Park and Rec Events

Downtown La Porte Ice Rink

GET READY TO GO ICE SKATING! 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 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.

Make reservations here.


 Foodie Tuesdays   

Thanks for a great 2022 Summer at Unity Park! See you in 2023. 

Check back in early 2023 for new dates and mobile vendor schedule.


Night Bike Rides  

The La Porte Night Bicycle Rides will take you on a leisurely  13-mile starlit bike ride of La Porte. We are excited to offer three-night bike ride events again this year! The dates and La Porte locations are as follows: June 10 (Kiwanis/Teledyne Park - Chessie Trailhead), July 9 (Park and Recreation Administrative Office, 250 Pine Lake Avenue - Soldiers Memorial Park), and August 12 (La Porte Civic Auditorium 1001 Ridge Street).  Check-in time is at 8 p.m. with the ride beginning promptly at 9 p.m. Please note these are NOT races. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and taillight on their bikes. Participants under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied and ride with an adult, either pull behind or tandem, and require their own registration. The cost for each riding event is $20 per person ($30 night of ride) and includes post-race snacks and a t-shirt if registered a week prior to the event or until supply is gone.  Register at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or at the link above.

LakeFest  | July 29-31, 2022
  • Click here to learn more about La Porte Lakefest 2022

La Porte Lake Fest on Pine, Stone, and Clear Lakes in La Porte, Indiana boasts three days of music, art, food, and fun for the whole family on La Porte’s Pine, Stone and Clear lakes, Dermody said this event is the perfect opportunity to showcase the city’s lakes and natural resources, as well as show neighboring communities what it means to be ‘Livin’ the Lake Life’ in the City of La Porte.


WinterFest  |  January 2022

The annual WinterFest, organized by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns on January 28-30.  We hope the community joins us in our annual WinterFest event.  It will look and feel a little different than in the past; however, there are events available for everyone!

Letters from Santa | December 2022

We are excited to announce the return of our Letters from Santa event!  It is very simple to participate.  Complete the registration form (available November 7), 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!

2022 Santa Letters Flyer 

2022 Child Registration/Information Form