Summer in the Village this Saturday

Pioneer Village cabins will be open for the public to tour this Saturday, June 20th for Summer in the Village starting at 10:00 a.m. Tour the open cabins and get to witness our pioneer volunteers demonstrating pioneer era skills.

** We ask all visitors to please follow social distancing guidelines while visiting the village. If you see another household group inside a cabin with our volunteers please wait outside until the group leaves. Groups going into cabins must be limited to 5 or less. Maintaining a six (6) foot distance with those not in your household is required in all cabins and throughout the village at all times. Thank you all for your patience and support.**

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Don’t forget to participate in the Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win a $25 Rural King gift card, generously donated by Rural King Supply!

Choose TWO of the Vigo County parks listed and find and take a selfie with all 5 of the specified locations in the park! Selfies must be submitted via Facebook Messenger to the VCPRD Facebook page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the VCPRD office at 812-462-3391 or email the Recreational Coordinator at! Good luck!


UPDATE: Playgrounds Open Friday, June 12

UPDATE: Playgrounds will open tomorrow, June 12th. Please continue social distancing practices by maintaining 6-feet distance from people not in your household. Also, please remember to wash your hands frequently. Thank you for your patience and continued support! 😊

June Board Meeting Rescheduled to July 7

This month’s Board Meeting originally scheduled for June 22 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and is held in Council Chambers in the Vigo County Government Annex Building located at 155 Oak St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.


Starting Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. we will be opening all campground shower house facilities including showers. Playgrounds and community drinking fountains remain closed until further notice. Please continue social distancing efforts and looking out for one another.

2020 Camping Season Update:

CAMPING SEASON UPDATE: Pending this week’s Governor’s orders, we plan on the 2020 Camping Season to open first thing in the a.m. Sunday, May 24th. Stay tuned for updates this Friday afternoon. We look forward to a great camping season!

2020 Camping Season Delayed

For Immediate Release:
The 2020 camping season for the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department, originally scheduled to begin May 1st, has now been officially delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The new and tentative goal for the department is to open camping May 15th.  This is due to the extremely unpredictable circumstances, caused by COVID-19, the importance of safeguarding the health of our staff and community members, and for the logistics of hiring/training personnel.  We will reevaluate the date for camping on or before the 1st of May, hopeful our community in this together will be through this together and resume more normalcy.  
Currently the Vigo County Parks are open, and we would like to thank the community for helping to take such great care of our parks during this time.  A reminder that all playgrounds, shelters, and restrooms are closed at this time. This includes all rentals during the stay-at-home order.   All programs for the month of April have also been suspended.  All community members are required when using the parks to follow social distancing guidelines.
For additional information please contact the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department at (812) 462-3392, or at
Adam Grossman

VCPRD Programming Suspended

Due to uncertainty of the quickly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) status and the uncertainty of changes in policy on a day-to-day basis, all Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department programs and events will be suspended for a two-week duration. This includes all Griffin Bike Park, recreation and nature-based programs, events, rides and hikes. All Vigo County Parks will remain open during this time period.