The Parks Department

 Lowell Parks Department new location

17105 Cline Ave

Lowell, IN  46356

219-696-1570

      

Our Vision

The Lowell Parks and Recreation Department will continually strive to serve as the center of their community by providing all citizens with positive leisure and recreational experiences which significantly contributed to increased life satisfaction and appreciation of the Town of Lowell. We will work to create partnerships with area businesses and civic organizations in order to gain support for and market our programs. Our programs will maintain the highest level of quality while providing our participants with leadership and guidance in the physical, mental, and spiritual components of life. This leadership and guidance will be administered by a Parks Department, which consists of hard working, dedicated, and knowledgeable individuals, which model an exemplary lifestyle to the community.

 3 Ways to Register for our Programs!!!!!

1.)  Stop in to register at the Lowell Parks Department Monday - Friday 9:00 to 4:00 located at:

17105 Cline Ave. Lowell, IN  46356  ~ Phone:  219-696-1570

2.)  Mail registration form, waiver and payment to:

Lowell Parks Department

P.O. Box 157  Lowell, IN  46356

3.)  After hours you can drop your registration form, waiver and payment in the utility deposit slot located at the Town Hall, 501 E. Main Street Lowell, IN

Lowell Parks Department accepts cash or check only!!  No credit or debit cards

ALL REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS!!

 RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION & FEES

Lowell town residents, through town property taxes, contribute substantially to support facilities and programs offered by the Lowell Parks Dept. Non-residents, however, are commonly asked to pay an additional amount so they contribute equally with those town residents. We appreciate non-residents understanding on this situation. A town resident is anyone who lives within the town limits of Lowell. ie: a resident pays a water bill to the Town of Lowell a non-resident does not 
 
The Lowell Parks & Recreation Deptartment
17105 Cline Ave., 696-1570
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
We will be announcing new hours soon 

 

           Superintendent:            Tom Sullivan
               Secretary:                     Candy Johnson
           Recreation Director:     Mindi Arnold-Buchler
            
 
REGISTRATION AND WAIVER FORMS AVAILABLE ON-LINE at www.lowell.net
      
 
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 A NOTE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS !!!!

We have had yet another successful year in the Lowell Parks Department.  We offer a variety of programs and events for the community.  Spring soccer is in full swing, and is still our largest program.  We have welcomed back the Challenger British Soccer Camps again this year.  Our parks in town are well groomed and updated thanks to our Street Department.  All restrooms in all parks have been opened earlier than we had planned.  Freedom Park will have volleyball courts placed this season. We are also excited the Lowell Lions Club has asked us to host the Kelly Miller Circus at Freedom Park on August 29th.  From all of us to all of you, thank you for all of your support.  Keep enjoying our parks and programs. 

Respectfully: Tom Sullivan - Superintendent of Parks 

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A NOTE FROM YOUR  RECREATION DIRECTOR……

Thank you to this wonderful community for accepting me with open arms!  I would like to express my gratitude to all of those who have taken the time to come speak with me and offer their help, ideas and suggestions.  I am always looking for instructors, if you have a skill, trade, or hobby that you would like to share with the community, please reach out!  Also, we are always in need of volunteers to help with programs and community events.  Youth groups, civic organizations, students needing community service hours, retirees, and those who want to make a difference, we need you! I’m looking forward to an action packed, fun filled summer with you! 

 – Mindi Arnold-Buchler Recreation Director

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  Summer Camp

 

Program Summary:

A traditional summer day camp program for youth ages 4-10.  Enjoy games, crafts, special events, and some summer fun! Snacks and drinks will be provided daily.  All campers will receive t-shirts.  Please note, due to our limited amount of space, summer camp fills up fast. Registration begins April 28th and ends May 12th or when camp is filled. 

Time and Place:

June 16th –July 11th

(Please note we will not have camp on Friday July 4th Camp will be held June 30th, July 1st, and July 2nd)

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays

9am –11:30 am

Evergreen Park

Fees and Camp Size:

$105 res/$110 non-res

35 min/ 48 max

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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 Disc Golf Camp  

 

Program Summary:  Did you know that Freedom Park has a beautiful disc golf course? Would you like to learn how to play? We are offering a camp for youth ages 10 – adult.  Join course designer and Disc Golf “Hall of Famer,” Brian Cummings for an instructional disc golf camp. Putter and driver discs will be provided.

