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A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS WEEK'S CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday was the beginning of three road closures in close proximity to each other in the downtown Goshen area. The City Engineering Department had carefully coordinated the closures for the 100 block of South Main Street and the 200 and 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue between the various contracted... more

ROAD CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Friday, June 14, 2019

Due to construction at the Goshen Theater, Main Street will be closed between Jefferson and Washington streets beginning Monday, June 17 for for about a week and a half. The detour will be Third Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Madison Street. more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m to determine whether the City of Goshen should sell the real estate at 1201 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at... more

Upcoming Events All »

Traffic Commission

Today, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00pm

Special Events

Storybook Trail

Build literacy skills while walking! Storybook Trail is designed in partnership with the Goshen Public Library. The Storybook Trail is intended to combine the pleasures of reading with the benefits of walking together outdoors. The story begins on the south end of Rieth Interpretive Center at the arch on the trail connecting to the Classified Forest. Storybook Trail is open year around and is free of charge! For more information, contact Kim Stephens at 534-2901.


Arbor Day Celebration 

A free family festival celebrating Arbor Day with a variety of events, entertainment and music. The event will be held Friday, April 26 at the Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Evening festivities include: 

  • Food court (food items may be purchased)
  • Children’s activities, including interactive booths with crafts and hands-on demonstrations and activities
  • Information booths
  • Children‘s choir performance
  • Special presentations, including Arbor Day Proclamation, Good Tree Steward Award, Tree City USA Award
  • Children’s musical entertainment

If inclement weather, the event will take place indoors at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park. For more information, contact the park office at 574-534-2901 or email Aaron Kingsley at aaronkingsley@goshencity.com


Touch–A–Truck

Attend Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at Shanklin Park! This event provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types in one place. Vehicle types may include public service, emergency, utility, construction and just plain cool! Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite vehicles in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the vehicles and how they benefit us and our community. This event is free for all ages.

Bring your vehicle to the event!

If you have a unique vehicle you would like to share with our community at the event, please contact Tyler McLead at 574-537-3843 or email tylermclead@goshencity.com.


Mother/Son Superhero Dance

Calling all superheroes! Join us at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mark your calendar and get your tickets for this lively evening for mothers and sons! This night out will include refreshments, mementos and music provided by a professional DJ to help you dance the night away! Memory photos will be taken and available for purchase at the dance. The dance’s theme is “You Are My Superhero!” Tickets are $12.00 each and are sold in advance at the Park Office or online here. Seating is limited and fills quickly, so please get your tickets early to ensure availability. Ticket sales will continue until capacity is reached.


Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

Join us for a fun family night out during our summer outdoor movie series at Shanklin Park! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and settle in to watch these free,  child-friendly movies on the “monster” screen. A cash-only concession stand will be available to purchase dinner or snacks. All movies will start at 7:00 pm. 

  • Friday, May 31: Incredibles 2
  • Friday, June 28: The Lego Movie 2
  • Thursday, July 18: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Fidler Pond’s Fantastic Fishing Derby

Calling all fishers! Bring your families, fishing poles and bait to Fidler Pond Park to join us for our annual Fantastic Fishing Derby. Awards will be given to participants ages 3–17 for the first fish caught, the smallest fish caught, the largest fish caught and whatever else we can think of to award! No fishing license is required during the event. Participants can pre-register now or the day of the event at Fidler Pond. 

Date/Time: Saturday, June 15 | 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Fidler Pond Park
Fee: $3.00/person
Ages: 3–17


Rogers Park Centennial Birthday Party

Do not miss your chance to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rogers Park on Saturday, August 3! The event will include historical presentations throughout the day, live music, a vintage baseball game, food vendors and family fun activities. Please view the event schedule below: 

  • 10:30am - 4:00 pm: Historical presentations under the pavilion
  • 11:30 am: Opening Ceremony and Welcome Speech
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Live music- Backyard Brass
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Family Fun Activities 
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Vintage baseball game featuring the Elkhart County Railroaders

Color Fun Run

Join us for a morning of colorful fun on Saturday, October 5 at Shanklin Park! Registration and check-in will start at 8:00 am with the first wave of runners being sent off at 9:00 am.  

Fee: $25.00 per participant (includes race kit)
Register: Participants can register online here or at the park office.
Packet Pickup: Wednesday, October 2 from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Rieth Interpretive Center (410 W. Plymouth Ave.)
Maps: Route and event maps will be posted here soon.
Notice: Strollers are allowed (5 and younger are free). Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Elsa and Anna’s Brunch

Bring your little princess to this one-of-a-kind meet and greet featuring Princesses Elsa and Anna from Frozen! Your little princess is sure to be enamored while engaging in singing princess songs, an interactive story time, and princess training from Elsa and Anna!

Date/Time: Saturday, November 23 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Schrock Pavilion, 411 West Plymouth Avenue
Fee: $15.00 per person
Register: Participants can register online here or at the park office. Space is limited.


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2019 Program Guide

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