Calumet Avenue Closed Until Further Notice

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has closed Calumet Avenue between Michigan Street and Sibley Street in Hammond today for an extended period. During the course of INDOT’s reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, INDOT’s contractor pierced the top of an 84” brick sewer on Friday, May 4, 2018. Attempts by the contractor to …

Hammond Parks Department Announces Summer Recreation 2018

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2018, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games. Five Weeks of summer fun:June 11th – July 13thMonday – Friday, 9:00am to Noon. Breakfast provided by the School City of Hammond (served 9:00am through 10:00am) Children will be in a supervised day camp setting with sports …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.” Mr. Taillon is a Hammond native and graduate of …

Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 15th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from …

Open Tennis at Dowling Park

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The Dowling Park Tennis Courts are open to the public from May 16, 2018 through July 30, 2018. Hours:Monday, Wednesday, & Friday8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday9:00am – 4:00pm Location:3031 J.F. Mahoney DriveHammond, IN 46323 Please note that the park will be closed June 22nd-24th, July 4th-8th, & July 27th-29th.

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Mayor McDermott Announces New Building Commissioner

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code. Bob is a long time …

Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount! The Six Flags Great America tickets are typically priced at over $79 each if purchased at their main gate. Hammond Parks & Recreation is offering them for only $54 each. That is a …

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Mayor McDermott Saddened but Encouraged with the Loss of Downtown Hammond’s Straube Building

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that although we are saddened by the loss of the Straube Building caused by the fire, this tragic event provides the opportunity for the construction of new, innovative commercial development. The City has a master plan that discusses increased walkability, livability and a parking plan for the downtown area, so this opportunity …

Hammond Edison Park Improvements Groundbreaking

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Upon its completion Edison Park will be a park that is family friendly where parents and children can have fun together. The park will boast two artificial turf mini soccer fields with dasher boards, new playground equipment including accessible fall zone surfacing, new park benches and swings, walking path, agility course, concrete bean bag boards, a skate area and community …