Entrance Fees & Lakewood Passes

Entrance fees apply at the gate entrance of Rogers Lakewood Park. This money helps us protect and maintain the park. Visitors can choose to pay a daily rate or purchase our annual Lakewood Pass to enjoy the park all year long.   PLEASE NOTE: Gate payment is credit card only. 

Daily Summer Entrance Fees

MondayFREEEvery Monday
Tuesday - Thursday$5.00May 30 - August 31
Friday - Sunday$6.00May 26 - September 3

Seasonal Entrance Fees

Fall$3.00September 4 - December 20
Winter$2.00December 21 - March19
Spring$3.00March 20 - May 23

Annual Lakewood Pass

An annual pass is good for the year in which they are purchased. One key card per household is given for access (additional passes available for $10 each). Passes will auto renew and an invoice will be sent to the email on file 30 days prior to the new year. Passes will expire on December 31st.

Pass TypePrice for Year(Expires Dec 31)
Standard Pass$57.00
Valparaiso City Resident$42.00

*Veteran passes are available to those who can show military ID or proof of service. Senior citizens must be Porter County residents and age 60 or older to receive the discount. Resident fees are offered to those residing within or owning property within Valparaiso's city limits.       

Additional Fees
Lost or Additional Gate Pass$10

Buying your annual Lakewood Pass is easy! Stop in our Valpo Parks office (3210 N Campbell St) to purchase your pass.


Renew Your Lakewood Pass

Passes need to be renewed annually. Each pass holder will receive an email 30 days prior to the new year. If you wish to not renew, please call the Valpo Parks at (219) 462-5144 or email lakewood@valpo.us. Invoice must be paid in full to avoid losing access to the park. 

Will anyone be on site to open the gate if I forget my pass? 
There will be no gate attendant. To request help, push the button on the kiosk to call for assistance.

Can I purchase a Lakewood Pass onsite? 
No. Purchase a Lakewood Pass by calling or in person at the Valpo Parks office (M-F). The pass will then need to be picked up from the Parks office. 

How much does it cost? 
The Lakewood Pass is $42.00 for Valparaiso residents, $57.00 for non-residents and $15.00 for Senior/Veteran. All rates are subject to change. (Expires December 31, 2023) 

Do I need a pass for everyone in my family? 
Access to Rogers Lakewood Park requires one Lakewood Pass per vehicle. Each individual in your party is not required to have their own pass.  

Do I need a new pass every time I visit? 
No. Much like a membership card for a gym or other membership-based organization, your Lakewood Pass will be scanned at the gate.

Does my Lakewood Pass ever expire?  
Yes, the Lakewood Pass will expire at the end of each calendar year. An invoice will be sent to the email on file 30 days prior to the new year. If the invoice is not paid, the pass will become inactive. 

How can I cancel my Lakewood Pass
Contact Valpo Parks customer service at (219) 462-5144 or email lakewood@valpo.us.

What if I lose my physical card? 
If your card is lost, please visit the Valpo Parks office (3210 N. Campbell St) to replace your pass. A small fee of $10 is required for a replacement and your old card will be deactivated.

Is there a limit on the number of times I can visit the park? 
There is no limit to the number of times you can visit the park. The Lakewood Pass gives you access to the park and is considered unlimited.  

Is there a limit on the number of guests in my party per pass/resident? 
The Lakewood Pass will allow one vehicle through the gate at a time. The limit for the number of guests in your party is equivalent to the number of seat belts in your vehicle. 

Question not answered here? 
Contact Customer Service at lakewood@valpo.us.

  1. Dan Lukes

    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6311

Purchase an Annual Lakewood Pass

Buying your annual Lakewood Pass is easy! Stop in our Valpo Parks office (3210 N Campbell St) to purchase your pass.