Merrillville Parks and Recreation Special Events

Watch this section for our next special event!
Halloween Trick or Treat Hours - Wednesday October 31 from 5-7pm

Santa Procession followed by our annual Tree Lighting will be Friday, December 7.  Parade will begin to line up at 5pm, parade will begin at 6pm and come to Pruzin Park where we will Light up the Park and then Santa will be available for pictures with your young ones.  Hot Chocolate will be available along with information from different Sponsors.

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 please visit our Documents Page.  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.  We cannot take reservations for 2019 until 2019, all reservations must be done in the current year.  No exceptions.  Summer dates go fast, usually by the end of February.  Currently we are booked for all Saturdays until November.  We have a few Sunday dates available.

Pruzin Community Center Activities

To view and sign up for park programming 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:
Mondays we have Yoga from 9:30-10:45am, Pinochle from 11:30-2:30pm,
Monday Evenings Youth Karate from 5:15-6:15pm Dance Fitness Fun from 6:30-7:30pm. 
Tuesdays we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9am, Senior Morning Aerobics from 9:30-10:30am, Useful Spanish from 11am-12pm,
Tuesday Evenings Ballroom Dance from 6:30-7:30pm, Salsa Dancing from 7:30-8:30pm.  
Wednesdays we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9am, Phitt Ball from 9:15-10am, Ballroom Dance from 10:30-11:30am, Yoga from 12-1:15pm,
Wednesday Evenings Useful Spanish from 6:30-7:30pm, Mindful Movement from 7:45-8:45pm. 
Thursdays we have Enhanced Senior Fitness from 8-9am, Senior Morning Aerobics from 9:30-10:30am. Salsa Dancing from 11am-12pm, Purdue University's 6 week Nutrition Program from 12:30-1:30pm,
Thursday Evenings Youth Karate from 5:15-6:15pm, Adult Self-Defense from 6:30-7:30pm
Fridays we have our Senior Luncheons with Speakers on the 2nd Friday of each month with games to follow, and we try to plan our day trips for Fridays.

 Fees for the various programs can be found by stopping in the Pruzin Community Center and picking up the individual registration forms and you can make your payments or 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 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 our Calendar for all 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!
(If you have not previously registered through us in the last 6 months, or have not given us a current e-mail address, you can e-mail us a copy of your Driver's License and a phone number and we will put you in our system and e-mail you back your temporary username and password.)

Pruzin Community Center Trips
Don't miss out by waiting until the last minute.
Our next Trip is planned for Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, & Grand Canyon
May 2-May 13, 2019
We will start taking the $75 deposit per person January 2-31, 2019, full payment will be due February 23, 2019.
Las Vegas Trip Information
Las Vegas Trip extra excursions available on the trip
The full itinerary will be available approximately 2-3 weeks before we leave.

Please call the Park office for further details at 980-5911 or click on the "I Want To" link above and view the Calendar for all events and descriptions.

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