Parks & Recreation

Sheri Howland, Superintendent
607 W. Plymouth Ave.
Goshen, IN 46526
email: goshenparks@goshencity.com


We invite you to review the abridged Park Department Master Plan.


Goshen's proposed Bark Park and its Facebook page.



The Goshen Park and Recreation Department shall provide high quality and effective recreation services, facitilies and parks which benefit area residents and contribute to the economy, the environment, the wellness and the sense of community in Goshen. 

Vision Statement

We are a superior park and recreation department linking the Goshen community to its historical, cultural, natural and human resources in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of open space, provision of recreation activities, stewardship of resources, development of trails, parks and facilities, and maintenance of these community resources.

 Goals & Objectives

  • To promote Community involvement in the planning and operation of all facets of Park and Recreation Department operations.
  • To allow for orderly growth and development of physical and natural resources.
  • To incorporate within the department and its programs, new technologies and processes that will make activities and services more cost effective.
  • To develop systems of information and guidance to provide for more effective delivery of activities and services.
  • To offer comprehensive, quality recreational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities, and special interests. 
  • To maintain and improve the appearance of parks and existing facilities throughout Goshen at a high standard of quality on a systematic and scheduled basis.
  • To utilize the natural characteristics of the land when evaluating the potential for Park and Recreation purposes.
  • To periodically assess and evaluate the recreational needs of the citizens of Goshen. 
  • To make Park and Recreation participation as simple and convenient as possible to clientele and treat patrons like valued customers.
  • To provide efficient and effective direction, coordination, leadership, and quality leisure services throughout Goshen.

The Park Department accepts debit/credit cards for rentals and other fees associated with Park activities.

  • If you pay in the Park office (607 W. Plymouth), there is a 3% convenience fee with a minimum charge of $2.00.
  • If you pay over the phone (1-866-480-8552), there is a 3.95% convenience fee with a minimum charge of $2.50.
  • If you pay via the internet (https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspx?ttid=10940), there is a 4.95% convenience fee with a minimum chage of $3.00.