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WHAT’S THE BUZZ? MOSQUITO PREVENTION IS WORTHWHILE!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spring and summer bring mosquitoes. “How many” depends on how wet the season is. The City will continue its program of placing larvicide in catch basins, which are potential breeding sites. It is one of the most cost-effective measures the City can take. The City has not sprayed for mosquitoes... more

Free tickets to Freedom Fest no longer available at City Hall

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The free tickets Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and City Council had secured to America’s Freedom Fest —a day-long event of airshows and fireworks Saturday, July 1, to celebrate Independence Day—have all been picked up at City Hall. There are no more free tickets available at this time. Information for purchasing... more

Pike Street/US 33 Northern Connector Project: Pike and Main streets to be closed until fall

Monday, June 26, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27, Rieth-Riley Construction will open the newly constructed section of Pike Street from the Elkhart River bridge to Second Street and close Pike Street between Second Street and Main Street. Third Street will remain open to through traffic. Access to businesses and residences will... more

Upcoming Events All »

America's Freedom Fest

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 8:00am

Celebrate Independence Day at the Goshen Municipal Airport with this day-long celebration. This event includes a runway run, a twilight airshow, and a fireworks display. SCHEDULE: 8 a.m. – 5k walk/run at runway, 3 p.m. – Main gates open, 5 p.m. – Pull a Bomber competition, 7 p.m. – Airshow, 10 p.m. – FREE - fireworks display

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 3, 2017, 2:00pm

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

City offices will be closed on this day.

Special Events

Fidler Pond’s Fantastic Fishing Derby

Calling all fishers! Bring your families, fishing poles and bait to Fidler Pond Park to join us for our annual Fantastic Fishing Derby. Awards will be given to participants ages 3–17 for the first fish caught, the smallest fish caught, the largest fish caught and whatever else we can think of to award! No fishing license is required during the event.

When: June 10; 10 am–12:30 pm

Location: Fidler Pond Park

Fee: $3/person

Ages: 3–17 years

Register: Now through June 9 at the Goshen Park Office, or June 10 at the event.


Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

Join us on Thursdays at 7 pm for a fantastic family night out during our summer outdoor movie series at Shanklin Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and settle in to watch these free movies on the “monster” screen. Concession stand available for your picnic dinner or snacks (cash only).

June 1: The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

June 15: Storks (PG)

June 29: Moana (PG)

July 13: Sing (PG)


18th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride

Friends of the Pumpkinvine and the Goshen Park Department are sponsoring the 18th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride on Saturday, June 17. Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. are cyclists, hikers, equestrians and naturalists who are working with area park departments to create a linear park and greenway on the former Pumpkinvine railroad corridor connecting Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. To register for this year's bike ride, visit www.pumpkinvine.org.


Park History Bike Tours

This is a chance to get to know some of the Goshen parks that you may not know even exist. Some park and city history will be included, often through the lens of Goshen’s urban forest. We won’t ride hard, but we will ride steadily. Some of the route will take us onto streets, so bikers should be experienced with vehicle traffic.

Thursday, June 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm: Join Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley for a two-hour bike tour of Goshen’s parks on the north and west sides of town. Participants will meet at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue. The tour will begin at Shanklin Park and head west before turning north and then finally finishing at the millrace canal tailgates and the Goshen Brewing Company. Park stops may include Bakersfield Park, Pringle Park, Rogers Park, Oakridge Park and Rock Run Park.

Saturday, August 12 from 10 am to 12 noon: Join Aaron for a two-hour bike tour of Goshen’s parks on the east and south sides of town. Participants will meet at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue. The tour will begin at Shanklin Park and head south along the millrace canal before turning east, then north, and finally south, ending at the millrace canal tailgates and the Goshen Brewing Company. Park stops may include Burdick Park, Shoup-Parsons Woods Park, Rieth Park, Fidler Pond Park, Abshire Park, Church Park and Walnut Park.

 

For information on the Kids' & Teens' TryAthlon or the Rock the Quarry Triathlon & Mile Swim, please visit our Triathlons page.

To view current programs and activities, please consult our new Spring & Summer 2017 Program Guide.

You can also check for updates on Parks programs on our Facebook page or on Twitter.