest? It wasn't just a mindless energy burn. Many have called play the work of childhood.

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Hannah’s Hope's Dream for a Playground Close to Reality


It has been a long time in the making, but finally that dream is turning into reality. For the last five years the group of passionate, dedicated volunteers of Hannah’s Hope have been working towards the vision of a playground where children of all ages and abilities can play together.

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7 Reasons to Get Outdoors This Winter

Dunes-Learning-Center-Logo-2016Winter is a special time in the dunes, offering ample opportunity for fun and learning! Dunes Learning Center naturalists lead field-based school programs in every season, so we asked them to share their top winter recreation recommendations, below.

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Hobart Lights Up The Night With Their Annual Tree Lighting

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The evergreen tree is an ancient symbol of life. The decoration and illumination of the tree in the holiday spirit is a tradition that transcends culture, religion, and demographic. Hobart has adopted this tradition as their own for six consecutive years.

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Briar Leaf Golf Outing Seeks to Raise Funds for Resurging Friendship Botanic Gardens


Dozens of golfers came from across the tri-state area on the last day of September, gathering at the Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte to play a round of golf and raise some money for the Friendship Botanic Gardens in the process.

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Schererville Parks and Recreation Department Offering Unique Classes in Fall of 2016

Schererville-Parks-and-Recreation-Department-Offering-Unique-Classes-in-Fall-of-2016Why wait until the new year to try something new? Schererville Parks is excited to offer new unique classes this fall that can provide healthy living, hobbies, and nostalgia for everyone.

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Duneland Chamber Brings the Community Together For a Party in the Park


The Duneland Chamber of Commerce makes it a priority to give back to the community through family-friendly events. They did just this on the evening on Saturday, August 13, for the 11th Annual Party in the Park event. The event was held at Thomas Centennial Park in the center of Downtown Chesterton.

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Rip Currents: When You See the Red Flags, Respect the Red Flags

It was a sunny day in North Carolina when my sister and I went into the water. The sky was pristine; the waves, calm and collected, gently crashed into the sand bar near where my sister and I were, and the wind was just a whisper.

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Hammond Parks Extends Pool Dates in 2016

Hammond-Parks-and-RecreationHammond Parks & Recreation extends pool dates to the public at Hessville pool, located at Kennedy Avenue and 173rd Street, and Pulaski pool, located at 137th Street and Sheffield Avenue, through Saturday, September 3rd. On Tuesday, August 16th Hessville and Pulaski pools will be open from noon until 7 p.m. Starting on Wednesday, August 17, the hours for Hessville and Pulaski pools are: Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. On Mondays, all pools are closed for maintenance.

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Hobart Makes a Splash With 'Dive-in' Movie Concept


The concept of the drive-in movie is as timeless and classic as cinema itself. Even just the thought of “the drive-in” invigorates nostalgic thoughts of simpler times and family togetherness. Driving by one you can also smell the popcorn in the air, hear the hum of crickets on warm summer nights, and taste an ice-cold root beer on a hot July evening.

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Chasing Dreams' Summer Camp Gives Campers with Special Needs a Fun Week Away


As I step foot onto Camp Lawrence, I was welcomed with warm smiles. It was the morning of Thursday, June 8, otherwise known as the beginning of the Chasing Dreams Dream Summer Camp, and one could just sense the excitement in the air. The Dream Summer camp is a camp for kids with special needs from the ages of 5-22.

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