Parks & Recreation

Whiting Lakefront Park
1500 Park Road • Whiting, IN 46394
Open All Day for Pedestrians
Closes at 10pm for Vehicles

Whiting Lakefront Park is approximately 15 acres of play areas, walking paths, four tennis courts, one baseball diamond, picnic facilities, a concession area, a fishing pier, two sand volleyball courts, and a relaxing fish pond with waterfall, perfect for meditation or morning yoga classes. Host your wedding & reception with scenic photo-ops amongst flower gardens, the Chicago skyline backdrop, and beautiful Lake Michigan.

 For Park Rental Forms & Agreements


For Park & Beach Parking Meter Fees

Cars: $4 per hour or $20 all day.
Minimum credit card purchase is $5.
Boat launch fee is $30.

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Whihala Beach
1561 Park Road • Whiting, IN 46394

• Memorial Day – Labor Day • 10am-6pm
Beach Parking Lot (past the gates) • 10:30am-6:30pm
Boat Launch Parking Lot • 7am-6:30pm

• NO SWIMMING unless lifeguard on duty •

Adjacent to Whiting Lakefront Park, Whihala Beach offers the complete Lake Michigan beach experience with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. Whihala is home to the WhoaZone, featuring a floating water park, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more! Guests have access to restrooms, rinse showers, food concessions, a public boat launch and ramp, swimming, sand volleyball courts, walking paths, a bike trail, and fishing (Indiana waters require proper fishing licenses).

For Daily Lake Conditions and Frequent Beach Updates: 

Open Daily • Weather Permitting

June 23rd – August 19th

10am – 6pm

The WhoaZone at Whihala Beach features a floating water park made up of slides, trampolines, towers, wiggle bridges, monkey bars, and many other play features combined to create a large obstacle course on Lake Michigan. In addition, WhoaZone at Whihala offers rentals for stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, beach cabanas, merchandise, and more!

Click Here for WhoaZone Tickets!

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Standard Diamonds Park 
1700 119th Street • Whiting, IN 46394

Standard Diamonds Park is Whiting’s 6.5 acre baseball stadium located directly on 119th Street. Also known as Oil City Stadium, the field is home to the Whiting High School Oilers, Calumet College of St. Joseph teams, and the Northwest Indiana Oilmen; our region’s Midwest Collegiate League. Click Here for more information about Standard Diamonds Baseball Stadium and its amenities.

Click Here for the NWI Oilmen’s 2018 Schedule and Tickets!

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 Municipal Sports Complex
117th Street and Oliver Street Whiting, IN 46394

The Whiting Municipal Sports Complex is located just northwest of the Whiting High School football field. Tee ballers feel like big leaguers while playing on Whiting’s turf little league fields! The Sports Complex also features a state-of-the-art play feature at the entrance of the concourse.

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