Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation.

Volunteer!

There is nothing more rewarding than finding ways to help our community. The City of Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department needs your help. We offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas, no matter your talent or interest, there’s a job for you! Our volunteers serve the community and provide assistance to the City Parks and Recreation Department’s various events.

Application Form
Solicitud de Voluntariado

Please submit any applications or questions to maddy.gordon@coei.org or call us at (574)295-7275.

Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs

Recreation Facilities

All Aquatics Facilities are closed for the season.

Pierre Moran Pool

119 West Wolf Avenue

574-293-7946 Cancel

A family-friendly, swimming facility that features 2 pools: a zero-depth entry to 3 1/2 foot body of water with toddler-friendly playscapes, a 3-5 foot deep recreational pool, and a 10 foot deep well. Enjoy the large corkscrew-shaped waterslide. Relax by the pool under a shade umbrella or catch some rays on one of our many loungers. Refreshments are available from our concession stand.

Hours:

Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Friday: 12pm-8pm

Admission:

Ages 2 and under: $1

General Admission: $4

Seniors: (62+): 2$

All Aquatics Facilities are closed for the season.

McNaughton Spray Park

635 Arcade Avenue

574-970-5947

A Spray Park located in McNaughton Park. The facility provides kids of all ages a new and exciting aquatic atmosphere.

Water features include: a large bucket spill, spray loops, team sprays, cannons, power volcanoes, aqua domes, spray nozzles, jets, valves, and water guns. A concession stand, picnic area, loungers, and shade umbrellas will help make your visit even more enjoyable.

Hours:

Sunday-Monday: 12pm-6pm

Tuesday: 12pm-8pm

Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-6pm

Admission:

General Admission- Free, only children ages 12 and under, with parental supervision.

All Aquatics Facilities are closed for the season.

Ideal Beach Water Park

The water slide at Ideal Beach is not currently operating, due to this fact we will be temporarily reducing admission to 5$ until it is fixed.

52256 Ideal Beach Road

574-262-1769

Ideal Beach Water Park / Elkhart, IN A trip to Ideal Beach is the perfect way to spend a summer day. Park amenities include: lakefront beach, wading pool, playground, sand volleyball courts, miniature golf, picnic areas, two corkscrew water slides, and concession stand. Picnic sites may be reserved through Ideal Beach, but Pavilion rental must be made through the Parks and Recreation Office.

Ideal Beach Survey

Click Here!

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Friday: 12pm-8pm

Saturday:11am-6pm

Admission

Ages 2 and under: Free

Ages 3-5: $3

General Admission: $8

RIVERVIEW PARK SOFTBALL COMPLEX
340 Riverview Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516
Weather Hotline:574-293-1128 (active only April 15-October 15)
Registrations: CLICK HERE

League Director- Ed Bellows
574-596-3036

For men’s leagues we will be offering the following

Tuesday – Semi Competitive League (3hr’s then 1-up)

Tuesday – Recreational League (1hr then outs)

Thursday – Recreational League (3hr’s then 1-up)

For COED we will be offering the following

Wednesday – Competitive League (2hr’s then outs)


Thursday – Recreational Leagues (1hr for females only)

Fee: 2022 Summer softball entry fee is $750.00 for a 20 game season plus tournament. If registered and PAID before 5:00pm on March 31, a discount of $50 will be applied

If you are planning to play on Thursday night, don’t delay, this night fills up fast. Once they get filled up the league will be closed.

NIBCO Water and Ice Park will open Saturday, December 3, 2022. (weather permitting)


2022-23 Season Hours of Operation Admission Fees
December 3rd-February 26th
All Open Dates/Times
are Weather Permitting
Fridays
6 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturdays
1 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays
1 pm – 5:00 pm
Please call ahead to check on hours of operation, hours are subject to change.
574-970-7490
Admission
$6.00
Ages 3 – 12
$8.00
Ages 13+
2 & Under
Free
Skate Rental
Free
Other Services
Skate
Sharpening

$6.00
Winter Recess Hours
December 26th-January 6th
Official
Holiday

Hours
Monday-Saturday
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays
1 pm – 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve
1 pm – 5 pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve
1 pm – 5 pm
6 pm – 10 pm
New Year’s Day
1 pm – 5 pm
Martin Luther
King Day & President’s Day
January 16th & February 20th
1 pm -5 pm

Studebaker Pickleball Courts

Studebaker Park, located at 1020 McDonald St. in Elkhart, offers 6 pickleball courts.

The courts are open to the public and available to reserve using the app, CourtReserve.

To reserve a court, download the app, CourtReserve. Apple or Google Play

In the app, select Elkhart County Pickleball as the organization, sign up to play, select Studebaker Park, and then pick your date and time.

Events

The Elkhart Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the 2022 season!
We are looking for growers, home-based vendors, crafters, and artisans.
For questions or more information, please contact us at 574-295-7275.

Is your business, group, or organization interested in having a float in the parade? Register here!

