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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Rebuild Tennis in La Porte - Patronicity Fundraising Event

Bill Reed Tennis Complex - Kesling Park - La Porte, Indiana

Help Us Create a Tennis Renaissance

Our goal is to create a resurgence in tennis participation in our community in order to deliver better health and wellness for residents. The first phase of this initiative calls for the renovation of the Bill Reed Tennis Complex in Kesling Park. Additionally, we are renovating the tennis court in Rumely Park and constructing a new court in Allesee Park to bring the sport back to our neighborhoods. We are also adding dedicated pickleball courts in Kesling Park.

Thanks to funding from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, La Porte Park Foundation and the Ken Moryl Family, work on these projects has already begun. But WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP to make these much-needed improvements and bring first-class facilities to our residents. The Indiana Housing and Development Authority is prepared to match up to $20,000 in donations, but only if we reach our $20,000 goal, and YOU can help make this happen.

The Ball is in Your Court

Please help us bring tennis back to our youth and create recreational spaces for all ages. Making a donation today will create a healthier community tomorrow. Here’s how YOU can help:

DONATE - Visit to give today! You can also mail a check to La Porte Park Foundation, 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350. Please note "Tennis Renaissance" with your payment.

SHARE - Share this campaign with your friends, family and neighbors by using the quick share buttons at the top of the page.

VOLUNTEER - Can’t donate today? We still need your help. Contact Recreation Director Pam Carroll at to be added to our list of volunteers.

For more information, contact Park Superintendent Mark Schreiber at or by phone at 219-326-9600.

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