Parks Department

City of Bluffton Parks & Recreation
Pam Vanderkolk
Superintendent
Brandy FiechterAssistant Superintendent
Laurie BaumgartnerSports Coordinator
Office: (260) 824-6069
Fax: (260) 824-6082
parks@ci.bluffton.in.us

2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

Park Board Members
Rick McEvoy
Christine Zadylak
John Gerber
Susan Campbell

The Park Board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Building. Further information is available by calling 824-6069.

Bluffton Parks & Recreation Department

Bluffton Parks Master Plan Survey 2016
Registration Form Open Gym

(260) 824-6069 – parks@ci.bluffton.in.us
Facebook: Bluffton Parks     Twitter: @Bluffton Parks
Wells Community Pool – (260) 824-1550
Splash Pad Hours 10am – 9pm
Rock Steady Boxing Classes for Parkinson’s (M, W, F 11:00 a.m.)
Dog Park Membership

Wells County Rocks Partnership

Click on highlighted events for more information! All events are subject to change or cancellation. Events with * are pre-register only and usually register a month before the event.

January
2-31 Weekday Walking 9-10: 30 am
2-31 Open Gym 3:30-6pm*
3-31 Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
3 – Summer Job Application
4 – Hue Can Paint
10 – Hooked on Crochet 3-4pm (3 Thur)*
15, 29- Farm Wagon 10:45 am
17 – Theater Thursday 10am
31 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

February
1-28 Weekday Walking 9-10:30 am
1-28 Open Gym 3:30-6pm*
1- Hue Can Paint
5-28 Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
5, 19-Farm Wagon 10:45am
7 –Tot Block Party 11-Noon
7- Hooked on Crochet 6-7pm (3 Thur)*
10 – Chilly Chili 5 Mile Trail Run 10 am (Online Registration) (Download Registration)
17 – Mother Son Dance 2-4pm*
17 – Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8pm*
21 – Theater Thursday 10am
22 – Summer Job Application Due
28 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

March
1-29 Weekday Walking 9-10:30am
1-17 Open Gym 3:30-6pm*
1 – Spring Coloring Contest (ends 29th)
1 – Hue Can Paint
5-28 Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
5, 19- Farm Wagon 10:45am
7- Tot Gold Hunt and Bank Tour 11am
7 – Hooked on Crochet 6-7pm (3 Thur)*
12 – Princess Tea Party Ticket Sales Begin
21 – Theater Thursday 10am
21 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

April
1 – Senior Explorations (5 Mondays)
2, 16, 30- Farm Wagon 10:45am
5- Hue Can Paint 6pm*
10 – Noodles with Nana 6-8pm*
10 – Summer Recreation Sign Up
12 – Underwater Egg Hunt 6:30pm*
18 – Easter Egg Hunt 5:30pm sharp!
18 – Theater Thursday 10am
21 – Earth Day 5K 9am (Registration Form) (Online Registration)
26 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
29 – Princess Tea Party*

May
Summer Recreation 2018
1-31 Roaming Gnome Game
4 – Hue Can Paint 6pm*
7, 21 – Farm Wagon 10:45am
12 – Women Self Defense 9-11am*
12 – Swim Lesson Registration 10-Noon
16 – Summer Striders 5:30pm (7 Wed) *
Summer Striders blog:http://blufftonsummerstriders.blogspot.com
17- Theater Thursday 10am
26 – Wells Community Pool Opens
31 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

June
Summer Recreation 2018
1-30  Roaming Gnome Game
1 – Hue Can Paint Kids Class 6pm*
3-  Slow Roll Bike Ride 3pm
4 – Free Tennis Lessons (M-F 6 weeks)
4-25 Craft Club (6 Mondays)*
4, 18- Farm Wagon 10:45am
5-28 – Toddler Time (Tue & Thur) 9am
5- Pickleball Meet Up Group
5, 12, 19, 26 – Tuesday Group Run 7pm
6 – Picnic in the Park (M-F 9 weeks)
6, 13, 20, 27 – Lunch and Learn 11am
6, 13, 20, 27 – Wednesday Yoga in the Park 7pm
8-29 Art In The Park 12-1pm (6 Fridays)*
11 – K-12 Swim Class (10 Lessons)*
14 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
14- Chicks Run 5K 7pm (Registration Form) (Online Registration)
15 – Foam Party 1:30pm
15 – Bike & Brew 8 pm (Registration Form) (Online Registration)
15 –  Kehoe Concert Duke Tumatoe 9pm
16 –Touch a Truck 9-Noon
16 – Star Gazing 9pm
21 – Yoga Wine Down 7pm
21- Theater Thursday 10am

22 – Stuff & Fluff 11:30am*
25, 27,29 Pee Wee Swim Lessons 11am*
26 – Wabash River Paddle 6pm
28 – Daddy/ Daughter Hair School 6pm*

July
Summer Recreation 2018
1- Slow Roll Bike Ride 3pm
1-31 Roaming Gnome Game
2, 9, 16, 23, 31 – Tuesday Group Run 7pm
2-13- K-12 Swim Class (9 Lessons)*
2, 9-  Craft Club 9 am*
2, 16,30- Farm Wagon 10:45am
3-12 Toddler Time (Tue & Thur) 9am
3- Tot Fire Dept Visit 9am
4 – Concert 8pm Fireworks at 10pm
6 – Hue Can Paint 6pm*
6,13  Art In The Park 12-1pm*
11 – Lunch and Learn 11am
11, 18, 25 – Wednesday Yoga in the Park 7pm
11-Summer Striders 2 5:30pm (7 Wed)*
13- Running Rogue City Challenge Obstacle Race 7 pm(Registration Form)(Online Registration)
13 –  Kehoe Concert Classic Rock Experience 9pm
16 – Bubble Dash Fun Run 1pm
18 – Wet Wacky Wed 6:30pm
19 – Theater Thursday 10am
19 – Yoga Wine Down 7pm
22- Kehoe Concert Whistle Pigs 7pm 
26 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
26 – Preserving Nature’s Bounty 6pm*
29 – Kehoe Concert Todd Harrold 7pm

