Bike Path Detour

A part of the bike trail will be closed and a detour provided from late May and lasting several weeks.

Outdoor Basketball Courts and Skatepark Closed

Due to social distancing guidelines, the Highland Park & Recreation Board has decided to close all outdoor basketball courts and the skate park located at Sheppard Park until further notice. We will post updates as information becomes available. Thank you for understanding and complying!

Highland Playgrounds Closed

According to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08, directive for Hoosiers to stay at home, all public access playgrounds may increase the spread of COVID-19 and therefore shall be closed.  Effective immediately, all Highland playgrounds are closed.  Thank you for understanding and complying.

Fieldhouse

 

Besides open gym and a walking track, the Fieldhouse can be rented for conventions or athletic games and practices.

Fitness Center

 

The Fitness Center boasts a variety of cardio equipment, strength training machines, and free weights with lockers and showers.

Room Rentals

 

The Lincoln Center banquet hall and rooms are perfect for showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, open houses, corporate meetings, banquets, receptions, etc.

Fitness Classes

 

From Yoga to Zumba to Aerobics, fitness classes are offered for adults and led by certified instructors.

Social Distancing in Parks and Trails

COVID-19

 

“CDC and NRPA encourage people to connect with the outdoors during this time. Please see these guidelines to safely use public parks and trails while reaping the mental and physical benefits that these spaces provide.”
– Alex M. Brown, Highland Parks & Recreation Superintendent

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Upcoming Events

Nov 28

Craft Show and Vendor Fair

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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WE PRESENT: KIDS SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST

We’re calling on all artists to submit pictures of their sidewalk chalk masterpieces by 9am on Friday, May 29th. HPRD will select winners from each of 3 age divisions (3-5, 6-9, 10-16). Only one submission per child, please. Winners will receive a coupon for a free McDonald's dessert and have their artwork displayed on HPRD social media accounts. Please send all contest submissions to us in a message on Facebook with the child’s name and age.
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WE PRESENT:  KIDS SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST

We’re calling on all artists to submit pictures of their sidewalk chalk masterpieces by 9am on Friday, May 29th. HPRD will select winners from each of 3 age divisions (3-5, 6-9, 10-16). Only one submission per child, please. Winners will receive a coupon for a free McDonalds dessert and have their artwork displayed on HPRD social media accounts. Please send all contest submissions to us in a message on Facebook with the child’s name and age.

Posted Fri May 22nd, 2020

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Stephanie Kustka

Ricardo Santiago

Susie Perez Jese Perez

Our coloring contest "Flowers Edition" winners:
Zachary, age 7
Karlei, age 9
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Our coloring contest Flowers Edition winners: 
Zachary, age 7
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Posted Mon May 18th, 2020

NIPSCO will be closing the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail between Highway Ave. and Grand Blvd. next week, May 18-20, mostly during daytime hours due to some work that will be done. They will attempt to open every evening. ... See MoreSee Less

NIPSCO will be closing the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail between Highway Ave. and Grand Blvd. next week, May 18-20, mostly during daytime hours due to some work that will be done. They will attempt to open every evening.

Posted Fri May 15th, 2020

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Bob Kaczmarczyk

Charles Podgorny Alex Blank

We present: a Kids Coloring Contest - May Flowers edition! (Ages 3-13)

Please submit a colored rendition of the picture from this post by emailing it to dbyers@highland.in.gov with the child's name and age. Only one submission per child, please. Submissions are due by noon on Monday, May 18. If you don't have access to a printer, a colorful drawing of the flowers will do!

Submitted artwork will be posted here on Facebook for followers to help us vote on!

A number of top vote-getters (depending on how many entries we receive - entries may be split into age divisions) will receive a coupon for a free McDonald's dessert and have their artwork displayed in the Lincoln Community Center lobby for a month upon reopening!

Our previous winners from the Color a Park and Easter Bunny coloring contests may enter but are not eligible for prizes.
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We present: a Kids Coloring Contest - May Flowers edition! (Ages 3-13)

Please submit a colored rendition of the picture from this post by emailing it to dbyers@highland.in.gov with the childs name and age. Only one submission per child, please. Submissions are due by noon on Monday, May 18. If you dont have access to a printer, a colorful drawing of the flowers will do!

Submitted artwork will be posted here on Facebook for followers to help us vote on!

A number of top vote-getters (depending on how many entries we receive - entries may be split into age divisions) will receive a coupon for a free McDonalds dessert and have their artwork displayed in the Lincoln Community Center lobby for a month upon reopening!

Our previous winners from the Color a Park and Easter Bunny coloring contests may enter but are not eligible for prizes.

Posted Mon May 11th, 2020

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This was posted 28 minutes ago, but says it’s due April 18th. Do you mean May 18th?

Krystle Fuller, Steffeni Relinski, Heather Krucek-Zdonek

A portion of the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail will be under construction for a projected period of 2-3 weeks beginning in late May. Please use the detour provided. ... See MoreSee Less

A portion of the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail will be under construction for a projected period of 2-3 weeks beginning in late May.  Please use the detour provided.

Posted Mon May 11th, 2020

Correction - Lake County is to be on a one week delay throughout the 5 stage plan as rolled out by Governor Holcomb. This was confirmed by our Town Council president who called the governor's office yesterday for clarification. Therefore, the earliest we may open is May 31 (we may decide to wait until Monday, June 1 to open). This, of course, may all change if the governor decides we shall revert to a prior stage.We are looking to re-open to an extent with social distancing guidelines in place on May 26, per Governor Holcomb’s 5 stage plan. Stay tuned for more information in the days and weeks to come. ... See MoreSee Less

Correction - Lake County is to be on a one week delay throughout the 5 stage plan as rolled out by Governor Holcomb. This was confirmed by our Town Council president who called the governors office yesterday for clarification. Therefore, the earliest we may open is May 31 (we may decide to wait until Monday, June 1 to open). This, of course, may all change if the governor decides we shall revert to a prior stage.

Posted Thu May 7th, 2020

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Online Registration

Register and pay with a credit card for fitness classes, sports, education, special events, and more.

Fitness Center

Members are entitled to 10% off on select group fitness classes. Personal trainers are available as well.

Notice: HPRD programs and facilities are available to all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to provide participation in desired programs and activities. If you have a disability condition and would like more information and support for accessibility of programs and facilities, contact the Superintendent for Parks and Recreation at 219-838-0114. Regulations of the U.S. Department of Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal Assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013.

 

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