ValPlayso is located on the south side of Glendale Boulevard, just east of Roosevelt Road. Thomas Jefferson Middle School
and the Nature Walk Area are located just south and west of the park. Parking is available just east, and restroom facilities are located just south and east of the playground area.
ValPlayso was designed and built in 1994 by the Valparaiso community in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation. Community participation was incorporated into all phases of the designing and building of Valplayso; more than 2,600 children and adult volunteers shared in the experience. Energetic foundation members and committed park staff coordinated the community project. Valplayso was constructed on October 5-9, 1994.
Valplayso The Next Generation
In 2014, ValPlayso celebrated it's 20 year anniversary. The Valparaiso Parks Foundation
has took on the task to rebuild the playground, along with improving the overall site of Glenrose North Park. Just like in 1994, the ValPlayso rebuild was a community involved effort from funding to building. Over the course of one week, 500 volunteers gathered to build the next generation of Valplayso.