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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again


New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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Hammond's 2017 Summer Recreation Program


Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2017, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games.

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City of Michigan City Shares Swimming Safety Tips

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As swim season approaches, the City of Michigan City, Michigan City Fire Department and Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department encourage children and parents in the area to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind.

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Opens for the 2017 Season on Saturday, May 6th


Friendship-Botanic-Gardens-Opens-for-the-2017-Season_01Friendship Botanic Gardens is officially opening to the public and commencing our 2017 season this Saturday, from 10am to 6pm CDT. This is your chance to see the the incredible transformations made possible by the tireless efforts of our Board, staff, and volunteers. Families can check out the newest additions to the ArcelorMittal Children's Garden -- an arena for nature-based play and learning experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal Corporation.

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Generous Donors Send Record Number of Kids to Camp in the Dunes


Summer-Camp-National-ParkIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center is set to award a record number of summer camp scholarships this year, according to executive director Geof Benson.

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Dunes Learning Center Receives $2,500 Environmental Grant from Patagonia


Military-Kids-to-CampIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center, is proud to be the recipient of a $2,500 Patagonia Environmental Grant to engage youth through field-based stewardship and learning in their communities.

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The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department Announces It’s Brand New Program “Passport to Summer Fun”


mc-parks“Passport to Summer Fun” is a new FREE program for kids from ages 1-12. Kids accompanied by their parents can pick up their free “passport” at the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department (located in the lower level of City Hall).

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Is Asking For The Community’s Help To Locate Historical Pictures of the Gardens


FBG-Historical-Pictures-of-the-GardensFriendship Botanic Gardens (FBG) has a storied history spanning many decades, and now we’re commemorating our rich legacy by publishing a book of photographs and stories that will provide readers a window into the remarkable past of FBG. The FBG Board of Directors is asking for your help in locating old photographs taken in the Gardens in the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s.

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Jackson Street Community Garden Prepares for Another Exciting Year!


Jackson-Street-Community-Garden-Prepares-for-Another-Exciting-Year-2017The Jackson Street Community Garden, through the leadership of the dedicated volunteers and staff of the Pax Center, is preparing to open for another season. To meet the growing interest in the community garden, the Pax Center has expanded the available garden plots, increased registration space in the Kids Summer Garden Club, and moved the community “u-pick” area to be more accessible to those in need. Through grants and generous donations from individuals, community organizations, and local businesses, all programs at the Jackson Street Community Garden are free to the public.

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Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department Announces Brand New Program “Passport to Summer Fun”


mc-parks“Passport to Summer Fun” is a new FREE program for kids from ages 1-12. Kids accompanied by their parents can pick up their free “passport” at the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department (located in the lower level of City Hall).

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2017 Washington Park Annual Parking Sticker Distribution Has a New Location


mc-parksThe Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Monday, April 3, Washington Park 2017 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. Stickers for the past several years have been issued out of the City Clerk’s office at City Hall but all operations for parking stickers will now move to the North Pointe Pavilion.

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