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Goshen Parks Master Plan Survey

The Goshen Parks Department needs the community’s help to update the Parks Master Plan, which outlines strategies the department will pursue to continuously improve facilities and services over the next five years. The assignment of the Goshen Park and Recreation Department is to support a healthier community, by increasing marketing efforts and programming to a changing demographic and a diverse community that encourages seniors, young adults, families, teens, and children into the parks.

Here are a few ways you can get involved and help to decide the future of Goshen Parks!

  1. Completing our survey is one of the ways you can share your thoughts and comments on what you would like to see in your parks.
  2. Please invite your friends and family to take this survey too!

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The survey will be open until September 22.

Upload photos that represent what you love about Goshen Parks and Trails by using our photo survey link.

¡El Departamento de Parques de Goshen está actualizando el Plan Maestro de Parques y necesitamos su ayuda!

¡Aquí hay algunas maneras en que puede participar y ayudar a decidir el futuro de los parques de Goshen!

  1. Tome nuestra encuesta en la que puede compartir sus pensamientos y comentarios sobre lo que le gustaría ver en sus parques.
  2. ¡Por favor, invite a sus amigos y familiares a tomar esta encuesta también!

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La encuesta estará abierta hasta el 22 de Septiembre.

Sube fotos que representen lo que te encanta de los parques y senderos de Goshen link.

To view the Parks Master Plan for 2019-2023 click here.

N. Indiana Recycling Drop-Off Center to Be Closed September 14 and 15

On Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, the section of N. Indiana Avenue between the railroad tracks and Wilden Avenue will be closed for road reconstruction (note: these dates are weather-dependent). During this time the N. Indiana Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed to the public. Please plan accordingly to drop off recyclables before or after the road project. The City of Goshen appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation as we work to improve this section of roadway.

For more information on road closures in the City of Goshen visit

NIPSCO Gas Work to Impact S. Indiana Avenue

For more information on this project and other road construction projects visit the City’s interactive Road Closure Map:

NIPSCO Gas informed the City of Goshen of upcoming road work to install a new gas line that will be taking place on Berkey Avenue and S. Indiana Avenue starting next week on September 5 and going until October 27 (weather dependent). There are three phases to NIPSCO’s work and they are as follows:

Phase 1 – Lane Restrictions (only during the day) with Flaggers from September 5 – September 22 on Berkey Avenue (from Wheatland Drive to S. Indiana Avenue) and S. Indiana Avenue.

Phase 2 – Lane Restrictions (only during the day) with Flaggers from September 22 – October 6 on S. Indiana Avenue north and south of the intersection with Berkey Avenue.

Phase 3 – Lane Shift with 2-Way Traffice from October 6 – October 27 on S. Indiana Avenue at the intersection with W. Plymouth Avenue to just north of the entrance to the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

August Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter

Read the newsletter by clicking the following link:

The goal of the Goshen Stormwater Department is clean water for everyone and everything. One way this is achieved is through public education and the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter is one of many ways this is accomplished.

In this month’s newsletter, there are three articles:

  1. Updating SOPs – The City is required to update standard operating procedures (SOPs) to comply with the City’s MS4 General Permit and is working with Wessler Engineering to accomplish this.
  2. Pollywogging is a method of searching for freshwater mussels and as another National Water Quality Month comes to a close the importance of freshwater mussels to water quality is highlighted.
  3. Find out the origins of the word “Stream” in the next installment of “Why are there so many words for waterways?”.

If you have concerns about stormwater drainage or water quality issues or have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Goshen Stormwater Department at or 574-534-2201.

Signal Outage at Weymouth Blvd. and E. Kercher Rd.

Thursday, August 31st, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, NIPSCO will be turning off the power at the intersection of Weymouth Boulevard and E. Kercher Road to connect power to the new Dollar General store. NIPSCO will be providing traffic control during the duration of their work.

For more information go to the City of Goshen’s Road Closures Map:

—Upcoming Road Closures—

For more information on these projects visit the City’s interactive Road Closure Map:

Over the next two weeks, the City of Goshen and its contractors will need to close sections of roadways to complete projects. Additionally, NIPSCO Gas will need to close several sections of roadways to relocate existing utilities and install new utilities. These road closures are weather-dependent and may shift as needed. Updates will be posted to the City’s interactive Road Closure Map.

The City of Goshen projects are:

  1. A one-day closure for College Avenue between Brinkley Way East and County Road 31 on Wednesday, August 30th.
  2. A three-day closure for N. Indiana Avenue between Wilden Avenue and the railroad tracks beginning on Tuesday, September 5th to the 7th. For more information on this asphalt project visit

The NIPSCO Gas projects are :

  1. A one-day lane restriction next to the County Courthouse Project on Reliance Road on Monday, August 28th (the road will be open but with flaggers to direct traffic).
  2. A three-day road closure for Peddlers Village Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Reliance Road from Wednesday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st.
  3. An overnight road closure for Reliance Road from Peddlers Village Road to Elkhart Road (US 33) from Tuesday, September 5th to the 6th.



On the morning of Friday, July 21st, a water main valve was inadvertently shut off during construction work on W Wilden Avenue. The water was immediately turned back on but until all necessary testing is completed and the water is deemed safe to drink a boil water order is in effect for the area of the 100, 200, & 300 Block of W Wilden Avenue between N 1st Street and N Main Street.SR 15 (see the MAP for more details) until further notice.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed by humans or pets without first following these boiling procedures:

  • Bring the water (even if it is filtered) to a full boil for at least five (5) minutes.
  • Cool and aerate the boiled water by pouring it through the air from one clean container to another or mixing rapidly with a clean utensil.
  • Aeration helps to reduce the flat taste caused by boiling.
  • Store cooled boiled water in clean and airtight containers.           

Please discard all ice from ice-making machines that use city water and turn them off until the boil water order is lifted.

The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle (180 degrees F minimum final rinse temperature). Hand-washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

Be careful to not swallow any water during bathing or showering and use bottled or boiled water for brushing your teeth.

For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Ana Rios at the Goshen Water Department at 574-534-5306. Si usted necesita esta informacio n en espan ol por favor, po ngase en contacto con la oficina de agua y alcantarilla 574-534-5306.


The City of Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety is soliciting sealed offers for a 2023 or newer wheel loader for use in the City of Goshen’s Street Department. The Board of Public Works and Safety is hereinafter referred to as “City”.

Offers are also being solicited for the following optional item. The City reserves the right to select the optional offer. Offers for the optional item are not conditional on offers offered for the wheel loader.

The Specification Documents may be obtained from the City of Goshen’s Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 202 South Fifth St., Goshen, IN 46528, or the City of Goshen’s current Bidding Opportunities portal at The City shall not be responsible for documents obtained from any other source.

Offers shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all contractual terms and conditions that are included in the Specification Documents. In addition to price, offers will be evaluated based on whether the Bidder is responsible, and if the Bidder’s offer is responsive.

Offers shall be filed with the City of Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, IN 46528 until 1:45 p.m. August 14, 2023, at which time all offers received will be taken to the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting to be publicly opened and read aloud. The Board meeting will be held in City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen.

The City of Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety reserves the right to reject any and all offers, delete any portions thereof, to waive any informalities or irregularities in any bid received, and to award a contract, consistent with Indiana law, to the lowest responsible and responsive Bidder. Award of contract is contingent on the availability of funds.