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Deep River Waterpark

Edge Adventures

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Turkey Creek Golf Course

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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.



Lake County Parks

2018 shelter reservations will open on January 2nd at 8:30 am. Visit the main business office at 8411 E. Lincoln Hwy Crown Point, IN or call 219.7697275 to set up your reservation.
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Winter Bird ID

Many species of birds stick around during the winter times in Northwest Indiana. Join a park naturalist at Gibson Woods on February 2nd at 10am for this free program to find out what birds you may find and where to look for them. You make be surprised by some of the unexpected birds that stay around.  If the weather permits, we will take a short hike, and then return to Environmental Awareness Center to warm up in the “bird room” while watching at the feeder.


I Heart Maple Syrup

Do you love maple syrup as much as we do? Share your love for pure maple syrup with the one you love during the Valentine’s Day holiday. Learn how to tap trees, collect and boil sap to make your own syrup with our backyard sugaring workshop!
The workshop is Saturday, February 10th from 10 am – 12 pm at Deep River County Park. This workshop is for adults only! Families and children can attend the free public program in March. Program is $50 per person, or $60 per couple, includes a maple syrup sugaring starter kit for each participant or couple . Registration is required and space is limited, call 219-947-1958.


CSRI "Sweetheart Dance"

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$6 per person (including family/caregivers)
Turkey Creek Banquet Hall, 6400 Harrison Street Merrillville, IN

It’s a lovely party and you’re invited!  There will be refreshments, music and crafts!  Come dressed up for this wonderful afternoon, or come as you are – we would love to see you either way! Family and friends are invited as well.
Advance tickets are required and seating is limited.  No tickets available at the door.  Call 219-769-7275 to reserve your spot. 

Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line

Sunday, February 25th at 1 pm –Film
Register by February 23rd by calling 219-844-3188

A documentary film about America’s last interurban, The South Shore Line, tells the history and significance of the Northern Indiana’s only commuter rail line. Producer Paul Nelson will be here to tell about his work and to answer questions about the South Shore Line. Copies of the documentary will be available for purchase. Call to reserve your place.

Ice Skating

Skating at Deep River Water Park will be going on November 24th though February 25th! Click the skating image on the left to see Deep Rivers hours and prices.


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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