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HELP THE CITY OF GOSHEN DECORATE THE MIRTH TREE

Friday, December 9, 2022

This holiday season, we encourage you to take some time to get creative and help decorate the Mirth Tree! In an effort to reduce waste, the City of Goshen’s Department of Environment Resilience (GDER) wants to encourage you to see what you can create with only the things you can find or recycle.... more

Stormwater Partnership Surface Water Report on Annual Trends in Water Quality Published

Friday, December 9, 2022

The St. Joseph River Basin Commission has published a report analyzing over a decade of water quality data collected by the Elkhart County Health Department as part of the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership’s long-term surface water monitoring program. The report focuses on long-term... more

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Prairie View Elementary School Gym, 1730 Regent Street, Goshen Please plan to attend to learn more about the mixed-use development being proposed for this 170-acres of land on the south side of Goshen including: Types and quantities of... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 12, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Relations Commission

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:00pm

Outdoor Activities

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Fidler Pond’s Fantastic Fishing Derby


Calling all fishers! Bring your families, fishing poles and bait to Fidler Pond
Park to join us for our annual Fantastic Fishing Derby. Awards will be given to
participants ages 3–17 for the first fish caught, the smallest fish caught, the
largest fish caught and whatever else we ca
n think of to award! No fishing
license is required for this event.
When: Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East
Fee: $3 per person
Ages: 3–17
Register: Now through June 17 at Goshen Park Office, 524 East Jackson Street, or online
Contact: Tyler Moles at 903-8086


 


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. Life jackets 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.
  • Life jackets are mandatory while on Fidler Pond; if you bring your own canoe or kayak and need a life jacket, 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 $40 + tax per canoe.

Mullet Park Disc Golf Course
Location: 505 South Indiana Avenue
Cost: Free
NO onsite parking. Please park at the north end of Shanklin Park. A big thank you to Kevin Hinkle and Stuart Meade for the
nine-hole course’s vision, design and setup.


Sprocket Dog Park

Location: 109 South 9th Street
Features: Large/small dog areas, doggie drinking fountain
and fun play features; the park is conveniently located at the
north end of the Ninth Street Trail. We thank the East Lincoln
Crossroads Neighborhood Association for leading the effort to
create Goshen’s new dog park.


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 tax
  • Daily Ski: $10 plus tax

To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2022 Activity Guide

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