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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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Evansville Trails

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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.

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Park-N-Rec will be rolling into a neighborhood near you! Join this FREE park program!


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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.

Join us for the Wednesday Walks at Garvin Park 8:00 am. Walk at your own Pace!

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


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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. ALL 19 Sporting Events for 2020 have been cancelled. Please contact Holly with any questions!

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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