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Hawthorne Park


500 Ackerman Dr., Porter, IN 46304


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, a disc golf course, 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.

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Movie in the Park

Date: Friday, September 02
6:30 p.m. (CST)

Westchester Public Library invites the public to attend an outdoor screening of the acclaimed 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" on a huge outdoor screen. Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie and enter their costume contest. Face painting and Wizard of Oz festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Chesterton-Porter Rotary will be onsite popping popcorn and will have water and soda available for sale. Feel free to bring friends and family, a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic dinner for this event. In the event of inclement weather the film will take place inside the Community Center at Hawthorne Park.