Request for Proposals for Operation of Concession Stands

The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department invites qualified Offerors to submit proposals to operate and maintain the concession stand at one or all of the following locations: Stone Lake Beach and Kesling Park Baseball-Softball Complex.


The goal is to continue to provide affordable, quality concessions which enhance the enjoyment of these amenities. The Department is seeking successful Vendors with demonstrated background in operations and maintenance of similar facilities or equitable experience. Ultimately, the selected entity and the Department will enter into a concessionaire agreement for the operations and maintenance of either or both sites.


The Department will now accept sealed proposals until 4 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Clerk-Treasurer Office (801 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350). Proposals will be opened and read aloud at 9 a.m. Friday, March 1, at City Hall. Questions regarding the requirements may be directed to Mark Schreiber, Park Superintendent, via email at Questions will be answered via public addendum.


Request for Proposals for Operation of Concession Stands




Youth Sports - Registration Continues


Keeping baseball and softball fun — especially in the early stages of youth participation — is the primary concern of our programs. We believe in participation for all, positive competition and building character. We teach fundamentals and traditions of the game, champion sportsmanship and encourage family and community support. 


Rookie (Machine Pitch), Minor, Major and Junior Baseball

Perfect Pitch (Machine Pitch) Softball

Junior and Senior Slowpitch Softball

Fast Pitch Softball

Tennis Lessons


Adult Softball - Registration now open!


Team managers from the 2023 season will receive registration information by USPS. The deadline for entry is Friday, March 8. New teams may pick up the needed forms and information at the Park Office, 250 Pine Lake Avenue or by clicking here. All team managers are required to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the La Porte Civic Auditorium lower level.  Enter through the door at the end of the ramp on Plain Street. The season begins the week of April 22.



Stone Lake Kayak Lockers - Rentals Available!


We continue to make improvements at Stone Lake Beach! Summer 2022 we took delivery and installed sixteen kayak lockers near the accessible kayak launch. Additional improvements during 2022 included fresh paint for the beach house exterior and interior as well as the adjacent fencing, over 245 tons of new sand, a kayak rental unit, new outdoor shower towers, concrete cornhole boards, and a ping pong table. Thank you to the  La Porte Park Foundation for funding the painting projects and the sand purchase. For more information on renting a kayak locker, please contact the Park office at 219-326-9600.



Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to rent one of our Park Facilities, Park Shelter, or Register for a program!