VCPRD Programs

2020 Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department
Programs & Special Events

For all Griffin Bike Park Events please click on the link below: 

Hawthorn Fall Hiking Club
Wednesday Evenings
September 23 – December 16
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hawthorn Park: Labyrinth Entrance
All Ages & Free
Join us for our Hawthorn Fall Hiking Club starting September 23rd! We will be hiking the trails of Hawthorn Park and J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge totaling approximately 2.5 – 3 miles. It is recommended to bring water from home to stay hydrated on the trails . ***Bring a flashlight or headlamp to help light up the trails.

For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 

Christmas Lights Wabashiki Ride
Saturday, December 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dewey Point Trailhead – Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area
$5 Participation Fee
All Ages Welcome

Decorate your bike and maybe yourself for Christmas and ride the Wabashiki trail with the Griffin Bike Park manager.! This will be a 10-mile social ride and will include a a rest break in the middle and hot chocolate after the ride. This ride is a fundraiser for the Vigo County Parks Department and includes a $5 fee per rider. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times. We hope to see you there! 

Christmas Walk Cancelled
Friday, December 4 & Saturday, December 5
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
All Ages
Free General Admission/Parking
Hot drinks, sweet treats, crafts & carriage rides for purchase

Walk through the village and visit our pioneer volunteers in their cozy 19th century cabins. For a small fee, enjoy carriage rides, crafts, hot drinks, and sweet treats. Stop into our Gift Shop for many homemade items.

We cannot thank our volunteers, community and staff enough for your support and patience over the past year. Trying to navigate this pandemic has proven to be quite challenging and frustrating. With that being said, we have put a lot of thought and discussion into the feasibility of being able to safely put on this year’s Christmas Walk.
With concerns over rising COVID-19 numbers in Vigo County and surrounding counties, in addition to advisements to cancel large gatherings made by the Vigo County Health Department, and with a vote of support by our Board, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Christmas Walk. This decision was not made lightly but when it comes to the safety of our volunteers, community and staff, we believe your safety above all else is most important.
We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season and we greatly look forward to being able to gather and celebrate with you all again soon!