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Battell Community Center

Newly Renovated and Ready for You

Welcome to the Battell Community Center. We are located at 904 N. Main St. in Mishawaka. The center recently went through a major renovation, and we are excited to share it with you! Not only do we have a new and improved look, but the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department is offering exciting new programs for all ages and interests! Programs include sports leagues for ages 3-6, Zumba, line dancing, yoga, summer day camp for ages 3-5, and much more.

Built in 1900, the building originally functioned as Battell Elementary School, and building additions were constructed in 1920. The east side was eventually converted into apartments owned and operated by the Mishawaka Housing Authority. Purchasing the facility for $1.00 in 1982, the City of Mishawaka turned it into a community center that has become a thriving place for classes, recreation, theater, music and other arts-related activities.

Battell Community Center Auditorium

Our auditorium is available to rent for weddings, performances or meetings. A state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, including a 15- by 24-foot projection screen, is available for the further ease of renters and an enhanced audience experience. Throughout the year, the Battell Community Center hosts movie nights and theatrical, seasonal and musical performances that are open to the public.

Teach at the Battell Center

The Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department and Battell Community Center are always looking for individuals who are willing to share their talents by teaching a program, class or workshop. We love to see our community thrive and we’d love to have you be a part of our team. If you are interested, please contact the Parks Department at (574) 258-1664.

For further questions, contact us by emailing or calling (574) 258-1664.

We look forward to seeing you at the Battell Community Center!