WHAT’S GOING ON AT BISMARCK HILL?
WHAT: An exciting restoration project. The Park Department, with funding through the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission, is conducting a restoration project on approximately 20 acres. You may hear chainsaws, see large piles of brush, and small controlled burn fires.
WHERE: Bismarck Hill, a set of three sand dunes encompassing approximate 30 acres just east of the Washington Park Zoo.
WHY: We want to bring the dune back to its native state. We have plans for adventure course attractions which will highlight the dune habitat and our coastal region while protecting this great natural resource in Michigan City.
WHEN: Now through late fall.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: We have installed signs along Lake Shore Drive and Center Street reading “KEEP OUT: Wildlife Restoration Area.” Please respect the signs and stay out of the area while we complete this very sensitive and important work.
BENEFITS: Native communities provide substantial benefits; long-term reduced maintenance costs, carbon footprint reduction, improved soil stability, excess nutrient filtration, stormwater runoff reduction, aesthetic enhancement, and increased habitat diversity for insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals.
2017 Washington Park Annual Parking Sticker Distribution - NEW LOCATION
The Michigan City Park Department will begin issuing the annual Washington Park parking stickers on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Stickers will be distributed at the NORTH POINTE PAVILION in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. North Pointe Pavilion also houses Fire & Water Restaurant. Enter the main entrance of Washington Park across from B & E Marine. The pavilion is located on the right side (east) of the main parking lot.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (excluding holidays), and Saturdays May 6th through July 29th, 2017. Saturday hours are 9 am to noon.
Please bring a current vehicle registration; a certificate of registration will not be accepted, it must be a valid original registration card.
If you own property in the civil city but reside outside of the civil city limits, bring a utility bill or tax bill (the name on the bill must match the name on your vehicle registration) for the city property along with your current vehicle registration and the fee will be waived.
- FREE - Civil City Residents
- $ 25 - LaPorte County Residents
- $ 40 - Indiana Residents
- $100 - Out of State
- $ 23 - Senior Center member (must show current membership card)
For more information, call 219.873.1506.