Phone: (219) 983-1042
Fax: (219) 395-8811
Hawthorne Park offers a peaceful, well-maintained place to stop, stretch, and enjoy a picnic. In the developed portion of the park, you'll find picnic shelters, sports fields, playground, and a community center. The park borders a riparian woodland, through which the Little Calumet River meanders, providing a quiet spot for fishing and watching birds, including downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers, and many warblers during spring migration.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CT)
Grab the family and head to Hawthorne Park for the Annual Family 4th Fest. This event kicks off with a parade & pancake breakfast and the day only gets better from there! Activities will include a turtle derby, brick toss contest, family fun games & contests, bounce houses, kiddy rides, food vendors, live music, karaoke, & a beer garden. The night is capped off by a fireworks show.