August
Summer Recreation 2018
1,8  Wet Wacky Wed 6:30pm
3- Hue Can Paint Kids Class 6 pm*
5 – Slow Roll Bike Ride 3 pm
5- Kehoe Concert Parrots of the Caribbean 7 pm
7, 21 – Farm Wagon 10:45am
8 – Volunteer Pool Party 6:30-8pm*
10 – Bike & Brew
10 – Kehoe Concert Woomblies 9 pm
12 – Kehoe Concert Sweetwater All-Star Band 7 pm
16 – Theater Thursday 10am
16 – Yoga Wine Down 7 pm
19 – Kehoe Concert Shane Brothers & 3rd Row Boys 6:30pm
24 – Yoga Sip & Paint 7pm
25 – Squirt Gun Fight 1:30pm
25 – Giant Slip and Slide 2pm
30 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

September
1 – Fall Coloring Contest (ends Sept 29)
4, 18 Farm Wagon 10:45am
7 – Hue Can Paint 6pm*
8 – Teacups & Tutus 1pm*
22- Harvest Hustle 5K
27 – Theater Thursday 10am
27 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*

October
1 – Weekday Walking 9-10:30am
1 – Fall Senior Explorations (5 Mondays)
2- Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
2, 16,30- Farm Wagon 10:45am
4- Tot Fire Dept Visit 11am
5 – Hue Can Paint Kids Class 6pm*
13 –Great Pumpkin Hunt/Hayride/Pumpkin Drop 5:45pm
14- 30 –Open Gym 3:30-6pm* (7 days a week)
16 – Pumpkin Dunkin @ MS Pool 6:30pm*
18 – Theater Thursday 10am
18 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
27 – The Park After Dark Night Time Trail Run 7:30 pm
31 – Autumn Adventure 5-6pm

November
1-30 Weekday Walking 9-10:30am
1-29 Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
1-30 Open Gym 3:30-6pm*
1 – Tot Post Office Tour 11am
1- Hooked On Crochet (3 Thur) 5:30pm*
2 – Hue Can Paint 6pm*
5- Co-ed Volleyball begins (Registration Form)
6,20 – Farm Wagon 10:45am
15 –Giant Stocking Coloring Contest (ends Dec 15)
15 – Theater Thursday 10am
15 – Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
26 –Gingerbread Contest (due Dec 30th)
26 – Santa’s Mailbox (ends Dec 14)

December
1-30 Open Gym 3:30-6pm*
3-31 Weekday Walking 9-10:30am
3-19 Vote for Gingerbread Contest
4-28 Tot Time (Tue & Thur) 11am
4, 18 Farm Wagon 10:45am
6- Tot Candy Cane Hunt 11am
6- Homemade Card Class 6-8pm*
7 – Hue Can Paint Kids Class 6pm*
12 – Paws and Claus 5:30-7pm
13 –Winter Wonderland 5:30-7pm
15 – December Dash 5k
20- Theater Thursday 10am

Photo/Video Policy
Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in Bluffton Parks Department programs or activities, attending a class or event, or using park facilities or property.  Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using park facilities or property, you authorize the Bluffton Parks Department to use these photos and video footage for the promotional purposes of publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media sites) and website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you.  All photos and videos are property of the Bluffton Parks Department.


 BLUFFTON COMMUNITY FITNESS EVENTS AND FACILITIES

In an effort to promote public health the Bluffton Parks Department has created a Community Fitness Flier that lists the many opportunities in our area to make it easy for you to find something physically active to do.  Bluffton has been blessed with a lot of great programs and facilities that we want to make you aware of.  If you have information you would like to have added to this list call 824-6069 or e-mail the information to parks@ci.bluffton.in.us.  Events are subject to change, so feel free to contact the organization directly from the information provided.

                         


ABC STUDIO AND EVENT CENTER – 1169 N Main St. Suite 1 Bluffton     Phone : (260)433-3417         Facebook: ABC Studio & Activity Center           Email: andrea.abcstudio@gmail.com

LINK TO ABC STUDIO CLASS SCHEDULE

 

BASKETBALL LEAGUES      128 E Market St        Barry Crosby Phone (260) 824-4399
                      Boys 5th – 8th Grade – Games are played on Saturdays in the Bluffton City Gym Dec- March
                      Church League – Games are played on Tuesdays in the Bluffton City Gym Nov – Feb.  High School Rules apply.
                      Men’s League – Games are played Sundays in the Bluffton City Gym Nov – Feb. High School Rules apply.

 

BLUFFTON HARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT (BHMSD)    Elementary School: 1100 E Spring               Middle School: 1500 Stogdill Rd                     High School: 1 Tiger Trail
Indoor Walking – School Year only – High School – 6am to 7am – Enter Door 1 – Walking Track of Upper Gym  Phone: (260) 824-3724
Indoor Walking – School Year only – Elementary School  – 4pm to 8pm – Enter Door 1 or 2  Phone: (260) 824-0333
Tennis courts are available for general public use when not in use for school-sponsored activities.  Lights are not available for evening/night use.

