Venues, Parks & Recreation

Public Notice

Gary IN – May 22, 2023
The City of Gary Department of Public Parks is currently working on its 5-year Master Plan (2023-2027). Public input is vital to the planning process; we need your feedback to successfully plan for the future development of parks, recreational programming and aquatics. Public comment can be submitted to: https://masterplan.eppley.org/gary-in/

Mission Statement

It shall be the purpose of the department of public parks to stress the value of recreation, both active and passive, for individual growth and development. We are dedicated to the common cause of assuring that people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to find the most satisfying use of their leisure time and enjoy an improved quality of life. Consistent with this purpose, every opportunity shall be afforded to plan, procure, develop and maintain the park and recreational resources.

Scheduled Dates for Board of Parks Commissioners Meetings (PDF)Meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10AM. November and December meet the second Tuesday only.

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BEACHES AND AQUATICS

Ambridge Park
1900 W 2nd Ave
Gary, IN 46404

Borman Square Park

750 Madison Street
Gary, IN 46402

Brunswick Park
700 Clark Road
Gary, IN 46406

Buffington Park

200 E 7th Ave
Gary, Indiana 46402

Glen Ryan Park

4220 E 6th Pl
Gary, IN 46403

Howe Park

E 39th Ave & Vermont St
Gary, IN 46409

Ironwood Park

1119 W 24th Ave
Gary, IN 46407

Jackson Park
600 W 4th Ave
Gary, IN 46402

Pittman Park
303 E 51st Ave
Gary, IN 46409

Reed Park

1534 Connecticut St
Gary, IN 46407

This location includes a splash pad.


Rees Park

520 Johnson Street
Gary, IN 46402

Roosevelt Park
2145 Harrison St
Gary, IN 46407

This location includes an indoor pavilion.


Tolleston Park

1709 Ellsworth Pl
Gary, IN 46404

This location includes a pool, an indoor pavilion, and picnic shelters.

VENUES

Ambridge Mann

Brunswick

Glen Ryan

Howe Pavilion

Marquette Park


Tolleston

Visit Marquette Park WebsiteVisit Youth Services WebsiteVisit Hudson Campbell Website

Administrative Staff

PARKS DEPARTMENT
LaVetta Sparks-Wade, MPA

Director
lswade@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-7099
fax (219) 881-0008

MARQUETTE PARK PAVILION

Kamishia Jackson
Manager
kjackson@gary.gov

1 North Grand Blvd
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 938-7362

YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU
Johnny Rucker
Director
jrucker@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 881-9270
fax (219) 881-0008

PARKS MANAGER

Don Plohg
dplohg@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-7099
fax (219) 881-0008

AQUATICS DIRECTOR
Tawanna Lyons
Director
tlyons@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-7099
fax (219) 881-0008

RESERVATION SPECIALIST
Angela Noel-Peasant
anpeasant@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-7099
fax (219) 881-0008

HUDSON-CAMPBELL
FITNESS CENTER
Christine Gooden-Williams

Manager
cgooden@gary.gov

455 Massachusetts St.
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-2814
fax (219) 881-5207