Posted on: December 27, 2016

Stay connected with the city on Facebook and Twitter!

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Community highlights, fun events and a vibrant future. Join the journey… 

Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteIN/

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Riverside Promenade Groundbreaking

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The Riverside Promenade is a component of the Two Cities, One River Lafayette- West Lafayette Urban Riverfront Master Plan. The Riverside Promenade planning and design was funded by a North Central Health Services planning grant with WREC. The cities of L...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Utility Billing launches new customer account numbers, Citizen Self Service Portal

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Starting now, your ACCOUNT NUMBER HAS CHANGED.
New billing software along with your bill face design, as well as your account number, has been updated. For those that use electronic/online payment, through the city website or through a bank, you will nee...Read more »

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Live road closure, detour map now available.

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In order to help our residents and visitors better navigate through the city, our engineering department has developed a real-time detour and construction map. Know before you go and avoid areas currently under construction, as well as see backups real ti...Additional info...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Welcome Marq!

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Old National Bank spearheads a new development in the heart of downtown Lafayette that speaks to the attraction of what a growing, vibrant area our urban core has become. The investment potential this redevelopment project adds not only shapes a more soli...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

City of Lafayette Mobile App

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The most significant new feature of the LafayetteIN app is the geo-location driven Action Center. The Action Center area of the app allows users to pin the location of the area they are concerned about through Google mapping directly on their device, and ...Learn more...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Utility Billing - Citizen Self Service Portal

Paying your utility bills online has never been easier. Check our our new Citizen Self Service Portal and sign up today for easy, online payments.

Citizen Self Service Tutorial
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Bike Share program comes to Greater Lafayette.

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Zagster is a full-service bike share provider that uses app-based technology to give riders a flexible, affordable and environmentally-friendly way to travel on a local level.Since adopting the Zagster bike share program in the summer of 2015, Purdue Univ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Romney Meadows Community Celebration

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One such initiative involves the Claystone at the Crossing transformation. Hard work and perseverance have resulted in note-worthy progress since Integra Property Group acquired the property late last year. The city,together with Integra, shared completed...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Community safety initiatives update

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In an ongoing effort to keep the public informed, today the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Police Department held a press conference to provide updates on community safety and crime prevention initiatives. We are committed to a wholistic approach to ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Nextdoor is growing!

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Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.

Thousands of neighborhoods are a...

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Learn About LPD Specialty Units

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In what specialties is the Lafayette Police Department involved? Find out the full list of specializations in which an officer can be involved here!

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Camera Registration Program

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In cooperation with CrimeReports.com, the police department will commence a camera registration program. This is designed for people who want to help with the investigative process in the chance a crime occurs near their home or business. The voluntary ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Promotion of Brad Young to Sergeant

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On March 29th, 2016, Brad Young was promoted to Sergeant.

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Promotion of Todd Lyons to Sergeant

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On March 29th, 2016, Todd Lyons was promoted to Sergeant.

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Promotion of Jamie Blacker to Lieutenant

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On March 29th, 2016, Jamie Blacker was promoted to Lieutenant.

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Promotion of Matt Chase to Captain

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On March 29th, 2016, Matt Chase was promoted to Captain.

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Promotion of Chris Gorbett to Assistant Chief of Training

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On March 29th, 2016, Chris Gorbett was promoted to Assistant Chief of Training.

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Jeff Academy Cadet Class 2015-2016

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The 2015-2016 Jeff Cadet Class will graduate on May 17th.

Posted on: May 11, 2016

2016 LFD Recruit Class

2016 LFD Recruit Class

Pictured left to right:
Ryan Thoma
Cody Roby
Matthew Peters
John Eason
Caleb Hufford
Jared Lohmeyer

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Fire Prevention Bureau of the Year

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Our Fire Prevention Office was named the 2013 Fire Prevention Bureau of the Year by the Fire Inspector’s Association of Indiana.

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Battalion Chiefs Awards

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The Battalion Chiefs hosted an awards banquet to acknowledge members with awards and unit citations for their performance under duress.

Posted on: July 20, 2015

Life Saving Awards and Unit Citations

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Members of the department were presented with Unit Citations and Lifesaving medals for incidents in which they rescued and resuscitated 2 citizens from fires.

Posted on: July 20, 2015

Promotion of Randy Evans, Toby Frost, and Bob McCord

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On April 28, 2015, Captain Randy Evans was promoted to Assistant Chief of Special Operations. Lieutenant Toby Frost was promoted to Captain, and Firefighter Bob McCord was promoted to Lieutenant.

