Parks & Recreation News

Ironworks Ice Rink To Host Winterfest December 3rd

Start your holiday celebrations with the Mishawaka Parks annual Winterfest celebration at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the new Ironworks Building, Event Center, and Ice Rink! The evening will also feature a tree lighting, free ice skating, winter market, parade of lights, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides, music, food trucks, trackless train rides, drinks at the Ball Band Biergarten and more!

The Ironworks Ice Rink is a skate-by-reservation only facility located in the heart of downtown Mishawaka. Located at 410 N. Hill Street in Mishawaka, this 17,500 square foot ice ribbon and plaza offers daily ice skating, birthday party rentals, skating lessons, unique ice activities, and community events.

During Winterfest there will be 4 free time slots available to reserve with 175 spots in each. Starting Dec. 4th, normal business hours will begin and the Ice Bumper Cars will be available for rental!

Learn more about the Ironworks Ice Rink here or reserve your spot now! Preregistration is underway so don't delay! 

Slide the Hill at George Wilson Park!

The next BIG event is right around the corner!!! Join Mishawaka Parks on August 12-14 for "Slide the Hill" at George Wilson Park featuring four custom-made, commercial grade, 300’ inflatable slip-n-slides down the tubing hills. In an effort to control crowd size, reduce line wait times, ease traffic and parking issues, and provide a better overall experience for visitors, registration will be required for each person attending the event.

Each session will be two hours in length and have a maximum capacity. In order to attend/participate in the event, you must pre-register.

Vendor Applications For Parks Events

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People milling around vendors' tentsInterested in displaying your homemade arts & crafts at an event? Want to promote a non-profit organization, retail or commercial business? Download, complete, and submit the vendor application packet for the Mishawaka Parks Department. Your product, name or message will be noticed by thousands of people attending these events.