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Notice of Adoption of a Resolution Designating the “Benteler III Economic Revitalization Area” and Notice of Public Hearing

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Goshen Common Council passed Resolution 2020-01 on January 7, 2020 declaring the designation of the Benteler III Economic Revitalization Area at 910 Eisenhower Drive South, Goshen, Indiana for the purpose of phasing-in certain personal property taxes in connection with the installation of new manufacturing... more

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULARLY SCHEDULED on Monday and the rest of the week. The Board of Works meeting scheduled for Monday, January 20, has been canceled due... more

CITY STAFF MONITORING RAIN, POTENTIAL FLOODING THIS WEEKEND

Friday, January 10, 2020

With the weather forecast calling for extended and intense periods of rain this weekend and Monday, the City of Goshen is monitoring areas that may be affected by flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas in Elkhart County, including some within Goshen’s city... more

Upcoming Events All »

CANCELED - Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:00am

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2:00pm

Plan Commission

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 4:00pm

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.


Daddy/Daughter Masquerade Ball 

Space is limited for the ball, which takes place on February 27, 2020, from 6 to 8 pm at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased for $15 per person and sold in person at the Park Office or online here


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 24 at the Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) from 4:30 to 7 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


Mother/Son Dance

Join us at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 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 “I Love You to Infinity and Beyond!” Tickets are $15 each and are sold only in advance at the Park Office or online here


Touch–A–Truck

Attend Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am -12 noon 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.


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 pm. 

  • Friday, May 22: The Secret Life of Pets 2 
  • Friday, June 19: Frozen 2 
  • Friday, July 27: Aladdin 

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 20 | 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Fidler Pond Park
Fee: $3.00/person
Ages: 3–17


Moana and Ariel Pool Party

Bring your little princess to this one-of-a-kind Meet & Greet featuring Moana and Ariel! Your princess is sure to be enamored while engaging in singing princess songs, an interactive story time, and princess training from Moana and Ariel!

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Location: Shanklin Pool 
Time: 10 am - 12 noon
Fee: $15.00/person


Letters to Santa

Drop your letters to Santa in the North Pole mailbox at the Goshen Public Library and Santa and his helpers will make sure you get a return letter sent right to your house! There is no postage necessary. Just be sure to include your full mailing address and print neatly! The mailbox will be located on the main floor in the library near the circulation desk from November 9 to December 9. 


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2020 Activity Guide

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