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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Deep River Waterpark

Edge Adventures

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Turkey Creek Golf Course

Conway Observatory and CAS web link

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The Lake County Parks Department is committed to providing quality parks and open spaces along with many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities for the use an enjoyment of all Lake County residents and visitors.



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2016 Grinders

Deep River Grinders at Shriner's Benefit Game is just around the corner!

Annually, the Deep River Grinders host a special game of vintage base ball against the Shriners. All donations, and sarsaparilla sales from this game go directly to Shriner's Hospitals. Come out, support a great cause, and enjoy some base ball as it was meant to be played!

Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

Click the photo for the full 2017 schedule!

Summer in the Park at Deep River County Park

Spend your summer at Deep River each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with fun, free, kids' programs!
The program will run every Wednesday through August 9. Each week has a fun, new theme designed especially for kids ages 10 and under!

Farm and Nature Walks at Buckley Homestead

Guests of all ages are invited out the 2nd Monday of each month to explore what's blooming, buzzing and braying around Buckley Homestead. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 4 p.m. to be led through the park by an experienced gardener and naturalist.
Upcoming dates: July 10 and August 14 at 4 p.m.

Take a Hike! at Gibson Woods

Free weekly hikes happening now at Gibson Woods! Join expereinced birders every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and see who is perching around the park.

Starting in May, weekly Dragonfly Hikes will also take place every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Anyone who has raised a child, watched a child, or remembers being a child knows that children PLAY - and through play they learn. That's why Bellaboo's is designed for children ages 9 and younger. Click the photo for details about Bellaboo's many fun activities, and events including their current partnership with Whole Foods Market

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Did You know that in 2018 the Lake County Parks will celebrate 50 years?

Stay tuned to learn what exciting new things will come in the next 50 years!

Exploring Nature

Leave No Child Inside

Leave No Child InsideParticipation in outdoor activities in natural settings increases self-esteem, decreases Attention-Deficit Disorder symptoms, and contributes to early learning, emotional and physical development of children. Click photo.



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For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30