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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.


Deep River Grinders Roster

Your Beloved Deep River Grinders
2016 Roster

Jim “Ice Wagon” Basala
Mark “Chow Time” Benoit
Brian “Quickly” Doolin
Evan “Birdman” Gruhlke
Adam “Hoosier” Holbrook
Dave “Wildcatter”Kirchhoff
Terry “Geezer” Kras
Mike “Ball ’n Chain” Leto
Mike “Spanky” Loeffler
Ralph “Tinkles” Lundewall
Mike “The Babymaker” Mays
Travis “Sweet T” McClaskey
Rob “Lefty” Pisowicz
Skip “Thatcher” Schafer
Dave “THE Tacker” Stutler
Rob “Pudge” Szrom
Ryan “Sandlot” Trisler
Aaron “Sure Hands” Wineinger

Itinerant Players
Casey “Rabbi” Aldrin
Kevin “Rickets” Brown
Jim “River Rat” Drescher
Ed “Town Ball” Radiger
Tony “THE Convict” Rogers
Barry “Crowbar” Warren

Umpire: “Gentleman Jim” Basala

On the Sidelines
Bill “Sarsaparilly Willy” Aldrin
Sandy “Tally” Basala
Larry Benner “Scoreboard”
Dyan “The General”Wheeler-Quilter
Karen Slager “Seamstress”
Too many treasured wives & children to list and
Our wonderful cranks


Tony Hailey Photography, Portage
Lakeshore Landscaping, Valparaiso
Stutler Upholstery, Hobart
Able Paper, Merrillville
Bill Aldrin, Gary

A Tip of the Hat
To the Lake County Parks for their continued support of the Deep River Grinders.  The Grinders are able to connect the past with the current in an engaging and welcoming manner.  Visiting teams marvel at the crowd of fans drawn to Grinder Field.  It is a “family”.  Thank you Grinder Cranks.  You are truly the best.





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