BHMSD Community Swim program September – May     Questions about any programs or to rent the pool call Justin Uptgraft at 824-3536 or e-mail juptgraft@bhmsd.org
                             Family Swim – Children MUST  be accompanied by an adult.  Lap lanes are open.  Mondays from 7-8pm, enter door #6. Cost $2 adults, $1 kids Season Pass $30

                             Open Swim – Recreational swimming for all members of the community.  Lap lanes are open.  Wednesdays 7-8pm, enter door #6 .Cost $2 adults, $1 kids Season Pass $30  Children must be picked up by 8:00pm
                            Day Swim – Lap and/or rehabilitative swimming for all fitness levels Monday – Friday 1:05-1:45pm.  Enter door #5.  Cost $2 or 10 session pass for $18
                            Early Bird Swim – Lap and/or rehabilitative swimming for all fitness levels Tuesday  & Thursday  6-7am.  Enter door #6.  Cost $2 or 10 session pass for $18

 Red Cross Swimming Lesson Program April – May ,   For more information contact Bluffton Harrison Middle School at 824-3526
               Cost per student: $30 Bluffton – Harrison Township Resident/ $40 Non- Resident  Checks payable to BHMSD,
                             Infant Program Children 0 -2 yrs – Tuesday & Thursday Evening 5-5:30pm.  Adult must participate with the child.  Minimum of 5 students to hold the class.
                             Pre-school Program Children 3-4yrs – Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 5:30-6:00pm.  Adult must participate with the child.  Minimum of 10 students to hold the class.
                             Red Cross Level Program – Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 6-7pm Children must be at least 5 years old.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

BLUFFTON PARKS DEPARTMENT      128 E Market St Bluffton          Phone: (260) 824-6069         E-mail: parks@ci.bluffton.in.us
Website: blufftonindiana.net Facebook: Bluffton Parks Twitter:@Bluffton Parks

LINK TO BLUFFTON PARK’S FITNESS ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Gym Membership– Becoming a member of the city gym gives you access to the fitness room, shower/locker rooms, saunas, racquetball court, and basketball court. Membership Costs: $60 Single ($100 non-Wells county residents) $85 family ($130 non-wells county resident) Memberships run from January to January with monthly rates prorated: $5 Single ($9 non-Wells county residents) $7 family ($11 non-wells county resident) per month remaining in the year. 1 Day pass – $5 Payments are accepted at the City Clerk Treasurer’s office.

River Greenway Trail Corridor is a paved walking and bicycling trail starting at the east end of East Wabash Street, in the heart of Bluffton, and then running southeast on the banks of the Wabash River on River Road to the White Bridge, a distance of 2 1/4 miles. The River Greenway Trail includes a boating access site
in the east end of the trail near the White Bridge, a replica historic covered bridge and designated parking lots along the trail. No horses or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.

Jefferson Park – 315 E Horton; and is approximately 2.1 acres in size, located in the southeast portion of Bluffton off Townley and Bennett Streets. Facilities include a playground, 2 T-Ball diamonds, a batting cage, a press box and a concession stand/restrooms building.

Lancaster Park – 200 East Jackson Street; located on the north side of Bluffton off of State Road 1 and includes approximately 17.5 acres and includes a sledding hill.

Lions Park– 228 Midway; is approximately 5.5 acres in the west central part of Bluffton, off Midway and Washington Streets, Facilities include playground, a pavilion with picnic tables and grill, 2 lighted basketball courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, a practice T-Ball diamond, a lighted softball diamond and a concession stand.

Pickett’s Run is located on E. Washington St. near the intersection of Wayne St and River Road. The park includes paved paths (Pickett’s Run Loop 1/5 mile or 326 meters), picnic tables, and a Story Walk (managed by the Wells County Public Library). Located across the street at the corner of E. Washington & Bennett St. is the splash pad spray park. The splash pad is open May-Sept, 10am-9pm, daily depending on the weather. There is no cost to enjoy! The park also includes a life fitness trail for outdoor exercise.

Roush Park– 925 W Silver; is about 8 acres in size and located in the southwest part of Bluffton, off the Indiana Street-Clark Avenue intersection. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 lighted baseball diamonds, 2 lighted softball diamonds, picnic areas, 2 pavilions, restroom/changing facilities, batting cages, and 2 basketball courts a splash pad, and 1/2 mile paved walking trail.

Washington Park -310 E Ohio; is approximately 2.6 acres in size in the southeast part of Bluffton, off Ohio, Mulberry, Arnold and Bennett Streets. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 8-foot basketball goals and 2 lighted 10-foot basketball goals; restroom facilities; a lighted pavilion with picnic tables & grills. Also, there are 3 lighted tennis courts across Mulberry Street from Washington Park.

Wells Community Swimming Pool – 310 West Spring Street (260) 824-1550 Opens Memorial Weekend
Pool hours are Mon. – Fri. 1-6pm and Sat. – Sun. noon to 6pm.
The pool is available for private rentals. Dates do fill up fast and we will start taking reservations beginning January 2nd by calling 824-6069. During the pool season May 26-Aug 12th call the pool directly at 824-1773 to make a reservation.

Ticket Packages are sold at 25 tickets for $50.00. They are good for all ages and days.
Daily Admissions Adult (18+) $3; Student (4-17yrs) $2.50; 3 & under free w/ paid ADULT (Limit 3 children per paid adult) Daily discounts are $1.50 admissions for all ages from 4-6pm only.
Adult Lap Swim Monday – Friday (12:00 – 12:50 pm) – $1.50 A 12 visit pass is available for $15. Must be 18+ to participate.
Wet Wacky Wednesday The pool will be open for evening family swim every Wednesday during the July & August pool season. Pool hours are 6:30-8 p.m. and cost is $1.50 per person over age 3. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Dates are: July 11, 18,25 Aug 1 & 8th.
Pool Rentals Without large slide $95 per hour. With large slide $105 per hour and includes all lifeguards and free pavilion use. Logrolling equipment $10 per hour. Gas Grill rental $10.
The Wells Community Pool is ADA accessible. Pool entries include: a pool ramp, a Portable Aquatic Lift and easy access stairs.

