Downtown La Porte Ice Rink



Enjoy a temporary refrigerated ice rink at Monroe and State streets in Downtown La Porte, as opening weekend for the Downtown La Porte Ice Rink begins Friday, December 9. The ice rink is open during the following hours: 

Friday, December 9 - 4-10 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday, December 11, 1-8 p.m.

The ice rink will be open weekends and throughout Christmas break. Rental skates are available. Registering in advance at by clicking the "Reservations" button above or using the link below is strongly encouraged. Only credit or debit are accepted at the rink. Cash payments can be made in advance at the Park Office. 

Reserve your skate time here.




Santa Letters

We are excited to announce the return of our Letters from Santa event!  It is very simple to participate.  Complete the registration form, drop it off at the Park Office or email your form directly to our office at before the deadline of December 9.  The Jolly Ole' Man will mail a personalized letter through the United States Postal Service during the week of December 12-16.  So if you have a child who has been really good or a child who may be leaning towards the naughty list, this Free service will be a little extra reminder that Santa is watching!



The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department has started the process of preparing a five-year master plan to improve parks and recreation opportunities throughout our city. Public input is being sought to provide the framework and set the priorities for those proposed improvements. 


Public input sessions have been scheduled for the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesday, September 20, 6 p.m. at LPCPL Exchange (807 Indiana Avenue) 
  • Monday, September 26, 11 a.m. at Cummings Lodge (350 Grangemouth Road) 
  • Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m. at Civic Auditorium (1001 Ridge Street) 


All residents are encouraged to take an on-line survey available at through October 7. The survey typically takes 15-20 minutes. The department wants the master plan to reflect the desires and needs of the community. Therefore, the citizens’ responses to these questions are very important. 


For more information, call the Park Office at 219-326-9600 or e-mail Park Superintendent Mark Schreiber at


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.  The adopted policy may be viewed at the link below.



Stone Lake Kayak Lockers - Rentals Available!

We continued to make improvements at Stone Lake Beach throughout the summer! This June we took delivery and installed four kayak lockers near the accessible kayak launch, with another twelve lockers delivered by July. Additionally, the beach house exterior and interior have been painted, along with the painting of the adjacent fencing.  The park maintenance staff spread over 245 tons of sand across Stone Lake Beach. Thank you to the  La Porte Park Foundation for funding the painting projects and the sand purchase.  Additional improvements during 2022 included a kayak rental unit, new outdoor shower towers, concrete cornhold boards and a ping pong table. 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!