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NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 5049, AMENDING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BUREAU

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ordinance 5049, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on August 4, 2020, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman on August 5, 2020.  Ordinance 5049 describes the City of Goshen Ordinance Violation Bureau, defines the City of Goshen ordinance violations subject... more

ROAD CLOSURE: NORTH MAIN STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

North Main Street, just north of Rock Run Creek (south of the junction with Middleburu Street), is closed to traffic Thursday, August 6, 2020, to allow for work replacing a damaged sewer pipe. The section of North Main Street may remain closed through Friday morning if work cannot be completed... more

BRIDGE CLOSURE: MONROE STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Elkhart County Highway Department will close the bridge on Monroe Street at Rock Run Creek for maintenance, which will consist of sealing the concrete bridge deck. The work will take place Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, and is expected to be completed in one day. Traffic will be diverted at Logan... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Today, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82013237905

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 3:00pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88473622441

Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 7:00pm

To access the live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82047667254

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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