Parks & Recreation News

Winterfest 2014 at Merrifield Park - Dec 6

Join the Mishawaka Parks Department for their annual Winter Festival on Saturday, December 6th from 5:00-8:00pm at Merrifield Park and Ice Rink.

Winterfest features an evening of fun-filled, family friendly, free winter activities, including ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides/wagon rides (weather permitting), visits with Santa, ice sculpting demonstration, a live nativity scene along with a petting zoo, bonfire and complimentary refreshments (hot cocoa, cookies and popcorn). New this year is the addition of an outdoor movie as Dr. Suess’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will be shown.

As in prior years, there will be a collection point for the donation of nonperishable and canned food items for the Mishawaka Food Pantry.

Ice Skating Lessons at Merrifield Complex

Keep warm this winter by staying active – learn to skate with Danni Jo! Merrifield Complex & Ice Skating Rink offers skate lessons for children ages 4 and up. Have some fun and keep warm at the same time by learning to ice skate. Make it even better by asking your friends to join you!

"Ghouls and Goodies" Events

Children 5 and under are invited to join the Mishawaka Parks Department for a couple of Ghouls and Goodies events October 28th and 30th at the Battell Community Center's Community Room. A Ghoul-ey Storytime will take place October 28th from 2:00-2:45pm and October 30th will feature Goodies and Crafts at 1:30pm. Crafts will be provided compliments of Imagine That.

Oktoberfest Coming to Beutter Park

Celebrate Oktoberfest at this free Mishawaka Parks event on Saturday, October 25th at Beutter Park 2:30-6:30pm. A beverage garden will be available for those 21 and over with live music provided by Dave Thomas and Kevin Richmond as well as the Mongo Catz. Arts and Crafts vendors will be present along with a Kid's Zone for pumpkin decorating.

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904 N. Main Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
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Parks Superintendent
Terry Zeller


Director of Recreation
& Special Events

Carmen R. Carpenter