Time and Place:

July 14,15,16,17  (Rain make-up date July 18th)

9am-11am

Freedom Park

Fee and Camp Size:

$37 res/ $42 non-res

6 min/15 max 

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Tennis Camp

 

Program Summary:

Youth 6-14 can join Lowell High School tennis players for tennis instruction.  Two levels are being offered for this camp to help accommodate each skill level.  Beginner- Ages 6-9, Intermediate- Ages 10-14.  Instructors will evaluate each participant’s skill level and may recommend a different level after the first day.  Players need to have their own racquet to participate.  Registration deadline:  July 7th or until camp fills.

Time and Place:

July 14, 15,16,17

Beginners: 6-7pm 

Intermediates: 8-9pm 

Liberty Park Tennis Courts

Fees and Camp Size:

$35 res/$40 non-res

6 min/ 20 max

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Skate Camp

 

Program Summary:

Learn how to skateboard. Join our returning skate camp instructor Joey Bryce this year for another action packed skate camp.  Skate camp is for youth 5 years and up.  Skateboards, helmets, protective knee and elbow pads are required for both divisions.

Beginners: Learn safety, basic board control, coordination, and manuals.

Intermediates:  Learn advanced ramp techniques, flip tricks, ramp stalls and grinds and much more.  *Must have Beginner level techniques mastered prior to entering this level. 

Time and Place:

July 21,22,23 and 24th (Rain make-up date July 25th)

Beginners: 9am-10:30am

Intermediates:  11am-12:30pm

Freedom Park Skate Park

Fees and Camp Size:

$35 resident/$40 non-resident 

6 min/ 15 max 

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Buckley 5-Miler 5 Mile Run/ 2 Mile Walk

 

Event Summary:

 July 26th will be our 16th Annual 5 mile run or 2 mile walk. A CRS Gold Cup Series cross country race over roads and paths.  An event for the whole family sponsored by the Lake County and Lowell Park Departments.  Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each category and the top 12 participants in the walk.  Some of our amenities include a picturesque, challenging & unique course, Split times read at miles 1-4, 3 water stations. Digital clock with computerized results, refreshments and a prize raffle.  For more information or to register for this event go to thtiming.com 

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Archery Program

 

Program Summary:

Youth ages 6 and up (8 and under parent is required to stay) Learn basic archery skills and safety.  Our instructors are hunter-safety educators.  This continues to be a very popular program for our community.  We are offering 3 time slots for this upcoming 6-week program.  Equipment is provided. Please note:  Registration will begin for this program on July 7th and will continue until August 4th or when classes fill.

Time and Place:

Saturdays August 9,16,23,30th and September 6,13th  

Class 1: 1pm –2pm

Class 2: 2:30pm- 3:30pm

Class 3: 4pm-5pm

Held at Riverside Archery Shop in Sumava Resorts

Fee and Class Size:

$45 res /$45 non-resident 

15 students per class maximum

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Fall Soccer Registration

ALL MAJOR DIVISION PLAYERS MUST BRING BIRTH CERTIFICATES TO REGISTRATION.  11 TO 14 YEAR OLDS OR 10.5 YEAR OLDS THAT ARE AGING UP INTO THAT DIVISION

 

 

Time and Place:

Friday, June 27th 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, June 28th 9:00 am -11:00 am

Held at the Lowell Town Hall- 501 E. Main Street

League Information:

Recreational soccer league for youth 4- 14 years of age.  Divisions and age requirements for the fall season are listed below. Coaches, assistant coaches, team parents and referees are still needed. Soccer volunteers are given an early registration priority. Registration opens for Soccer volunteer staff on June 16th at the park office.  Practice will begin the week of August 18th.  Games will be played August 23, (no games August 30th) September 6th, 13th, 20th 27th and October 4th.  All practices and games are held at Freedom Park. NEW REGISTRATION RULE FOR FALL: All Major division players (11-14 year olds) are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration. 