 

BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Fitness Tuesday for our Senior Circle members every Tuesday (except holidays) on the 4th Floor from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Free use of cardio equipment – Bluffton Regional Medical Center Main Campus – Cardiopulmonary Department on the 4th floor – Qualified staff member available – Free blood pressure by qualified staff- Cardiopulmonary Department on the 4th floor For more information, contact Claudia Senior Circle Advisor/Volunteer Leader/ Community Relations Specialist at 919-3144 or Claudia.ward@blufftonregional.com

Diabetes Share Group – Meet the second Tuesday of the month (except summer months) 4-5 p.m.- – Bluffton Regional Medical Center – 4th Floor Conference room-# 401 – Free – Learn healthy ways of eating, how to read label, etc. For more information, contact Stephanie Amstutz, Clinical Registered Dietitian; at 919-3035 or Sue Schwyn, RN; at 919-3162

Heart 2 HART Designed for: Anyone over the age of 18 that would like to exercise in a medically supervised environment. Some of the populations that we specialize in are: – Diabetes (Type I and II) – Hypertension – Hypercholesterolemia – COPD – Heart Disease – Along with many others Participants will need to exercise during departmental business hours. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointment times are required. Call: 919-3140 to make your appointment. Department Contacts: Traci Heller RRT and Lori Perry CRT Location: Bluffton Regional Medical Center Main Campus – Cardiopulmonary Department on the 4th floor The cost for the program is $30 a month for an individual. This is a self-pay program. It cannot be billed to insurance.

 

BLUFFTON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING -2268 N, IN-1, Bluffton           Facebook: Bluffton Strength and Conditioning          E-mail: blufftonstrength@gmail.com           Phone: (260)273-5437.
Bluffton Strength & Conditioning is a one of a kind fitness facility that strives to improve the wellness of our community. We offer daily classes that are led by certified trainers, nutrition challenges, kids classes and much more! Check us out Facebook.

 

CREATIVE ARTS COUNCIL – 211 W. Water Street,     Bluffton Phone: (260) 824-5222       Email: creativeartscouncil@gmail.com         Website: wellscocreativearts.com

LINK TO CREATIVE ARTS EVENT CALENDAR

Black Box Theater– Also referred to as the “Multi-Purpose Room”. Productions of Wells Community Theater, dance performances, and special events take place in this space.

Balentine Art Gallery– An average of ten art exhibits are on display in the Balentine Gallery throughout the year. Art classes and workshops also take place in the gallery at various times

Dance Studios– Two dance studios with mirrors, barres, and Marley flooring. The dance studios are used throughout the year for dance classes, auditions, and acting classes.

 

THE DANCE CO. -114 North Main Street, Bluffton      Phone: 260-356-5542 – Traci Daugherty      Email: misstraci-thedanceco@hotmail.com         Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedancecobluffton
FOR MORE THAN 18 years our school has been providing dance education in Bluffton. We believe that our success comes as a result of providing quality service, as well as our underlying belief in the strength of our organization. It is our objective to inspire a passion for the art of dance in every child who passes through our doors. In the process, we strive to set the right example and help your child (and you) create memories that will last a lifetime. The Dance Co. believes that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image as they increase awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

Classes offered -The Dance Co. offers classes for ages 3 to 18 in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Boys only classes along with Co-ed classes. We celebrate our season with our year end recital. We offer our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. Registration for fall classes opens up late April.
Miss Manners Princess Dance Camp – June 12th from 10am to 1pm – $50.00
Little ones ages 3-7 will come from all over the land to DANCE with Princess Plie, create crafts, learn all about the manners a princess must possess, and attend a magical princess tea party which includes a healthy lunch. Class size is limited so please reserve your royal seat now.
Tap and Jazz Technique Workshop – June 26-27-28 10am to Noon
Eat a good breakfast because these workshops will be intense! It is designed to allow your dancer to improve their technique in both tap and jazz. Each session is 60 minutes. You can do both sessions for $75.00 or you can always choose to focus on just one style for $45.00.

 

LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH -428 S Oak St, Bluffton, IN 46714       Website: https://www.lifecommunity.net

Volleyball Jan-March to register call 260 824-2252 or email Caleb@lifecommunity.net

 

OSSIAN NAZARENE CHURCH – 302 N Metts St, Ossian         Phone 260 622-7449          Website www.ossiannaz.org

5K walk/run – Saturday, September 15th during Ossian Days.

5K Walk/Run Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 22nd

 

OUABACHE STATE PARK – 4930 East SR 201, Bluffton         Phone: 260 824-0926         E-mail: lmiller@dnr.IN.gov         Website: stateparks.IN.gov/2975.htm         Facebook: Ouabache State Park
Entrance Fees – Daily Gate Fees: IN State $7.00/car ; Out of State $9.00/car; Bike/ Pedestrian $2.00
Annual Entrance permit resident $50.00, Annual Entrance Permit Non-Resident $70.00, Golden Hoosier Permit (Must be 65 years of age and IN resident) $25.00,
Motorized Lake Permit $25.00, Non-Motorized Lake Permit $5.00, Bike/ Pedestrian Permit $10.00
Camping Fees – Sunday –Wednesday $24.61 per night (includes tax), Thursday – Saturday $32.10

We offer 5 hiking trails and a paved bicycle trail, fishing (Licenses are sold at all gates), tennis courts/basketball courts, boat & bike rental, volleyball court, baseball diamond, and a bocce ball court. Equipment rentals include Bocce Ball, Cornhole, and baseball diamonds is $6.00. Boats and bike rentals range from $5.00 to $20.00

Walking Trails – Year Round Park trails, FREE with paid admission

Swimming Beach  -all ages (drop in) May 23-Labor Day Sunrise-Sunset Kunkel Lake FREE with paid admission

Paddle Boat Rental Must be at least 16 Memorial Day-Labor Day 9-5 M-Th, 7-7 F-Su Boat/Beach House $5 – $20

Bike Rental Must be at least 16 Memorial Day-Labor Day 9-5M-Th, 7-7 F-Su Boat/Beach House $6-$10

SEASONAL SPECIAL EVENT LIST: Check DNR website at stateparks.IN.gov DNR CALENDAR and SPECIAL EVENTS

 

SUMMER T-BALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL LEAGUES – Facebook: Bluffton t-ball      Facebook: Wells County Girls Softball      Facebook: Bluffton Youth Baseball      Facebook: Bluffton Elks Sandy Koufax Baseball Team

