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Active Living

Mom and young daughter doing a yoga pose on a yoga mat outside in the sun
Family Playing Table Tennis
kayakers in kayaks and putting a kayak into a lake, wearing life jackets

Active Living in La Porte County
As part of the HEAL Initiative, the Active Living Council is working to create a La Porte County that is an all-inclusive, active living environment with state-of-the-art, multi-use facilities that excites our citizens to achieve health. It takes our county as whole – you included! – to make this happen. It is our vision that La Porte County is one of the 10 healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030. Working together is where it all starts.

How will we know what success looks like?
Success can be measured in many ways, but one way to measure the progress of the HEAL Initiative is by keeping track of indicators over time. Indicators tell a story of “how we are doing” in various areas. See below for the indicators we are using to track healthy eating progress in La Porte County!

Active Living Primary Indicators

Adults 20+: 

  • Who are obese

  • Who are sedentary

High blood pressure prevalence

Access to exercise opportunities

Workers who walk to work

Click on the link above to visit Ten2030, the central hub of information for La Porte County, Indiana, with the most up-to-date data, dashboards, promising practices, and local resource library.

Active Living Council

Smart Cycling Youth Clinic

On June 11th, 2022, Bob's Bicycles, the League of American Bicyclists, PNC Bank, City of La Porte Park and Recreation, City of La Porte Fire Department, and Healthcare Foundation of La Porte joined forces to offer the first Smart Cycling Youth Clinic for kids ages 6-12.

The event taught young riders smart cycling skills, with safety stations including helmet fitting, bicycle safety, starting/stopping, riding in a straight line, avoiding hazards, balancing, scanning and signaling, and turning and yielding. Youth received a certificate of achievement, a free helmet provided by PNC Bank, and several great giveaways.


adults standing in HFL's parking lot watching a young girl on a bike with training wheels
three City of La Porte firefighters along with La Porte's fox mascot in front of a fire truck
participants and tables in HFL's parking lot during the Smart Cycling Youth Clinic

Check out the resources below!


Click above to check out the parks, playgrounds, trails, preserves, & greenspaces available in La Porte County.

La Porte County Family YMCA

La Porte County Parks

City of La Porte Park & Recreation

Michigan City Parks & Recreation


StoneLakeWalkingBridge with title La Porte County Active Living Resources across it

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Reach out to the HFL team at

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