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Camp FUNset Is Here!
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It may seem early, but we're getting ready for our super-fun summer camp: Camp FUNset. It's back this year and better than ever. You can learn all about Camp FUNset over here.


Register for Camp FUNset right now and save your spot!
Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/portercountyparks Search for "Camp" and select the weeks you'd like to register for. If you have any questions, call (219) 309-0680.

Programs and Activities
Here in Porter County, we have a variety of great opportunities that will help you make the most of the natural beauty of our area and everything else we have to offer. Whether you want to go out and enjoy the great outdoors, be inspired by nature and see it grow on canvas or fire up the imagination of your students in class (or out!) - There is a recreation program for all occasions. Porter County Parks and Recreation has something for everyone.

To view the March-December 2018 Program Guide, click here.

To view events and register online, click here.

Prairie Magic Music Festival 2018
prairie magic music festival

Prairie Magic Music Festival 2018 tickets are now on sale! The concert will be August 12, 2018 from 1-7 pm. Headliners will be the Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. Tickets are $15 in advance online, $10 with student ID, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets will be $20 at the door, so get your tickets now!

Also, our campground is open to anyone who would like to enjoy the concert during the day and sleep under the stars. Our primitive campground is for tents only -- no RV's and no hookups. We're offering a discounted rate for the night of the concert: $5/tent. You can purchase your campground pass with your tickets.

This is going to be an extraordinary day! Hope to see you there.

There's Tons to Explore With Porter County Parks and Recreation!
The mission of the Porter County Parks and Recreation Board and Department is to preserve, protect and manage the natural, cultural and recreational resources within a diverse park system. 

We are committed to delivering youth, adult and school programs to the residents of Porter County and Northwest Indiana, while also providing a gateway into the natural beauty of our area through its unique parks and trails. For more information, call (219) 465-3586.
Porter County Parks is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pcparksandrec, Twitter at @pcparksnrec, and Instagram at @pcparksnrec.

Multimedia Policy
On occasion, Parks & Recreation staff may take photos, video, or other recordings of participants in our parks and/or programs. Please be aware that this multimedia is only for parks and recreation department use and may be used in future print publications, on our website, social media and other mediums. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy
A 100% refund will be given if a participant cancels their registration at least five (5) working days prior to the first class. No refund will be allowed after this time.  A full refund will be given if the Parks & Recreation Department cancels a class for any reason. This policy does not apply to Camp FUNset.

ADA Compliance
If you require special assistance in order to participate in any of our programs, please contact us.  We will do our best to provide you with whatever assistance you need. 

Address and Contact

Porter County Parks Main Office 
155 Indiana Avenue - Suite 304
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3586
Fax: (219) 465-3640