Park and Rec Events

Downtown La Porte Ice Rink

Get ready to skate!  Enjoy the Downtown La Porte Ice Rink, located at Monroe and State streets, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Skate rentals available (both figure and hockey style). Reserve your skate times HERE.  If you are interested in reserving group skating, contact the Park Office at 219-326-9600.  See the flyer for times and costs. For information on sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Susie Wireman at

Ice Skating Lessons for Tots (ages 3-5) and Beginners (ages 6-12) will be held beginning in December and into January.  For class details and registration information, see the flyer below or visit our youth classes page.

2023_2024 Ice Rink Schedule

2023_2024 Holiday Ice Rink Schedule

2023-2024 Ice Skating Lessons - Youth



Letters From Santa 

Back by popular demand!

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 Friday, December 13, or email your completed form to the Park Office at

Registration forms are available at the Park Office starting November 6 and by clicking here.


 Foodie Tuesdays   

Foodie Tuesdays has wrapped for 2023! Join us back in 2024 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.


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 9th (Beechwood Golf Course), July 14 *rescheduled to September 15 (Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street), and August 11 (La Porte Park and Recreation Administrative Office, 250 Pine Lake Avenue).  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!