On the shoreline of Whiting, Indiana – Lake Michigan splashes against the rocks. Between the Chicago skyline to the west and the BP Whiting Refinery to the east lies the new Whiting Lakefront Park. Chain link fences surround a soon-to-be-unveiled gazebo, pier and garden.
Al Renda, a lifelong resident of Whiting, walks through the park as part of his daily routine. He says the recent improvements are marvelous.
“I would say in my lifetime it’s probably better than it’s ever been,” Renda says.