Activity Details

Enjoy an autumn evening at Rogers-Lakewood Park as you ride along on a tractor-drawn hay wagon, then gather around a glowing campfire. This is a great outing for youth groups, scouts, service clubs, parent organizations, birthday parties, family gatherings, and more. Contact the Valparaiso parks office at 219.462.5144 to reserve a time.

Dates & Times Available

Hayrides are available from September 16 through November 6 at the following times:
Fridays and Saturdays:
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CT
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CT
  • 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm CT
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CT
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT
*Earlier times may be available upon inquiry.


Fees include ride and campfire for the entire group. The hay wagon can accommodate up to 30 riders at one time depending on size. Larger groups may choose to have shorter rides or reserve two time slots is longer rides are desired. Groups bring their own food & drink, roasting sticks, etc.
  • $68 - Resident rate
  • $80 - Non-Resident rate
Fees are plus tax and are non-refundable if you cancel. If the Park Department cancels your reservation due to inclement weather, etc. we will first try to reschedule your reservation to another date. If no other times are available, a refund or system credit will be applied.

$1 Hayrides!

Preview a Fall Favorite!

Meet us at the park store for $1 hayrides on the following dates:
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11

The first ride will start at 1 pm and the last ride will begin at 2:30 pm. Each ride is approximately 30 min.


We would like to thank all the sponsors that continue to support the Parks and Recreation Department's parks and activities. Many sponsorship opportunities are always available. For more information, contact the department at 219.462.5144.