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.

 

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
New Hours of operation: Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

 

             Superintendent:            Tom Sullivan               
           Recreation Director:     Mindi Arnold-Buchler
            
 

      
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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES 2015 Coupon Books

 
Golden Opportunities 2015 Coupon Books are now available & still only $25 at the Lowell Parks Dept.  Golden Opportunities 2015 is full of incredible savings and discount offers to be used throughout the entire year at your favorite LOCAL Establishments.  Golden Opportunities 2015 also provides you with added savings because it features “Many Offers You Can Use Once-A-Month”!  In addition to LOCAL Fine Dining Restaurants as well as Casual Dining, the book offers great savings on Entertainment & Sports and Retail.  To purchase the Northwest Indiana Edition and start saving today, please stop by the Lowell Parks Dept. Office at 17105 Cline Ave.  The Office is open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9 am – 4 pm.

 

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BE BOLD, GO GOLD 5K FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

 

September 21, 2014 1pm at Freedom Park.  Hosted by Route 2 Wellness & Lowell Carpet & Coverings. All proceeds will go to help fight childhood cancer. Please help support this great cause by participating or donating. Register at:  give.acco.org/beboldgogold 

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Archery Program

 

Program Summary:

Archery for youth ages 6 through adult.  Learn basic archery skills and safety from our hunter-saftety educated instructors.  Classes are held at Riverside Archery Shop in Sumava Resorts on Saturday afternoons.  Our next session will begin on December 13th and runs for 6 weeks.  Fee is $45 and includes the use of all equipment and a pizza party.  Register at the Lowell Park Office beginning October 20th

This program is very popular and fills FAST. We register on a first come first served basis.

 

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SENIOR HAPPENINGS

The Lowell Parks Department and the Lowell Public Library co-sponsor free monthly events held at the library.  Call 696-1570 to let us know you will be coming.

 

Thursday September 25th  at 11 am “An Afternoon at the Movies” bring a “brown bag” lunch.  We provide popcorn, candy, drinks and dessert.

 

Thursday October 23rd at 10 am “B-I-N-G-O” Snacks, desserts and fun provided!

 

Tuesday November 18th at 10am “Holiday Crafts” bring a “brown bag” lunch.  We will supply the crafting materials drinks, and dessert.

 

December 2nd  Save the Date! It’s our Annual Christmas Party!  The festivities include entertainment, great food and fellowship.  We have a limited number of spots available and reservations are required for this program.

  

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BUMPER BOWLING

 

Ages 2-5 are encouraged to participate in this fun first sport.  Program begins 10/16/14 and runs for 6 weeks on Thursday afternoons at 1pm at Country Lanes.  Fee is $35 for residents/and $40 for non-residents. Fee covers shoe, lane, rental and one game each time we meet.  Trophies and a pizza party will follow the close of this program. Registration will begin on August 18th at the Lowell Park Office.  

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TENNIS LESSONS

Back by popular demand, we will be offering tennis instruction for ages 6-14 this fall.  Two classes will be offered to accommodate all skill levels. Beginners- Ages 6-9 and Intermediates- Ages 10-14.  Players need to bring their own racquet.

Time and Place:  Tuesdays and Thursdays September 16th thru October 4th at  Liberty Park Tennis Courts.

 

Tennis will meet at Lowell High School each day except 9/16/14 and 9/25/14.  We will meet at Liberty Park these days. 

Beginners 6pm -7pm

Intermediates 7pm-8pm 

Fee $40 res/$45 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: 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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HALLOWEEN HOOPLA

October 25th 2014

Costume contest-Liberty Park-Kids 12 & Under

Registration begins at 11am, judging at 11:30am

Costume Categories:

Scariest, Most Creative, Funniest, Best Character

1st-4th place prizes will be awarded in each category

 

MONSTER MARCH

October 25th 2014

This event takes place right after “Halloween Hoopla”

Immediately following the costume contest awards, we’ll meet at the South end of Liberty Park to “march” through downtown Lowell collecting treats from participating local merchants.  Please wear your costumes!