T-Ball: Dave Goodwin – 273-0397 Games are played at Jefferson Park (315 E Horton) & Whicker Field (1430 Wayne St) League runs mid May – early July.  Must be at least 4 years old and not yet 7 as of May 1st,
Coaches Pitch – Must be at least 7 years old and not yet have turned 9 by April 30th.
Girls Softball : Allen Bricker – 273-1168 Jeff Eubank – 827-8422 Games are played at Roush Park (925 W Silver) League runs mid May – early July. Grades 2-5 play in the Junior League and grades 6-12 play in the Senior League.
Farm League & Jr League: Josh Cotton – 273-3020 Games are played at Roush Park (925 W Silver) Farm League 8-10 yr olds and Junior League 10-12 year olds.
Sandy Koufax: Rick King – 273-0460 Games are played at Lion’s Park (228 Midway) 13yr olds and up. League runs April – June

 

WELLS COMMUNITY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – 11410 S Wayne St Bluffton         Phone: 824.5070         FB: Wells Community Boys & Girls Club
Annual membership of $20 is required for each child.  Summer Hours: 7 am – 5:30 pm; Cost: $25 per child for the week. Breakfast, lunch & a snack are provided daily.

Summer Activities (June 11-Aug 3): Lego Club ages 5-12; Princess in Training ages 5-8; Bookworm Club ages 5-8; Yoga Club (girls only) ages 9-12; Music Makers Club ages 9-12; Jr Forrester Club ages 5-12; Career Launch Teens only; Jr Staff Teens only; Various STEM/Sports activities ages 5-18
Fall Activities (Aug 13-May 31): WriteBrain Books ages 5-18; My.Future ages 5-18; Various Art Activities ages 5-18; Career Exploration ages 5-18; Alternative Energy Club ages 9-12; Robotics Club ages 5-18; 3D Awareness Club 9-18; Career Launch Teens only; Jr Staff Teens only; Various STEM/Sports activities ages 5-18

 

WELLS COMMUNITY SWIM TEAM Website: www.wellsswim.info      email: wellsswim@gmail.com         WCST president for 2018: Julie Meredith Phone (260) 409-9079
The Wells Community Swim Team is an athletic team whose athletes come from all over wells country. We average about 100 swimmers ranging in age from 5yrs – 18yrs. which are broken into 5 separate competition groups. Each group is assigned a separate Coach reporting to a Head Coach, a total of at least 4 coaches. Our season starts in May with practices and finishes in Mid-July with our Conference Championship Meet.
We view our team as a conduit to teach kids life skills, life lessons, teamwork and the thrill of competition. Additionally, the kids get some very serious exercise each morning through July. And at the end of it all, they leave having developed some lasting relationships.  In May we hold practices at Norwell and Bluffton Middle School pools. Once the Wells Community Pool opens, we switch to holding practices there. While schools are still in session, we have practices from either 4-5pm or 5-6pm. Once we begin outdoor practices, we have practice times from 7:45-8:45 or 8:45-9:45
Cost is $95 for the first child, $65 for the second, and $55 for each additional child. This includes 2 months of daily swim practices, individualized coaching, participation in 2 meets per week and great cardiovascular exercise.

WELLS COUNTY WOMEN’S SOFTBALL – Contact Megan Betz at 260 402-1659      Facebook: Wells Co. Women’s Softball League
Start May 15, play every Tues at Wilson Field at Lion’s Park (228 Midway). Its free to play except for the expense of the team shirt.

WHICKER PARK – 1410 Wayne St

New in 2017!  Whicker Park is an all-inclusive handicap accessible park open from dawn to dusk.  Park includes restrooms, baseball diamond, playground, and pavilion.  The pavilion is open to the public and cannot be reserved.

CAYLOR-NICKEL FOUNDATION FAMILY YMCA-550 West Dustman Rd, Bluffton     Website fwymca.org     Facebook Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA       Phone 260-565-YMCA (9622)      Email theresa_biberstine@fwymca.org Mobile App

Membership Rates: Effective through 12/31/18 Type Monthly Draft /  Full Pay Annual, Students $19.00 / $228.00 , Adult $47.50 / $570.00,  One Adult Household $56.00 / $672.00 , Household $72.00 / $864.00,  Senior $44.50 / $534.00,  Senior Family $58.00 / $696.00. One Time Joiners Fee: $75.00, Students: $15.00, Bank draft must be for at least 12 months. Our financial assistance program makes the Y available to everyone. Discounts include the Military Outreach Initiative, 7th Grade Initiative and Foster Families

Facility Hours Monday-Friday 5 am – 9 pm Saturday 7 am – 6 pm Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm.   Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult while in the YMCA facility

LINK TO YMCA EVENT CALENDAR

Early Learning Center (Daycare Center-Director Amy Habegger) Monday-Friday 6am-6pm
Child-care Facility Hours* Monday-Friday 8:30am-Noon Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm Friday 4pm-7pm Saturday 8:30am-Noon Sunday 1pm-4pm

Pool: Swimming is a lifelong skill that helps participants build confidence, leading to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Swimming lessons are available for all ages and skill levels, with lesson times on Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. For more information or to register for lessons call 565-YMCA (9622), or contact trey_stemen@fwymca.org and visit our website fwymca.org.

Gymnasiums: It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you learn the game. At the YMCA, kids develop all of their skills; from catching and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Just as important, they learn firsthand the benefits of being healthy and active. We have 2 full Gymnasiums which allow us to offer a variety of activities daily including ½ court Basketball games, Volleyball , Pickleball, and open gym. Visit our website fwymca.org or our Mobile App to see a full schedule of our Gyms.

Walking at the Y:We encourage members to use the Gym or the Halls of the Y to get their steps in. We have mapped both areas to help you track your miles walked.