PEE WEE – 4 & 5 year olds (must be 4 by 8/18/14)

INTERMEDIATE – 6 & 7 year olds (must be 6 by 8/18/14)

JUNIOR – 8-10 year olds (no older than 10 by 8/18/14)

MAJOR – 11-14 year olds (no older than 14 by 8/18/14) 

FEE: $55 res/$60 non-res 

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WADO-KI KARATE

Program Summary:

This year round program is designed to take students (youth ages 6-adult) all the way to black belt and is a great for parents and kids to do together.  Karate places an emphasis on proper attitude, discipline, self-confidence, coordination and flexibility.  Uniforms and rank certification are available from the instructor for an additional fee. Note: a free uniform will be given to those who register and pay for two consecutive 8-week sessions!!!

Summer Session 1: Classes will be held May 24th, June 7th, 14th, 28th   July 12th, 19th 26th and August 2nd.

* Registration for this session is May 24th at 8:45am prior to the start of class.

Summer Session 2: Classes will be held August 16th, 23rd, 30th   September 13th, 20th, 27th and October 11th, 18th

*Registration for this session is August 16th at 8:45am prior to the start of class.

Time and Place:

Saturdays 9am –9:45am

Tri-Creek School Corporation Building Gym 195 W. Oakley Ave

Fee and Class Size: 

$50 per 8-week session

8 min/ 45 max students per class

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Midwest Training and Ice Center discounts and information

 

The Lowell Parks Dept. and Midwest Training and Ice Center have created an open registration program for Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling and Ice Skating.  Each program is for 4 consecutive classes over a 4-week period.  You can start when you want, but must attend 4 classes in a row. These are intro programs for new students only.  BRING IN YOUR LOWELL PARKS BROCHURE TO GET THIS SPECIAL OFFER $25 registration fee and the first 4 classes are free. Please register for all classes at Midwest in Dyer.  For more information or questions about Midwest Training and Ice programs, visit their website at: http://www.midwesttrainingandice.com/dyer/ or call (219) 588-8111

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A SNEAK PEEK AHEAD….

 

THE KELLY MILLER CIRCUS IS COMING TO FREEDOM PARK !

The Lowell Lions Club is hosting this awesome circus August 29th at Freedom Park.  Stay tuned as more details come our way!

  

 

Labor Day 61st Annual Kiddie Parade

Sunday August 31st for ages 12 and under.  Categories are:  Fictional/ Storybook Characters, Historical/ Patriotic, Farm & Tractors and Miscellaneous.  1st, 2nd, 3rd  place prizes in each category.  There will be one Grand Prize Winner who will be invited to be in the Labor Day Parade on September 1st.  Judging begins at 12:45 at Old Town Square (Corner of Fremont & Commercial Ave.) Parade starts at 1pm.  

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SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS

The Lowell Public Library and the Lowell Parks Department co-sponsor monthly events.  All events are held at the library and are free to attend. Just a reminder that we take the summer off, programs will begin again in September! Enjoy your summer!! 

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SHELTER RESERVATIONS

Make your reservation now for one of our park shelters!

Evergreen Park (Large) $60 res/ $70 non-res

Evergreen Park (Small) $60 res/ $70 non-res

Liberty Park $60 res/ $70 non-res

Old Towne Square $60/ $70 non-res Freedom Park $60 

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 MEMORIAL BRICKS

Remember a loved one, a pet. Honor a special someone or event. Make your mark in history and purchase a brick to be placed in the Freedom Park Brick Walk.  $50 per brick. Forms are available at the Park Office

 

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 FREEDOM BARK PARK

 

Registration is underway!

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Lowell Parks Dept./Freedom Park

17105 Cline Ave., 696-1570

www.freedombarkpark.com

 

Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape.  Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations.  Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come.  Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park! 

 

A copy of current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Leptospirosis (DHPPL)

Vaccines must accompany your registration form and will be kept on file.

It is your responsibility to provide a new copy when vaccines are updated.

 

FEES:

Lowell residents: $60.00

Cedar Creek, West Creek and Eagle Creek Townships 

*Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability  $30.00 

Non-residents  $70.00

 *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability  $35.00 

For each additional dog please add $5.00