2023 Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department
Programs & Special Events
For all Griffin Bike Park Events please click on the link below:
Saturday, Feb. 18th
Prairie Creek Park
The rumors you have heard are true. We are bringing back the Pancake Breakfast for 2023. We are excited to bring back the beloved program in a new and educational way. Included in your price of admission is not only the Pancake Breakfast but also a tour of our maple syrup manufacturing process. Reservations open Nov. 20 and run until Feb. 10. For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
Kids Hike: Animal Tracks
Saturday, March 25
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Preregister – 812-462-3392
Join our Natural Resource Programmer on March 25 at Ruble Park for an Animal Tracks Hike specifically for Kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register call 812-462-3392 or email Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22
Dewey Point, Wabashiki FWA
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Bike/ Kayak Rental $10/ Hr
Preregister – 812-462-3392
Join the VCPRD as we celebrate Earth Day! Explore the Wabashiki FWA on a bike or kayak on your own or take a bike ride around Wabashiki FWA guided by our Griffin Bike Park Manager. For more information contact us at our office by phone at 812-462-3392 or by emailing our Natural Resource Programmer at Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
Vigo County Parks Adventure Summer Camp
Fowler Park & Griffin Bike Park
June 12 – June 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 10 – 15
2023 Adventure Summer Camp
(Click Link Above)
Join us for our Second Annual Adventure Summer Camp! Spend the week in Fowler Park and Griffin Bike Park mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, playing outdoor games and sports, and learning outdoor skills. For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
51st Annual Pioneer Days
Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Step back in time during our 51st annual Pioneer Days in our 19th-century log cabin village. Experience the way of life lived by Pioneers of Indiana during the 1800s-1840s. There will be children’s activities, live music, hands-on activities, vendors, historical cabins & covered bridges, demonstrations, pioneer skills presentations, musical performers, and much more. Come on out to Fowler Park for Pioneer Days…Making History Fun for More Than 50 Years! If you have any questions, please contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
Fowler Park After Dark
Fowler Park Log Barn
Saturday, October 28th
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$5 Registration Fee
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 Rec.Coordinator@VigoCounty.IN.gov! 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! This is a haunted event and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Thanks in advance!