Hobart Parks Department

Hobart Parks Department The mission of the Hobart Parks Department is to preserve, maintain, protect & improve a safe environment and enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.
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Operating as usual

11/17/2020

You may notice the fall sports banners are being taken down tomorrow morning in preparation for holiday decorations. Don’t worry, we will be putting the football & cheerleading banners back up on Thursday morning in support of our Brickies heading to semi-state! 💜💛💜🏈🏈🏈💛💜💛

In case you are wondering why we are pulling them to just to put back up.....
All of the banners need to come down to properly place the garland. This is time consuming and we must work around downtown traffic. We go out early one morning to take down and head out the next to decorate.

11/15/2020
Maria Reiner Senior Center

Maria Reiner Senior Center

Hello everyone this is Aimee Schallenkamp from the Maria Reiner Center and this is a copy of my weekly call that members will receive tonight!

Out of an abundance of caution due to the Lake County and State increased covid cases, We have decided to temporarily close the MRC once again effective immediately. The Governor has implemented pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers, and targeted restrictions for counties that are in the Orange and Red status. As of today we are in the orange status. The Governor explained that Hoosiers 65 and older and those with other known high-risk medical conditions should remain vigilant about protecting their exposure to COVID. Hoosiers in contact with individuals 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should consider suspending in-person visits, as hard as that is, as this surge continues to crest. So unfortunately, we will close until further notice. The safety of our members is our number one priority. Please be safe. Stay social distanced and wash your hands.

But on a good note, Monday is the Zoom computer class at 2pm with April.

Also, We have decided to have a pumpkin roll fundraiser Just in time for Thanksgiving!!! These are homemade rolls made here at the MRC kitchen by Michelle not me! Haha! so they will be delicious. We are following all health dept and cdc guidelines.

They are $10 per 10” roll
$12 per roll with walnuts
Please call us to place order by Tuesday Nov. 17th and pick up will be Mon-Wed Nov. 23-25 (from 8a-10) at the MRC or other arrangements to pick up if needed. Thanks for helping out our fundraiser.

If you have any questions or to order a pumpkin roll, please give us a call at 947-1864. Stay safe!!

11/13/2020

Updated 11/13/2020

With the rise in Covid cases, starting Monday, November 16, public access will be restricted at City Hall. You may conduct City business, over the phone, email or by appointment. If you have in person business that needs to be conducted, please call the appropriate department and make an appointment. The public is required to wear a face covering while in the building.

Garbage and Recycling pick-ups have been delayed this week due to the Holiday and a shortage of staff due to the pandemic. Compost and leaf bags will be picked up after the garbage and recycling routes are caught up. Please be patient as we continue to provide service in these difficult times. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

Parks use down time to build on past for a more robust future
11/04/2020
Parks use down time to build on past for a more robust future

Parks use down time to build on past for a more robust future

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people using outdoor parks has increased by 219% in Indiana, according to Google Maps. Hobart and Merrillville are doing their best to keep

Happy Halloween all you ghosts and goblins!! Don’t forget to come out to the  golf cart parade today.  We start at 2! 👻☠...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween all you ghosts and goblins!!
Don’t forget to come out to the golf cart parade today. We start at 2!
👻☠️🎃

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this Fall?  Check out our Kids in the Kitchen class.  Registration is now o...
10/20/2020

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this Fall? Check out our Kids in the Kitchen class.

Registration is now open!! Payments can be made over the phone by calling 219-942-2987 or in the Parks Department office located inside the Community Center at Festival Park. Don't wait, the classes will fill up quickly!!!

We have been getting a lot of questions about where all of our parks are located.  We hope this graphic will be helpful.
10/14/2020

We have been getting a lot of questions about where all of our parks are located. We hope this graphic will be helpful.

We are beyond excited to say our playground installations are underway!!!  Here is a sneak peek of old vs new that will ...
10/14/2020

We are beyond excited to say our playground installations are underway!!! Here is a sneak peek of old vs new that will be at Emily Silich Park.

We have 7 parks that will receive new playground equipment. They are as follows:

Emily Silich Park
Hillman Heights Park
Fred Rose 8th Street
Englehart Park
Glenwood Park
McAfee Park
Arbor Lane Park

These are in addition to the new playground installed at Barrington Ridge Park last year. We also have equipment for Robinson Lake Park that will go in next year. So, that’s 9 new play features for our community!!!

Funding for the playgrounds was provided from a Park Bond taken out in 2017. Bond funding can only be used for specified projects within that department. An overall assessment of each playground throughout the parks system was done. Out of our 23 park properties, 19 have some sort of play feature, while 9 of the 19 have old outdated equipment. How do you pick and choose which get done? You don’t! You find a way to make them all happen. Through strategic planning, we were able to make a little go a long way to help benefit the whole community. We are happy to be able to update our pocket neighborhood parks BUT we still have big plans for a destination playground in the near future.

