Youth Center Rental
The Youth Center is available to rent on Saturdays
and Sundays for your special event. Tables, chairs,
stage and kitchen are all included for one price.
ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED.
Fewer than 50 people:
$75 + deposit/residents
$100 + deposit/non-residents
Over 50 people and all wedding receptions:
$250/Residents + deposit
Reservations for Park Shelters
Free Bluegrass Jams
The Gazebo and all other various pavilions in
the park system can be reserved at the park
office in the Youth Center for specific 2016
dates. Fees for Individuals & “Not-for-Profit”
groups are $25 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. Companies & For Profit fees are
$100 for residents and $150 for non-residents.
Pavilion fee does not include vehicle entry fee
to the park of $3 per vehicle during times when
park admission is charged.
May through September
Pickers, players, vocalists and lots of enthusiastic
listeners are all welcome to these free, live music
events. The last “Jam” session will be September
24th from 6:00PM-10:00PM at the Jansen Pavilion.
Everyone is invited to attend and either participate
or listen to the music.
$300/Non-Residents & auctions + deposit
Scenic Painting Instruction
Cater your own event and save even more! A 50%-of
-rental-rate deposit will secure your reservation date.
Call the park office for details.
Don’t let adverse outdoor weather deter this ideal
form of exercise. Safe and comfortable walking is
free and available each weekday. You are welcome
anytime between 7:30am-4:30pm (some exceptions,
call the Park Department for more information).
31st Annual Apple Festival
October 1st and 2nd, 2016
The Apple Festival of Kendallville can always use fresh
volunteers to engage in various logistical aspects of the mammoth undertaking to conduct the premier fall festival of Noble
Task needs can range from year-round advance planning of
various areas/events of the festival to “real-time” festival
jobs. This help enables the celebration of the historic importance of the apple harvest to the development of the community we live in today. Your contribution of assistance is
welcomed even if limited to a few minutes.
Call AFK Coordinator, Amanda Taylor, 350-1119, or the Park
office, 347-1064, to learn more about ways you can help highlight Kendallville for all visitors attending.
Skate Night Mondays
Children in Kindergarten through Six Grade are invited
to Skate Night at the Youth Center held each Monday
from 6:00-7:30PM. For the safety of the children they
must be dropped-off/picked up by an adult. Early arrival
before 6:00PM is discouraged. Admission is $1.
Parents can stay and watch their children or help novices. “Full-boot, rink-style” skates are provided in the
admission fee as the limited supply allows, or
children are welcome to use their own skates or blades as
long as the wheels are non-marking. “Heelie” shoes are
not permitted as skates. Skates provided by the park do
require the children wear socks.
Professional artist Carl Mosher teaches painting
classes and you go home with a finished art
piece. No experience is necessary. Cost varies.
All supplies are included. Held at the Youth
Center at 6:00pm. Pay ahead to reserve your
Oct 20th: Covered Bridge
Nov 17th: Christmas Cards
Dec 15th: Sleigh Ornaments
Call ahead to check if sample of painting is in
the Park office.
211 Iddings Street
Concessions are sold over the counter.
October 10th: Welcome Back Night
***If East Noble cancels due to weather, Skate
Night is also cancelled.
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Kendallville Park & Recreation Department and Outdoor Sports Complex
Park Office Hours
Youth Center 211 Iddings St.
Monday through Friday
Session I: Sept. 6th—Oct. 7th (5
Session II: Oct. 10th—Nov. 11th (5
Session III: Nov. 14th—Dec. 16th (5
6th Annual Zombie Walk
Saturday October 29th 4:00PM
6th Annual Trail of Terror
October 28th & 29th 7:00-10:30PM
The Trail of Terror will be held Friday October 28th and
Saturday October 29th.
Haunted Walk tickets cost $5.00 per person and can be
purchased before the event at the Park Department 211
Iddings Street or the night of the event.
We will meet in the city lot behind
the old library, 126 W Rush Street.
Come out and help us turn Main
Street into a mystical place full of
undead beings. Non-perishable
food items will be collected and
donated to the food pantry. After
the Main Street jaunt is complete,
zombies are welcome to invade
the Haunted Walk in Bixler Lake
Intermediate Class 5:00-6:00PM
We will have a zombie paintball
course set up at the outdoor recreation complex the last two
Wednesdays from 1:003:00pm
$1.00 admissions. Hostess Mae Rathburn
welcomes senior citizens to the Youth Center for
socializing, euchre card games and a light snack
weeks of October. Call the park
office if your youth group, sports
team, dance team, etc. would like
to sign up to work a night and
earn some money.
This is going to be a fun event for
people of all ages.
Bixler Lake Campground will once
again be transformed into a magical
drive-thru as local children’s artwork
will be on display. The drive-thru will
be open to the public every night in December, starting the 3rd from 6:009:00PM.
Admission is free (donations
*Park at the sports complex to ride wagon to campground
for the Haunted Walk.
Tuesday & Thursday
Session I: $30/10 Classes (class is full)
Check back to sign up for session 2
Beginner Class 4:00-5:00PM
“Community Christmas Greetings”
Drive-thru at Bixler Lake
The Kendallville Park Department is currently in a fundraising campaign to complete phase 2 of the Kendallville Outdoor
Recreation Complex and purchase a Mobile Amphitheatre.
If you or anyone you know would like
additional information or would like to
donate towards this campaign, please
contact the park department at 347-1064.
The KORC has proven success because
of the support of the community. We
appreciate this support and are excited to
watch the growth with the addition of
The Park Department Preschool
has openings in both the 3 year
old and 4 year old class. Call the
park office for more information,
347-1064. Your child will receive a great education, develop
friendships and make memories
while attending our preschool.