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Parks & Recreation Department
Here in Porter County, we have a variety of great opportunities that will help you make the most of the natural beauty of our area and everything else we have to offer. Whether you want to go out and enjoy the great outdoors, be inspired by nature and see it grow on canvas or fire up the imagination of your students in class (or out!) - There is a recreation program for all occasions.

Click here for the September-December 2017 Program Guide!

Porter County parks has something for everyone. To view events and register, click here:


Winter Lights Drive Through
The Winter Lights are live and ready for your family to enjoy! Drive through Sunset Hill Farm Park from dusk until 10 pm any night through New Year's Day and take in over 300 light displays. Drive throughs are free, but donations are greatly appreciated!


There's Tons to Explore With Porter County Parks and Recreation!
The mission of the Porter County Parks and Recreation Board and Department is to preserve, protect and manage the natural, cultural and recreational resources within a diverse park system. 

We are committed to delivering youth, adult and school programs to the residents of Porter County and Northwest Indiana, while also providing a gateway into the natural beauty of our area through its unique parks and trails. For more information, call (219) 465-3586.
Porter County Parks is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pcparksandrec, Twitter at @pcparksnrec, and Instagram at @pcparksnrec.

Multimedia Policy
On occasion, Parks & Recreation staff may take photos, video, or other recordings of participants in our parks and/or programs. Please be aware that this multimedia is only for parks and recreation department use and may be used in future print publications, on our website, social media and other mediums. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy
A 100% refund will be given if a participant cancels their registration at least five (5) working days prior to the first class. No refund will be allowed after this time.  A full refund will be given if the Parks & Recreation Department cancels a class for any reason. This policy does not apply to Camp FUNset.

ADA Compliance
If you require special assistance in order to participate in any of our programs, please contact us.  We will do our best to provide you with whatever assistance you need. 

Address and Contact

Porter County Parks Main Office 
155 Indiana Avenue - Suite 304
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3586
Fax: (219) 465-3640