Yogawithme.Coreymarie
10/06/2020

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

Yogawithme.coreymarie
🧘🏻‍♀️ 🙏🏻
Yoga is at the Hobart Community Center
Tuesday at 9:30am with Corey
5:30pm with Arin
Thursday 9:30am with Arin
5:30pm with Corey
Always only 5 dollars cash or check to the Parks Department . 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #yogalover #yogateacher #yogaforeveryone

We would like to thank the Student Conservation Association for their partnership in planting 30 more trees on the west ...
10/05/2020

We would like to thank the Student Conservation Association for their partnership in planting 30 more trees on the west end of Robinson Lake Park, Friday morning. In time, these trees will provide a buffer between the park and I-65 helping with air pollution and reducing traffic noise for park visitors. Special thanks to Drew with the USDA Forest Service, Daiva with the SCA and all the dedicated volunteers.

We will be doing another planting this Wednesday at Amber Creek park. If interested in volunteering please click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amber-creek-park-tree-planting-tickets-124087812989

Photos taken by: Abbie Dutton

Hobart Events
10/01/2020

Hobart Events

We have decided to cancel the Market tonight.

The cool temperatures mixed with rain will make for a cold, soggy evening.

We hope to see you next week for the last Market of the season!

Hobart Events
09/29/2020

Hobart Events

Hobart Hunters.......this is a good one!!!

If you haven’t been to Johnson’s Family Fun Farm, now is your chance.

Johnson’s donated 10 daily passes and we hid them on the 10 different trees in Festival Park.

They are good for 1 free admission per family!

Happy Hunting.

Please take only ONE....don’t be greedy.

Hobart Events
09/29/2020

Hobart Events

Good Morning!!

This cool weather has us feeling Halloweeny!

We hid a few Halloween treats around town this morning.

We will be doing another hunt today so stay tuned!!!

Happy Hunting!

Yogawithme.Coreymarie
09/29/2020

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

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Hello Fall! No more outdoor yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️ 🙏🏻
Yoga is back at The Hobart Community Center
Tuesday at 9:30am with Corey
5:30pm with Arin
Thursday 9:30am with Arin
5:30pm with Corey
Always only 5 dollars cash or check to the Parks Department . I’ll post only if a class needs to be canceled due to weather🙏🏻🙏🏻 #yogalover #yogateacher #yogaforeveryone

Hobart Events
09/24/2020

Hobart Events

It’s time!!

We tried the picture thing but people were grabbing flyers before we could post them. So we had a change of plans.

We hid these flyers good, like really good.

The following clues will lead you to the spot. Grab the flyer and bring it to the Hobart Events tent at the Market to claim your prize.

All flyers are hid in Festival, rugby or along the Lakefront.

Here are your clues:

1. This sign reminds you to social distance in parks. FOUND

2. Do you tire easily? Our Rugby players sure don’t. FOUND

3. Market parking is next to a beautiful wildflower patch, take a frolic in the flowers.
FOUND
4. Thank you for not feeding the ducks and geese. FOUND

5. Cast a line and take a seat. It’s beneath something but not your feet. FOUND

6. Please clean up after your dog. FOUND

7. It’s finally open but the sidewalk is closed.FOUND

8. Did you know Lake George Dam protects people and resources. You can read all about it. FOUND

9. Ketchup doesn’t go on hotdogs.....Big Silly. FOUND

10. Don’t be trashy, put your garbage where it goes. FOUND

Thank you to Shout Green for donating the prize!!’

Happy Hunting!!

Hobart Events
09/24/2020

Hobart Events

How cute are these?!

Shout Green donated these AWESOME cupcake kits for the Hobart Hunt today!!

We are going to do this hunt a little different, we will be hiding 10 of these flyers with a secret sticker on them at the Market tonight. We will post pictures like we usually do.

You will have to find the flyer and bring it to the Hobart Events tent at the Market to get your prize.

Please only take one flyer, even if you find more than one. You will only get one prize per family.

Check back this evening for the official Hobart Hunt post!!!!

Trick or treat...Smell my feet... Give me something good to eat...
09/23/2020

Trick or treat...
Smell my feet...
Give me something good to eat...

Trick or Treat Hobart!

As always, leave your porch light on to participate.

We ask that all candy be commercially wrapped and that facial coverings be utilized.

