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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of May 29, 2023. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more


Monday, May 22, 2023

The Boil Order for South Main Street and Carter Road was canceled on Friday, May 19th. The samples have been taken, test results are satisfactory, and boiling your water is no longer necessary. Thank you for your patience and for the water conservation measures you followed. If you have any questions,... more


Thursday, May 18, 2023

Notice is given that Ordinance 5159, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on May 15, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman.  Ordinance 5159 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more

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Downtown Goshen EID

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7:30am

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Cemetery Board

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 2:00pm

Board of Works

Monday, June 5, 2023, 2:00pm

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Shanklin Pool


Shanklin Pool Opens May 27, 2023

Whether your summer fun includes water slides, diving boards, lap swims, open swims, swim lessons, pool parties or just sunbathing, Shanklin Pool is your summer hot spot! Our concession stand is open during public swim hours with a full menu. For additional information, you may contact the pool at (574) 533-7616 or the Parks Office at (574) 534-2901.


Online Registration

We are excited to now be featuring online registration! Click on the link below to register for swim lessons or to reserve the pool, purchase daily or seasonal passes.Parents must have a signed waiver to allow children 14 years of age and older to attend. Parents and guardians can go online and create an account and purchase daily pool passes in advance and then those 14 years of age to 17 years of age can just check in upon arrival.  Please note a convenience fee of 2.85% is assessed to each credit/debit card transaction.

Click here for Online Registration

Open Public Swim Hours:

Monday - Friday: (Daily Hours) 12 noon - 4 pm; (Twilight Hours)  6 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sundays: 12 noon - 7 pm

Resident and Non-Resident Fees:

Goshen City residents, through city property taxes, contribute substantially to support facilities and programs offered by the Goshen Parks and Recreation Department.  Non-residents are commonly asked to pay an additional amount so they contribute equally with those City residents.  We appreciate non-resident’s understanding in this situation regarding our fee structure.  A City resident is anyone who lives within the City limits of Goshen.

Open Public Swim Rates

Daily Admission



     2 years and under   


Youth (3-17 years)


Adults (18+)


Seniors (60+)


Twilight Admission

     Returning Daily Visitor     


Twilight Visitor Only

   Above daily admission applies    

Season Pass Fees



       Youth (3-17 years)        


Adults (18+)


Seniors (60+)




*Family consists of parent(s)/guardian(s) and their legal dependents.

Adult Lap Swim                                           
Monday - Friday: 11 am -12 noon
Daily admission applies

Group Rates:
Half-price daily admission is offered to non-profit organizations that have 10 or more guests visiting the pool. Organizations must schedule group visits with the pool manager in advance; call 533-7616 or the Park Office at 534-2901. A Federal Tax ID Number must be presented prior to the visit in order to receive the group rate. Otherwise, the full admission price will be charged- no exceptions. One adult per 10 youths is required.

Pool Rentals:
Available pool hours for rentals are as follows:
Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am - 12 noon or  7 - 9 pm
$225.00 + tax per two-hour time slot, for up to 30 guests

Swim Lessons

Click here for Online Registration

Red Cross-Certified Beginner to Advanced Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered under the instruction of certified instructors and their assistants. Classes follow the American Red Cross standards, focusing on levels of water exploration, primary skills, stroke readiness and stroke development. Class space is limited, so please register early to ensure availability. Adult lessons and specific stroke training are available upon request; call 533-7616. Beginner lessons are for ages 5+ and are $55.00 per session.

Swim Lesson Session Dates (all sessions are Monday–Friday)
Session I.............. June 5-16

Session II............. June 19-30

Session III............ July 3-14

Session IV ........... July 17-28

Swim Lesson Session Times
9:30 - 10 am | 10:15 - 10:45 am | 4:45 - 5:15 pm | 5:30 - 6 pm

Red Cross-Certified Parent and Child Swim Lessons

Our skilled instructors provide a fun learning environment for toddlers while they explore the pool. Swim diapers are required and may be purchased at the pool. During Class A, a parent will accompany the child in the water. During Class B, a parent will accompany 3-year-old children for the first few classes to assist in transition. Fee is $55.00 per session.

Class A: Ages 6 months to 2 years
Class B: Ages 3–4

Parent and Child Swim Session Dates (all sessions are Monday–Friday from 4 - 4:30 pm)
Session I.............. June 5-16

 Session II............. June 19-30

 Session III............ July 3-14

 Session IV ........... July 17-28

Shanklin Pool Special Events

Dive-In Movie 

When: Saturday, June 10 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Fee: $3 per person

Guests can float with the aid of water noodles (not provided), relax on the floatable's (not provided) or lounge on the poolside chairs while they enjoy Space Jam, a popular, family-friendly movie. No need to register. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Pool rules will apply to all patrons. Please note: The diving board and slide will be closed during and after the movie. NO OPEN SWIM DURING THE MOVIE. Pool capacity is limited to the first 200 guests. Dive-in movies are not available for rental or private events. The concession stand will be open during the movie.

College Student Thrifty Thursdays: You won’t need a loan for this! Enjoy some fun in the sun. Each Thursday, college students with a college photo ID will be admitted all day at the twilight rate of $2.

Grandparents’ Summer Sittin’ Tuesdays: Baby-sitting? Spend a day at the pool. Each Tuesday, grandparents receive free admission when accompanied by children 3 years and older. Regular fees apply for grandchildren.

Teen Scene Mondays: Mondays aren’t dreary when it’s summer! Each Monday, teens are admitted all day at the evening rate of $2. Bring your school ID and your friends and celebrate summer Mondays.

Daddy’s Day Dip: Kids, bring your dad to Shanklin for his Father’s Day gift on Sunday, June 19. Picnic in the park or “dine” at Shanklin’s concession stand. Fathers accompanied by children 3 years and older will be admitted free. Regular rates apply for children.

Family Fun Days! Each Wednesday, 6 - 8 pm. Pool games and fun activities. Families are admitted for $6. A family consists of parent(s)/guardian(s) and their legal dependents.

Fair Week: During Fair Week (July 22 to 30), when you visit Shanklin Pool, you receive 1/2 off your pool admission. Season pass holders receive a free slushie!

To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2023 Activity Guide

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