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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Avoid Ticket Scams!

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We are thrilled that The Long Center for the Performing Arts offers so many quality entertainment opportunities (check our Facebook event list!). But it never fails - whenever we post a new show or remind you when tickets go on sale, someone comments with...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

INDOT Teal Road Reconstruction

Teal Rd Reconstruction

The U.S. 52/Teal Road reconstruction project is approximately three miles in length. The western end of the project will start just west of Old Romney Road on State Road 25 (locally known as West Teal), going east to Old U.S. 231, proceeding north on Old ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Deputy Chief sworn-in along with 4 other promotions for LFD

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The Lafayette Fire Department celebrated 5 promotions on January 30th, 2024:
Deputy Chief Jamason Blacker,
Captain Scott Guinn,
Lieutenant Ben Bumgarner,
Sergeant Jared Faust,
Sergeant Xavier Passement

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

2023 LFD Recruit Class

2023 Recruit Class

Jedidah Ausban 

Bryce Chase 

Jacob Guess 

Ryan Hahn 

Benjamin Justice

Bennet Miller 

Damon Munson 

Jonathan Olney 

Joel Raters

Aaron Rothenberger

Joshua Satchell 

Brian Silver 

Alex Spen...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Todd Budd promoted to Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention on September 4, 2023

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Todd Budd promoted to Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

McAllister's Sporties for Shorties Registration Now Open!

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The McAllister Recreation Center offers children ages 4-5 an opportunity to familiarize themselves with sports through the Sporties for Shorties program. This program focuses on introducing participants to the basketball fundamentals of basketball with sk...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

McAllister Spring Break Camp Registration Open Now!

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The weather is getting warmer, and school is out! Come to McAllister and enjoy a week full of seasonal arts and crafts, activities, and fun. This camp is offered to children ages 6-12. Spring Break Camp is held during the week of Lafayette School Corporat...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

McAllister Junior Counselor Program Registration Open Now!

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Looking to introduce your 13 or 14 year old to some valuable leadership skills? McAllister Recreation Center offers a Junior Counselor program for Summer Camp. The program allows participants to gain firsthand, practical work experience in a hands-on day ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Parmalee at Loeb Stadium on July 26!

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Country band Parmalee is bringing their summer 2024 tour to Loeb Stadium! The concert will take place Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are $35, $50, $65 (plus applica...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Parks Department is Hiring Seasonal Positions!

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Lafayette Parks & Recreation is hiring for seasonal positions. We’re looking for our summer 2024 aquatics staff, camp counselors, zoo staff, landscapers, and more! Know someone who might be looking for a summer job? Don’t wait to a...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

2024 Lifeguard Certification Course Registration Open Now!

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Want to be a lifeguard at one of our pools this summer? Not yet certified? Register for our lifeguard certification course! If you’re at least 15 years of age and can pass lifesaving and swimming drills, this is the program for you! Registration...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

McAllister Recreation Center Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

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From May 23 through August 12, your kiddos can spend their summer at McAllister Recreation Center for their 2024 Summer Camp! The camp is available for kids ages 6-12 years old, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. The cost is $120 per child per week, w...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

APPLY NOW for the 2024 Zoo Teen Program!

Junior Zookeeper Encounter 2013

Columbian Park Zoo's Zoo Teen program is designed for students 14-17 years of age who have a desire to explore animal-related careers, including zookeeping, conservation and wildlife education.

This structured volunteer program is a wonderful oppo...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Visit our Registration Portal - CivicRec

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Online registration is now available for year-round fun with Columbian Park Zoo and Lafayette Parks and Recreation! Visit our registration portal, CivicRec, to browse or sign up for Zoo Camps, youth classes, Zoo Memberships, Zoo Birthday Parties and other...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

NOW HIRING! Seasonal Zoo Positions

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Join our summer team!  We are now hiring SEASONAL STAFF for a variety of positions:

  • Seasonal Zookeepers provide daily care to our animal residents and assist zoo visitors...
  • Seasonal Zoo Educators serve as camp counselors and present a variety of l...
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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Zoo Summer Camp Registration Opens Feb 1!

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Columbian Park Zoo offers a summer full of learning fun with Zoo Camps! Camps begin June 3 with weekly themed day camp offerings each week. Age groups are 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14 years. Check out the full schedule and all the details on the summer camp pages,...

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