Velocity 219 Volleyball Club Tryouts


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce tryout information for the 2021-2022 Velocity 219 Volleyball Club: When: Sunday, October 17, 2021 Where: Hammond Sportsplex, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard, Hammond Time: 1pm – 3pm (for ages 10u -14u) Time: 3pm – 5pm (for ages 15u – 18u) Tryout Fee: $15 The teams for this season …

Ground Breaks for Final Phase of Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond

CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced the final groundbreaking at the Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond has taken place. When first elected in 2004, Mayor McDermott saw the economic potential for this area. One of his first major projects was to demolish the multi-residential complex that used a disproportionate amount of city resources …

Veterans Appreciation Day Parade

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond celebrate its 8th annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 6 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 Veterans Memorial. Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions …

Hocus Pocus 2 Day Event


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the first ever Hocus Pocus Two-Day Event, designed to get you into the Halloween spirit, on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 at the Hammond Sportsplex, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. On Friday, October 8 at 7:30 pm, Hammond Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Hammond …

VIDEO: Walkable USA – Proof of Concept


This is a work sample for the upcoming documentary film “Walkable USA” which chronicles the efforts of city planner Jeff Speck as he works with Hammond, Indiana to revitalize its downtown. The film is a production of House Painter Media, LLC in association with the Center for Independent Documentary. Donations towards the production of the film can be made here.

Capital Improvement Board Meeting Has Been Canceled

CATEGORY: Capital Improvement Board, News, Public Notices

Please take notice that the regular scheduled meeting and work study session of the Capital Improvements Board Meeting for Monday, September 20, 2021 will be cancelled.

Park Board Meeting

CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

MEETING OF THE HAMMOND BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m. In-Person at the Hammond Civic Center in the Board Room at 5825 Sohl Avenue, Hammond And Online Via Zoom Public Comment may be submitted prior to and following the meeting at: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 875 1519 1543 …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Changes Remaining Mayor’s Night Out Dates

CATEGORY: Mayor's Night Out, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has changed the two remaining Mayor’s Night Out dates due to scheduling conflicts. Wednesday, October 6 in the 5th District in the Jefferson Elementary School Cafeteria is now rescheduled to Wednesday, October 27. Wednesday, November 3 in the 6th District in the Scott Middle School Cafeteria, is now rescheduled to Wednesday, December 8. Both …

VIDEO: Downtown Hohman Avenue Redesign Presentation

CATEGORY: Economic Development, Events, Mayor's Office, Speck

PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG, ESG, and CHDO Grant Applications Now Available

CATEGORY: Community Development, News, Public Notices

The City of Hammond, Department of Planning and Development is in the process of preparing its 2022-2023 budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO). Applications will be available beginning September 7, 2021. Application must be completed and return to the Department of Planning and Development, 5925 Calumet Ave, Suite …