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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

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Board of Works

Today, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser:

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link:

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Trail App Credits & Resources

Credits for the

Ashley VanVurst Sensory Trail App

City of Goshen

Jeremy P. Stutsman, Mayor

Board of Public Works & Safety and Stormwater Board

Michael Landis, Mary Nichols, DeWayne Riouse, Barb Swartley


ADEC, Inc.

Donna Belusar, CEO

Michelle McGuin, Chief Programming Officer / Vice President

Christy Irwin, Therapy Program Manager

Alysha McKenzie, Recreational Therapist


Goshen Department of Environmental Resilience

Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, Department Head

Theresa Sailor, Sensory Trail Project Manager

Kendel Martin, Assistant Forester

Brandi DeVoe, Administrative Assistant

Naturalist Team

Chloe Taylor, Project Naturalist

Lily Kauffman, Summer Assistant

Joey Gibson, Summer Assistant

Programming Team

Gabrielle Vogeler, Lead Programmer

Kevin Mazariegos-Perez, Programmer

Jeanette Shown, Advisor, Associate Professor Computing Science and Information Technology at Goshen College


Parks Department

Tanya Heyde, Park Superintendent

Kevin Yoder, Maintenance Director


App Artwork

Mark Daniels’ Arts, app artwork

Cristian Mazariegos-Perez, assorted Icon design


Water Feature at Reith Interpretative Center

Aquascapes of Michiana, Water Feature Creation at Reith Interpretative Center

DLZ Corporation, Stormwater Feature Concept


Interactive Trail Art

Short Stack Press LLC.

Rothshank Artworks

Lindsay Caterina, Community Wellness Coordinator, Purdue University Extension


Spanish Translation by A2Z Translations


Assistance was provided by many

to make this project a reality including:

Richard R. Aguirre, Clerk-Treasurer

Jeffery Weaver, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

Rhonda Peacock, Accounts Payable

Erin Fowler, Accounts Receivable

Dustin Sailor, Director of Public Works

Bodie Stegelmann, City Attorney

Brandy Henderson, Paralegal

Carla Newcomer, Paralegal

Denise Blenner, Assistant to the Mayor

Sharon Hernandez, Communications Coordinator

Tracy Eggleston, Mayor’s Office Assistant

Jason Kauffman, Stormwater Coordinator

Mattie Lehman, Stormwater Specialist

Richard Barnum, Street Department

Fred Schafer, Tech Support

Jen Oklak, Tech Support

Charlie Riggs, Wastewater Department

& the many persons from the community that provided

valuable feedback on the project











The App Development Team consisted of (from left to right) Gabrielle Vogeler (Lead App Programmer), Chloe Taylor (Project Naturalist), Lily Kauffman (Summer Assistant), Joey Gibson (Summer Assistant), Kevin Mazariegos-Perez (App Programmer).



Sensory Trail Resource Bibliography

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Meerbeek, Jonathan. “8 Cool Things You Should Know about Canada Geese.” Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 2020,

Michel, Dr. Andy. “Ohio Perennial and Biennial Weed Guide.” Ohio Weedguide, 2021,

Myers, P. “Animal Diversity Web.” ADW: Home, 2020,

Myers, Phil. “Vertebrata (Vertebrates).” Animal Diversity Web, 2001,

Plessner, Stephanie. “Fish Groups.” Florida Museum, 14 July 2020,

Sucher, Rebecca. “Living Collections Management System.” Missouri Botanical Garden, 2020,

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Wood, Emily. “Native Animals - Indiana Wildlife Federation.” Indiana Wildlife Federation - Promoting the Conservation of Indiana's Wildlife and Habitat through Education, Advocacy, and Action., 13 Mar. 2021,