This year, during our annual Christmas Walk on December 1st and 2nd we will be having our first Christmas Tree trail in the Fowler Park Pioneer Village log barn. We are looking for organizations to adopt a Christmas tree to decorate. Your tree will be displayed at the Christmas Walk with a sign dedicated to your organization. If your organization is interested in adopting a Christmas tree please contact the office at 812-462-3392 or email our Natural Resource Programmer at [email protected]!
Be afraid, be very afraid, and join us for the fourth annual Fowler Park After Dark! On Saturday, October 28th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the VCPRD will be offering a haunted Halloween tour through Fowler Park Pioneer Village! Participants will meet at the Fowler Park Log Barn and will be guided through the village if they dare! Ghosts and ghouls lurk around every corner!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at [email protected]! Happy haunting!
NOTE: Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available in the barn parking lot. Auxiliary parking is available in the beach parking lot. The registration fee for this event is $5 and can be paid upon arrival! Hot chocolate, apple cider, and limited concessions will be available for purchase. This is a haunted event and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Thanks in advance!
Join the VCPRD on Saturday, October 28th at Fowler Park from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for family-friendly Halloween-themed hayrides and Trick-or-Treating! Rides will leave from the Foltz Cabin directly across from the Fowler Park Log Barn. Tickets are $3 per person. This event is open to all ages and includes a brief ride through the Fowler Park Pioneer Village and around the park! Hot chocolate and apple cider will be available for purchase! If you have questions about this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at [email protected]! We hope to see you there!
Join the VCPRD on Saturday, October 14th at Hawthorn Park from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for fall hayrides! Rides will leave from the Dogwood Shelter parking lot. Tickets are $3 per person. This event is open to all ages and includes a brief ride through Hawthorn Park! If you have questions about this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at [email protected]! We hope to see you there!
County Parks Survey
Greetings! The following survey was put together by Indiana State University Students interning with the Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department. The goal of this survey is to accumulate data to better understand the impact County Parks have on the community they reside in. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey if you have any questions please contact our Administrative Office at 812-462-3392. Please register your email above to receive a monthly newsletter with updates about your Vigo County Parks.
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The Vigo County Parks Department is gearing up for its fourth annual Maple Syrup Guessing Competition! Beginning Sunday, January 1st, we challenge you to guess the potential total syrup production in gallons (gal) for 2023!
To be valid, your guess must be sent to the VCPRD Facebook page through Facebook messenger. Submissions made as comments or posts to our page on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter will NOT be accepted.
The final date for submissions will be Tuesday, January 31st at midnight. We will select a winner once the tapping season has ended and our maintenance staff produces a total final yield of maple syrup production!
The Facebook account whose guess is closest to the nearest gallon will receive a free quart-sized bottle of maple syrup! Good luck!
(Hint: in previous years, our total syrup production has varied greatly. Our total yield has ranged from 0 to 600 gallons. Warmer tapping seasons yield fewer gallons of maple syrup.)