Essex Park was named after the U.S.S. Essex, which was the ship commanded by Captain David Porter (for whom Porter County was named) in the "Battle of Valparaiso" during the War of 1812.
"The Essex," a sister ship of the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides,) was built in Salem, Massachusetts and paid for by the public subscription from the citizens of Essex County.
The names of the various streets in Essex Park are all towns in Essex County, Massachusetts.



The due date for the 2023 annual HOA dues was on May 1. There will be a late fee of $25 for each month that the payment is not received. Payments in our P.O. box or online will now need to be $235. $260 will be due after June 7 and $285 after July 7. On August 7th a lien will be placed on your house for even more money. You may mail a check to Essex Park HOA, P.O. Box 249, Valparaiso, IN 46384 or pay online at the bell in the upper right corner of the screen. Questions? Email [email protected].

Note that the HOA Board is always seeking volunteers to help with special projects. We are a totally volunteer board. Please do not contact us to mediate disputes with neighbors. Feel free to read our covenants and bylaws. We are only authorized to confront residents if any of those are violated. Violations of city codes need to be brought up with the city, not the HOA Board.

Subdivision cleanup is coming quickly on Saturday, May 20. Check the calendar for details. Please help maintain our property values. Feel free to use the contact page if you have any questions.



We would appreciate if all residents would register with our website. Registered residents of our community will be able to see the private information and be sent emails of any updates and/or activities of our neighborhood.

Thank you,

Essex Park Home Owners Association