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Portion of Pike Street to close for US 33 Northern Connector project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On Monday, April 3rd, Rieth-Riley Construction will close Pike St. between Chicago Ave. and 2nd St. to begin phase 1 of the Pike St. widening work. Both Chicago Ave. and 2nd St. will remain open. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained. A signed access route will be posted for... more

Sewer Department camera truck gets new look

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In recognition of World Water Day the City of Goshen Stormwater Department would like to announce the new look for the Sewer Department’s Camera Truck. This stormwater message reminds those who see it that each of us has a role to play in preventing stormwater pollution. Remember “Only Rain Down... more

Mayor Stutsman announces Year of Goodness

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman is proud to designate March 2017 through March 2018 as the Year of Goodness in Goshen. This Year is a way to remind residents of all the great things that happen in our community. During this Year Mayor Stutsman will recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that... more

Upcoming Events All Events »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 3, 2017, 2:00pm

City Council

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00pm

First Fridays - Downtown Goshen

Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00pm

Join family and friends in downtown Goshen. Each month offers exciting events and entertainment.

Parks & Recreation

Mayor's Welcome

Dear Goshen Parks Patron,

I have been enjoying Goshen’s parks since I was growing up. It is so exciting to see how our Parks & Recreation Department has expanded in both number of parks and number of programs. I have come to the point in my life where I am especially enjoying watching my children utilize the fantastic parks and more that I grew up with in Goshen.

I would like to thank Sheri Howland for her years of service to the Goshen community. She truly did some amazing things and will be missed. Tanya Heyde has taken Sheri’s place as Parks & Recreation superintendent, and she will continue the excellent work we have all come to love. I am looking forward to what new things we will see in our parks over the next few years.

Superintendent Tanya Heyde and her staff are continuing work at expanding and maintaining our parks throughout this community. My family and I spend a good portion of our free time utilizing Goshen’s parks. It is a great way for us to get out of the house and stay active. Parks also provide venues for community members to meet and get to know one another. The Goshen Park Department has worked hard at creating a year-round experience for everyone. Whether you like sledding, splash pads, sailing, triathlons, dance classes, movies, open spaces or playgrounds, we have something for you.

This is all part of the continuing effort to enhance our community’s quality of life. Please come out and experience your parks this spring and summer. You will quickly realize why my family loves them, and you will learn just one of the many reasons why I am proud to call Goshen home.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Stutsman, Mayor


Tanya Heyde, Superintendent                                
Goshen Parks & Recreation

607 W. Plymouth Ave.
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 534-2901

Email: goshenparks@goshencity.com

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Dear Goshen Resident,

It is with great anticipation that I invite you to explore the 2017 Spring/Summer Goshen Parks & Recreation Program Guide. The park staff and I are eager to offer an impressive lineup of fun, enriching and quality-of-life experiences for all ages.

Given our forgiving weather early this year, it is not as difficult as some winters to remember the warm, sunny days of summer and the predictabilities of spring. Trees, flowers and wildlife are awakening while we see new park life that offers anticipation for a desirable spring and summer. The parks are becoming alive with visitors and exciting outdoor activities.

Whether you take part in our trail system, canoeing, adult and youth sports, our special events, our fitness classes or other activities, we recognize that the Goshen park system is about you. The Park Department strives to meet the needs and desires of the community, and we welcome your thoughts and ideas. Each and every resident of Goshen is important to our staff.

We take great pride in offering quality programs and maintaining the best parks, facilities and programs possible. It is our privilege to continue to serve the citizens of this wonderful community, and we hope visitors to the Maple City take a few moments to see how these resources can enrich their lives too.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize my predecessor, Sheri Howland, for her 16 years of dedication to the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department. Her energy and effort were not only contagious, they were truly inspiring. We look forward to maintaining her forward momentum.

On behalf of the entire staff, I thank you for your continued support.

Enthusiastically,

Tanya Heyde, Superintendent, Goshen Parks & Recreation 

Mission Statement

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department shall provide high-quality and effective recreation programs and special events, facilities and parks that benefit area residents and contribute to Goshen’s economy, environment, wellness and sense of community.

Vision Statement

We are a superior park and recreation department linking the Goshen community to its historical, cultural, natural and human resources in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of open space, provision of recreation activities, stewardship of resources, development of trails, parks and facilities, and maintenance of these community resources.

Goals & Objectives

To promote Community involvement in the planning and operation of all facets of Park and Recreation Department operations.

To allow for orderly growth and development of physical and natural resources.

To incorporate within the department and its programs, new technologies and processes that will make activities and services more cost effective.

To develop systems of information and guidance to provide for more effective delivery of activities and services.

To offer comprehensive, quality recreational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities, and special interests. 

To maintain and improve the appearance of parks and existing facilities throughout Goshen at a high standard of quality on a systematic and scheduled basis.

To utilize the natural characteristics of the land when evaluating the potential for Park and Recreation purposes.

To periodically assess and evaluate the recreational needs of the citizens of Goshen. 

To make Park and Recreation participation as simple and convenient as possible to clientele and treat patrons like valued customers.

To provide efficient and effective direction, coordination, leadership, and quality leisure services throughout Goshen.


Parks & Recreation Administrative Office hours:

Monday- Friday, 7:00 am- 4:00 pm; closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (Nov. 24 & 25) and Christmas Day.  Phone (574) 534-2901.

Wayne Wogoman Welcome Center hours:  Wednesday- Friday, 10:00 am- 3:30 pm.  Phone (574) 975-6253.

 

For more information, please consult our Spring & Summer 2017 Program Guide.

We invite you to review the abridged Parks Department Master Plan.