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Fire Suppression

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Largest division of the department that is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters, and rescue activities

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Jeff Fire & Rescue Academy

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Giving high school students the opportunity to be exposed to the fire service as a career option.

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Fire Prevention Show

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Come join us for the Fire Prevention Show the week of October 5th-8th at the Jefferson High School Auditorium.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Fitness on Demand

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Fitness on Demand is a smart fitness kiosk that provides world-class fitness programming by schedule or on-demand. Browse hundreds of fitness classes – sorted by type, difficulty level, or length to find the perfect class to fit your schedule or goals.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Junior Counselor Program

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This program is designed to give 13-15 year olds practical, hands-on, work experience in a day camp setting. Junior Counselors will work hand in hand with the Summer Camp staff to ensure that campers have a fun, safe, and enjoyable camp experience.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Summer Camp

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Summer Camp Registration is now available! Reserve your spot today as space is limited.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Circle K robbery

For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Scott Galloway
January 18th, 2017 sdgalloway@lafayette.in.gov (765) 807-1260

On January 14th, 2017, around 5:10 am, Lafayette Police responded to t...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Fight & Shots Fired

For Immediate Release:

On January 17, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 1900 block of Windemere Drive for a report of a fight with gunshots havin...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Homicide Upate

For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Scott Galloway

January 17th, 2017 sdgalloway@lafayette.in.gov

(765) 807-1260

Homicide Investigation – Update

Recap: Lafayette Police responded to the 1600 block of Center Street around 6:00 am on January 16th for a re...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Name released in death investigation

For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Scott Galloway

January 16th, 2017 sdgalloway@lafayette.in.gov

(765) 807-1260

Homicide Investigation – Update

- Event reported on January 16th, 2017 at 6:02 am

Lafayette Police responded to the 1600 block of Center Stre...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Death Investigation

For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Scott Galloway

January 16th, 2017 sdgalloway@lafayette.in.gov

(765) 807-1260

Event reported on January 16th, 2017 at 6:02 am

Lafayette Police responded to the 1600 block of Center Street for a reported shooting. Officers ar...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fugitive Arrest

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On January 5th, at approximately 11:00pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department attempted to locate a suspect wanted on four outstanding warrants. The suspect was identified as Keith George Grove (34 years old and of Lafayette). Officers with the ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Village Pantry Robbery

On January 5th, at approximately 2:55am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Village Pantry at South St and S 9th St. The suspect entered the store, approached the clerk, and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2017

Early morning robbery at Circle K on Ferry St

On January 1st, at approximately 4:58am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Circle K gas station at 3112 Ferry Street. The alleged suspect, described as a black male, thin buid and wearing a red “Car...

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Posted on: January 2, 2017

Vehicle Crash at Union St and Sagamore Pkwy

On January 1st, at approximately 10:30 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to Sagamore Pky N, just north of Union Street, to investigate a personal injury crash. When officers arrived, they found a 2006 Nissan 4-door on its side. T...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

A message from Community Outreach and Crime Prevention

Well, it is almost 2017! 2016 was certainly an interesting year to say the least. Looking to next year, you may be wondering how we can improve an already great Lafayette community and how you can make a difference. We at LPD are always looking for new pe...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Lafayette Police K-9 Jarca Passed Away

Lafayette Police K-9 “Jarca” Passed Away 

It is with deep regrets and sorrow the Lafayette Police Department announce that retired police K-9 Jarca passed away today. K-9 Jarca was 13-years-old and served with Officer Ryan French as a memb...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Lafayette Community Bank Robbery

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On Saturday, December 17th, at approximately 11:38am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Lafayette Community Bank in the 3600-block of Cougill Ln. Officers determined that the suspect entered the bank location and d...Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2016

Crash sends one to hospital in critical condition

Vehicle Crash – Passenger in Critical Condition

On December 17 at about 3:00 am the Lafayette Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the 1100 block of N 9th St. The Tippecanoe County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team [F.A.C.T.] was dispatched to co...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Lafayette Police Arrest Alleged Robbery Suspect

Alleged Robbery Suspect Arrested

Lafayette Police Department detectives conducted follow up investigations on a string of robberies between December 11 and December 13 at the following locations:

