Greenfield Creek was established in 1992 and consists of over 140 homes along tree lined streets in Valparaiso, IN. Residents enjoy wide sidewalks and a walking path that connects three ponds adorned with fountains, a gazebo, and a covered bridge. This friendly neighborhood boasts fishing, summer meet-your-neighbor parties, and an annual out-of-this-world fireworks display.
The name Greenfield Creek was taken from the dry creek bed that used to be located in the footprint of our subdivision prior to development. The developer, Ralph Affeld, created a series of retention ponds in the common area for our enjoyment while preserving the natural drainage from east to west. The ponds are 15-20 foot feet deep in the middle.
Living in a subdivision with large ponds on the outskirts of town surrounded by forest and creeks requires a certain tolerance for wildlife, but that is the reason many people choose to live in this neighborhood. Deer, rabbits, possum, raccoons, coyote, fox, geese, ducks, blue heron, egrets, swans, Caspian tern, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, owls, turtles, and muskrats have all been spotted in our neighborhood.
Fishing in our ponds is permitted, but only for residents and their guests. The ponds were originally stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill, but catfish and sunfish have also been caught.
Cook’s corner elementary
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Valparaiso High School