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INTERSECTION CLOSURE: 8TH AND DOUGLAS

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The intersection of South 8th and East Douglas St. will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 17 through the evening of Friday, June 18 to allow the City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department to replace a sewer manhole structure. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Norfolk Southern will close the several railroad crossings in Goshen in the coming weeks to make repairs and repave. The following crossings will be closed between Wednesday, June 16, and Friday, June 25, 2021: • East Lincoln Avenue• Cottage Avenue• Main Street• 1st Street The following... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, June 14, 2021

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5 14 1.5 5, there will be a public presentation to the Goshen Redevelopment Commission, Goshen Common Council, Elkhart County Commissions and Elkhart County Council regarding Goshen’s Downtown River District Revitalization Plan on June... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 890 5155 7762. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Brush Collection

Monday, June 28, 2021

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. More at goshenindiana.org/street-department

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, June 28, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

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 $40 + tax per canoe.

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 2021 Activity Guide

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