- December 11th at 6 South 9th Street - Village Pantry

- Decem...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Child Pornography Investigation and Arrest

On December 7th, at approximately 8:00am, officers and detectives with the Lafayette Police Department, West Lafayette Police Department, and investigators with the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit executed a search wa...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Robbery Complaint Investigated

On December 8, 2016, at 12:01am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Walmart, 2347 Veterans Memorial Pkwy S. The caller, Jerald Leuck reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by a bl...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Drug Search Warrant and Arrests

In the morning hours of December 17th, 2016, the Drug Task Force, Lafayette Police Street Crimes Unit, and Lafayette patrol officers served a search warrant at a residence in the 1600-block of Congress St in Lafayette. Upon entry into the residence, offic...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Attempted robbery at Shell at 4th and Romig

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at approximately 2:15am, Lafayette police officers responded to the Shell Gas Station, located at 245 S. 4th Street, regarding an attempted armed robbery. It was reported that a black male, wearing a black hat, black clothing ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Robbery at Circle K on Cougill Dr

On Saturday, November 26, 2016 at approximately 3:54am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Circle K, located at 3603 Cougill Lane, regarding a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that an armed robbery had tak...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

KFC Attempted Robbery - Alleged Suspect Photo

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KFC Attempted Robbery – Alleged Suspect Photograph

 

On November 18th, at approximately 9:00pm, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2711 Teal Road. Lafayette Police Dispatch received a complaint of a male en...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

KFC Attempted Robbery

On November 18th, at approximately 9:00pm, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2711 Teal Road. Lafayette Police Dispatch received a complaint of a male entering the store with a handgun. During the investigation, an ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Shots fired complaint at Romney Meadows

Shots Fired Investigation at Romney Meadow

- November 17th, 2016 at 10:25 pm

The Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Gordon Court in Romney Meadows. Police arrived and did not locate any victims and ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Casey's General Store Robbery

November 18th, 2016 at around 4:40 am

The Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Casey’s General Store at 153 Teal Road West. The alleged suspect, described as a black male, tall and thin, entered the store and de...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

LPD Street Crimes & Drug Task Force make drug arrests

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On Tuesday evening, October 25th around 8:30 PM, The Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force and Lafayette Police Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant in the 900 block of N 10th Street. During the course of the investigation officers loc...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Residential Entry Reported

On Wednesday, October 19th around 1:30 pm Lafayette Police responded to a report of a residential entry in the 2300 block of Southhaven Blvd. The reported victim called LPD dispatch and said a black male, about 20 years old, with shoulder length dreadloc...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2016

S 4th Village Pantry Armed Robbery Arrest

South 4th Street Village Pantry Robbery Arrest

Early Wednesday morning, around 12:15 am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Village Pantry at 1008 South 8th Street. Officers arrived and met with the repo...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Armed Robbery at VP on Brady Ln

On Saturday, October 8th, at approximately 3:31am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Village Pantry in the 3100-block of Brady Ln. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the clerk who advised that a robbery had o...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

LPD September Outreach was a Success!

Update: Lafayette Police Outreach to Assist Men Recovering from Addiction

During the month of September the Lafayette Police Department teamed up with the Trinity Life Ministry to assist the men’s addiction recovery program. The program is assisting a...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Burger King Robbery

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At approximately 1:37am on the above date, Lafayette Police officers received a call regarding a robbery at Burger King in the 2900-block of Greenbush St. Officers arrived and spoke with employees at the restaurant. They advised th...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

2016 K9 Olympics

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During the week of August 22nd through the 26th, the 17th annual K9 Olympics were held at Vohne Liche Kennels in Peru, Indiana. The Lafayette Police Department K9 teams participated in the Olympics as a group with the Tippecanoe County Metro K9 Unit. K9 u...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Heroin Dealing Arrest

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An extensive investigation by the Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force and the Lafayette Police Street Crimes Unit into the dealing and distribution of heroin in and around Lafayette was concluded last Thursday, September 8th, with a traffic stop and the arr...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Super 8 Motel Robbery

On September 7th, at approximately 4:14am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Super 8 motel at 4301 South St in reference to a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a white male, mid-20’s, 5’6”-5’8”, skinny, wearing ...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2016

Bonfire leads to 8 year old burned

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Sunday, September 4th about 10:30 pm

The Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Fire Department and Tippecanoe County Medics responded to the 1800 block of North 15th Street for the report of a possible s...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery

