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NOTICE OF CHANGE TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED
PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, October 3, 2022

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen Police and Court Building Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Community Relations Commission public meeting scheduled... more

FALL 2022 HYDRANT FLUSHING

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Click here for an interactive map of showing the hydrant flushing schedule. Goshen Utilities will start the fall hydrant flushing program beginning Monday October 11th, 2021, through Friday October 15th, weather permitting. From Monday, October 10 through Friday October 14, the... more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Norfolk Southern will close the railroad crossing at Main Street, north of downtown, to make repairs on the tracks. The closure will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and will extend through Friday, Oct. 7. more

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Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30am

Community Relations Commission

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00pm

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, October 10, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Parks and Recreation

 

 


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 December 31
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17
  • Memorial Day May 30
  • Juneteenth Freedom Day June 20
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Labor Day September 5
  • Veterans Day November 11
  • Thanksgiving November 24-25
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day December 23-26

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

For more information, please consult our 2022 Activity Guide. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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. 

REGISTER RESERVE HERE

 

 

 


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 2022 Goshen Parks & Recreation Department’s Activity Guide! Our program descriptions again appear in both English and Spanish. This guide covers the entire 2022 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 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!” above. As you may know, the Park Department offers live, online reservations of park facilities and registrations for park programs. Please visit our website (www.goshenindiana.org/parks-rec). You also may call (574) 534-2901 to register, to make reservations and to get more information.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Mayor's Welcome

Dear Patron of Goshen Parks,

I have been enjoying Goshen’s parks since I was growing up on Indiana Avenue 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 in 2021 is Goshen’s first disc golf course, located at Mullet Park.

I’m thankful that in 2019 the Goshen City Council supported my proposal to establish a Department of Environmental Resilience, which works closely with the Park Department. Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, formerly the city forester, is director of the 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 residents and businesses to the Maple City.

In cooperation with Parks & Recreation, the Environmental Resilience Department in September 2021 added the Ashley VanVurst Sensory Trail, which connects individuals with disabilities to the sights and sounds of nature for a total of four miles both north and south of Abshire Cabin on East Lincoln Avenue. Through the development of an innovative online smartphone app, our trails are now accessible to everyone.

Please come out and experience your parks and the programs of the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department throughout 2022. 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 another of the many reasons I’m proud to call Goshen home.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Stutsman
Mayor of Goshe


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 29–August 30 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 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
Date & Time
7/18/2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St, Goshen - 16:00:00
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
Download Agenda   
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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
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
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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
AgendaMinutesNoticesAudio
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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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