Parks & Recreation News

Mishawaka Winterfest -- Saturday, December 5th

Ring in the winter season by joining the Mishawaka Parks Department on Saturday, December 5th from 5:00-8:00pm at Merrifield Park and Ice Rink for an evening of free winter activities. Winterfest will feature free ice skating (weather permitting), visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, an outdoor movie around a bonfire, living nativity scene with petting zoo, kid's coloring contest and crafts, free cookies, hot cocoa and much more! 

"Ghouls & Goodies" October 30th

Join Mishawaka Parks for an hour of spooky fun for children ages 5 and under October 30th, 2015 from 2:00-3:00pm at Castle Manor in Merrifield Park.Crafts, story time, and goodies galore are all a part of the event! Costumes are encouraged!

Children must be 5 & under and be accompanied by an adult. Call (574) 258-1664 to reserve a spot for your child. Spots are limited!

Oktoberfest Coming to Beutter Park

Mishawaka Parks will once again host an Oktoberfest event on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Beutter Park. Events will start at 9:00am with the Beutter Park 5K Run and the main portion of the festival will kickoff at noon and continue until 6:00pm Saturday evening and will feature live local music, a beverage garden (21 and over), arts and crafts vendors, kids tent, Jam Speedway r/c car tournaments and horse-drawn hayrides. Entry to the festival is free.

Child Obesity Awareness Month Health Walk

Mishawaka Parks and HealthLinc Community Health Center will sponsor a "Fun in the Sun" Health Walk on September 26, 2015 at Wilson Park in Mishawaka. The walk, part of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, will take place from 10am - 1pm and is open to all ages. 

Due to renovation activities at the Battell Center, the Parks Offices have been temporarily relocated to
Eberhart Golf Course
801 N. State St.
Mishawaka, IN 46544
PH: (574) 258-1664
FX: (574) 258-1736
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It is anticipated that this relocation will last through mid-April, 2016.



Parks Superintendent
Terry Zeller


Director of Recreation
& Special Events

Carmen R. Carpenter