ValPLAYso – The Next Generation to Officially Open

ValPLAYso logo-FINAL-ARTValPLAYso - the Next Generation will open at 10am on Monday, October 27, 2014. It was originally hoped that the playground could open on Sunday, October 26, but Surface America, the installer of the poured rubber groundcover is recommending that the surface cure an additional day. They completed their work on schedule Friday evening, but our recent cool night temperatures have required that curing take an additional day for the integrity , safety and long term durability of the surface. Timing is fortunate in that Valparaiso Schools are on Fall Break and school is not in session on Monday so that children and families will be able to enjoy ValPLAYso for most of that day.

At 4:00 PM on Monday, a short ceremony will be held at the playground to honor more than 2900 community volunteers that helped build and make ValPLAYso a reality.

All users are reminded that the playground is designed for children 2 years to 12 years old and that construction is still going on in the area. Signage and barricades are in place for patrons safety.

Construction is to be completed this Fall and next Spring to include sidewalks, landscaping, restrooms, the Family Express Pavilion, and the Face Plate Plaza. Face plates can be purchased until sold out through this Holiday Season at

For additional information or questions, please refer to or call Valpo Parks, 219-462-5144