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Marquette Park

Address

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary, IN 46403

Contact

Phone: (219) 938-7362

Fax: 21989387380

About

In 1921, the United States Steel Corporation donated lakefront lands along Gary's eastern boundary to the City to provide recreational access to Lake Michigan. The Gary Parks Department developed this area into the first lakefront park in Lake County. In 1932, Lakefront Park was renamed Marquette Park in honor of the French explorer and missionary Pe're Marquette. This 241-acre park offers 1.4 miles of Lake Michigan beaches, inland ponds, tall dunes, wetlands, a lagoon, indigenous oak savanna, and two historic Prairie School structures--the stately Recreation Pavilion built in 1924 and the Gary Bathing Beach Pavilion "Aquatorium" built in 1922. An inviting beachfront playground lies just east of the Aquatorium. South of the Recreation Pavilion, a commemorative plaque recognizes French aviation pioneer Octave Chanute's glider experiments that took place nearby.

Events:

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Beach Fun Day at Marquette Park

Dates: July 03 - July 31, 2019
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Enjoy a great day at the beach with paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkelingin Lake Michigan. All equipment is provided. Held every Wednesday in July.

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Beach Fun Day at Marquette Park

Date: Wednesday, August 07
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Enjoy a great day at the beach with paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkelingin Lake Michigan. All equipment is provided.