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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Deep River Waterpark

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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Back to Back Events at Gibson Woods this Weekend

April 1: The Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones will meet and prepare for next months Native Plant Sale. Anyone who is interested in native gardeing is invited to these meetings, which take place the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

April 2: Gibson Woods will be showing the FREE documentary Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability at 1 p.m. Join us to watch the film and engage in a discussion following.

Spring Perennial Plant Swap at Deep River County Park

Monday, April 10 at 10 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Deep River County Park Visitor Center the biannual Plant Swap will take place. Spring is the perfect time to change up your garden and a simple, free way to do this is through swapping perennials. Bring some of your identified plants, along with some empty containers and add some variety to you garden!



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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. 

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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