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Programs | Activities | Events | Parks | Open Space | Facilities


General Information

General Information Staff & Leadership Park Administration

Larry Plummer, Superintendent lplummer@warsaw.in.gov Shaun Gardner, Maintenance Director sgardner@warsaw.in.gov

Parks Department Office

City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

(Open year round)

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800 N. Park Avenue Warsaw, IN 46580 Phone: (574) 372-9554 Fax: (574) 372-9555 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sheila Wieringa, Recreation Director swieringa@warsaw.in.gov Heather Frazier, Administrative Asst. hfrazier@warsaw.in.gov

Park Board Steve Haines, President

Larry Ladd, Vice-President Jill Beehler, Library Board Diane Quance, City Council Michelle Boxell, Member Open Seat, Member

Mayor of Warsaw

Joseph Thallemer mayor@warsaw.in.gov

Park Hours of Operation May 1 - September 30

Open 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Bixler, Central, Municipal, Nye, Open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Beyer, Funk, Hire, Kelly, Ker, Kiwanis, Lake City Greenway (Beyer Farm Trail), Lucerne, Krebs Trailhead, McKinley, Pike Lake Park/ Beach, Rarick, Richardson-DuBois, Rotary

October 1 - April 30

Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beyer, Bixler, Central, Funk, Hire, Kelly, Ker, Kiwanis, Lake City Greenway (Beyer Farm Trail), Lucerne, Krebs Trailhead, McKinley, Municipal, Nye, Pike Lake Park/Beach, Rarick, Richardson-DuBois, Rotary

Boggs Recreation Area

Mantis Skate Park Basketball Courts (lighted)

See page 17 for dates & hours of operation Open 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. year-round


After Hours Fishing Passes are available free of cost for fishing in the parks after normal operating hours. You may register for a fishing pass at the Park Office, 800 N. Park Avenue, during normal business hours. Passes do not require renewal unless you move or your personal information has changed. You must have your pass with you at all times when fishing on park property after hours. These passes do not replace state-issued fishing licenses.

Interested in Volunteering?

How to Register for a Program Option 1: Visit our office (see page 1 for locations). Option 2: Visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov/parks Refunds: The Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department’s Program Refund Policy is available on our website and on the registration form. Photo Disclosure: Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to photograph programs and events for documentation and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in this photography, please notify our staff.

Accessibility Assistance Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid of service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures, to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Warsaw should contact the office of the City Planner Jeremy Skinner, 102 S. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, IN 46580 / Phone number (574) 372-9550, as soon as possible, but no later than 48-hours before the scheduled event.

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Volunteers are an important part of what makes our programs successful and possible for the community. We have almost every opportunity imaginable to suit your skills and interests. Visit warsaw.in.gov/volunteer and submit a Volunteer Interest Form today! E-mail us at parksevents@warsaw.in.gov for questions or additional information.

General Information

After Hours Fishing Pass

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W. Market St. E. Market St. & Park S. Washington St. End of Arthur St.

Trail(s)

End of N. Buffalo St.

Tennis Court

End of N. Indiana St.

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Sledding Hill

E. Ft. Wayne St. & Scott

Skate Park

N. Park Ave.

Shelter(s)

Beyer Farm Trailhead

Restrooms

S. McKinley & Market

Rental Facility

E. Smith St. & Hillside

Playground

Market St. & Court St.

Picnic Tables

End of Fawley St.

Pickleball Court

Arthur St.

Open Space

N. Lake St. & Perry St.

Lake Access

Indiana St. & Canal St.

Gazebo

420 Little League Dr.

Gardens

N. Detroit St.

Camping (*fee)

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City of Warsaw Parks & Amenities


Your City Parks

Map of City Parks

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For more information on city parks and facilities,

call (574) 372-9554 or visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov/parks

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Rental Information City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Facility Rentals All rental facilities and equipment managed by Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department must be reserved in advance. Each facility may be reserved up to one year in advance. All rental buildings are alcohol- and smoke-free. Rental fees are subject to applicable sales tax. For information, pricing, availability, or rules/regulations, please visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov/parks Now offering online reservations!

Building Rentals Center Lake Pavilion - 119 E. Canal St. With seating for 300, this is the largest rental facility available with Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department. Amenities include kitchen, PA system, coffee makers, stages, tables, and chairs. This facility is accessible.

Nye Youth Cabin - 357 N. Buffalo St.

Also known as the Scout Cabin, this facility seats 70. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. This facility is accessible.

Firemen’s Building - 1013 E. Arthur St.

This mid-sized building seats up to 100. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. This facility is accessible.

Shelter Rentals Central Park Open Shelters

Perfect for family reunions or a casual picnic. East & West shelters are both available for reservation and include six picnic tables that seat 8 - 10 people each. Fees are $35 per shelter plus tax. Shelters are accessible.

Other Open Shelters: Beyer, Bixler,

Kelly, Kiwanis, & Richardson-DuBois Parks. Accommodations vary. Fees are $35 each plus tax. Call for details.

Lucerne Shelters - 800 N. Park Avenue

Four stone enclosed shelters, seat 40-50 people each. Fee is $50 each plus tax. The amphitheater is available with electricity for an additional $175 plus tax. Shelters 2 & 3 are accessible.


Central Park Plaza - 225 E. Fort Wayne St.

Reserve the Plaza for weddings, concerts, and more. Seats 500 people. Fee is $175. This facility is accessible.

Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium

May be reserved by the hour on Saturdays or Sundays for athletic uses only. Gym capacity is 260 people. Rental is $40 per hour plus refundable damage deposit of $100. Please call for additional information about fees and rules/regulations. May be reserved in select parks for weekends and holidays during the summer for $3 each plus tax. When available, they may be delivered off-site for a flat rate of $10 each plus tax within city limits or $15 each plus tax outside city limits, but within Wayne Township.

Sawhorse Tables (April 15 - October 1)

May be reserved for garage sales during the summer. When available, reserved tables are $8 each plus tax within city limits or $12 each plus tax outside city limits, but within Wayne Township.

Pike Lake Campground 2020 Season: May 22 - October 1 (574) 269-1439 Phone only active during season.

Amenities

Trash pick-up, picnic table, 30/50 AMP electric, shower and restrooms, fish cleaning station, water, sewer as needed, fire rings, firewood sold by the wheelbarrow load, level, pull-through sites with no trees.

Rates

$32 per night plus tax $192 per week plus tax $490 per month $1,900 per season No refunds/No subletting. Open 24 hours to registered campers only. No storage after season.

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Picnic Tables (April 15 - October 1)

Rental Information

Other Rentals

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Concerts

Free Concerts in Central Park

Out of Favor Boys

Lightnin’ Rod

The BelAirs

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Summer Concert Series | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Central Park Plaza

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Kick off your weekend the right way by relaxing with the Summer Concert Series. A perfect opportunity to spend time with the family, enjoy familiar tunes, and experience new types of performances. Performances made possible by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission - a state agency. July 10 Blues DeVille Blues July 17

Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts Blues *LUCERNE PARK AMPHITHEATER

July 24

Out of Favor Boys

Blues

August 7

The BelAirs

50’s & 60’s

August 14

Quentin Flagg

50’s & 60’s

August 21 The Sound Gospel

Blues DeVille

Quentin Flagg

The Sound


Paint with Me - Child Wednesdays: July 8, July 22, August 12 6:30 p.m.

Paint with Me - Adult Wednesdays: July 9, July 23, August 13 6:30 p.m. Join Heather Widman from Main Street Studio in Culver as we do a live instructional class! Kits include all supplies (easel, brushes, 11x17 canvas, & paint) and Monday porch delivery is available for paid program participants within Warsaw city limits & Wayne Township. Outside this area? You can pickup a kit from our office (800 N. Park Avenue, Warsaw) on designated days between 9-11 a.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m. A different picture every class! Instruction geared toward ages 13+.

Wildlife Explorers Every Tuesday in July 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 7 - August 11. Join us on a virtual, live program where we explore the world around us, specifically right outside your back door! Different themes each week! More info to come. Kits include all supplies and Monday porch delivery is available for paid program participants within Warsaw city limits & Wayne Township. Outside this area? You can pickup a kit from our office (800 N. Park Avenue, Warsaw) on designated days between 9-11 a.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m.

City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

Join Heather Widman from Main Street Studio in Culver as we do a live instructional class! Kits include all supplies (easel, brushes, 11x17 canvas, & paint) and Monday porch delivery is available for paid program participants within Warsaw city limits & Wayne Township. Outside this area? You can pickup a kit from our office (800 N. Park Avenue, Warsaw) on designated days between 9-11 a.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m. A different picture every class! Instruction geared toward ages 8-13.

Programs

Programs

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Community Events City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Community Events

Warsaw + Winona Lake Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 28 until prizes are gone Warsaw Park, Winona Lake Limitless Park, Downtown Warsaw, & The Village at Winona All Ages Welcome. Create a collage of yourself (or your family) at each of the locations in the scavenger hunt. Post that collage to the event page “Warsaw+Winona Lake Scavenger Hunt 2020” (or if you don’t have Facebook, email collage to parksevents@ warsaw.in.gov). The first 5 participants/groups to turn in their correct, completed collage wins a prize pack. Winners announced Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m.

Fall Family Fun Friday, October 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lucerne Park Enjoy a crisp Fall evening of family activities, including hayrides, storytellers, crafts, snacks, and a campfire by the lake. A perfect opportunity to Family make family Fall Funmemories before the season ends! Silver Level Sponsorship by NIPSCO and Kosciusko Community Hospital. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Via Credit Union and Grossnickle Eye Center.

Family Carnival Friday, July 31 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Central Park A carnival in the park for the entire family! Enjoy face painting, caricture artists, balloon twisters and Penguin Point’s Big Wheel Race! Gold Level Sponsorship by Penguin Point. Silver Level Sponsorship by NIPSCO. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center & Via Credit Union.


July 18 July 31 August 15

Lego Movie 2 Trolls World Tour Frozen 2

Feature will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and gather your friends for a family-friendly movie outside in Municipal park, near Center Lake Beach, on the “monster” screen. Gold Level Sponsorship by Warsaw Walmart. Bronze level Sponsorship by VIA Credit Union.

Friday, December 4 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Outside, children will receive glow necklaces while supplies last. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride in the Twinkle Parade and arrive inside the Center Lake Pavilion, along with face painters, balloon artists, games, and activities. You won’t want to miss it! Silver Level Sponsorship by Paragon Medical. Bronze Level Sponsorship by VIA Credit Union.

Holiday Light Display December 4-31: This display will be lit each evening and is a special way to celebrate the holiday season in Warsaw’s Central Park. Silver Level Sponsorship by Maple Leaf Farms. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Fahl Manufactured Homes.

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Light Up The Night

Community Events

Family Movie Nights

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Programs

Colorful Ceramics Ongoing - While supplies last $7 per ceramic piece

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No instruction needed. All supplies provided. Kits available on Mondays, beginning June 22 for pickup (or free porch delivery within Warsaw city limits & Wayne Township) while supplies last. Pieces available: Owls, Dogs, Sharks, Bugs, Unicorns, Cupcakes.

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Dino Dig Thursday, August 6 | 6:00 p.m. Ages 3-7, $5 per child. Register by July 31 Are you ready to get a little dirty? Then Dino Dig is perfect for you. Everything dinosaurs! We’ll learn about dinosaurs, create fossils, and take a trip back in time with dinosaur activities. Great for any child!

Safe Sitter® Pete Thorn Center Activities Room $25 per child, 8 students per session. Visit warsaw.in.gov/safesitter to view currently scheduled sessions. Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!


Wednesdays, June 10 - July 29* | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lucerne Park - Cabin #4, Ages 3-7 A parent-child program full of activities, crafts, stories, and more. Each week features exciting themes for the kids! Don’t miss this fun opportunity! Happy Birthday America Wild West Trains Music Jam Wiggly Worms Silly Monsters African Safari

Zoo Bash! Thursday, July 16 | 6:00 p.m. Ages 3-7, $15 per child. Register by July 10 Stuff and dress your very own zoo animal and enjoy fun activities, crafts, & games together!

Family Game Night Late Winter, 2021 - Date & Time TBA Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium

Prove you are the best in your family, as well as other families, for board games, card games, and classic games in “giant” form! There will be a variety of games & stations to choose from! Family Game Night is free to attend and is offered in conjunction with Warsaw Community Public Library.

Gingerbread House Workshop Early Winter, 2020 - Date & Time TBA Center Lake Pavilion, $15 per kit

Fun for the whole family! Construct your dream house out of edible supplies and leave the mess to us! If some of the construction materials end up in your belly rather than on the house, don’t worry. Nobody will tell! Popcorn and cocoa available to attendees.

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Programs

Imagination Station

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Sports & Beaches

Mantis Skate Park 400 Little League Drive (Boggs Campus) Mantis Skate Park is a fully-supervised, family-friendly skate facility for all ages, elementary students through adults. The park offers a Rhino ramp system thanks to support from the K21 Health Foundation. Skateboards, scooters and inline skates are welcome. Helmets are required at all times.

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ANNUAL WAIVER AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS MUST BE ON FILE TO SKATE.

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Dates & Hours of Operation: School Hours Summer Hours Aug. 17 - Sept. 4 Mon.-Fri. 4-8 p.m. Sat. Noon - 4 p.m.

July 6 -Aug. 15 Mon.-Fri. Noon - 8 p.m. Sat. Noon - 4 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING HELMET, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Hire Park BMX 550 Arthur Street (at Hire Park) Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays Races most Saturdays Hire Park BMX is sanctioned by the USA BMX and offers racing for all ages. Opportunities range from a training wheel class to 55 and over, beginner to pro, boys and girls, camps to rider clinics, etc. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! For more information on Hire Park BMX or planned events, call Dan Rumple at (574) 268-RIDE (7433) or visit www.hireparkbmx.com

Center & Pike Lake Beaches Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 23 - Monday, September 7 (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend) Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Please note: Beaches are Swim at Your Own Risk throughout the 2020 Season.


The Gardens of Central Park Northeast End of Central Park Open April through October

Warsaw Biblical Gardens Bixler Park Open May 15 to September 15, Dawn to Dusk The Bible’s story begins with a garden and ends with a vision of trees bearing fruit. The Warsaw Biblical Gardens, situated on approximately 3/4 acre, currently contains over 100 plants that are named in the Bible. A diversity of climates can be found in the Holy Land, which allows for most of its plants to be grown somewhere in the United States. For more information, call (574) 267-6218.

Ride+Walk Warsaw Visit one of several greenways or bike facilities in the Warsaw and Winona Lake communities. Whether you’re looking to take a relaxing walk or ride your bike, we have the perfect places to go. Information on completed greenways, trailheads, and suggested bike routes can be found at the resources below: For background or Bicycle Friendly Community information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov/ridewalk or the Central Park Office. For maps and other information, go to www.ridewalk.com

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The Gardens of Central Park are the culmination of Robert and Roma Maish’s dream to create a perennial garden for Kosciusko County and its visitors. Made possible through an endowment fund established by the Maishes through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, the Gardens contain over 160 perennial flowers, shrubs, and grasses. The facility is accessible and offers a variety of blossoms, colors, and a fish pond. For more information, contact the Kosciusko County Community Foundation at (574) 267-1901.

Partnership Facilities

Partnership Facilities

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