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

Monday - Thursday*$5.00May 24 - September 2
Friday - Sunday$6.00May 24 - September 1

*Wednesdays are free

Seasonal Entrance Fees

Fall $3.00Sept. 3 - December 20
Winter$2.00December 21 - March19
Spring$3.00March 20 - May 23

*Wednesdays are free

Annual Lakewood Pass

An annual pass is good for one calendar year. One key card per household is given for access (add-on passes available for $10 each*). Passes will auto enroll at the end of the year and an invoice will be sent to the email on file 10 days prior to December 31 of that year. You must pay using the link in the email, by phone or in person at the Valpo Parks Office to renew. 

*Add-On gate passes must reside in the same household as the main pass holder (must show proof) and be 16+ years of age with a valid driver’s license. “Add-on” pass holder must be present at the time of purchase. Passes will need to be renewed each year and require the above verification.

Pass TypePrice for Year(Expires Dec 31)
Yearly Pass$60.00

*Veteran passes are available to those who can show military ID or proof of service. Senior citizens must be 60 or older to receive the discount.     

Additional Fees
Lost or Add-On Gate Pass$10 

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


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 $60 for the year and $20.00 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 10 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 customerservice@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.