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Summer sewer rates vs. winter rates

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The City’s annual summer sewer billing ends on September 15, 2019. This means that any water consumption after September 15 will not reflect the discounted sewer rate. A summer sewer discount is calculated based on the lower of the actual volume or the average monthly volume of sewage discharged... more

IDEM TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR JOHNSON CONTROLS

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing today Tuesday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goshen Public Library, to received additional public comments on the Revised Voluntary Remediation Work Plan for the former Johnson Controls facility site, located at 1302... more

ROAD CLOSURE: LOMBARDY DRIVE

Monday, September 9, 2019

The City Water and Sewer Department will be installing a water main at the intersection of Kercher Road and Lombardy Drive. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench about 8 ft deep. Lombardy Drive will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, Sept. 12 starting at 7 a..m.,... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Aviation meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019, 2:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 16, 2019, 2:00pm

Park Board meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019, 5:30pm

Outdoor Activities

Elkhart River Canoe and Fidler Pond Boat Rentals

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 under age 18.

Season: April 15–October 15
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.

  • One- or 2-hour boat rentals.
  • Rentals offered daily beginning at 8 am; all boat returns are 1 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

  • Shanklin Park on West Plymouth Avenue to Ox Bow County Park.
  • Trip length is approximately 4 hours.
  • Canoe trip is offered daily: 10 am departure, 2 pm pickup.
  • Shuttle service is provided from Ox Bow Park back to​ Shanklin Park. Parents/guardians must supply car/booster seats for children.
  • Visit the Goshen Park Department Administration Office 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.

Tubing and Cross Country Skiing

Tubes and cross-country skis are available to rent at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Office, 524 East Jackson Street. Neither Abshire Cabin nor the tubing hill is staffed. Season begins in December 2019 and ends March 31, 2020 (when there is sufficient snow cover).

Tube & Ski Rental Fees

  • Daily Tube: $5 plus $0.35 tax
  • Daily Ski: $10 plus $0.70 tax
  • Weekend Tube: $15 plus $1.05 tax
  • Weekend Ski: $30 plus $2.10 tax

Weekend rental includes Friday pick-up and Monday drop-off. A fee of $10 plus $0.70 tax per day for skis and $5 plus $0.35 tax per day for tubes will be charged if kept beyond the scheduled return time.


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2019 Program Guide

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