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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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Happening at the Lake County Parks!

Fall Festival at Buckley Homestead

Enjoy food and old fashion fun for all!  It takes place October 14th and 15th from 10am -5pm. Watch cowboys fighting off the bad guys, pan for gold, and do much more at this two day event. $5 per person, children 7 & younger are FREE! You could even get a Sarsaparilla float to cool off!

Fall Beak Fun at Deep River County Park

Join us October 20-22 and October 27-29 from 11-4 daily. Enjoy a hayride for $2 a person at 12,1 , and 2 pm. Watch corn being grind in the Historic Grist Mill and get some apple cider or maybe some apple and pumpkin butter in the Deep River General Store. Kid's favorites are leaf crafts and an “October Obstacle Course” with pumpkin stacking, hay hurdles and leaf piles , and experience much more at this event!

Go Orienteering at Stoney Run Park

No matter how experienced you are, you won't want to miss out on this Orienteering event. Happening on October 29, 2017, open to everyone, whether you have past experience or not it will be an adventurous activity. Orienteering tests your ability to use a map and a compass but also to be able to relate the features on the map with what features you are seeing on the ground to find the quickest way to get from point A to point B. There will be 5 courses from beginner to advanced. There will be a beginner’s clinic at 9:30am but everyone can start between 10 am and noon. All courses close at 2pm. For additional information or to register visit
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$7 for CAOC members, $10 for everyone else.
Day Of- $10 for CAOC members, $15 for everyone else.

Prepare for Winter at Buckley Homestead

As the weather turns cool and we think of long winter days, it’s easy to plan trips to the grocery store for food needed for on meals on those cold nights. That was not always possible. Grocery stores were not readily available and currently not as well-stocked. On October 28 and 29 from noon to 4 pm visit the 1910  farm and see how people prepared for the cold winter days in the past. Learn how to make sauerkraut and slice pumpkins and/or apples to dry. Park at the Visitors Center and travel the trail enjoying the fall wildflowers.

Looking for Tranquility at the Calumet Astronomy Center

Saturday, October 28th from 7-9 pm there will be an even where we have telescopes and be searching the skies for Tranquility, which is part of the international space station. The event will be from 7-9pm.

Veterains Day at Stoney Run

Join us for our Veteran’s Day Service as we honor all veterans for their patriotism, love of their county, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our many freedoms. Our event will be Saturday, November 4th at 10:30 am at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Stoney Run County Park.  Everyone is welcome to participate in a patriotic recognition of our veterans. 
The event is presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, and hosted by the Lake County Parks.


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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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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