Chesterton Park (10 Acres) - Corner of Porter Avenue and 5th Street, and Morgan Avenue and 5th Street
Chesterton Park is an 8-acre site adjacent to Chesterton Middle School at the northwest corner of Porter and 5th Street. The park offers a variety of recreational facilities for all ages including tennis courts, basketball courts, dedicated pickleball courts, a baseball field, splash pad and playground for ages 2-12. The park also features a shelter that can be rented for small parties. The park is also home to our popular Summer Fun Program, which celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2022.
Coffee Creek Park (12 Acres) - 246 E Morgan Ave.
Coffee Creek Park is a 12-acre park located in the northeast section of Town along the creek, at 246 Morgan Avenue. This is the only park that allows fishing in the creek and pond. The tubing hill is a popular attraction during the winter months. Also available are a playground, grassy areas and walking trails through marshes. An ADA accessible path from the parking lot to the play area has been installed, as has an accessible rest area next to the benches. Invasive plants have been removed from the park and surrounding retention areas and are checked and removed on a seasonal basis by volunteers. This park site carries great potential for development and an open space extension of the downtown as well as a recreation/environmental hub of the Coffee Creek Corridor.
Dogwood Park (60 Acres) - Corner of 23rd St and 1100 N.
Dogwood Park, a 60-acre site located in the southwest section of Town on both sides of 23rd Street and on the north side of County Road 1100 North, is the largest of the parks and offers softball and multi-purpose fields, tennis and basketball courts, group picnic shelters and barbecue grills, mini-shelters, cornhole boards, and playground equipment for ages 2-12. The Park Department offers a summer softball program for men, women and mixed leagues. The Duneland Soccer Club uses the multi-purpose fields for soccer games in the spring and fall months and has co-hosted the Hoosier State Games for the past few years. A section of Westchester/Liberty Trail, an extension of the Iron Horse Heritage Trail, has been added to Dogwood Park. Phase 1 was completed in 2008. Phase 2, connecting Dogwood Park with Chesterton High School and the Boys and Girls Club was completed in 2017. Phase 3 is currently under design and is planned for construction in 2024. Invasive plants have been removed from the park and are checked and removed on a seasonal basis by volunteers.
Golf View Park (1.5 Acres) - 3300 Drivers Way off 200 W. Also accessible from the Prairie Duneland bike trail.
Located at 3300 Drivers Way, off of County Road 200 West, this park is situated just off of the Prairie Duneland Trail and offers a playground for the residents of Golf View sub-division. The 0.50 acre park is accessible from the subdivision via sidewalk. There is also a sidewalk that leads to the Prairie Duneland Trail. The Town has made a curb cut and added an ADA compliant path to the sidewalk that leads to the park from on-street parking. A concrete pad next to the benches has also been added.
Kipper Park (0.3 Acre) - 1083 Olivia Ln
Kipper Park is a 0.26-acre site located within the Westchester South subdivision at 1083 Olivia Lane. This tot-lot, upgraded in 2017, includes a playground and landscaped grass area for children to play on. There are ADA compliant walking paths throughout the park.
Old Towne Park (.03 Acres) - Corner of Whiffle Tree and Conestoga Dr.
Old Town Park property is a half-acre site situated in a residential area at the end of Whiffletree Drive / Conestoga Drive cul-de-sac next to Sand Creek Drive N. A new playground and safety surface have recently been added.
Tamarack Park - Laurel Creek Dr.
Tamarack Park is located within the Tamarack Estates subdivision and features a playground and open space. The Town is developing plans to extend the Westchester-Liberty Trail, which includes a segment through the park connecting CR 1100 North and Laurel Creek Dr. The project is estimated to be completed in 2024.
Thomas Centennial Park (3 Acres) - Corner of Calumet and Broadway
Thomas Centennial Park is a 4.13-acre site located in the downtown section of Chesterton at the northwest corner of Broadway and Calumet, and contains one of the most visible symbols of the community, the historic bandstand. Throughout this park there are lights, benches, picnic tables and a winding sidewalk. In 2018, the Town purchased and installed railroad boxcar bathrooms and a caboose. The park is home to numerous community events including the award winning European Market.
Waskom Park (3 Acres) - Corner of Michael Dr. and Sandpiper Dr.
Robert L. Waskom Park is a 3-acre site located at the southwest end of Duneland Cove subdivision on the corner of Michael Drive and Sandpiper Drive, which offers a variety of recreational facilities for all ages. There is a playground area for children, two mini-shelters, a basketball court and a tennis court. ADA compliant walking paths meander throughout the park.
Westwood Park (2 Acres) - Located on Westwood Lane, off 200 block of 1050 N.
This 1.99-acre park, with playground, is located on Westwood Lane in the Westwood sub-division. The park is accessible from the subdivision via sidewalk. A sidewalk to the play area and around the benches has also been completed.