Valpo Parks Briefs: May 2014

By: Valpo Parks Last Updated: May 21, 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.

Discovery Camps begin 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 starting June 9. Sign up for this first week by Wednesday, June 4. Detailed information and pricing is at or call 219.462.5144.

Potato to Panic Running Club
The running program prepares "couch potatoes" to participate in the Popcorn Panic race September 6. Experienced runners will lead participants in proper stretching techniques, clothing and footwear instruction all while preparing for the race. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM, June 11 through August 30 at Fairgrounds Park. $50 price includes Popcorn Panic registration. Register by May 27.

Take a Kid Fishing
Friends Of Fishing hosts the fishing contest with awards, casting games and prizes at Rogers - Lakewood Park on Saturday, June 7, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is $5.00 (Through 4pm Friday, July 6 at Park Office; includes gate pass into Lakewood for the day); same day registration is $7.00 plus gate fee. Youth must be under the age of 17 and must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please email Mike Sutton or call (219) 510-3193.

Canvas Creations
A Canvas Escapes artist walks painters through the actual painting while enjoying snacks and beverages. All abilities are welcome. All supplies included and participants go home that evening with their original painting. Thursday, June 19, 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Welter Room at Forest Park Golf Course. $40 if registered by June 9. $45 June 10-12. June 12 is registration deadline.

NEW Bikin' & Eggs Family Bike Ride
This new event is a leisure ride via pathway from Foundation Meadows Park to Rogers-Lakewood Park and back for a fun, family friendly, 3-mile morning bike ride. Included is a light breakfast at the end, along with a bike rodeo, inflatables, face painting and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Helmets required for all participants. $15 per family (includes up to 3 people), $8 for each additional family member. Age 3 and under ride free. Register by May 30.

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.