Lakefest 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the City of La Porte LakeFest. We could not have done it without the overwhelming community support and our volunteers, committee members and sponsors. Some highlights included:

☀️ Estimated 4,000+ attended the Saturday night concert in Fox Park, with outstanding performances from Everclear, Midwest Hype and James Neary;

☀️ Hundreds, if not thousands, more formed around the lake for fireworks;

☀️ Nearly 2,000 turned out to support the 60+ vendors at The Collective Artisan Market;

☀️ Families packed into Unity Park for the Kids Fun Zone (and, yes, there was foam);

☀️ Between 80-90 cars cruised in for the Car Show in its first year;

☀️ The Cornhole Tournament maxed out with 40, highly-competitive teams;

☀️ On Stone Lake, a record number of teams and participants battled it out in the P1 AquaX LakeFest Grand Prix;

☀️ With rousing Latin music and dancing, the Fiesta del Lago enjoyed its best yet attended year;

☀️ Hundreds more participated in the 5K Run, Sand Volleyball Tournament and Nerf Gun Battle;

☀️ And the food ... oh, so much delicious food!!!

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Youth Fall Ball


Join us for our Fall Baseball program as we prepare players for next season. Our emphasis will be on instruction and constructive competition as players look to take their games to the next level. Registration for Fall Ball is now closed.

Save the Date! Registration for Spring Baseball, Softball, T-Ball and Summer Tennis will begin in January.



Zero Tolerance Policy for Umpire Abuse 

The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is committed to providing every participant with a positive baseball and/or softball experience. The fabric of a sports league is held together by good sportsmanship and the mutual respect of everyone involved.  The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department believes that every participant deserves to be treated with respect. To this end, the department has developed a  Zero Tolerance Policy for Umpire Abuse.  During the April 20, 2022, Park and Recreation Board meeting, a Zero Tolerance Policy for Umpire Abuse was presented to the board for approval.  With a unanimous vote, the policy was approved and put into effect immediately.  With the need to address the policy to include all sports officials and park personnel, the Park Board approved a revised policy at the October 19, 2022, meeting.  The revised adopted policy may be viewed at the link below.





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!