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 …

IHSAA Boys 3A Basketball Sectionals


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to announce that the 2020 IHSAA Class 3A Boys Basketball State Tournament will be held at the Hammond Civic Center on Tuesday, March 3rd; Friday, March 6th; and Saturday, March 7th. Here is the game schedule: Tuesday, March 3: Doors open at 5:00 pm and the games start …

Santa Canvas Paint Party


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

$35 per person, includes all materials.  Spaces are limited to 20 guests.  Cash, Cards or Checks Payable to Hammond Parks Department will be accepted. Register at the Hammond Civic Center before December 1st or until spots are full.  Call us at 219-853-6378.

Finger Painting Picassos


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Ages 2-4 with parent Children will work with paints, glue, paper, shaving cream and more.  All supplies, borrowed apron and snack included.  Special Holiday activity on the last day! Cost is $25 per child.  Minimum class participants: 6; Maximum class participants: 12. Register at the Hammond Civic Center.  Call 219-853-6378 for more information. Deadline to register is November 7!

Hammond’s Edison Park Design Wins Award


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department

Congratulations to the City of Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., 4th District Councilman Bill Emerson, the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners and Parks and Recreation Administrator, Mark Heintz on the award winning Edison Park. The Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) recognized outstanding professional achievement projects completed in the State of Indiana at an awards …