Wellness Center: Healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit; We offer Wellness Center Orientation along with a Life Coaching Program, to help promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

Group Exercise Classes: Whether you are just beginning your wellness journey or are an experienced and avid exerciser, we have the perfect group exercise class with helpful, knowledgeable staff ready to help you every step of the way. A variety of classes are offered daily starting at 5:15AM, 9:15AM, and 4:30PM6:30PM. We also offer a Saturday morning class at 9:00AM. You can see our entire schedule at fwymca.org or on our Mobile App.

Adaptive Programs: The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne in partnership with the Anthony Wayne Services Foundation is expanding our services to people with diverse abilities. We all have strengths and limitations. At the Y, everyone is included. In addition to serving organizations that have programs for adults and children of various abilities, the YMCA offers Adaptive Swim Lessons, integrated services for child care and camp, the unique Trail Buddies program designed to
get people safely out on the trails, and some specific adaptive youth sports programs. We are continually looking at ways to better serve the large community. For more information contact at courtney_springer@fymca.org.

Rentals: Whether you have a family gathering or a birthday party you want to throw and don’t have space, we have a meeting room for rent that can hold up to 100. For more information contact our rental coordinator Jennifer Cook at Jennifer_cook@fwymca.org.

 

YOGA FIX STUDIO :  Behind ONE in the Commerce Center at 1169 N. Main St., Suite 15, Bluffton, IN.
We offer many different types of Yoga classes weekly for everyone from beginners to more advanced students. The classes include a Kid’s class for ages 5-9 years, Teen class for ages 10-14 years of age, Silver Flow for anyone over the age of 60 and more. Yoga is great for any age group and the benefits are numerous from decreasing stress, anxiety, insomnia, gaining more mobility and flexibility, weight loss, relieving pain from ailments including fibro myalgia, arthritis, to increasing muscle tone, joint strength, improved posture and balance. Along with the physical benefits, it works on the mental and spiritual health by learning breathing techniques and other ways to balance your life by calming the soul and focusing the mind. We feature different workshops to focus on specific topics that relate to Yoga and it’s benefits and will be sponsoring Yoga in the Park starting in June, every other Saturday at Kehoe Park from 9-10am. First class is always free to try. Stop in to the studio or sign up online at yogafix17.wixsite.com/yogafix or call 260-273-5989 for any questions.

Relaxation Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Waxing, are services also available by calling Becky at 260-273-4355


 

 


Bluffton residents may now apply to gain entry to The Bluffton Dog Park, located at 805 W Market at the intersection of Indiana and Market Street. The registration forms are available at City Clerk Treasurer’s Office or can be downloaded.  Bluffton K-9 Kommons Rules and waiver 
pk_JeffersonParkJefferson Park, 315 E Horton; and is approximately 2.1 acres in size, located in the southeast portion of Bluffton off Townley and Bennett Streets. Facilities include a playground, 2 T-Ball diamonds, a batting cage, a press box and a concession stand/restrooms building. T-Ball is for ages 4-6, and coaches pitch is for 7 and 8, boys and girls.
pk_KehoeParkKehoe Park 300 N Main; is about 2 acres in size and located in the central part of Bluffton along the Wabash River, just west of the Ind. 1N-Ind. 124 juncture. Facilities include a lighted amphitheater (outdoor theatre), a pavilion (gazebo) with picnic tables and a restrooms building. This is the site of the summer concert series and free Friday movies in July.
pk_LancasterPark200 East Jackson Street; located on the north side of Bluffton off of State Road 1 and includes approximately 17.5 acres and includes a sledding hill. (Former Lancaster School property)
Lions Park, 228 Midway;  is approximately 5.5 acres in the west central part of Bluffton, off Midway and Washington Streets, Facilities include playground, a pavilion with picnic tables and grill, a mini-soccer field, 2 lighted basketball courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, 2 restroom facilities, a maintenance office building with storage, a practice T-Ball diamond, a lighted softball diamond and a concession stand. Adult Softball Leagues and the Sandy Koufax league for boys ages 13-14 use the field at Lions Park, which used to be Wilson Field through the years that it was the football field for the high school.
pk_PickettsRunParkPickett’s Run is located on E. Washington St. near the intersection of Wayne St and River Road. The name of this property comes from the stream that once ran through this park site. This is the former location of 17 homes that were damaged in the July 2003 flood and had to be destroyed. Phase 1 of the park is complete which includes paved paths (Pickett’s Run Loop  1/5 mile or 326 meters), picnic tables, benches, wood carvings, a NEW Story Walk, and a historical marker. Located across the street at the corner of E. Washington & Bennett St. is the splash pad spray park made possible by the generosity of the Wells County Foundation in honor of the 50th Anniversary. The splash pad is open May-Sept, 10am-9pm, daily depending on the weather. There is no cost to enjoy! The park also includes a life fitness trail for outdoor exercise.  
pk_RiverGreenwayRivergreenway Trail Corridor is a paved walking and bicycling trail starting at the east end of East Wabash Street, in the heart of Bluffton, and then running southeast on the banks of the Wabash River on River Road to the White Bridge, a distance of 2 1/4 miles. The state has extended the trail eastward from the bridge, connecting it into Ouabache State Park, where it links into an extensive park trail. The total trail from Bluffton to and through much of the state park is close to 5 miles. Future plans are to continue the Rivergreenway Trail westward to Markle. Rivergreenway Trail features include a boating access site in the east end of the trail near the White Bridge, a replica historic covered bridge and designated parking lots along the trail. No horses or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.
Rotary Park is between 1 and 2 acres in size. This park is part of the Rivergreenway Trail corridor off the River Road along the Wabash River in the east part of Bluffton. Facilities include a pavilion with picnic tables, a paved parking lot and access to the Rivergreenway Trail.
Roush Park, 925 W Silver;  is about 8 acres in size and located in the southwest part of Bluffton, off the Indiana Street-Clark Avenue intersection. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 lighted baseball diamonds, 2 lighted softball diamonds, picnic areas, 2 pavilions, restroom/changing facilities, a storage building, press boxes at the ball diamonds, batting cages, concession stand and 2 basketball courts. The Farm League (9 and 10-year-old boys) and Jr. League (11 and 12-year-old boys) use the two baseball diamonds. Junior Girls League (ages 9-12) and Senior Girls League (ages 13-16) use the two softball diamonds. NEW in 2016 will be a splash pad, and 1/2 mile paved walking trail along with renovations done to the large pavilion.  
pk_VeteransParkVeterans Memorial Park, 725 S Main; is in the southeast part of Bluffton at the corner of Main and Arnold Streets. This park features memorial gardens, walkways, a gazebo and park benches. It is the scene of official tributes to those who have served in the nation’s defense.
pk_WashingtonParkWashington Park, 310 E Ohio; is approximately 2.6 acres in size in the southeast part of Bluffton, off Ohio, Mulberry, Arnold and Bennett Streets. Facilities include playground equipment, 2 8-foot basketball goals and 2 lighted 10-foot basketball goals; restroom facilities; a lighted pavilion with picnic tables (half enclosed and half open, both sections are available for rentals), and picnic areas with grills. Also, there are 3 lighted tennis courts across Mulberry Street from Washington Park.
Wabash River Park is located at the beginning (west end) of the Rivergreenway Trail Corridor and is about 1/2-acre in size. Facilities included are picnic tables, benches and a gazebo.

