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Kiwanis-Teledyne Park

Features

  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Benches
  3. Fireplace
  4. Fishing
  5. Grills
  6. Outdoor Instrument
  7. Parking
  8. Restrooms
  9. Shelters ($65.00 Add-on)
Kiwanis-Teledyne Park is a 6-acre park on the eastern shore of Pine Lake at the city's northern gateway, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 35 and State Road 39. The park serves at the trail head for the Chessie Trail, which will be dedicated in Spring 2019.

The original 2-acre park was formed in 1965 as a training exercise by the National Guard while conducting a dredging operation on a lake channel. In 1981, a land donation of 2.5 acres doubled the size of the park. The local Kiwanis Club was responsible for the initial development of the park with a fireplace and picnic shelter, and continues to actively help maintain the park to this day.

In 1990, with the assistance of an Indiana Waters Grant, Kiwanis-Teledyne Park was renovated with new facilities including entrance drive, parking, restrooms, picnic shelter, walkway to the lake and fishing pier. In 2005, renovations included the creation of an inlet with a walking bridge and a walkway with lighting. In 2016, a new fishing pier was purchased, with a portion of the cost funded by the La Porte Park Foundation.