Closed Thanksgiving

The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Building located at the Vigo County Government Annex Building will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

Check out and join us for our Opt Outside Escape Black Friday Ride this Friday, November 26 at Dewey Point/Wabashiki Trail. Ride starts at 9:00 a.m. Bring your bike and helmet and enjoy a fun and scenic, socially-distanced ride along the Wabashiki Trail.

Opt Outside Escape Black Friday Ride Facebook Event Page

Pioneer Village Virtual Tour

Pioneer Village Virtual Tour
Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department and our amazing volunteers teamed up with Envisionary Media and Jane Santucci to create a virtual experience of Pioneer Village for all to enjoy.

Each Monday from November 16- December 7 we will release the videos created in lieu of our annual special events. All videos will be posted at 12:00 p.m. on designated release dates.
Check out our Pioneer Village Virtual Tour Here:

Pioneer Village Virtual Tour

2020 Christmas Walk Cancelled

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!

Fowler Park and Prairie Creek Park Camping Season Extended to Sunday, October 25th!

We are excited to announce the camping season at both Fowler Park and Prairie Creek Park campgrounds will be extended through Sunday, October 25th! Please note: Fowler Park primitive camp sites #5-10 will be closed starting October 15th for renovations.
Hawthorn Park campgrounds will be closed on original closing date, Thursday, October 15th due to campground renovations scheduled to begin mid-October.

2020 Pioneer Days Cancelled

The 48th annual in-person Pioneer Days has officially been cancelled, as decided during the VCPRD monthly board meeting on Monday, August 24th. This decision was made due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the region, concerns over the ability to effectively enforce social-distancing and sanitation efforts as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Orders throughout the duration of the event, and the overall health risk to our volunteers. This decision was not made lightly, however, the health and well-being of our community is of upmost importance. Stay tuned as we currently work on a virtual Pioneer Days option for all to enjoy. We appreciate your patience, understanding and support during these challenging times.

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