Parks and Recreation

Recreation Programs

Events

Festival Hours

Friday, June 9

Food vendors open at Noon. Artisan Vendors open at 5 pm.
Entertainment begins at 6 pm and ends at 10 pm

Saturday, June 10

All vendors open at 10 am.
Entertainment begins at 10:30 am and ends at 10:00 pm.

Admission

Admission is FREE.

 

Join us at NIBCO Water and Ice Park (301 NIBCO Pkwy) for free concerts from June to September on the 3rd Friday of the month. The splash pad will be on for the kids, and Brass Elk Brewing will serve food and drinks.

Recreation Facilities

All aquatic facilities are now closed for the season. See you in 2024!

Pierre Moran Pool

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:

We are now closed for the season. We’ll reopen in June 2024.

Admission:

Ages 2 and under: $1

General Admission: $4

Seniors: (62+): 2$

Swimsuits are required. 

All aquatic facilities are now closed for the season. See you in 2024!

McNaughton Spray Park

635 Arcade Avenue

574-970-5947

A spray park located in McNaughton Park. The facility provides kids aged 12 and under with 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.

Swimsuits are required.

Hours:

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen in June 2024.

Admission:

General Admission- Free

Children age 12 and under only, with parental supervision.

All aquatic facilities are now closed for the season. See you in 2024!

Ideal Beach Water Park

52256 Ideal Beach Road

574-262-1769

A trip to Ideal Beach is the perfect way to spend a summer day. Park amenities include a lakefront beach, playground, sand volleyball courts, picnic areas, two corkscrew water slides, and a concession stand. Picnic sites may be reserved through Ideal Beach, but Pavilion rental must be made through the Parks and Recreation Office or online HERE


Ideal Beach Survey

 

We want to hear from you on the proposed Ideal Beach draft concept plan!

Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us on our survey. The comments received will be used to craft a final recommended concept plan.

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Hours:

We are now closed for the season.

Admission

Ages 5 and under: $3

General Admission: $8

Swimsuits are required for the slide. 

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

Softball Leagues

For men’s leagues, we will be offering the following

Monday – Men’s Recreation League (1hr then outs)
Tuesday – Recreational/Competitive League (3hrs then 1-up)
Thursday – Recreational/Competitive League (3hrs, then 1-up)

For COED leagues, we will be offering the following
Thursday – Recreational Leagues (1hr for females only)

Fee: 2023 Fall softball entry fee is $525.00 for a 12-game season plus tournament. If registered and PAID before 5:00 pm on July 28, a discount of $50 will be applied

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

Kickball League

We are offering the following

Wednesday – 12-game season

Fee: 2023 Fall kickball entry fee is $325.00 for a 12-game season plus tournament. If registered and PAID before 5:00 pm on July 28, a discount of $25 will be applied.

NIBCO Water and Ice Park is open for ice skating!


2023-24 Season Hours of Operation Admission Fees
December 2nd-February 25th
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 5th
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 15th & February 19th
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.

Pavilion Information

The Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department offers five indoor pavilions 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.

Rentals can now be done online! Check availability and rent online here!

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

Available Sessions

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

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 security deposit of $300.00 will be due at the time of key pick-up.
  • Key pick-up is between the hours of 8 am and 4:00 pm.

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 am and 5:00 pm.

Address

500 E Beardsley Avenue

Pricing

Monday-Thursday- $125.00 per session

Friday-Sunday & Holidays- $250.00 per session

Amenities

Seating Capacity- 250

Chairs- 250

12′ Tables- 25

Kitchen/Restroom/Heat/Air

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

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.

If you are planning to hold a large event (i.e., company picnic, fundraising walk or run, community event, etc.) in one of our parks, you must go through the proper requirements with the Board of Works and Park Board.

A combined permit from the Parks Department and the Board of Works is required at least 60 days before the event.

Please complete the application and submit it via email, mail, or in-person to the Parks office 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

Parks and Recreation.

Information and Documents

 

The Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we are now offering online registration for our recreation programs, pavilion and shelter rentals, and party packages through the CivicRec Online Registration System. In order to register or rent online, you need to have an account in our system with a valid email address. Register today and check out our Online Registration & Rental site below.

Check out our winter activity guide for information about programs and events!

2022 Annual Report

Parks and Recreation

Parks
Information

Dog Park
Information

Membership Information

Pricing

City Residents- $25 Membership + $18 License- Total $43/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

Dog Park
Information

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

Now hiring!

The City of Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department is now taking applications Event Aides and Program Aides.

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.

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