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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elkhart County and the City of Goshen Engineering Departments have been working closely on the intersection improvement at Kercher Road and SR 15. The first phase of the intersection project is scheduled to begin April 24, 2017, with installation of a storm pipe across State Road 15. Traffic on... more

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER - S. 15th and Monroe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the water will be shut off due to Water Main Construction. A boil order will be issued when the water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: On S. 15th Street from... more


Thursday, April 13, 2017

In observation of Good Friday, all city offices will be closed beginning at noon Friday, April 14. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. more

Upcoming Events All Events »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00am

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