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Special Events At Marquette

Jazzin' on the Lagoon: Up Close and Personal
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 feature HG Soul
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Lakeshore Music Festival
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 feature Lalah Hathaway
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First Friday Family Night
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2014 Last Feature for the Season
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The City of Gary is pleased to welcome you to Marquette Park. Please explore our website to see what the park has to offer.

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Whether it's an exclusive event for 350 people or an intimate gathering for ten specially invited guests, Marquette Park offers options for any type of gathering.

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  • Things to See

    Children's Playground - The children’s playground was designed to provide a unique play environment for children along the lakefront.

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    Oak Savanna - Comprised of mostly black oaks, the oak savanna is a pre-settlement plant community that is at least two thousand years old.

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    Patterson Island - Two bridges connect to Patterson Island, both constructed in the 1930s: the Japanese bridge and the cable hung steel bridge.

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    Father Marquette Monument - The sculpture was placed at the entrance to Marquette Park at Grand Boulevard and Marquette Drive in a dedication ceremony in July of 1932.

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    The Dance Pavilion - Set several feet higher than the surrounding grade, it is accessible from the Marquette Park Pavilion by a bridge, or from the park by means of stairways located to the east and west.

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Marquette Park

1 North Grand Boulevard • Gary, IN 46403
(219) 938-7362 Phone • (219) 938-7380 Fax