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City of La Porte Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.

Fox Memorial Park, originally started in 1911 with only 15 acres, has grown today to 170 acres of scenic beauty. In the early 1900s, flowers, shrubs and trees were planted to further beautify the hills of mature oak, hawthorn and wild apple. The entire park was landscaped and strolling paths developed.

Fox Memorial Park includes Clear Lake, which encompasses approximately 100 acres of the total park. Fox Memorial Park can be considered one of La Porte’s finest parks and it still contains much of its scenic beauty. The trees planted in the early 1900s have matured to provide a scenic environment.

Active recreational facilities have been developed at the park as the demand for such activities has increased. The park offers ball diamonds, including Ron Reed Field; playgrounds; picnic shelters; fishing; boating; and Thrills N Spills Skate Park. The park also contains the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater, home to the Arts in the Park summer concert series and various festivals. In 2018, Clear Lake Boulevard was reconstructed and a multi-use trail was built along the lakeshore. Plans call for the trail to ultimately loop the lake and connect to the recently constructed Chessie Trail.

LocationTruesdale Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350
FeaturesBandshell / Amphitheater, Boat Launching Ramp, Fitness Trail, Water Fountains, Basketball, Restrooms, Skate Park, Fishing, Grills, Lighted Ball Diamonds, Lighted Baseball Diamond, Shelters, Playgrounds, Multi-Use Trail, Parking, Outdoor Instrument, Walking Track


  1. ► Clear Lake TrailView Subfacility
  2. ► Dennis F. Smith AmphitheaterView Subfacility
  3. ► Fox Memorial Park Shelter #1View Subfacility
  4. ► Fox Memorial Park Shelter #2View Subfacility
  5. ► Fox Memorial Park Shelter #3View Subfacility
  6. ► Fox Memorial Park Shelter #4View Subfacility
  7. ► Ron Reed FieldView Subfacility
  8. ► Scharf FieldView Subfacility