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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.



Ice Skating

Deep River Waterpark is located at 9001 E. U.S. 30 only 4.5 miles east of I-65 on route 30 in Merrillville.

Ice skating on the plaza under the clock tower at Deep River Waterpark will open the Friday after Thanksgiving (weather permitting). Ice skating birthday parties are available. Call 219-947-7850 or see The 14,500 square foot Deep River Ice Plaza, food stands, heated bathrooms, U.S. 30 Surf Shop and Group and Season pass sales offices are open on days and times below. Parking is free. Food, beverages and coolers are not permitted into the park. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on Park Department property.


Dates: open from the Friday after Thanksgiving through the last Sunday in February (Weather permitting)

Hours of Operation:

Thursdays 2-9 p.m.
Fridays 2-10 p.m.
Saturdays Noon - 10 p.m.
Sundays Noon - 9 p.m.
Open on school holidays  

Group & Birthday Parties: Call 219-947-7850 ext. 604 for reservations. Group discounts available. We love birthdays -- Includes food and drink. Ten person minimum. Call 219-947-7850 ext. 604 to book your party early.


  Non Waterpark Pass Holders Waterpark Season Pass Holders*
Adult (14 years +) $5.00 $4.00
Age 14 and younger $4.00 $3.00
Seniors(62 years +) $4.00 $3.00
Spectators Free Free
Skate Rentals $6.00 $5.00

* These rates are good for valid Deep River Waterpark season pass holders for the immediate preceding season through the end of the year and for season pass holders for the upcoming season after the new year. Valid season pass holders also receive 10% off sales in the U.S. 30 Surf Shop.

The park may close due to inclement weather at management's discretion. Inclement weather is considered to be weather over 40 degrees Fahrenheit, rain, severe cold and/or extreme winter conditions.

For safety reasons, the Lake County Parks reserves the right to close any winter program when the wind chill factor falls to dangerous levels.

C.S.R.I.  Ice Skating Party

Recreational events for families with persons with special needs
Deep River Waterpark Ice Skating Plaza
Saturday, January 28, 2017                  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$6 per person, includes crafts and skate rental for those who need them.
Pre-register and pre-pay by Jan 23 at 2 p.m.  Call 219-769-PARK to make reservations.
Email if you have any questions.

  • This private ice skating party is just for families with special needs for all ages and abilities.
  • The ice plaza is outdoors.
  • Next to the plaza is a cozy, heated eatery with crafts and games.  Concessions for sale. 
  • We have walkers available that are designed for the ice and helpful for those who are unsure of their balance.
  • Skaters are welcome to go on the ice with their sneakers or boots.
  • There will be fun and games indoors and out!
  • You don’t have to skate to have fun.


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