Strive to enhance the quality of life of our Merrillville Residents and fellow citizens by expanding availability of leisure and recreational services and promoting a clean and healthy environment.
Merrillville Parks and Recreation Special Events
Watch this section for our next special event!
Pruzin Community Center Rental Information
The room that we hold our program activities during the week is available to rent on the weekends. For rules and regulations and all rental information, with pictures, please visit our Documents Page (click Documents on your left). All rentals must be done in person at the Pruzin Community Center 5750 Tyler St. Merrillville, IN 46410, a minimum of 14 days in advance, Security required rentals need a full 21 days advance reservation. Phone calls are for inquiry only. All reservations are on a first come, first served basis. All reservations must be done in the current year. No exceptions. We cannot hold a date without FULL payment and a Signed Agreement.
To view and sign up for programs click on the "I Want to" tab at the top of the page and click on park activities
Remember: 1) You must sign up no later than the week before each new session. 2) All programs are held at the Pruzin Community Center unless stated otherwise. 3) Refunds are only granted for Medical reasons with a Doctor's note. Refunds will NOT be granted for schedule conflicts, vacations, special events, trips or other reasons beyond our control. We will grant refunds if we have to cancel a program, event or trip. To Keep Programs Going - Register Early, Get Your Friends to Come Along, Call or e-mail us if you have specific questions or have trouble registering on-line. (Doctor releases require a minimum of 6 weeks before returning to a program AFTER you have been released).
We have several activities to choose from: (click on the Blue title for full details on the various programs or to download the registration form for that activity)
Monday Daytime we have Beginner Balance Ball from 8:15-9:00 am, Yoga Fitness from 9:30-10:45 am
Pinochle from 11:30 am-2:30 pm.
Tuesday Daytime we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9 am, Senior Morning Fitness from 9:30-10:30 am
Tuesday Evenings we have Championship Karate from 5:15-6:15 pm
Wednesday Daytime we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9 am, Returning Balance Ball from 9:15-10 am,
Ballroom Dance from 10:30-11:30 am, Yoga Fitness from 12-1:15 pm
Wednesday Evenings we have Balloon Exercises for Kids from 5:15-6:15 pm, Ballroom Dance from 6:30-7:30 pm
Thursday Daytime we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9 am, Senior Morning Fitness from 9:30-10:30 am, Useful Spanish from 3-4:30 pm
Thursday Evenings Championship Karate from 5:15-6:15 pm Zumba Fitness from 6:30-7:30 pm
Friday Daytime we have our Senior Luncheons with Speakers on the 2nd Friday of each month from 11 am-12 pm, and starting in December we brought back Popcorn and a Movie immediately following the Speaker.
Fees for the various programs can be found by stopping in the Pruzin Community Center and picking up the individual registration forms, or you can make your payments by clicking on any of the blue program names and download a mail-in copy of any registration form to pay by check, or to pay by Credit Card visit our "I Want To" Registration Page above - and if you are a current customer you will be in our registration system and if you have provided us with an e-mail you will be able to register for a program on-line using the tab above: I Want To: and then click: Register for a Park Activity. On that page you will also be able to view all our activities at the Pruzin Community Center. Remember to keep a program going we must meet our minimum at least 1 week before the activity begins! Please note, that if the Merrillville Public School are closed due to weather safety issues, the Pruzin Community Center will cancel classes for that day, not to be confused with schools on a delay. That will not affect our classes.
(If you have not previously registered through us, or have not given us a current e-mail address, you can e-mail us a copy of your Driver's License with a phone number and we will put you in our system and e-mail you back your temporary username and password.)
Are you an instructor looking for a place to hold a class? Fill out a proposal (found on our Documents Page) and we will see if we can accommodate you! We are currently looking for a Self-Defense Instructor to hold a one hour evening class every other month beginning in February.
Pruzin Community Center Trips
Don't miss out by waiting until the last minute.
We are going to Maine May 16-24 and Branson MO September 14-19. A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your space until you make your final payment. Maine payments are due by March 9. Branson payments are due by July 7.
Please call the Park office for further details at 980-5911 or click on the "I Want To" link above and view Activities for all events and descriptions.
ADA Compliance Plan
The Town of Merrillville strives to assure that pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Town of Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to identifying, updating and/or renovating all public parks to comply with the ADA and ABA (Architectural Barriers Act). It is our commitment to the residents of the town that we will continually improve accessibility within our parks complying with the guidelines set forth with the United States Access Board and Standards for accessible design. ADA Compliance Plan updated January 2019