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Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus
The newest and most exciting addition was high on the community’s wish list. Overwhelming wants included new multipurpose sports fields, an indoor facility, walking trails, playgrounds, shelters, concessions, and nature areas. It’s a wish we want to fulfill – for this generation and beyond.
The City of Valparaiso has recently purchased 248 ACRES of land, literally putting the sports facility of our dreams on the map. It will be located on the city’s east side, just east of 49, stretching from Vale Park Road on the south, all the way to 500 North.
This new facility will offer our community so much opportunity. Not only does the land offer Parks more than enough room to build an extraordinary youth and amateur sports facility, but we will be able to showcase and preserve natural beauty and green space with rolling hills, beautiful woods and a wandering creek.
Referencing CLS’s study, the Valparaiso Parks Master Plan and continuing to reach out to the public for feedback, the team will be working on a master plan for the entire 248 acres. Key features being considered are outdoor sports fields for baseball, softball, soccer and other ball sports, an accessible and inclusive playground, nature trails and open green space, in addition to, an indoor facility for a variety of uses. We are thinking BIG. Reaching HIGH. And designing BOLD. With your help, Valparaiso’s newest park will be a must-see.
Public Info Sessions:
Open House for Public Input - March 8, 2022; 5 pmWelter Room at Forest Park Golf Course Open House for Public Information - October 12, 2022; 6pm - Valparaiso City Hall RDC Public Meeting - October 20, 2022; 4:10pm - Valparaiso City Hall City Council Public Meeting - October 24, 2022; 6 pm - Valparaiso City Hall Park Board Public Meeting - October 25, 2022; 6 pm - Welter Room at Forest Park Golf Course
Media Press Release - October 4, 2022
Valparaiso to Host Open House for Sports & Recreation Campus
The City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks will host an informative Open House to share plans for the new Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus being developed on the city’s east side, just east of 49. The walk-through Open House will be 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 12 at the Valparaiso City Hall located at 166 Linconlway.
The Valpo Parks team, City staff and representatives from the project team will share plans and what the community can expect over the next 12-18 months. The event will be an opportunity to learn more and ask questions. Information on the project and others that make up the City’s Valpo for All Generations initiative are also available online at Bit.ly/ValpoForAllGenerations. Valpo for All Generations includes upgrades to legacy parks, an Adult Center for Enrichment (ACE) and Valparaiso’s Next Generation Skate Park.
Additional opportunities to view plans for the Sports & Recreation Campus in person will be on October 20 at the 4:10 pm Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Meeting (City Hall), October 24 at the 6:00 pm Valparaiso City Council meeting (City Hall) and October 25 at the 6:00 pm Valpo Park Board meeting (1155 Sheffield Dr.).
For more information on how you can provide input and participate in these projects, please sign up for our Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus email list.
- Valpo SRC Plan (3/8/22)
- Complex Property
- Campus Project Presentation
- Valpo Economic Development Corp. and Chamber Breakfast Meeting Video