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Friday, September 22, 2017

Brush collection will begin Monday, September 25. 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


Friday, September 22, 2017

Contractor Walsh & Kelly will be working on Plymouth Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to the east completing punch list items from the project completed in 2016. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane restrictions. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.... more


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce an open house for the new Violett Cemetery Cremation Garden on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time a staff member will be on hand to answer questions about the garden for members of the public. The cremation garden, built over... more

Upcoming Events All »

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00am

Board of Zoning Appeals meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Redevelopment Commission - Special meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00pm

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.

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