Illustration by Sarah Rivera
This area of the park has the most skateboarding potential, but be warned of
the wasps in the left-side bowl, where I was swarmed and stung.
Suck Your Own DickCurrently Porter County is trying to sell this park and turn it into a real thing again, so I guess the whole place remains salvageable, and playing on it is safe enough. My big goal is to go there during a rain storm and try the steepest slides. I hope they never sell it and it remains this great secret hangout and skatespot for me and whoever spray painted "suck your own dick" on the dolphin statue. If you're interested in checking it out yourself, you can park across the street from the entrance, in their old giant gravel park lot. There's so many weeds, you can kind of hide your minivan back there. One of the front gates has been torn off, so enter there. One time I drove past and there were two cops sitting there, so be aware of the one real risk that is always present everywhere you go in Northwest Indiana - not the citizens or the environment, but the police.