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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will hold a special meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held in the Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111... more


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The City of Elkhart, the City of Goshen, and the Michiana Area Council of Governments have received a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to prepare a bicycle and pedestrian master plan. This initiative will help to coordinate planning activities for both cities to improve walking and... more


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

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Today, 4:00pm

Special meeting

Arbor Day celebration

Today, 4:45pm

More information at

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:00pm

Special Events

Maple City Fest in Celebration of Arbor Day

A free family festival celebrating Arbor Day with a variety of events, entertainment and music. Activities begin at 5 pm on Friday, April 28 and last until about 7 pm. Join us for a spring evening packed full of fun. The event will take place indoors and outdoors at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue. All ages welcome. Evening festivities include:

• Food court (food items may be purchased)

• Children’s activities, including interactive booths with crafts and hands-on demonstrations and activities

• Information booths

• Children’s choir performance

• Special presentations, including Arbor Day Proclamation, Good Tree Steward Award, Tree City USA Award

• Children’s musical entertainment

If inclement weather, the event will take place indoors at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park.

For more information, please visit hope to see you there!



Mother-Son Dance- Tickets now on sale!

Mark your calendar and get your tickets for this annual lively evening for mothers and sons! This night out will include refreshments, mementos and, of course, music provided by a professional DJ so you can dance the night away! Memory photos will be taken and available for purchase at the dance. Join us at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the Goshen Park Office. Seating is limited and fills quickly, so please get your ticket early to ensure availability. This year: join us for an "out of this world" experience! For more information, call the Goshen Park Office at (574) 534-2901.



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 Lives of Pets (PG)

June 15: Storks (PG)

June 29: Moana (PG)

July 13: Sing (PG)


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.