Valpo Parks Briefs, June 12, 2014

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

Volunteer for Valpo Tri
On Saturday, July 12 the Valpo Tri needs dozens of volunteers to assist with all areas of the 12th annual event – transition area, food tent, run and bike courses, finish line, body marking and more. Go to and click on the “Volunteer” tab to register online.

Discovery Camps Weekly at Rogers-Lakewood
Extreme Challenge, Science Seekers and CSI are the themes that start Discovery Camps weekly summer programs located at Rogers-Lakewood. Ages 3 up to Grade 8 attend age-appropriate day time camps through August 8. Sign up for a week by the Wednesday prior. Detailed information and pricing is at or call 219.462.5144.

Golf Specials
Valpo Parks operates two golf courses, Creekside with 9- and 3-hole courses, plus the 18-hole course Forest Park Golf Course. To check out the latest specials and hours, visit or go to the Valparaiso Golf Course on Facebook.

Tennis Lessons - Ages 3 and Up
Register for up to four sessions of group tennis lessons this summer; the first class starts June 16. Each session is separated into skill level of Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced with all lessons taking place at the Valpo High School tennis courts.

T’ai Chi
Designed to enhance coordination, mental concentration, and relaxation, this Wednesday evening class of T’ai Chi is held from June 25 – August 13 at Village Park Enrichment Center. The ten-session program for individuals age 18 and over is $80.

Slow Dance Workshop
Learn a variety of dance styles in this nine-week class. For ages 16 and over, the program takes place on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Village Park Enrichment Center. Price is $75/87 per couple or $40/52 per individual. Singles are encouraged to sign up and will be paired with a partner at class time.

Valpo Tri Online Registration
Registration is available online for the Saturday, July 12 sprint length triathlon. The event begins and ends in Rogers-Lakewood Park and is great for competitive athlete as well as the triathlon novice. Register online at Price is $60 for USAT members, $72 for all others. Team price is $120 plus $12 per non-USAT member on the team. Registration is available through July 6.