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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

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Board of Works

Today, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Parks and Recreation

Online Registration, Facility Reservations, and Ticket Sales

We now offer online registration, facility reservations, and ticket sales. Please visit the link below to access these services. Please note there is a 2.85% or a $1.00 minimum processing fee included in each transaction. 

REGISTER/RESERVE HERE


Office Phone: (574) 534-2901

Office Fax: (574) 349-6672

Office location: 524 E. Jackson St. Goshen, IN 46526

Parks & Recreation Administrative Office Hours:

Monday- Friday, 7 am - 4 pm

CLOSED:

  • New Year's Day January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15
  • Good Friday  March 29
  • Primary Election Day May 7
  • Memorial Day May 27
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day June 19
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Labor Day September 2
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day October 14
  • General Election Day November 5
  • Veterans Day November 11
  • Thanksgiving November 28-29
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day December 24-25

Wayne Wogoman Welcome Center Hours:  Wednesday- Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.  Phone (574) 975-6253.

For more information, please consult our 2024 Activity Guide

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Tanya Heyde, Superintendent                                
Goshen Parks & Recreation

524 E. Jackson St.
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 534-2901

Email: goshenparks@goshencity.com

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Dear Goshen Resident,

Welcome to the 2024 Goshen Parks & Recreation Department’s Activity Guide! Our program descriptions again appear in both English and Spanish. This guide covers the entire 2024 calendar year. The park staff and I are happy to offer an invigorating lineup of fun and enriching experiences for all ages and seasons.

The Park Department office moved three years ago to 524 East Jackson Street—at the intersection with South Ninth Street. At 117 South Ninth Street, in the shadow of the new railroad overpass, is the large and creatively constructed East Lincoln Crossroads Sprocket Dog Park, which opened to canine acclaim this past fall. Assisting the East Lincoln neighborhood association were Lacasa, Neighborworks and the Park Department.

We take great pride in offering quality programs and maintaining the best parks, facilities and programs possible. It is our privilege to continue serving the residents of this wonderful community, and we hope visitors to the Maple City see how these resources can enrich their lives too. On behalf of the entire staff, I hope you enjoy this “guided tour” of Goshen’s parks and the many opportunities for recreation, regardless of the season.

Enthusiastically,

Tanya Heyde Superintendent,
Goshen Parks & Recreation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 


Parks & Recreation Administrative Office:

Mission Statement

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department shall provide high-quality and effective recreation programs and special events, facilities and parks that benefit area residents and contribute to Goshen’s economy, environment, wellness and sense of community.

Vision Statement

We are a superior park and recreation department linking the Goshen community to its historical, cultural, natural and human resources in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of open space, provision of recreation activities, stewardship of resources, development of trails, parks and facilities, and maintenance of these community resources.

Goals & Objectives

  • To promote Community involvement in the planning and operation of all facets of Park and Recreation Department operations.
  • To allow for orderly growth and development of physical and natural resources.
  • To incorporate within the department and its programs, new technologies and processes that will make activities and services more cost effective.
  • To develop systems of information and guidance to provide for more effective delivery of activities and services.
  • To offer comprehensive, quality recreational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities, and special interests. 
  • To maintain and improve the appearance of parks and existing facilities throughout Goshen at a high standard of quality on a systematic and scheduled basis.
  • To utilize the natural characteristics of the land when evaluating the potential for Park and Recreation purposes.
  • To periodically assess and evaluate the recreational needs of the citizens of Goshen. 
  • To make Park and Recreation participation as simple and convenient as possible to clientele and treat patrons like valued customers.
  • To provide efficient and effective direction, coordination, leadership, and quality leisure services throughout Goshen.

Comfort Stations
Most park restroom facilities are open to the public from April 15 to October 15, from dawn to dusk. The restrooms at Abshire Cabin and at the warming house in Shanklin Park, however, remain open year-round.

 

Splash Parks
Walnut Park Splash Pad, on Goshen’s north side at East Oakridge Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets, Pringle Park Splash Pad on West Lincoln Avenue between Greene Road and Indiana Avenue, and Rieth Park Splash Pad, on Goshen’s south side on 13th Street between Iowa and Illinois streets, will function daily May 25–August 25 from 12 noon to 8 pm (weather permitting).

 

Dedication Program
Donations and dedications of trees, plants, flowers, and park benches and picnic tables are all welcomed for the Goshen parks. Please contact the Goshen Park Department, for more information and current prices, at 534-2901.

 

Adopt-A-Park
Individuals, families, clubs and businesses are encouraged to Adopt-A-Park and help with maintenance, litter pickup and plant preservation. For more information, contact the Goshen Park Department at 534-2901.

 

Vandalism
Vandalism in our parks can be a concern, as well as have a negative impact on our budget. It isn’t possible for us to be in the parks at all times, so a few extra “eyes” to notify us about vandalism is very helpful. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

 

Meeting & Events

MeetingMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocationAgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Park Board Meeting5/6/20244:00 pm 524 East Jackson Street.Download Agenda   
Park Board Meeting4/1/20244:00 pm 524 East Jackson Street.Download Agenda   
Park Board Meeting2/5/20244:00 pm 524 East Jackson Street.Download Agenda   
Park Board7/18/20224:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board3/21/20224:00 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board2/21/20224:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board1/18/20224:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board12/20/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board11/15/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board10/18/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen Download Agenda   
Park Board9/20/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board8/16/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board7/19/20214:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., GoshenDownload Agenda   
Park Board6/21/20214:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board5/17/20214:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board4/19/20214:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board3/15/20214:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board2/15/20215:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board1/25/20215:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Download Agenda   
Park Board12/21/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board11/16/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board10/19/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board9/21/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board8/17/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board7/20/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board6/15/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board5/18/20205:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E Jefferson St.Download Agenda   
Park Board4/20/20205:30 pmCouncil Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board3/16/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board2/17/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board1/14/20205:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave.Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting12/16/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting11/18/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting10/21/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting9/16/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting8/19/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting7/15/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting6/17/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting5/20/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting4/15/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting3/18/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting2/18/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board meeting1/15/20195:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda Download Notices 
Park Board Meeting
Date & Time
5/6/2024 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
524 East Jackson Street. - 16:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Park Board Meeting
Date & Time
4/1/2024 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
524 East Jackson Street. - 16:00:00
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Park Board Meeting
Date & Time
2/5/2024 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
524 East Jackson Street. - 16:00:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
7/18/2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 16:00:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
3/21/2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 16:00:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
2/21/2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
1/18/2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
12/20/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
11/15/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
10/18/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
9/20/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
8/16/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
7/19/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
6/21/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 16:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Park Board
Date & Time
5/17/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
4/19/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 16:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Park Board
Date & Time
3/15/2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 16:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
2/15/2021 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
1/25/2021 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
12/21/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
11/16/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
10/19/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
9/21/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
8/17/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
7/20/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
6/15/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
5/18/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E Jefferson St. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
4/20/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Park Board
Date & Time
3/16/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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Park Board
Date & Time
2/17/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board
Date & Time
1/14/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
12/16/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
11/18/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
10/21/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
9/16/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
8/19/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
7/15/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
6/17/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
5/20/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
4/15/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
3/18/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
2/18/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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Park Board meeting
Date & Time
1/15/2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
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