Park & Pavilion Rentals All pavilion rentals are made through the Parks Department at 260-824-6069. Rentals are to be paid when reserving and liability waivers signed. Pavilion Rental Form 2018 Call to schedule your event before filling out the rental agreement form to confirm dates and times. 824-6069

Kehoe Park (300 N Main) Stage Rental  – Weddings $100; Non Profit, 5 hours or less $400; more than 5 hours a day $675; For Profit, 5 hours or less $500; more than 5 hours a day $725. Deposit of $125 is required along with a 1 million dollar liability insurance listing the City of Bluffton as an insured for all rentals. (3-110 amp electric outlets, 1 – 30 amp electric outlet, 1 – 100 amp electric outlet, restrooms available, dimmer switch on stage for lights) Kehoe Pavilion Rental – $55 per day (free with stage rental)  (6 picnic tables, 2 benches, electric outlets seating for 36 people)

Washington Park (310 E Ohio) Pavilion Rental Inside $70 per day (14 electric outlets, 6 are dedicated for roasters, 19 picnic tables, 2 serving tables, 2 charcoal grills outside on patio, industrial size sink with hot/cold water, seating for 114 people, restrooms available) and outside is $55 per day (5 electric outlets, 3 dedicated for roasters, 20 picnic tables, 2 handicap picnic tables, 2 charcoal grills on patio, seating for 138 people, restrooms available)

Lion’s Park (228 Midway) Pavilion Rental $45 per day (4 picnic tables, seating for 24 people, no electric, restrooms available)

Roush Park (925 W Silver) Pavilion Large Rental $70 per day (picnic tables, serving counters, electric, restrooms available); Small Pavilion $50

Rotary Park (Along River Greenway) Pavilion Rental  Free (5 picnic tables, seating for 50 people, no outlets, no restrooms)

Wabash River (Corner of Scott & Wabash Streets) Pavilion Rental $45 per day (3 picnic tables, seating for 18 people, no outlets, no restrooms)

Wetland Trail – This city-owned property on the North side of the river is great for biking and walking.  Click for map view: Native Habitat Waterway

Wells Community Pool
 (310 West Spring Street) Pavilion Rental $45 per day or free with Pool Rental (17 picnic tables, 4 electric outlets, has a charcoal grill or a gas grill may be rented from the Parks Department, restrooms in pool house).  See “swimming” tab on the website for rental forms.

Year-Round Rock Hiding – Wells County Rocks Partnership

Special Thanks! The Parks Department would like to thank the Wells County Foundation for awarding our parks a grant to install 4 new drinking fountains.  They will be located at Jefferson Park, Lion’s Park, Washington Park and the Pickett’s Run Splash Pad.

Metal Detecting is not allowed on any City of Bluffton Park Property. Questions about any other ordinances can be answered by calling the park office at 824-6069.

Photo/Video Policy  Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in Bluffton Parks Department programs or activities, attending a class or event, or using park facilities or property.  Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using park facilities or property, you authorize the Bluffton Parks Department to use these photos and video footage for the promotional purposes of publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media sites) and website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you.  All photos and videos are property of the Bluffton Parks Department.

City Gym

Students in grades K-12 are invited to the city gym for supervised play every day typically from 3:30-7pm.  Basketballs and other equipment are provided during this time.  Make sure to pick your student up on time.  Grab a calendar in the for up to date schedules.  (Baseballs, roller skates, skateboards are not allowed on the gym floor)  Free event!  Registration Form Open Gym

Gym Membership Becoming a member of the city gym gives you access to the fitness room, locker rooms, saunas, racquetball court and the gym.  City Gym Membership Form NEW! Membership Costs: $60 Single ($100 non-Wells county residents) $85 family ($130 non-wells county resident) Memberships run from January to January with monthly rates prorated: $5 Single ($9 non-Wells county residents) $7 family ($11 non-wells county resident) per month remaining in the year.   1 Day pass – $5 Payments are accepted at the City Clerk Treasurer’s office.

