Activity Details

Enjoy an autumn evening at Rogers-Lakewood Park as you ride along on a tractor-drawn hay wagon, then gather around a glowing campfire. This is a great outing for youth groups, scouts, service clubs, parent organizations, birthday parties, family gatherings, and more. Contact the Valparaiso parks office at 219-462-5144 to reserve a time.

Dates & Times Available

Hayrides are available from September 15 through November 5 at the following times:

Fridays & Saturdays

  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. CT
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. CT
  • 8:30 - 10 p.m. CT


  • 3 - 4:30 p.m. CT
  • 4:30 - 6 p.m. CT
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. CT
Note: Earlier times may be available upon inquiry.


Fees include ride and campfire for the entire group. The hay wagon can accommodate up to 30 riders at one time depending on size. Larger groups may choose to have shorter rides or reserve two time slots is longer rides are desired. Groups bring their own food and drink, roasting sticks, etc.
  • $68 - Resident rate
  • $80 - Non-Resident rate
Fees are plus tax and are nonrefundable if you cancel. If the Park Department cancels your reservation due to inclement weather, etc. we will first try to reschedule your reservation to another date. If no other times are available, a refund or system credit will be applied.


We would like to thank all the sponsors that continue to support the Parks and Recreation Department's parks and activities. Many sponsorship opportunities are always available. For more information, contact the department at 219-462-5144.