Parks & Recreation News

February Events from Mishawaka Parks

"We Heart Paws" Dog Event

February 10 | 6:00 pm
Castle Manor in Merrifield Park North

Reservation spots still available!

Families are invited to a night out devoted to our furry friends! Children will get an opportunity to read to a dog, along with craft time, and a fun presentation on dogs. Please bring a pet food/supply donation.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian the entire event. RSVP required by February 1st; spots limited! RSVP to (574) 258-1664 or email

*Please note that family pets are not allowed.

Daddy Daughter Dance - Feb 26, 2016

Join Mishawaka Parks for the annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, February 26th from 7:00-9:00p at the Riverside Terrace in Mishawaka. This year's theme will be "A Winter Wonderland".

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 18th at the temporary offices of the Mishawaka Parks Department located at Eberhart Golf Course, 801 N. State St. in Mishawaka. Cost is $30 for one father-daughter couple with $5 for each additional daughter attending. Dance is open for elementary school girls (grades K-6th). 

Frozen Sisters "Meet & Greet!"

The Mishawaka Parks & Recreation Department proudly presents The Snow Queen and Snow Princess for a day filled with ice-skating, magic, and so much more! The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Merrifield Complex located at 1000 E. Mishawaka Ave. in Mishawaka.

Doors open at 2pm, for a 30-minute VIP skating lesson (reservation only) by the sisters themselves, followed by an open skate from 2:30pm-4pm and a "meet and greet" with the sisters from 4pm-5pm.

Ticket Info

George Wilson Hill Open For Tubing!

George Wilson is now open for tubing. Tubing admission fees are $2 for a city resident or $3 for non-city resident plus $2 for a tube rental per person. Group rate is $0.50 per person for a group of 10 or more.

Inflatable tubes only! No plastic, wood or metal sleds allowed.

Normal tubing hours are Monday-Sunday 10:00a-8:00p weather permitting, with extended hours to 10:00p depending on patrons in the park. For more information call the admissions hut at George Wilson Hill at (574) 258-1707.

Check the open/closed status of Wilson Hill here.

Due to renovation activities at the Battell Center, the Parks Offices have been temporarily relocated to
Eberhart Golf Course
801 N. State St.
Mishawaka, IN 46544
PH: (574) 258-1664
FX: (574) 258-1736
Email Us

It is anticipated that this relocation will last through mid-April, 2016.



Parks Superintendent
Terry Zeller


Director of Recreation
& Special Events

Carmen R. Carpenter