Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation.

The Parks and Recreation department has moved offices, we are now located on the lower level of the City Hall Building, located at 229 S Second Street.

Now Hiring!

Hiring for Summer Seasonal positions has begun. See positions below. Click the button for job descriptions and to apply.

Aquatic Facility Assistant Managers
Aquatic Facility Cashier/Concessions
Day Camp Leaders
Lifeguards
Riverview Cashier/Concessions
Riverview Concession Assistant Managers
Softball Supervisors
Spray Park Attendants
Tennis Instructors

Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs

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

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

Recreation Facilities

Pierre Moran Pool

All Aquatics Facilities are scheduled to open on June 6th 2022.

119 West Wolf Avenue

574-293-7946

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$

McNaughton Spray Park

All Aquatics Facilities are scheduled to open on June 6th 2022.

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.

Ideal Beach Water Park

All Aquatics Facilities are scheduled to open on June 6th 2022.

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.

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)


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 4, 2021. (weather permitting)

We will be open for 90-minute sessions and cleaning will take place between sessions. Staff will routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces and skates between uses.

We are not requiring reservations or buying tickets in advance. Staff will be keeping count of patrons as they enter and exit & admission will be first come, first served. Admission will be $5 per person and skate rental will be free this year.

We hope that these policies will allow our patrons to have a fun and safe experience at NIBCO Water and Ice Park.


2021-22 Season Hours of Operation Admission Fees
December 4th-February 27th
All Open Dates/Times
are Weather Permitting
Fridays
6 pm – 7:30 pm
8 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sundays
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Please call ahead to check on hours of operation, hours are subject to change.
Capacity is limited.
574-970-7490
Admission
$5.00

Ages 3 – Adult
2 & Under
Free
Skate Rental
Free
Other Services
Skate

Sharpening

$6.00
Winter Recess Hours
December 23rd-January 7th
Official

Holiday


Hours
Monday-Saturday
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sundays
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Christmas Eve
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
8 pm – 10:30 pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
8 pm – 10:30 pm
New Year’s Day
3 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Martin Luther

King Day & President’s Day
January 17th & February 21st
1 pm – 2:30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Rhapsody Arts & Music Festival is just one month away! Today we are excited to announce our Saturday night headliner, the nation’s number one Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band, Let’s Groove Tonight – The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band!

They will be performing on the main stage on Saturday, June 11 at 8 pm.

This FREE Summer Chill concert series takes place at NIBCO Water & Ice Park on the 3rd Friday of the month from June – September. Concerts run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Purchase food and drink from local food vendors, or feel free to bring your own. (No alcohol, please.)
2022 Concert line up coming soon!
We are also pleased to present the Summer in the Park concert series taking place in McNaughton park during the 4th Sunday of each month.

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, Money Order, 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.

Address

500 E Beardsley Avenue

Pricing

Monday-Thursday

$93.46 + Tax-$6.54

Total- $100.00 per session

Friday-Sunday

$210.28 + Tax-$14.72

Total- $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

$93.46 + Tax-$6.54

Total- $100.00 per session

Friday-Sunday

$210.28 + Tax-$14.72

Total- $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

$79.44 + Tax-$5.56

Total- $85.00 per session

Friday-Sunday

$186.92 + Tax-$13.08

Total- $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

$79.44 + Tax-$5.56

Total- $85.00 per session

Friday-Sunday

$186.92 + Tax-$13.08

Total- $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

$70.09 + Tax-$4.91

Total- $75.00 per session

Friday-Sunday

$140.19 + Tax-$9.81

Total- $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.

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