Register for the upcoming Bob Ross Painting Party!

Bob Ross Painting Party
Friday, August 7
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fowler Park Log Barn
Ages 8+
Registration Required by 8/3/20 

Join the VCPRD at the Fowler Park Log Barn to paint a masterpiece worthy of Bob Ross himself! Please wear clothes you don’t mind painting in! Smocks, drop cloths, paint, and canvas will be provided. Ages 8+. Participants ages 13 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. To register, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3391 or email our Recreational Coordinator at

THIS FRIDAY: Movie in the Park at Hawthorn Park

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT! 🤩Join us at Hawthorn Park for this month’s Movie in the Park: Secret Life of Pets 2! 📽🍿😁. Movie starts at SUNDOWN (approximately 9:00 p.m.) and concessions begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family, chairs. and blankets for a movie under the stars. 🌟🌌🌟

July 27th Board Meeting *Venue Change*

Next Monday’s Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department Board Meeting will be taking place at an alternate location. Please see below:

Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department Board Meeting
Date:            Monday, July 27, 2020
Location:   The Log Barn, Fowler Park
                         3000 East Oregon Church Road
                         Terre Haute, IN 47802
Time:             4:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Family Day Fishing Rodeo this Saturday at Hawthorn Park!

Join Bass Unlimited Foundation and Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department for the 3rd Annual Family Fishing Day Rodeo! Registration and fishing hours are open between 8:00am to 11:00 am at the Burkeybyle Shelter, you can come and go as you please, and you don’t need to fish the entire 4.5hrs. Last weigh-in at 11:30 a.m. Free prizes & raffle gifts for ages 15 & under begins at 12:00 p.m. You must register for this event to be eligible for the 1st place $50.00 gift certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors Terre Haute, IN. Registration for this event is only available on site during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

**All Adults are required to have a Fishing License**

All proceeds from this event go to support Vigo County Park Lakes and Bass Unlimited Foundation mission to: Provide resources for conservation, preservation and restoration of fish populations in public accessible waters for today’s Anglers and future generations.

Tuesday, July 7th VCPRD Board Meeting Cancelled

In light of Governor Holcomb’s new phase ” Stage 4.5″ vs. “Stage 5” and related concerns, the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board has CANCELLED the planned board meeting scheduled for tomorrow, July 7th.  All items on the agenda can be addressed at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 27th 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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.