Park and Rec Events

Downtown La Porte Ice Rink

Thank you 2023-2024 Downtown La Porte Ice Rink sponsors.

❄ Health Foundation of La Porte
❄ La Porte Park Foundation
❄ La Porte Urban Enterprise Association
❄ Visit Michigan City LaPorte

❄ The Allure Modern Elegance/ICON Properties
❄ Dooley's LLC
❄ AJ Portable Buildings/Yoder's Portable Buildings LLC




Letters From Santa 

We are assisting Santa and his elves at the North Pole with the delivery of his letters. If there is someone you know that would enjoy receiving a letter from Santa, simply fill out the registration form and return it to the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) by the second Friday in December, or email your completed form to the Park Office at

Registration forms are available at the Park Office starting in November and by clicking here.


 Foodie Tuesdays   

Join us this summer to enjoy a delicious lunch break lakeside at Unity Park (1010 Pine Lake Avenue) 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner option every first Tuesday of the month; June, July and August 4-7 p.m.

If interested in becoming a Foodie Tuesday mobile vendor, please contact Tabitha Aguilar at or complete the Foodie Tuesday Mobile Vendor Application. 

Foodie Tuesday Mobile Vendor Application


Night Bike Rides  

The La Porte Night Bicycle Rides will take you on a leisurely 13-mile starlit bike ride of La Porte. 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 28-31, 2023
  • Click here to learn more about La Porte Lakefest 2023

La Porte LakeFest 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, 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 2024

The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 26-28, 2024!