Parks & Recreation News

"Rockin' by the River" Summer Day Camps

Mishawaka Parks & Recreation has announced the schedule for their "Rockin' by the River" Summer Day Camps. The camps will run weekly Monday thru Friday between June 6th and August 12th and feature a different theme each week. Camps are open to all youths ages 6-11 and feature both 3-day and 5-day options with activity schedules running from 9:15am-3:30pm (Basic) or from 7:30am-5:30pm (Extended).

Trash Bash at Merrifield/Crawford Park -- April 9

Merrifield North Park and Crawford need your help! Volunteer for the 3rd Annual Trash Bash to be held April 9th, 2016 and join the Parks and Recreation Department and help clean up the park. All supplies will be provided. This is a great opportunity to donate your time and help keep the park beautiful! Event begins at 10:00am.

Contact the Mishawaka Parks Department at (574) 258-1664 to volunteer.

Couple's Ice Skate at Merrifield Ice Rink -- Feb. 14

Join Mishawaka Parks at the Merrifield Complex & Ice Rink on Sunday, February 14th, from 4:30-9:00 PM for a very special time of couple’s ice skating. Cost is only $10 per couple and includes two admissions, two skate rentals, hot chocolate for two and popcorn to share!

February Events from Mishawaka Parks

"We Heart Paws" Dog Event

February 10 | 6:00 pm
Castle Manor in Merrifield Park North

Cancelled due to a Winter Weather Advisory

Families are invited to a night out devoted to our furry friends! Children will get an opportunity to read to a dog, along with craft time, and a fun presentation on dogs. Please bring a pet food/supply donation.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian the entire event. RSVP required by February 1st; spots limited! RSVP to (574) 258-1664 or email

*Please note that family pets are not allowed.


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 Director of Recreation
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Carmen Carpenter