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About Highland

Highland is a town in the North Township of Lake County, Indiana. As part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, it is surrounded by the communities of Hammond to the north, Griffith to the east, Schererville to the south and Munster to the west. The first people to settle in the area were Michael and Judith Johnston, two pioneers from Ohio, in 1847. Until the early 1880s, expansion in the town happened very slowly. However, with the construction of the Chicago & Atlantic railroad tracks through the town, agriculture and manufacturing industries began to move into the area. In 1910, the Town of Highland was incorporated.

Highland, like many other areas along the Little Calumet River, is prone to flooding. Significant floods that affected the town happened in 2006, 2007 and 2008. As of the 2010 census, the town has a population of 23,727 people and a total area of 6.96 square miles.

Wicker Memorial Park

Wicker Memorial Park was donated to the residents of Highland, Hammond, Munster, East Chicago and Whiting by 16 local men who purchased the property. It was named after the Wicker family, who previously owned the land. In 1927, former President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the park to the veterans of World War I. In 2008, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama also stopped at the park for a rally just four days before he made history by becoming the first African-American president in the U.S.

Amenities offered at Wicker Memorial Park include:

  • 18-hole golf course
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Park trails
  • Picnic areas
  • Splash pad
  • Bike rentals
  • Dog park
  • Banquet halls
  • Electric car charging station

Owned and managed by the North Township Trustee, it is located on Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland and is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highland Grove Shopping Center

Also situated on Indianapolis Boulevard, just south of Wicker Memorial Park, is the Highland Grover Shopping Center. The 540,932 square feet retail property is operated by Site Centers Corporation. As the dominant shopping center in the area, it is home to a variety of stores, dining options and services. Providing the residents of Highland with access to their retail needs, some of the tenants of the shopping center are Best Buy, Burlington DICK'S Sporting Goods, GameStop, Michaels, Party City, PetCo, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Torrid, The Vitamin Shoppe, ULTA, Red Mango Yogurts, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Massage Envy, H&R Block, Jenny Craig, Kohl's, Target, First Saving Bank, Famous Footwear, 2nd & Charles, Burger King and Hair Cuttery.

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