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.  Sales tax will be applied to shelter rentals.

Park Policies

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.


Homestead Park


Meadows Park


Markley Park


Sheppard Park


Resident Non-Resident
50 people and under $88 $131
51-100 people $125 $186
101-150 people $168 $252
152-200 people $208 $311
201 or more people $249 $374

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) $76*
  • One Highland Resident $139*
  • Neither Highland Resident $209

Sales tax will be applied. * Driver’s license must be shown as proof of residency.


Main Square Park

Ball fields are available for rent at 8071 Kennedy Ave. Call 219-838-0114 for availability and pricing.

Sharp Athletic Complex

Sharp Athletic Complex

Groups and individuals are encouraged to help improve the community by donating toward benches, trees, or flower planters. A plaque donation will be placed to honor your group or to identify the donation as a memorial.

Donation Options:

  • Full back recycled plastic bench $1350
  • Tree $250

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