Parks and Recreation Department



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2016 Park Committee
Roxanne LaMarca, Chairwoman, Ward 7
Chrissy Barron, Ward 5
Margaret Uzelac, Ward

Volunteers Needed for Survey about the Erie Lakawanna Trail:

NIRPC will be working with the Eppley Institute from Indiana University on a statewide study detailing use and preferences for nine major trail systems in Indiana.

One of these will be the Erie-Lackawanna Trail. They need volunteers for survey taking during four random weeks, at three two-hours time slots for seven days straight. The first round will go from March 25 to April 2. The other rounds will be in May, July and September. People will either be at trailheads, or a control site (grocery store).

If you can volunteer, just go to the following link to fill out when you are best available.

Here's the link: https://goo.gl/forms/pzS4sWTgC2a76tg43

Thank you for your help!

Contact Us

Merrillville Parks         Department
5750 Tyler Street
Merrillville, IN 46410



Jan Orlich 

Recreation Coordinator
Ruth Hashu-Roorda

Recreation Supervisor
Lisa Roberts

Visit our Facebook page for short updates: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillvilleParksandRecreation

Merrillville Parks Department ADA Transition Plan
The Town of Merrillville strives to assure that pursuant to the Americans with Disbailities Act (ADA), the Town of Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department is commited to identifying, updating and/or renovatiing all public parks to comply with the ADA and ABA (Architectural Barriers Act).

It is our commitment to the residents of the Town of Merrillville that we will dedicate $75,000 annually with Community Capital Development Funds improving accessibility within our parks over a five year time period, complying with the guidelines set forth with the United States Access Board and standards for accessible design.

Mission Statement:

Strive to enhance the quality of life of Merrillville citizens by expanding availability of leisure and recreational services and promoting a clean and healthy environment.

General Information:
The Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department desires to hear from its citizens regarding parks, trails, and leisure activities. We are seeking community volunteers. If interested, please contact the Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department ask to speak to Jan.

Pruzin Community Center Rental Information:
Payment and rental forms must be received 2 weeks in advance of rental use.  (We need 3 weeks advance notice for Holiday weekends).  Please stop by the Pruzin Community Center to complete the rental use forms and make the full payment to secure your rental date and time. (Please note we are not affiliated with Hidden Lake - that is Ross Township).  Merrillville Residents can rent the room for 2 hours or more at $20 an hour (2 hour minimum), plus $100 damage deposit, and 7% tax.  Non-Residents can rent the room for 2 hours or more at $40 an hour (2 hour minimum) plus $100 damage deposit, and 7% tax. (The rental hours must include your set-up and clean-up time, staff will not be in early and they cannot stay late).  If it is determined that you will need security for your rental, that fee is $35/hour paid directly to the officer on duty that day.

Phone calls will not secure your rental date or time - your rental is only secure with a signed rental use form and full payment.

Visit the Document Center for forms.