Pavilion Information

The Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department offers five indoor pavilions that are available for rental throughout the year, High Dive, McNaughton, Pierre Moran, Studebaker, and Willowdale.

Pavilion amenities include a full kitchen, heating/air conditioning, 12′ rectangular tables (seating 10 guests each), and chairs (seating capacity based on pavilion size).

No reservations will be taken over the phone, however, you may call to check availability.

Cash, Check, and Credit/Debit Cards for Rentals Only.

Available Sessions

  • AM Session 8am-4pm
  • PM Session 5pm-12am

Rental Process

  • You must be 21 to rent.
  • Rental fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation.
  • The rental contract must be signed.

Security Deposit/Key Pick Up

  • A cash-only security deposit of $300.00 will be due at the time of key pick-up.
  • Key pick-up is between the hours of 8 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

Security Deposit/Key Return

  • Provided that the guidelines and requirements of the rental agreement are upheld, the deposit is refundable when the pavilion key is returned.
  • Keys should be returned the first business day following your event.
  • Keys may be returned between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

If you are planning to hold an event in one of our parks, you must go through the proper requirements with the Board of Works and Park Board.

A combined permit for both the Parks Department and the Board of Works is required at least 60 days in advance of the event.

Fill out the application and submit it via email, mail, or in-person to the Parks office, located at 229 S. Second St., Elkhart, IN 46516.

The application can be found below, and please email city.parks@coei.org with any questions. Applicants must be present at the next board meeting to answer questions from the board.

Application Form

Address

500 E Beardsley Avenue

Pricing

Monday-Thursday- $100.00 per session

Friday-Sunday & Holidays- $225.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 250

Chairs- 250

12′ Tables- 25

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Photo

High Dive Pavilion

Address

701 Arcade Avenue

Pricing

Monday-Thursday-$100.00 per session

Friday-Sunday & Holidays- $225.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 250

Chairs- 250

12′ Tables- 25

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Fireplace Available

Playground Available

Photo

McNaughton Park

Address

119 W Wolf Street

Pricing

Monday-Thursday- $85.00 per session

Friday-Sunday- $200.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 150

Chairs- 150

12′ Tables- 15

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Photo

Pierre Moran Pavilion

Address

1020 McDonald Street

Pricing

Monday-Thursday- $85.00 per session

Friday-Sunday- $200.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 150

Chairs- 150

12′ Tables- 15

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Fireplace Available

Playground Available

Photo

Studebaker Pavilion

Address

1320 Olive Street

Pricing

Monday-Thursday- $75.00 per session

Friday-Sunday- $150.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 125

Chairs- 125

12′ Tables- 13

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Fireplace Available

Playground Available

Photo

Prices

Island Park- Call for details. 300$, amenities included. (Board approval required.)

Island Park Band Stand- $75 per day. Additional $50 for electricity.

Island Park Shelter- $100 per day. Additional $50 for electricity.

High Dive Park Gazebo- $50 per day. Electricity not available.

McNaughton Park Band Shell- $75 per day. Rental of McNaughton Pavilion is required. Electricity included.

Roosevelt Park Shelter- $75 per day. Additional $50 for electricity.

Ideal Beach Shelter- $75 per day. Electricity included. Admission to Ideal Beach not covered with rental.

American Park Shelter. $50 per day. Electricity not available.

NIBCO Water and Ice Park- Call for details. Electricity Available.

Activity Guide

Feel free to check out our Winter Activity Guide!


Parks and Recreation

Parks
Information

Park System Map

Dog Park
Information

Dog Park Rules

Membership Information

Pricing

City Residents- $25 Membership + $10 License- Total $35/year.

County Residents- 35$ Membership + No License- Total $35/year.

Applications allowed year round, but the renewal time frame is November 1st-December 31st.

Application Process

To apply for dog park membership, you must go to the City Controller’s office, located at 229 S Second Street on the second floor.

Adequate proof of Rabies Shots required. City residents may provide the Controller’s receipt of their City Tag purchase. County residents may provide the Veterinarian Rabies Shot Record.

Parking Information

Parking for the Dog Park is available at High Dive Park off of Baldwin Street. It is to the west of the Dog Park and there is a walking path leading to the park. There are two Handicap spaces on the east side of the dog park off of Garland Street.

Park
Information

Park System Map

Dog Park
Information

Dog Park Rules

Membership Information

Pricing

City Residents- $25 Membership + $10 License- Total $35/year.

County Residents- 35$ Membership + No License- Total $35/year.

Applications allowed year round, but the renewal time frame is November 1st-December 31st.

Application Process

To apply for dog park membership, you must go to the City Controller’s office, located at 229 S Second Street on the second floor.

Adequate proof of Rabies Shots required. City residents may provide the Controller’s receipt of their City Tag purchase. County residents may provide the Veterinarian Rabies Shot Record.

Parking Information

Parking for the Dog Park is available at High Dive Park off of Baldwin Street. It is to the west of the Dog Park and there is a walking path leading to the park. There are two Handicap spaces on the east side of the dog park off of Garland Street.

Parks and Recreation