It is recommended that children be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Yogawithme.Coreymarie
09/22/2020

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

Yogawithme.coreymarie
Yoga at The Hobart Community Center
tomorrow at 9:30am with Corey
5:30pm at the Hobart Community Center with Arin
Thursday 9:30am at the Hobart Community Center with Arin
5:30pm Thursday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey 9:30am Saturday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey Always only 5 dollars cash or check to the Parks Department. I’ll post only if a class needs to be canceled due to weather🙏🏻🙏🏻 #yogalover #yogateacher #yogaforeveryone #summeryoga #outdooryoga

Hobart Events
09/21/2020

Hobart Events

Hey Hobart Hunters!!

We’ve been hearing rumors that Halloween is canceled here in Hobart.......that is NOT the case!

Trick or Treating will be October 31 from 5-7 pm as usual. If you want to participate by passing out candy, please leave your porch light on.

In honor of Trick or Treating we have hid 10 pumpkins our favorite spooky spot.

Please selfie with your pumpkin in the comments so others know they are found.

PLEASE TAKE ONLY ONE!!

We may be watching you!!!!!!

Hobart Events
09/18/2020

Hobart Events

We hid 10 Brickie Spirit Masks around town...Happy Hunting!!

Hobart Events
09/16/2020

Hobart Events

Hey Hobart Hunters!!

We are getting ready for a Friday Brickie Spirit Day Hunt!!

These Brickie Masks will be perfect for game nights!

#wegotspirityeswedo

Hobart Events
09/14/2020

Hobart Events

Hobart....I know you love your golf carts!!

Where the heck are you registrations for the HALLOWEEN GOLF CART PARADE?!?! We have 2 so far......that's right, ONLY 2!

Get them in!!!!

09/11/2020
Yogawithme.Coreymarie

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

No Saturday am yoga because of the rain:(. See you all next week 🙂

Hobart Events
09/02/2020

Hobart Events

September Summer Market Line-Up

9/3 - Derek Caruso & the Blues Fuse
9/10 - Smarty Pants
9/17 - Buck Daddy
9/24 - Chronic Flannel

Hobart Events
09/02/2020

Hobart Events

It’s a beautiful day for a walk down the trail!!

We hid Tulip Bulbs compliments of Safe Haven Veterans Housing along the trail East of Hobart Lumber.

Happy Hunting!!

Yogawithme.Coreymarie
09/01/2020

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

Yogawithme.coreymarie
Yoga at Fred Rose Park
tomorrow at 9:30am with Corey
5:30pm at the Hobart Community Center with Corey
Thursday 9:30am at the Hobart Community Center with Arin
5:30pm Thursday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey
9:30am Saturday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey
Always only 5 dollars cash or check to the Parks Droartment. I’ll post only if a class needs to be canceled due to weather🙏🏻🙏🏻 #yogalover #yogateacher #yogaforeveryone #summeryoga #outdooryoga

Hobart Events
08/28/2020

Hobart Events

All my life I wanna be a BRICKIE....Work, Work, Work!!!

In honor of the first home football game tonight, we hid some Brickie Swag around town. (Tie dye purple and gold bandanas and socks)

Please comment if you find one!!!

Go Bricks!!

Yogawithme.Coreymarie
08/25/2020

Yogawithme.Coreymarie

Yogawithme.coreymarie
Yoga at Fred Rose Park
tomorrow at 9:30am with Corey
5:30pm at the Hobart Community Center with Arin
Thursday 9:30am at the Hobart Community Center with Arin
5:30pm Thursday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey
9:30am Saturday at Fred Rose Park weather permitting with Corey
Always only 5 dollars cash or check to the Parks Droartment. I’ll post only if a class needs to be canceled due to weather🙏🏻🙏🏻 #yogalover #yogateacher #yogaforeveryone #summeryoga #outdooryoga

Hobart Events
08/17/2020

Hobart Events

Round 2 Census Scavenger Hunt!!

Hobart Events
08/17/2020

Hobart Events

Surprise Hunt Today!!!

Have you filled out your Census form? If not, there is still time!!

To help motivate you, we hid Census Swag throughout the City.

Use these photo clues to find your prize!!

Round 2 coming in a couple of hours.

*Please comment on the photo if you found it*

08/17/2020
Hobart Little League 2021

Hobart Little League 2021

Hobart Little League Families,
We are very sorry to announce that Hobart Little League will not be hosting Fall Ball this season. The board has decided to wait until the Spring season due to everything going on. The league still needs more volunteers to become members of the board or Manage, Coach and maintain the facility. We will refund anyone who requested their fees go towards the fall or it can be applied towards 2021 fees.

We will be posting open board positions for next year. If you would like to become a board member in 2021 and have your name placed in the ballot please send us a message.

Thanks you

HLL

Address

111 E Old Ridge Rd
Hobart, IN
46342

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(219) 942-2987

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