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FACE COVERING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for using cloth face coverings and how-tos if you'd like to make your own. The CDC also emphasizes that people use cloth face covering instead of medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE), because surgical masks and N95 respirators... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG): The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will operate as usual in Elkhart and Goshen on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Please be advised, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

CITY WORKING ON MOSQUITO CONTROL

Thursday, April 9, 2020

With warmer weather the last few days we saw some mosquitoes already. In an effort to reduce the populations the City is dropping larvicide tablets in areas prone to the propagation of mosquitoes. Community mosquito control programs can help to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

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 and ends in late March (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 2020 Activity Guide

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