Veterans Appreciation Day Parade & Concert

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The City of Hammond celebrates its 3rd annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd street and ends at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial. Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions and VFW posts, musical entertainment from …

11th Annual RC Pilots Air Show

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The Jean Shepherd Community Center will be hosting the 11th Annual RC Pilots Air Show featuring a candy drop for kids on Saturday, September 24th from Noon – 3:00pm. This event is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Jean Shepherd Community Center is located at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive in Hammond.

WWE Live at the Hammond Civic Center

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WWE Returns to Hammond for the 1st Time in 2 Years! Friday, October 21st, 2016, 7:30pm at the Hammond Civic Center. See your Favorite WWE Superstars including: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, The New Day, Sami Zayn, Rusev, Cesaro, and many more!* Tickets start at just $15! Tickets available now at or at the Hammond Civic Center …

Hammond Parks extends pool dates

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Hammond Parks & Recreation extends pool dates to the public at Hessville pool, located at Kennedy Avenue and 173rd Street, and Pulaski pool, located at 137th Street and Sheffield Avenue, through Saturday, September 3rd. On Tuesday, August 16th Hessville and Pulaski pools will be open from noon until 7 p.m. Starting on Wednesday, August 17, the hours for Hessville and …

Get Ready for Summer Fun at Hammond’s Pools

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area residents to join us for summer fun at Hammond’s four outdoor pools. Pool passes are on sale now, and the pools will open, weather permitting, June 11 through September 3. Pool hours will be: Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. All of the pools are closed on Mondays for maintenance. Pick up your Season Passes for the whole family at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Ave. or at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, 219-554-0155.

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 $71 each if purchased at their main gate. Hammond Parks & Recreation is offering them for only $48 each. That is a savings of $23.00 per ticket!

City of Hammond and Michigan City Lakers agree to 1 Year Deal Allowing the Midwest Collegiate Team to Play All MCL Home Games in Riverside Park

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott is proud to announce a deal struck between Midwest Collegiate team, the Michigan City Lakers, and the City of Hammond Park Department, which allows the MC Lakers to lease Hammond’s south baseball field, located in Riverside Park, for use by this franchise for the 2016 MCL Summer Baseball Season. For years, this franchise has played all their home games on the baseball field at Purdue North Central, located in Westville, Indiana. This baseball field has recently become unavailable to the Lakers franchise, leaving them without a field to play their 2016 home games. That is when representatives from the Midwest Collegiate League approached Hammond city officials about allowing the Lakers to play their home games in Riverside park, in Hammond.