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Goshen Department announced winner of prestigious statewide award

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department was named the winner of a statewide award for the opening of Kerry’s Kids Playground. The department received the 2020 Inclusion Program of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the association’s... more

NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF BOND ORDINANCE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION TO CONSTRUCT AND FINANCE ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GOSHEN SEWAGE WORKS AND THE ADOPTION AND PURPORT OF THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SAME Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the City of Goshen, Indiana... more

REVISED DATES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LUNCHEONS

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

All details from our previous post on our upcoming environmental luncheons are correct except that we have switched the presenters for each date. Matt Meersman, Director of the Saint Joseph River Basin Commission, will be presenting on Tuesday, February 25th, and Carrie Tauscher, State Community and... more

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Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Today, 5:30pm

Traffic Commission

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:00pm

Parks and Recreation

We Now Offer Online Registrations, Reservations & Ticket Sales!

We are excited to now be featuring online registrations, reservations and ticket sales! Click on the link below to view our latest program and event offerings or to reserve a facility or purchase tickets. Please note a convenience fee of 2.85% is assessed to each credit/debit card transaction.

Online Registration


Mayor's Welcome

Dear Goshen Parks Patron,

I have been enjoying Goshen’s parks since I was growing up not far from Shanklin Park. It’s exciting to see how our Parks & Recreation Department has expanded in both number of parks and number of programs. I’m especially enjoying watching my children make use of the fantastic parks that I grew up with in Goshen. 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 new, fully inclusive playground on Goshen's west side. It was made possible by strong financial support from the community.

I’m grateful that I was re-elected to a second term as Goshen’s mayor this past November. In that capacity I’m also thankful that the Goshen City Council voted to support my proposal to establish a new Department of Environmental Resilience, which already is working closely with the Park Department. Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, formerly the city forester, now is director of the new department, the formation of 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 continuing effort to enhance our community’s quality of life. Please come out and experience your parks and the programs of the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department throughout 2020. 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,

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department takes pride in creating spaces and places, events and programs for the common good. I invite you to explore this year's lineup of fun, enriching and quality-of-life experiences for all ages in the 2020 Activity Guide! The Park Department now features live, online reservations of park facilities and registration for park programs here. You also may continue to call 534- 2901 to register and to make reservations.

Due to the February 2018 flooding, the Park Department moved a year ago to our new location at 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’re also excited about the great potential of both the fully inclusive Kerry’s Kids Playground at Hay Park on West Plymouth Avenue and Goshen’s new Environmental Resilience 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​
Goshen Parks and Recreation Superintendent


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; closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Phone (574) 534-2901.

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

For more information, please consult our 2020 Activity Guide

Meeting & Events

MeetingMeeting DateMeeting TimeLocationAgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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 Agenda   
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
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 Agenda   
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
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