Porter County Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a gateway into the natural beauty of our area through programs and parks. Porter County Parks and Recreation is committed to delivering youth, adult and school programs to the residents of Porter County, while also providing a gateway into the natural beauty of our area through its unique parks and trails. Brincka Cross Gardens is located in Pine Township and offers a beautiful classical garden as well as a mile and a half of wooded trails. Dunn's Bridge stretches across the Kankakee River and is the only spot in the county where small boat access is available to the river. The Calumet Trail offers 9.1 miles of crushed limestone that runs between U.S. 12 and the Indiana Dunes State Park. Brookdale Park offers a sizeable fishing pond hidden behind an agricultural field.