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NEW PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE TO OPEN MONDAY

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The new office will be located at 524 E. Jackson St. across from the Water Tower Park along S. Ninth Street. The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department offices will now be located at 524 E. Jackson St., across from the Water Tower Park as of Monday, February 25. Parking is available across... more

GOSHEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Goshen Economic Development Commission ("Commission") will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019, in the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana, regarding the issuance and funding of its Taxable Economic... more

CRC SEEKING DIALOGUE FACILITATOR

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools are looking for a dialogue facilitator who can help coordinate a series of meetings or events that bring diverse groups of people together to have conversations and share food. Read the full request for proposals here. Those interested... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trails

DID YOU KNOW … Goshen now has over 30 miles of pedestrian/bike paths and trails?

The Maple City Greenway consists of a network of various bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout Goshen that link homes, parks, schools, the library and the downtown area. Eleven of these trails are described below.


Abshire Park Trail, a crushed stone surface, 10 feet wide, connects Pumpkinvine Nature Trail along Rock Run Creek to Monroe Street.  Distance: 1½ miles


Central City Trail is a brick-edged sidewalk linking Goshen College, Goshen Public Library, Goshen High School, Elkhart County Courthouse and the  downtown area. Distance: 2 miles


Fidler Pond Walking/Biking Track, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, is a walking and biking track that follows the perimeter of Fidler Pond. Distance: 1½ miles


Millrace Trail, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, follows the hydraulic canal and connects Shoup-Parsons Woods, Shanklin Park and the Elkhart County Courthouse. Distance: 2¾ miles


Monroe Street Trail is a paved surface, 10 feet wide, connecting Goshen High School, Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Distance: 1 mile


Plymouth Avenue Trail connects Shanklin Park with Goshen Middle School over the Elkhart River and continues to Hay Park and Greene Road. Paved surface, 10 feet wide. Distance: 1.6 miles


Pringle Park Walking Track, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, is a walking track that follows the perimeter of Pringle Park. Distance: ½ miles


Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is a crushed-stone surface, 10 feet wide, that runs along Rock Run Creek and Abshire Park, continuing to CR 28, connecting to Middlebury and Shipshewana. Distance: 3 miles 

For more information about this popular nature trail, visit Friends of the Pumpkinvine.


Shoup-Parsons Woods Nature Trail, a crushed-stone surface, 6 feet wide, features a self-guided nature study. Distance: ¼ mile


Wilden Avenue Trail, a paved surface, 8 feet wide, connects MapleHart Trail, Ox Bow County Park and City of Elkhart. Distance: 2.7 miles


Winona Interurban Trail, a paved surface, 10 feet wide, connects Bethany Christian Schools, Waterford Elementary School and Goshen College campus, along with a pedestrian/bicycle path that provides connectivity to Greencroft. Distance: 1 mile


For more information about our trails, please consult the 2018-2019 Fall & Winter Program Guide

For information about bicycle and pedestrian trails that extend throughout Elkhart County, as well as other counties in the Michiana Area, you can visit the MACOG (Michiana Area Council of Governments) web site or consult their Facilities Map.