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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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Adult Sporting Events - Immediate Release

EVANSVILLE, IN (October 13, 2020) Due to rising COVID-19 cases in our community, Evansville Parks and Recreation Department will be postponing all adult indoor sporting events. To help mitigate spread, the postponement will be in effect throughout the duration of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s Executive Order 2020-4, starting October 19, 2020. Events include: Indoor Volleyball, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis and Adult Hockey at Swonder Ice Arena. Safety of the participants is our number one concern. We will continue to monitor daily COVID-19 cases reported in Vanderburgh County. All updates pertaining to adult sporting events will be posted on our social media pages, as well as websites. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience in this matter.

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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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Send in your compliments and positive comments about the Evansville Parks and Recreation Department to our Executive Director, Brian Holtz. Selected ‘Letters to Brian’ will be read aloud by Brian and recorded for you to view on our social media posts. Send in your letters via e-mail or snail mail
with subject line: Letters to Brian or 100 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713


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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. Save the dates for 2021
June 3 - 14, 2021

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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