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Three Rivers

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Welcome to Three Rivers

Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
2800 Colorado Street - Lake Station, Indiana 46405
Park open 7 am - sunset year round.

Click here for Bellaboo's hours, programs, and fees

GPS:

Three Rivers County Park entrance: 41.567336,-87.297520

Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center: 41.567076,-87.298980


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Click here for a Map of Three Rivers and Bellaboo's

Directions to Three Rivers

Coming from south of I-80/94 on I-65:  Exit I-65 at I-80/94 east and immediately exit at Central Avenue then left (west) to Colorado Street.  Turn left (south) on Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s.

Coming from west of I-65 on I-80/94:  Exit I-80/94 at Central Avenue then left (west) to Colorado Street.  Turn left (south) on Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s.

Coming from east of Ripley Street (US 51) on I-80/94: Exit I-80/94 at Ripley Street (US 51) south (exit 15).  At Central Avenue turn right (west) onto Central for 3 miles to Colorado Street.  Turn left (south) onto Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s. There is no exit ramp at Central Avenue from I-80/94 from the east.

Coming from north of I-80/94 on I-65 and the Indiana Toll Road: Exit I-65 at I-80/94 east and immediately exit at Central Avenue then left (west) to Colorado Street.  Turn left (south) on Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s.

Prefer to stay off the major highways?  Ridge Road (at some locations identified as US 6) is a continuous east/west road from Lansing, IL to Westville, IN.  Broadway runs north and south from Gary to Crown Point and intersects with Ridge Road in Glen Park.  US 51 runs north and south from Lake Station to Merrillville/Crown Point with jogs and turns through Hobart.  From the intersection of Ridge Road and US 51 it is about one mile north to Central Avenue.

Call us at 219-963-2070 for alternate directions during highway construction.


Welcome to Three Rivers

Three Rivers County Park was the eleventh park in the Lake County Park system. While in the planning stages for many years it has been envisioned to be the eastern recreation anchor to the Little Calumet Flood Control and Recreation Project. Lake Etta is at the western end.

Land acquisition negotiations have been on going since the late 1980's. In 1996 the Lake County Parks acquired approximately 45 acres (38 acre lake and land surrounding the lake). In 1997 an additional 17 acres was acquired.

Located on the Gary/Lake Station border, it can easily be seen from the ramp off I-65 onto eastbound I-80/94). Construction of the parking lot and paved hiking/biking trail around the 38 acre lake was completed in 1998, with a picnic shelter and gatehouse added later.

Shortly after the park was opened to the public on July 13, 1999, plans were being made for the next major improvement. After researching the feasibility of various recreational opportunities, the park board decided a focus on early learning would fill a need that was lacking in the area. Both recreational and educational component could be addressed with a facility that would provide for interactive play both indoors and out. Thus began a long road toward the development of Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center, which opened to the pubic in September 2009.




trail

Other Great Features of Tree Rivers

  • 1.5 mile asphalt walking trail around the lake
  • jogging, cycling, walking
  • fishing
  • Jon boat and trolling motor rentals (seasonally) F, Sa, Su & Holidays
  • open play fields
  • paddleboat rentals (seasonally) F, Sa, Su & Holidays
  • picnic shelter and picnic tables
  • toilets (portable)

 





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