Parks & Recreation News

Stay Active and Swim!

Keep cool this summer by staying active - learn to swim! The Mishawaka Parks Department is offering swim lessons for children ages 5-18 at both Merrifield Pool and Mary Gibbard Pool. Sessions are $25 per child per session and there are a variety of session dates & times to choose from. Each session runs for two weeks (Monday-Friday) for 45 minutes each day. NOTE: The "Mom/Dad & Me" session at Merrifield is 30 minutes. 

2014 "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 9th and August 15th 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).

1st Annual Trash Bash

Mishawaka Parks Department will hold their inaugural "Trash Bash" on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 12:00-2:00pm at George Wilson Park. Come out for some walking/hiking, enjoy the Spring weather and help clean the park of trash that has accumulated through the winter months. Trash bags, gloves, rakes, brooms, pickup sticks, etc. will be provided; no need to bring your own. A cookout is also planned to follow the event.

While the event is open to anyone, there will be uneven terrain and a fair amount of walking/hiking necessary. As always, weather may be a factor as well so plan accordingly.

U Can Paint 2

Come out for an evening of fun, food, drinks, music and painting. Painting? Yes, painting! Never painted before? No problem! Let an artist walk you through the process and show you step-by-step how to do it. Everything you need to paint a 16x20 painting to take home with you will be supplied.

Cost is just $35 and includes all the necessary supplies. Register here.

For more information, email Angela at U Can Paint 2.

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904 N. Main Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Ph: (574) 258-1664
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Parks Superintendent
Terry Zeller


Director of Recreation
& Special Events

Carmen R. Carpenter