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Hello Everyone!

Where has the winter gone! we only have a few months left in the school year and summer will be here. The City of East Chicago, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the Parks & Recreation Department are here to announce an exciting, safe and fun filled Spring to Summer Program. As the students settle down from the school year it is time to think of the children’s safety for the summer. Our community centers offer a secure environment for children to partake in various programs from dance to sports— We have been working hard to coming up with a summer program that will be of interest to all ages. A summer filled with fun activities, special events, sports camps, and field trips, all the while keeping children safe. The community centers offer children a place to unwind and a place to just be kids. All interested participants must have a new registration form completed and signed by their parent or guardian. You also may call or visit the Recreation Office and/or the community center of your choice, just ask to speak to the recreation leader of the Recreation Department. The entire staff looks forward to seeing you and sharing more wonderful times!

Thank You,
Mayra Acosta, Superintendent of Parks & Recreation
Fran Nowacki, Manager of Recreation
East Chicago’s parks provide more than 30,000 East Chicagoans with an attractive and safe environment. They are places of beauty and tranquility, where individuals and families have the opportunity to absorb some of nature's benefits. Come listen to bands, gather for celebrations and to participate in volleyball, baseball, soccer, and golf. There are areas for children and families to play in the sand, swim in the pool or beautiful Lake Michigan, or run and/or walk around a track.

From our city neighborhoods to our beautiful lakefront, East Chicago parks offer natives and tourists the chance to explore a fun atmosphere, relax in nature or try something new. The local park scene boasts new playground equipment, family fun, wonderful greenspace, safe havens, and our ever so popular water parks. There's something for everyone: outdoor or indoor, on water or land.

Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Park Department are dedicated to maintaining and improving these valuable resources and safe havens throughout our wonderful neighborhoods.

The East Chicago Park & Recreation Team’s goal is to provide the highest quality recreational programs aimed to educate, challenge, and safeguard our citizens. Come visit one of our many beautiful parks today!
Park Board

Parks Department
1615 E. 142nd Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: 219-391-8474
Fax: 219-391-8502

Phone: 219-391-8476
Mayra Acosta, Park Superintendent
Fran Nowacki
Manager of Recreation
East Chicago Parks & Recreation will provide essential services, facilities and programs necessary for the positive development and well being of the citizens of East Chicago.
  • Park Hour: 7am - 10 pm
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Drugs are Prohibited.
  • Vehicles are not permuted in the park.
  • Pets must be on a leash and owners are responsible for clean-up afterwards.
  • Glass bottles are prohibited.
  • Groups with park permits have priority for park picnic areas.
Any person or group wishing to use a park for any special activity must have an East Chicago Park permit. Permits are issued at the Administrative Office with a refundable deposit and small fee.
East Chicago Parks and Recreation has three public pool sites, one the size of an Olympic size pool and two standing water slide pools. Our pools are equipped with certified Lifeguards for the safety of the residents.

• (Residents only) $10.00 per person for seasonal pass
• $5.00 per day for Non– Residents or $25.00 for seasonal pass
• Lost Pass fee $5.00 per card
Individual medical insurance is NOT provided by the City of
East Chicago Park & Recreation Dept. Individuals are responsible
for their own medical cost arising from injuries while participating
in Recreation activities.
Garments that have pictures and/or writing that are vulgar suggestive,
indecent or otherwise offensive or that allude to drugs, alcohol
or gang involvement are not allowed. Shirts and shoes must be worn
in building, children must wear tennis shoes in gym area, no
open toe shoes or dress shoes allowed in gym. No hats, or bandanas,
are allowed in gym.
East Chicago Parks & Recreation is NOT responsible for any personal
belongings Children are urged NOT to bring valuables of any kind. Cell
Phones, electronic games, radios, and computers ,Cell phones are to be only used in emergency situations or for pick up only).