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The Lake County Parks Department is committed to providing quality parks and open spaces along with many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities for the use an enjoyment of all Lake County residents and visitors.

 

 

Adult Educational Programs

 

Lecture Back from the Brink: Restoring the Calumet River

Sunday, November 12| 1:00 p.m.
Register by 11/10

The Grand Calumet River was described by the Chicago Tribune in the 1960s as “the most polluted river in the world”.  Efforts have been ongoing by state and federal agencies, in collaboration with non-profit organizations and local municipalities to dredge and restore the river and adjacent wetland and upland habitats.  This talk will cover the history of the river, the natural resource damages settlements and the partnerships and collaboration that took place to use those settlement dollars to leverage federal funds to restore the river for fish and wildlife benefit as well as potential future recreational benefits. 

Carl Wodrich, Ecological Director for IDNR will be here to tell about the joint effort from the Department of Natural Resources and other agencies to make the Calumet River a place to be proud of.

Call to reserve your place. 219.844.3188


Documentary Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line

Sunday, February 25, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.
Register by 2/23

A documentary film about America's last interurban, The South Shore Line, tells the history and significance of the Northern Indiana's only commuter rail line. Viewers will learn about the line's beginnings in the early 1900s, its near demise then resuscitation by industrial magnate Samuel Insull, the struggle through the Great Depression, World War II and a changing transportation landscape, to finally being controlled through the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District as a public entity that serves 4 million riders a year.

Few institutions are known as well throughout Northwest Indiana as the South Shore Rail Line. It has been an entity that has helped shape the communities of the area and still serves an important role in the region.  Many people note that the impact that the South Shore Line has had reaches beyond measurable statistics.

Producer Paul Nelson will be here to tell about his work and to answer questions about the South Shore Line. Copies of the documentary will be available for purchase. Call to reserve your place.


For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30