Valpo Parks Foundation

The Valpo Parks are reflective of the community's vibrancy and are a visible symbol of the quality of life in Valparaiso.  The Valpo Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, exists to support the Valpo Parks Department. The Foundation often serves as a catalyst to bring projects to fruition, capturing the spirit and character of residents working side-by-side to make our community even stronger.  



Valpo Parks Foundation publishes Annual roots newsletter

The Valpo Parks Foundation has published it’s annual Roots newsletter highlighting 2018. A letter from Board President, Jamie Sulcer, summaries all that the community has accomplished through public and private partnerships.

Additionally, the Valpo Parks Foundation would like to thank it’s Foundation Partners and Sponsors for the continual support of the Foundation and Parks Department. Because of the generous support, Samardzija Field was reopened in early summer followed by the development of the Legacy Fund and Youth Sports Fund.

Lastly, special recognition was given in 2018 to Doug Pierce as a “Legendary Friend”, and to Dr. E. Ric and Mrs. Kaye Frataccia who were recognized with the Park Foundation’s highest expression of thanks, the “Art and Irene Malasto Legends Award.” New for 2018, the Samardzija family was honored with the inaugural Community Champion Award.

We guarantee 2019 will be packed with great events and countless memories for you and your family. Take advantage of all the parks in our community and all they have to offer and fall in love with our parks over and over again.