Wanatah offers many opportunities for recreational activities. Being only 30 miles south of the beautiful Lake Michigan Dunes and just a short drive from Chicago, South Bend, and Indianapolis makes Wanatah is a great central starting point for those seeking the recreational advantages of Northwest Indiana.

Two parks are available in town for public use or event rental.

Lion's Park

Lion’s Park

Lion’s Park is located in the southeast corner of town, just adjacent to the school. It features a large, shaded grassy area and walking track along with playground equipment and shelter house. Maintained by the Wanatah Area Lion’s Club, it is also the site of the annual spring Easter Egg hunt for children. Please call (219) 733-2601 for information about reserving Lion’s Park.


Wm F. Hunt Park


Wm. F. Hunt Memorial Park is located in the northwest corner of town and also offers shaded, grassy picnic areas, playground equipment and a shelter house. It also features a walking bridge over Hawg Creek which runs north and south through the center of town.

Please contact the Town Hall at (219) 733-2340 for information about reserving Hunt Park.

Clubs & Organizations

There are a variety of clubs and organizations in the Wanatah area, including:

  • Lion’s Club
  • 4-H – Cass MerryMakers/Cass Champions
  • Little League
  • Red Hat Society
  • Crossroads Garden Club
  • American Legion Post 403
  • American Legion Post 403 S.A.L. Squadron
  • American Legion Post 403 Auxiliary
  • Knights of Columbus
  • St. Vincent of DePaul Society
  • Ladies of Sacred Heart
  • Wanatah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Wanatah Conservation Club
  • Wanatah Railroad Museum
  • Farm Bureau
  • Girl’s Softball
  • Wanatah Historical Society
  • Girl Scouts
  • Evening Bells Homemakers’ Club
  • Clinton Twp. Homemakers’ Extension Club
  • Scarecrow Festival
  • Cass-Clinton Volunteer Fire Department