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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

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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

Parks and Recreation

Important Safety Notice!

The 2021 schedule of Goshen Parks & Recreation Department activities was set up in the fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hoping that 2021 GPRD activities, events and programs can proceed as scheduled.

However, our first concern is everyone's safety, so adjustments still may need to be made for some months into 2021. To get the latest, please visit browse our website or call (574) 534-2901.

Thank you—and stay safe!

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 a 2.85% fee will be charged to each transaction. 

https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ingoshen.wsc/splash.html


Mayor's Welcome

Dear Patron of Goshen Parks,

I have been enjoying Goshen’s parks since I was growing up not far from Shanklin Park. I especially enjoy watching my children make use of the fantastic parks that I grew up with in Goshen. Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tanya Heyde and staff are working hard at both maintaining and expanding what our parks and recreation programs have to offer. One example of that expansion is the fully inclusive playground in Hay Park on Goshen's west side. GPRD efforts have been complicated, of course, by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has altered life for all of us in 2020 and on into 2021.

I’m grateful I was re-elected to a second term as Goshen’s mayor in November 2019. In that capacity. I’m also thankful that the Goshen City Council supported my proposal to establish a Department of Environmental Resilience, which has been working closely with the Park Department. Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, formerly the city forester, is director of the new department, which is in keeping with Goshen’s growing reputation as a “green” community. The Environmental Resilience Department brings our green efforts front and center, attracting both residents and businesses to the Maple City.

This is all part of the ongoing goal of enhancing our community’s quality of life. Please come out and experience your parks and the programs of the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department throughout 2021. In a persistent pandemic, parks are even more vital as a way of safely being in the great out of doors and experiencing the energizing wonders of nature. You will quickly realize why my family loves the parks and all they represent, plus you’ll learn one of the many reasons I’m proud to call Goshen home.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Stutsman
Mayor of Goshen


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 2021 Goshen Parks & Recreation Department’s Activity Guide! Our program descriptions again appear in both English and Spanish. This guide covers the entire 2021 calendar year. The park staff and I are happy to offer an invigorating lineup of fun and enriching experiences for all ages.

The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has affected how all of us live—and it also continues to impact Parks & Recreation programs in particular. Please see “Important Safety Notice!” box on page 3. As you may know, the Park Department now offers live, online reservations of park facilities and registrations for park programs. Please browse through our website to make use of this system. You also may call 534-2901 to register, to make reservations and to get more information. Due to the 2018 flooding, the Park Department office moved two years ago to 524 East Jackson Street—at the intersection with South Ninth Street. That intersection is now a “tabletop” to slow vehicles, allowing bikers and walkers on the new Ninth Street Trail to more safely cross the street.

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.

Parks & Recreation Administrative Office Hours:

Monday- Friday, 7 am - 4 pm; Phone (574) 534-2901.

CLOSED:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • Veterans Day 
  • Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

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

For more information, please consult our 2021 Activity Guide

Meeting & Events

MeetingMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocationAgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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 meeting12/17/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting11/19/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting9/17/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting8/20/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting7/16/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Special Public Meeting7/2/20184:00 pmRieth Interpretive Center - 410 West Plymouth Avenue  Download Notices 
Park Board meeting6/18/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting5/21/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda Download Notices 
Park Board meeting4/16/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting3/19/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting2/19/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload Minutes  
MOVED - Park Board meeting1/25/20185:30 pmRieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, INDownload AgendaDownload MinutesDownload Notices 
Park Board meeting11/20/20175:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting7/17/20175:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting4/17/20175:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting2/20/20175:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting1/9/20175:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting12/19/20165:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting11/21/20165:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board meeting10/17/20165:30 pmRieth Interpretive CenterDownload Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
1/25/2021 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
12/21/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
11/16/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
10/19/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board
Date & Time
9/21/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
Park Board
Date & Time
8/17/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
7/20/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
6/15/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
5/18/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E Jefferson St. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
4/20/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
3/16/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
2/17/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board
Date & Time
1/14/2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410. W. Plymouth Ave. - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda Download Notices 
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
12/17/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
11/19/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
9/17/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
8/20/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
7/16/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Special Public Meeting
Date & Time
7/2/2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 410 West Plymouth Avenue - 16:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
  Download Notices 
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
6/18/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
5/21/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda Download Notices 
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
4/16/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
3/19/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
2/19/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload Minutes  
MOVED - Park Board meeting
Date & Time
1/25/2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download AgendaDownload MinutesDownload Notices 
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
11/20/2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
7/17/2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
4/17/2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
2/20/2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
1/9/2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
12/19/2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
11/21/2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
Park Board meeting
Date & Time
10/17/2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Rieth Interpretive Center - 17:30:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda