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Parks Director,
Executive Director

Parks and Recreation
100 E Walnut St
C.K. Newsome Community Center
Evansville, IN 47713
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  • Phone:  (812) 435-6141
  • Fax:  (812) 435-6142
  • TTY/TDD:  (812) 436-4928
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  • Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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       Fantasy of Lights in Garvin Park

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Evansville Parks and Recreation is excited to announce two new additions for our community!

Deaconess Aquatic Center                     New Penguin Exhibit
Click on Photo for website and info      at the Mesker Park Zoo
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Join us in our Holiday Fun and Games...

Reindeer Games Dec 11th 5:30pm-7:00 pm at SWONDER Ice Arena!Reindeer Games

Tuesday Night Pickleball

Chess Tournament Chi Chi Fit     

Shuff TT Cornhole

Beginner Line Dancing

  Evansville Trails

View City Trails information in Evansville to walk, bike, or hike at

The Department of Parks & Recreation coordinates and oversees the operation of 67 parks and 21 recreational facilities encompassing more than 2,500 acres of land in the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

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Indiana State Games - Fit and 50Indiana State Games - Fit and 50 

Save the Dates for 2022!
June 9 - 19, 2022 for most of the Evansville Events
Pickleball - June 25, 26, 27
Sept 9 - 12, 2022 for events in Indianapolis
The senior Olympic style events for those over 50 for the state of Indiana hosted in Evansville, Newburgh, and Indianapolis. Visit the WEBSITE Click Here

Persons age 50 and over compete in recreational and competitive sporting events in five year age increments; 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and so on. The top three winners in each age, gender, and sport win Gold, Silver, and Bronze! There is something for everyone with over 25 sporting events to choose from...get into the game today!

For more information contact Holly at 812-435-6162 or e-mail

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