Martin Luther King Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks and Recreation, 3rd District Councilman Barry Tyler, and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the new playground and interactive water feature at Martin Luther King Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! It’s going to be a hot …

Park Board Meeting


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

MEETING OF THE HAMMOND BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Online via Zoom, 5:15pm Hammond Civic Center – 5825 Sohl Avenue Call the Regular Meeting to Order Roll Call Agenda Minutes from Previous Meeting Register of Claims Facility Use Agreements Civic Center Sportsplex Business None Commissioner Comments Public Comment Schedule of next meeting – July 15, 2020 at …

Recreational Facilities & Parks Now Open*


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

As of June 12, 2020, per direction from Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order #20-32, the following is an update to what’s open or closed in the City of Hammond Parks and Recreation department. The following facilities are now open with certain social distancing requirements and reduced hours for certain facilities. Please call each facility for more info. Civic Center fitness center …

Safety Village is Now Open


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreationn and the Hammond Police Department are proud to announce the return of Safety Village Classes for children in Hammond’s miniature village in Windrich Park behind the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue. The classes are FREE and will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 …

Park Board Meeting will include Electronic Access


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

The below meeting of the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners (“Park Board”) was previously noticed per I.C.5-14-1.5-5, however, this notice is to further advise the public that pursuant to Executive Order 20-04 and subsequent orders issued by Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Executive Order 2020-04 and subsequent orders issued by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. the Park Board shall be …

2020 Festival of the Lakes Has Been Cancelled


CATEGORY: Festival of the Lakes, Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

A message from Mayor McDermott: May 28, 2020 Dear Friends, The Festival of the Lakes has been Northwest Indiana’s largest music festival for more than 15 years. Over that time, the festival has brought all of us together to experience world-renowned music, family fun, and some of our favorite region foods. All of us look forward to the festival each …

Recreational Facilities & Parks Closed


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

As part of Mayor McDermott’s Covid-19 task force, the City of Hammond is keeping in touch with many advisors in regards to Covid-19 and posts updates to the website. Based upon the Governor’s Executive Order for a ‘stay at home’ until April 7th, this week, the following City of Hammond Parks and Recreation and Hammond Port Authority outdoor facilities are …

Park Board Meeting will include Electronic Access


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

The below meeting of the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners (“Park Board” was previously noticed per I.C. 5-14-1.5-5, however, this amended notice is to further advise the public that pursuant to Executive Order 20-04 issued by Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Executive Order 2020-04 issued by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. the Park Board shall additionally be conducting this meeting …

CANCELED: Hammond’s 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

InfoTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., AND Hammond Parks & Recreation. When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:00pm – 10:00pm Where: Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 Food served by El Gran Taco Mexican Grill (from 5:00pm – 8:00pm). The menu this year consists of grilled chicken in jalapeno cream cheese …