Visit.

Visit.

Experience
Elkhart.

The city of Elkhart has amenities for all; plenty of outdoor recreation like bike paths, nature reserves, quilt gardens, parks, and our environmental center. Enjoy a range of dining and shopping options.

Elkhart is also home to several museums and cultural landmarks including the Midwest Museum of American Art, the Ruthmere Museum, the National New York Central Railroad Museum, and the Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Experience
Elkhart.

The city of Elkhart has amenities for all; plenty of outdoor recreation like bike paths, nature reserves, quilt gardens, parks, and our environmental center. Enjoy a range of dining and shopping options.

Elkhart is also home to several museums and cultural landmarks including the Midwest Museum of American Art, the Ruthmere Museum, the National New York Central Railroad Museum, and the Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Upcoming
Events.

February 2023

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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
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Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
All Day
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Frosty 5K/5M Run
8:00 am
Join us for the 14th Annual Frosty 5 K/M Run on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Enjoy the scenic cross-country style course that starts at Studebaker Park Pavilion and follows the River Greenway Trail along the Elkhart River. Both the 5K and 5M courses are a combination of paved roads and plowed trails. February is often , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
Eco-Valentine’s Day
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us in nature at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Come out to the EEC any time between 12 PM and 2 PM on Sunday, February 12th to make recycled Valentine crafts and go on a themed nature scavenger hunt along our trails. Hot chocolate and some holiday treats will be provided for guests to , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
Human Relations Commission Executive (Closed to the Public) and Regular Meetings
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Let’s put an end to housing discrimination. If you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination please file a complaint at: elkhartindiana.org/fair-housing     EXECUTIVE MEETING AGENDA (Closed to the Public)   Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. LOCATION:  201 South Second St., City Annex Co , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Upcoming
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February 2023

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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
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Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
All Day
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Frosty 5K/5M Run
8:00 am
Join us for the 14th Annual Frosty 5 K/M Run on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Enjoy the scenic cross-country style course that starts at Studebaker Park Pavilion and follows the River Greenway Trail along the Elkhart River. Both the 5K and 5M courses are a combination of paved roads and plowed trails. February is often , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Valentine Weekend at NIBCO Water & Ice Park
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bring your date to skate! We’ll be skating to love music all weekend long! , ...
Eco-Valentine’s Day
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us in nature at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Come out to the EEC any time between 12 PM and 2 PM on Sunday, February 12th to make recycled Valentine crafts and go on a themed nature scavenger hunt along our trails. Hot chocolate and some holiday treats will be provided for guests to , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Nature Story Hour for Littles
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bring your little ones out to the Elkhart Environmental Center this winter season for our new Nature Story Hour series! Every Wednesday in January and February, kids can learn about a different environmental topic by listening to a short story and participating in a related craft or activity to become familiar with the , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
Winter Nature Play Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get kids outdoors this winter during the Elkhart Environmental Center’s nature play days! Each Thursday in February, come out with the kids any time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to explore our trails, participate in self-guided nature activities, and enjoy quality time outside. All ages are invited to bundle up and enga , ...
Human Relations Commission Executive (Closed to the Public) and Regular Meetings
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Let’s put an end to housing discrimination. If you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination please file a complaint at: elkhartindiana.org/fair-housing     EXECUTIVE MEETING AGENDA (Closed to the Public)   Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. LOCATION:  201 South Second St., City Annex Co , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt
All Day
Explore our trails and look for feathered friends during our Kids’ Winter Birding Scavenger Hunt at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Throughout the month of February, families can search for and learn about winter birds on cards stationed along our trails. Kids can use a trail map to find the cards and borrow a birdin , ...
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City
Bikeways.

City

Bikeways.

Bike Paths

Parks &
Recreation.

The Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department shall provide and maintain quality parks, facilities, open/natural spaces, and services to enhance the physical, social, and emotional well-being of Elkhart’s citizenry.
Bike Paths
Parks and Recreation Collage

Environmental 
Center.

The Elkhart Environmental Center has been opened to the public for 25 years now! This environmental education facility offers environmental educational programs, events and volunteer opportunities for all citizens. The EEC has multiple outdoor settings including the Edible Education Garden, Reflection Grove, wetlands, hiking trails, a boat launch, and more!
Parks and Recreation Collage

Parks &
Recreation.

The Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department shall provide and maintain quality parks, facilities, open/natural spaces, and services to enhance the physical, social, and emotional well-being of Elkhart’s citizenry.

Environmental 
Center.

The Elkhart Environmental Center has been opened to the public for 25 years now! This environmental education facility offers environmental educational programs, events and volunteer opportunities for all citizens. The EEC has multiple outdoor settings including the Edible Education Garden, Reflection Grove, wetlands, hiking trails, a boat launch, and more!