  

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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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HOLIDAY MAGIC

 Candy Cane Hunt, Parade of Lights, Visit with Santa

November 28th

The Lowell Parks Department, Town of Lowell and the Lowell Chamber of Commerce present Holiday Magic!  Come experience the beauty and magic of Historic down Town Lowell. 

 

CANDY CANE HUNT   4pm at Liberty Park

 

 

Children 12 and under are welcome to hunt for over 2000 candy canes hidden in the park. Find the candy canes with a golden bow and win an extra sweet prize!

 

 

PARADE OF LIGHTS  6 pm Down Town Lowell

A special guest from “Whoville” leads lighted floats from the Lowell Public Library to the American Legion with a grand finale of Santa Claus’s arrival to light the Town Tree! Information for Parade of Lights participants:  Parade applications can be picked up at the Lowell Parks Department, and the Town Hall.  There is no fee to enter the parade, however applications will not be accepted after 11/21/14. Prizes will be awarded for 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th place entries. 

 

 

VISIT WITH SANTA following the parade of lights

Come to the Town Hall and visit with Santa and have your picture taken with him! Enter to win our raffle for some great prizes. 

 

ALL HOLIDAY MAGIC EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  DONTATIONS ARE ALWAYS ACCPETED! 

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MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER

10600 White Oak Ave. Dyer, IN 46311* (219) 558-8811   Fax: (219) 558-8815

www.midwesttrainingandice.com

   MIDWEST TRAINING GYMNASICS & CHEER *1204 Erie Court Crown Point, IN 46307* (219) 662-8844

 

PARK DISTRICT

FALL SESSION PROGRAM – 2014

 

GYMNASTIC & TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLE CLASSES OR DANCE OFFERED AT MIDWEST TRAINING AND ICE CENTER (DYER) and at MIDWEST TRAINING GYMNASTICS & CHEER (CROWN POINT)

Midwest Training is offering 4 consecutive weeks of classes, once per week for Pre-school Gymnastics or Pre-School Trampoline and Tumble (ages 3-5), and Beginning Gymnastics or Beginning Trampoline and Tumble classes (ages 6 and up).

 If you have participated in gymnastic classes at Midwest Training in the past year you are not eligible to register for these sessions.

We have an open enrollment program where the child can start at any time. They will be able to do 4 free classes, 1 per week for 4 consecutive weeks.

Students in these 45 - 60 minute classes are taught the basics of gymnastics through a progressive method of instruction.  Flexibility and strength are introduced to complete a well rounded fun gymnastics experience. All gymnastics equipment appropriate for this level will be used. Movements to other levels are by skill. We offer numerous class times Monday through Saturday.

LEARN TO SKATE AND PRE-HOCKEY SESSION SCHEDULE FOR PARKS – 2014;

We have an open enrollment program where the child can start at any time. They will be able to do 4 free classes, two days per week for two weeks with a paid registration fee.

LEARN TO ICE SKATE (FIGURE SKATING)

Learn to ice skate class for beginners (ages 3-up). Beginner instruction begins with learning to fall and getting up. Balance, edge work, gliding, backward wiggles, and self-confidence are stressed in your choice of 4 class sessions. Sessions are held Thursday and Saturdays over two weeks. These classes are only for new students. If you have participated in ice skating classes at Midwest Training & Ice Center in the past year you are not eligible to register for these sessions. Thursdays, 5:15pm - 6:00pm and Saturdays from 9am - 9:45am

PRE-HOCKEY (LEARN TO SKATE FOR HOCKEY & SKILLS)

Learn to skate – pre-hockey (ages 3-up). This class is designed for the beginner who has had no prior formal lessons. Swizzles, glides and backward wiggles will be emphasized in your choice of 4 class sessions. Sessions are held Fridays & Saturdays over a two week period. These classes are only for new students. If you have participated in ice skating classes at Midwest Training & Ice Center in the past year you are not eligible to register for these sessions.Fridays from 4pm - 5pm and Saturdays from 10am - 11am

SUMMARY:

  • 4 Free Classes good for Learn to Skate, Pre-Hockey, Gymnastics or Dance
  • Classes open to New Students Only (or  students who have not been here in at least one year)
  • Registration Fee: $25.00
  • Skate rental is included with all skating classes

 

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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

Memberships are 1/2 of for the remainder of 2014

 

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