Parks and Recreation Department kicks off summer of events with free movie in the park

The City of Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will kick off a summer full of family-fun events and programming with a free showing of The Little Mermaid (2023) at Shanklin Park on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 7 p.m.

Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a movie on a beautiful summer evening. Concessions and treats will be available for purchase during the movie.

Other summer events include:

  • Fiddler Pond’s Fantastic Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 28th at 10 a.m.
  • Dive-in Movie Night at Shanklin Pool, Saturday, June 8th, at 8 p.m.
  • Pop-up Water Park at Pringle Park, Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kids’ and Teens’ Triathlon, Shanklin Park, Saturday, July 6, 2024
  • Splash-Tastic Weekend at Abshire Park, Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28
  • Rock the Quarry Triathlon, Saturday, August 10
  • Touch a Truck, Shanklin Park, Saturday, August 24

Goshen Parks and Recreation also offers additional fun summer programming, from summer camps to boat rentals, throughout the summer months.

Starting Monday, May 27, you can rent boats (kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and paddle boards) at Fiddler Pond for $10 per hour up to two hours. Fishing poles are also available to rent for $2 per hour. If you’re looking for a longer adventure, rent a canoe to take down the Elkhart River, starting at Shanklin Park and ending at Elkhart County’s OxBow Park.  

If you’re still looking for summer activities for kids, the parks and recreation department offers Art Camp for kids 6 to 12 from June 17th to 20th, Sailing Camp for 8 to 18–year–olds from June 24th to 28th, and Soccer Camp for kids 6 to 10 from June 10th to June 13th.

Looking to get active this summer? Attend a Zumba Class at Pringle Park every Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday, or reserve a pickleball court for a couple of hours.

You can find more information and register for any parks programs or events here. If you have additional questions, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 574.534.2901.