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Friday, May 26, 2017

Brush collection will begin Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but not in the street, so as to not cause a road hazard or hinder water drainage. Brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Do not place piles around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone... more

Public Notice on Proposed Local Limits Modification for City of Goshen Wastewater Treatment Plant

Friday, May 26, 2017

The City of Goshen Wastewater Treatment Plant has submitted, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590, has reviewed the draft report entitled “Goshen Local Limits Re-evaluation” and concurs with the conclusion of the report which recommends... more


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Goshen High School elected its new youth adviser during an election held Tuesday, May 23. Jason Barahona, who is now finishing his junior year, will be the youth adviser for the 2017-2018 school year. State law allows mayors to appoint a person younger than 18 years of age to serve as an adviser... more

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Monday, May 29, 2017

City offices will be closed on this day.

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7:00am

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 11:00am

Outdoor Activities

Community Gardens

What is a Community Garden? A piece of land gardened by a group of people. Get involved and grow your own vegetables and flowers at either Hay Park’s or Rock Run Park’s Community Garden! The cost is $15.00 per plot for the season. For more information, contact the Goshen Parks Department, 534-2901.

Outdoor Pickleball

What is pickleball? It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is played on a badminton-size court with a slightly modified tennis net, paddles and a plastic ball. Outdoor courts are located at Model Elementary School, 412 South Greene Road (open seasonally).

Fidler Pond and Elkhart River Boat Rentals

Take a canoe trip on the Elkhart River or paddle Fidler Pond with a canoe, kayak or pedal boat. Lifejackets (adult, youth and child sizes) and paddles are provided.

Season: April 15–October 15

Maximum capacity per canoe: three adults or two adults with two children.
• Plan accordingly! Please take note of the water currents, obstructions and weather.
• Glass containers are prohibited.
• Please do not litter. Pack it in, pack it out!

Fidler Pond Boat Rentals 
Visit the red barn at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, for your boat rentals.
Rentals are offered daily beginning at 8 am; all boat returns are one hour prior to dusk, so please plan accordingly.

Fidler Pond Rental Fees 
Boats (kayaks, canoes and pedal boats) are $10 (tax included) per hour per boat. Fishing pole rental (for catch & release bank fishing) is $2/two hours. Lifejackets are mandatory while boating at Fidler Pond- if you bring your own boat but need a lifejacket, you can rent one for $2/two hours.


Elkhart River Canoe Trip 
Trip starts at the Goshen Parks Office on West Plymouth Avenue and ends at Ox Bow County Park. Trip length is approximately four hours.

Canoe trip is offered daily: 10 am departure, 2 pm pickup. Shuttle service is provided from Ox Bow County Park back to the Goshen Parks Department Administration Office. Visit the Goshen Parks Office 48 hours in advance to make your Elkhart River canoeing reservations.

Elkhart River Canoe Rental Fees 
Rental fee is $20 + tax per canoe; refundable deposit is $20 per canoe + valid driver’s license.


For information about the Tyler S. Joldersma Skate Park, please visit our Skate Park page.

For information about other Parks programs and activities, please consult our current Parks & Recreation Program Guide.