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We have updated our site to make it easier for you to view content, request reservations for any of our facilities, reserve a spot in one of our many programs, and view and provide feedback on any of our park projects. 

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 and Twitter at www.twitter.com/pcparksnrec

Recreation and Programs
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Here in Porter County, we have a variety of great opportunities that will help you make the most of our 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 

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

Ongoing Programs:

Year Round Run Club 
Come to Sunset Hill Run Club for a run to discover the beauty of Sunset Hill The length of the run varies, but will traverse grass, hill and woodland trails. 
8-9AM I Tuesdays & Thursdays I FREE I Sunset Hill Farm County Park 

Women's Walk Club 
Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital
Come to Sunset Hill Farm for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. Open to woman only, must be 18 years or older
8-9AM I Tuesdays & Thursdays I FREE I Sunset Hill Farm County Park 

Sunset Dog Walkers

Bring your 4-legged friend on a leash for a walk on the trails at Sunset Hill Farm. The walk will offer wellness information and encouragement for the dogs and their walkers. Must be 18 years or older.
10-11AM I Tuesdays & Thursdays (Starting April 16th) I FREE I Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Weekday Walk at Sunset 
Come to Sunset Hill for a walk on the challenging terrain of the park. The walk will traverse grass, hills, and woodland trails. Open to men and woman 18 years or older.
6-7PM I Wednesdays I 3/5 - 10/29 I FREE I Sunset Hill Farm County Park  

Duneland Photography Club
Club members meet monthly to discuss topics related to photography. Topics range from camera basics to post processing of pictures. For more information email .
7-9AM I Tuesday I 5/6, 6/3, 7/1 I FREE I Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Feature Programs:

Young Artists at Sunset Hill
Youth painting instruction, for all skill levels, where the focus of the project is different each month. Participants will create and take home their project the same day.
1-2PM I 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12 I 2nd Sat. of the month I Sunset Hill Farm County Park I $8

Boot Camp at Sunset
Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital
Join a master level trainer at Sunset Hill for an invigorating hour long workout that is guaranteed to work your body from head to toe. Open to men and women 18 years and older.
7-8AM I Saturday I 4/26-6/21 I Sunset Hill Farm County Park I $35 Series/$5 Session

Meet the Animals
Families are invited to stop by Sunset Hill Farm and meet the animals and their caretakers.
10-11AM I Saturdays 3/1-7/5 I Sunset Hill Farm County Park I FREE
10-11AM I Fridays 3/14-7/25 I Sunset Hill Farm County Park I FREE

Gentle Yoga and Strength Training for Seniors
Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital Senior Circle
This Gentle Yoga and Strength Training class, taught by a YogaFit Certified Instructor will teach you the basics of gentle yoga while sitting in your chair. We will also incorporate the use of TheraBands for gentle strength training.
10:30-11:30AM I Thursday I 4/24-6/5 I $5 session I Hebron Public Library

Youth Track and Field at Sunset Hill
Boys and girls (ages 4-12) of all skill levels are welcome to join the Porter County Parks track team! Participants will have the opportunity to compete in 4 events (field and running) each meet! Children will run with youngsters their own age, with boys and girls in separate divisions. Porter County Parks will compete against the Valpo YMCA, Highland Parks Department, and the Valparaiso Parks Department. Meets are tentatively scheduled for the following Saturday mornings: June 28th, and July 12, 19 and 26th.
5:30-7PM I Th I 6/5-7/24 I $45