Home Invasion Robbery on Kensington Drive


Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm

The Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion in the 1000 block of Kensington Drive. The victim reported two unknown males entered the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Armed Robbery Arrest

On Friday, August 26th, at approximately 11:17pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery near the intersection of N 9th St and Main St. Upon arriving, officers were advised that the victim had been approac...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Dealing Heroin Arrest

On February 25th, the Lafayette Street Crimes Unit arrested Paul Godina (27 years old, of Lafayette) on a warrant for Dealing Heroin. The subject was located in the 2100-block of South St. The incident stemmed from an extensive Tippecanoe County Drug Ta...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Arrest Made in Recent Tire Slashings

On January 26th, detectives with the Lafayette Police Department, with the assistance from the Patrol Division, arrested a 16-year-old male for Criminal Mischief related to a string of incidents reported on January 11th. The incidents included multiple v...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

News Conference Press Release

LAFAYETTE, IN - September 24, 2015 - The City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Police Department have come together to address concerns that people have in the Lafayette community about crime, and present components of a comprehensive, ongoing strategy to h...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Abandoned Properties

Are you aware of an abandoned property that is not well-kept? Abandoned, foreclosed, and vacant properties pose a significant issue for municipalities and communities. And, unfortunately, Lafayette is no different. Research has linked these properties ...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Property Exchange Location

The City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Police Department will be offering a space for the exchange of property being purchased both online and through traditional avenues. The space is located at the Lafayette Fire Department Station #5 at Creasy Ln and...Read on...


Posted on: January 17, 2017

Schools on Safari Field Trip Registration Begins 1/18!

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Looking for a fun and educational spring field trip opportunity?  We've got you covered!  Schools on Safari Field Trip Packages include a hands-on live animal presentation aligned with academic standards for your grade, a discou...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

NEW Programs For 2017!

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Our long-running Bedtime Zoo Stories, Little Cub Club, and Young EDventurers programs are retiring, but we've taken all the best loved parts and used them as the foundation for a new generation of education programs!

Amber Frederick, Zoo Education Dir...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Announcing 2017 Zoo Sprouts Programs (ages 3-4)

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Developed specifically with early childhood learning foundations in mind, this hour long class gives little learners a chance to explore nature and animals in a safe, nurturing environment. Get to know nature through play experiences, art, songs and stori...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Support the Zoo

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Want to have access to discounts, exclusive events and more? Become a Friends of Columbian Park Zoo member today!

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

NEW Programs For 2017!

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Columbian Park Zoo is excited to announce a brand new line-up of family and youth programs beginning January 2017!

Our long-running Bedtime Zoo Stories, Little Cub Club, and Young EDventurers programs are retiring, but we've taken all the best loved parts and used them as the foundation for a new generation of education programs!

New Programs for 2017  &a...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Columbian Park Zoo to close for the season

The Columbian Park Zoo will close the gates for the 2016 season on October 15. The Zoo will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day.

The Columbian Park Zoo will close the gates for the 2016 season on October 15. The Zoo will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day.

“We’re very pleased with how well the 2016 season went. The weather was great all summer long and the Greater La...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine treats wallaby's dislocated hip

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Using a device called a Tightrope™, a small animal surgery team at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine recently treated the dislocated hip of a female wallaby from Lafayette's Columbian Park Zoo.

Using a device called a Tightrope™, a small animal surgery team at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine recently treated the dislocated hip of a female wallaby from Lafayette's Columbian Park Zoo.

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Columbian Park Zoo Announces Pollinator Palooza

Columbian Park Zoo is celebrating pollinator conservation in conjunction with National Pollinator Week.

Pollinator Palooza will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, culminating a week of on-grounds interactive activities celebrating bees, butterflies and other pollinators. At Pollinator Palooza, the Zoo will offer a series of family-friendly activities rel...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Columbian Park Zoo to celebrate World Ocean's Day

Columbian Park Zoo is celebrating ocean conservation in conjunction with World Ocean’s Day.

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the Zoo will offer a series of family-friendly activities related to ocean conservation. These will include hands-on learning activities, games and crafts.

World Ocean’s Day was created in 2003 to promote the protection of the ...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Columbian Park Zoo welcomes new veterinarian

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We have a new veterinarian!

We have a new veterinarian! Dr. Jill Bair is a graduate of Purdue's Veterinary School and operates her own animal hospital in Lafayette. We're very happy to have Dr. Bair on board!