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Brian Holtz,
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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UPDATES: 6/11/20

  • CK Newsome events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
  • Playgrounds open 6/12. Adjacent bathrooms and water fountains are closed.
  • Basketball courts and tennis courts will be open for recreational play.
  • Swonder Ice Arena does not have public open skate sessions at this time.
  • City Pools will not open this season. City Pools include Hartke Pool, Helfrich Pool, Lloyd Pool, Lorraine Pool, Mosby Pool, and Rochelle-Landers Pool. This includes swim lessons, city swim meet, and related activities throughout the 2020 season. 
  • City golf courses are open with restrictions. Please visit for more information.
  • For more COVID-19 Information see the City of Evansville website
  • For more information about the governor's 5-stage reopening plan, visit
  • For current information about how the reopening plan will affect parks programs and facilities, CLICK HERE

Evansville Trails

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

Practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Department of Parks & Recreation coordinates and oversees the operation of 65 parks and 21 recreational facilities encompassing more than 2,500 acres of land in the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

SUBSCRIBE to the Evansville Parks and Recreation quarterly newsletter to learn about all parks news and upcoming events!

To view the current newsletter, CLICK HERE


Summer Play Daze


Evansville Tycoon 

Collect game pieces in city parks and become the next Evansville Tycoon! This interactive game will take you around the city, learning a little more about each park along the way! Look for game pieces around park landmarks, and log them to compare to friends, family, and other Evansville park-goers. To learn more or to start collecting game pieces CLICK HERE!


Exercise Flyer


Sports Summer 2020


Energize Evansville Logo

At this time Energize Evansville events are postponed. We will update the next event as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

If you have any questions, contact Holly Schneider at the Parks Department (812) 435-6162.


Clean Evansville Logo

At this time, the Clean Evansville events have been CANCELLED.

The Clean Evansville anti-litter campaign is a joint effort of the City of Evansville, keep Evansville Beautiful and volunteer members of the "Clean Committee". The goal is to involve the entire community in picking up trash as well as targeting specific areas for clean up on a monthly basis. For more information including dates and to sign up to volunteer, visit


Indiana State Games - Fit and 50Indiana State Games
Fit and 50  
The senior Olympic style events for those over 50 for the state of Indiana hosted in Evansville - May/June Event Dates are postponed. Once they are rescheduled, we will update.

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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