Ross Township Parks


NO GATE FEES Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Entrance Fee (Resident)

  • $3.00 per individual (bikes / walk-ins)
  • $5.00 per vehicle/motorcycle
  • $50.00 per bus (16 + people)
  • FREE – Seniors Car (60+) – with season pass
  • $3.00 without season pass

Entrance Fee (Non-resident)

  • $5.00 per individual (bikes / walk-ins)
  • $10.00 per vehicle/motorcycle
  • $50.00 per bus (16+ people)
  • $3.00 – Seniors Car (60+)

Season Passes

  • $28.00 Resident
  • $60.00 Non Resident
  • FREE  Senior Resident (60 +)
  • Season Passes available at
    Ross Twp. Trustee Ofc.
    Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Park Rules

  • Grilling is permitted only in established grills or privately owned grills. Portable grills or stoves are not permitted on combustible picnic tables. gas grills and electric grills are permitted. Do Not Dump Any Ashes From Grills!
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to shelter or picnic areas only.
  • Pets shall be on a leash not more than six feet in length and under the owner’s control at all times. Owners are responsible for cleanup. STRICTLY ENFORCED BY STAFF.
  • Additional Equipment such as the use of tents or other equipment requires prior approval of the Ross Township business office.
  • NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON GRASS. For safety reasons, motorists are to observe speed limits are posted.
  • Noise Disturbances – Due to proximity of other shelters and picnic areas; amplified music or loudspeakers are not allowed. However, a radio and boom box are permitted.
  • Soliciting, peddling, fund-raising, collecting fees is not allowed on park property.
  • The use of water craft (expect park issued) is not allowed.

Click here for Full List of Rules

Park rental prices

Hidden Lake Park

Hidden Lake Park is located at 6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. Special events are scheduled throughout the year starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Experience the paddleboats, shelters, concessions, softball games, disc golf, fitness trail, sledding hill and social center.

Click For Map of hidden lake park

click for directions

Cemetery Park & Veterans Memorial Park

The Cemetery Park is located at 720 E 73rd Avenue, Merrillville, IN The statue, located at the park, honors our Veterans and the Cemetery dates back to the early 1800s.

click for directions

Skinner Park

A neighborhood park named for the land pioneer developer Olind Skinner. The entrance is located at 69th Place and Delaware Street in Merrillville. The park features a 2 1/2 acre pond and a family sized picnic shelter on the west side of the pond along with a grassy picnic area. The park covers 9.1 acres.

click for directions

Independence Park

This 9 acre park is located 1/2 mile west of Taft Street on 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. Activities include a 5 acre lake, picnic shelter and playground. The park is ideal for a quiet afternoon of picnicking and fishing.

click for directions

Green Acres Park

This neighborhood park is located at the north end of Green Acres Subdivision. The entrance is at 7406 W 74th Avenue, Merrillville The park sits on 5 acres featuring a baseball field, a small playground and picnic facilities.

click for directions