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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Brush pickup for the month of September ( and the last brush pickup of the year) will begin Monday, September 24, 2018. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street,... more


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Goshen Street Department will be paving S. 10th Street from College Avenue to New York Street. The road will be restricted to one lane, with flaggers to help with traffic flow. more


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Governing Body:                              Community Relations Commission of Goshen (CRC) Date and Time of Meeting:         October 2, 2018 at 6:15 PM Place of Meeting:                            Abshire Cabin (Goshen Parks Facility, 1302 East Lincoln Ave., Goshen, IN, 46528 Pursuant to the... more

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FINAL Summer brush pickup

Monday, September 24, 2018

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that Monday morning at 7:00 am. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00pm

Outdoor Activities

Fidler Pond Boat Rentals and Elkhart River Canoe Trip 

Take a canoe trip on the Elkhart River or enjoy Fidler Pond with a canoe, kayak or pedal boat. Lifejackets are provided for ages 4 and up (not recommended for children ages 3 and under). An adult must accompany children ages 8 and younger in the boat. The canoe program will be ending early this season due to INDOT bridge construction. The final date for the program is now Sunday, September 16.

Season: April 15-September 16
Maximum capacity per canoe: two adults and two children, or three adults

  • Plan accordingly! Please take note of the water currents, obstructions and weather.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Please do not litter. Pack it in, pack it out!

Fidler Pond Boat Rentals

  • Visit the red barn at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East, for your boat rentals.
  • Rentals offered daily beginning at 8 am; all boat returns are one hour prior to dusk, so please plan accordingly.

Fidler Pond Boat Rental Fees

  • Canoe, kayak and pedal boat rental fees are $10 (tax included) per hour per boat.
  • Fishing pole rental (for bank fishing) is $2/2 hours.
  • Lifejackets are mandatory while on Fidler Pond; if you bring your own canoe or kayak and need a lifejacket, rental is $2/2 hours.

Elkhart River Canoe Trip

  • Goshen Park Department Administration Office on West Plymouth Avenue to Ox Bow County Park.
  • Trip length is approximately four hours.
  • Canoe trip is offered daily: 10 am departure, 2 pm pickup.
  • Shuttle service is provided from Ox Bow Park back to Administration Office. Parents must supply car/booster seats for children.
  • Visit the Goshen Park Department Administration Office at least 96 hours in advance to make your Elkhart River canoeing reservations.

Elkhart River Canoe Rental Fees

  • Rental fee is $20 + tax per canoe.
  • Deposit is $20 per canoe + valid driver’s license.

National Trails Day

Does Goshen have great trails or what? On Saturday, June 2 the Goshen Park Department invites you to take part in a leisure bike ride or hike in recognition of National Trails Day. See page 21 for trail map and information.

Community Gardens

What is a community garden? A piece of land gardened by a group of people. Get involved to grow your own vegetables, flowers and community at Hay Park’s or Allan J. Kauffman Park’s Community Garden. For more information, contact the Goshen Park Department, 534-2901.

19th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride

Friends of the Pumpkinvine and the Goshen Park Department are sponsoring the 19th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride on Saturday, June 16. 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

For information about other Parks programs and activities, please consult our Parks & Recreation Program Guide

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