Parks and Shelters
The following parks are complete with shelters, washrooms, and drinking fountains to make your family or corporate picnic more enjoyable. They are available for rent. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate 1 to 250 people. Fees cover the placement of picnic tables, trash cans, and clean-up. Reservations require 8-day advance notice. Sales tax will apply. Call 219-838-0114 for availability and pricing. Sales tax will be applied to shelter rentals.
The Town of Highland prohibits the following by ordinance in all park areas: advertising, alcohol/drugs, archery, ATV vehicles, camping/sleeping, defacing park property, destruction of landscape , disorderly conduct , dumping/littering, firearms, fireworks, gambling, glass containers, golfing, harassing wildlife, horses, metal detectors, mopeds, motor vehicles, open fires, overnight parking, snowmobiles, soliciting, and swimming.
- Pets must be on leash at all times and owners are responsible for handling pet waste.
- Permit holders have priority for shelters.
- Baseball is permitted only at Homestead, Markley & Orchard.
- Tennis courts are for tennis use only.
- Please notify the Park and Recreation Department at 219-838-0114 for violations of park policies or if you notice a park facility in need of repair.
Located at 3001 Ridge Road, this is a popular site for wedding ceremonies. Decorating and chairs are the responsibility of the permit holder. A minimum two-hour block is required when making reservations. Electrical service is available upon request. Decorations must be taken down following each event. Due to park programs during May through September, the following items may be in the park: tents, picnic tables, bleachers, etc. Only the gazebo may be used as part of the facility agreement. The surrounding park not included in rental.
- Bride & Groom (both Highland Residents) $74*
- One Highland Resident $135*
- Neither Highland Resident $203
Sales tax will be applied. * Driver’s license must be shown as proof of residency.
- Flower planter $1,500
- Full back recycled plastic bench $865
- Tree $250