Gym Rental Gym Rental is $25 per hour. For Gym Rental information contact the Parks Department office at (260) 824-6069.  Rental Application Form

Gym Rules:

  1. Family members (immediate family) are described as the husband, wife, and minor (IRS dependent) children in the same household. Exceptions in the case of split families may be made, if you have questions, contact  the PARK OFFICE. Keys are to be used by members only and may not be given to anyone else to use. Other members that are included in the “family key” are college-enrolled children still being supported by parents.  Any other household residents that are 18 years old and above, MUST purchase their own key. Single members are the only persons allowed to use their keys. They cannot bring in guest /family members or allow others to use their keys which includes, but not limited to spouses, children or other family members.
  2. Anyone using alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, smoking or other inappropriate behavior in the gym or other gym associated facilities, will have their membership revoked.  No weapons are allowed in or around the facility.
  3. Turn out all lights when you are finished using any of the gym facilities and secure doors as you leave.
  4. Family members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in this facility.  Family members ages 14-17 need an adult to use the weight room, children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the weight room.
  5. No one under the age of 18 years may use the sauna.
  6. All facilities are to be used at your own risk.
  7. Immediately notify the gym supervisor if you observe any improper behavior or damage in the facilities, or contact the Bluffton Police Department.  (824-6069 or 824-3320).
  8. Treat the facility with respect.
  9. Gym hours are from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are to be no activities past 11:00 p.m. without prior approval by the Park Board.
  10. Any person who misuses the City Gym facilities or equipment, engages in misconduct on or about the facilities, or engages in conduct disruptive to programs being held at the facilities, whether or not in  connection with an event sponsored by the Parks Department, shall be subject to having their City Gym privileges revoked at the sole discretion of the Superintendent of the Parks Department for the City of Bluffton.

Please report immediately any repairs or maintenance that may be needed. You may leave it on the parks department voice mail, which is available 24 hours a day at 824-6069. ** MEMBERSHIP TO THE BLUFFTON CITY GYM IS A PRIVILEGE WHICH MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME BY THE BLUFFTON PARKS & RECREATION BOARD OR IT’S EMPLOYEES FOR DISREGARD OF THE RULES AND GUIDELINES, OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN! ** 1-DAY PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASES IF YOU WANT TO BRING IN A NON-BCG MEMBER.  Application(PDF)

Wells Community Pool

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The pool opens on May 26, 2018

Wells Community Swimming Pool  310 West Spring Street (260) 824-1550

Pool hours are Mon. – Fri. 1-6pm and Sat. – Sun. noon to 6 pm.  Please note that there are no refunds given on days we must close early due to weather or low attendance.

The pool is available for private rentals. Dates do fill up fast and we will start taking reservations beginning January 2nd by calling 824-6069.  During the pool season May 26-Aug 12th call the pool directly at 824-1773 to make a reservation.

Ticket Package Family or individual passes, 25 tickets for $50.00. These tickets may be used by any person the buyer chooses to share them with; they do not necessarily have to be family members. They are good for all ages and days.

Daily Admissions Adult (18+) $3; Student (4-17yrs) $2.50; 3 & under free w/ paid ADULT (Limit 3 children per paid adult) Daily discounts are $1.50 admissions for all ages from 4-6pm only.

Adult Lap Swim Monday – Friday (12:00 – 12:50 pm) – $1.50   A 12 visit pass is available for $15. Must be 18+ to participate.

Wet Wacky Wednesday The pool will be open for evening family swim select Wednesdays during the July & August pool season. Pool hours are 6:30-8 p.m. and cost is $1.50 per person over age 3. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Dates are:  July 18,   Aug 1 & 8th.

Pool Rentals Without large slide $95 per hour. With large slide $105 per hour and includes all lifeguards and free pavilion use.  Logrolling equipment $10 per hour.  Gas Grill rental $10.  Please note your rental will still take place in the evening even though the pool may have closed earlier due to weather or low attendance.  The rental will be canceled if the weather is unsafe for your party.

Pool Rental Agreement Call to schedule your event before filling out the pool rental form to confirm dates and times. During the summer months call 824-1773 when the pool is closed call 824-6069.  The Wells Community Pool is ADA accessible thanks to the generous support of the Wells County Foundation. Pool entries include a pool ramp, a Portable Aquatic Lift, and easy access stairs.

2018 Park and Recreation Summer Activities

Wells County Rocks Partnership
Summer Recreation 2018

FUN FUN FUN and most of it FREE!! It’s time to sign up for the parks department summer events. To register view the link above and select the programs you want to participate in. Next, e-mail us at parks@ci.bluffton.in.us with the child’s name, age and your phone number along with the list of classes they want or call 824-6069.

(No programs on July 4th) (No Picnic in the Park July 4-6th)

Students must have completed Kindergarten to participate in the activities unless otherwise noted. Grades are determined by what year the students just completed.

Learn To Swim at the Wells Community Pool

K-12 SWIM LESSONS– Register Saturday, May 12th, 10am – noon at City Hall. Cost is $6.00 county residents, $12 out of county due at registration. Students must have already completed Kindergarten to participate. Classes will be held in 2-week sessions either June 11-22nd 0R July 2-13th weather permitting. Swim lesson times are 10-10:50am OR 11-11:50am. Diving lessons will only be offered in July at 10am for strong swimmers. Watch Facebook for weather cancellations.

 PEE WEE SWIM LESSONS– Register Saturday, May 12th, 10am-Noon at City Hall. Cost is $6.00 county residents, $12 out of county due at registration. Children must be ages 4 – pre-K with an adult who will participate in the lesson. Lessons are M-W-F the week of June 25th. Swim times are 11-11:45am.

ADULTS ONLY SWIM – $1.50 weekdays from 12:00 -12:50pm or purchase a 12 visit pass for $15 June 4th through August 10th. No refunds for unused days.

FREE TENNIS LESSONS: Monday – Friday June 4 – July 13th at Washington Park weather permitting. Parent must register student the first day they attend. (Follow us on Facebook for any weather related delays at Bluffton Parks) Class is determined by the grade the student will enter or by being age 5 by June 4th:

High School Boys: 9-10am            High School Girls: 10-11am         5yrs-1st : 11-Noon (Mondays only)               2nd – 4th: 11-Noon (Tue – Fri)           5th – 8th: Noon-1pm

FREE PICNIC IN THE PARK – Children age 18 and under are invited to enjoy a free lunch every weekday from 10:30-12:15pm at Roush Park (925 W Silver) or 10:00- 12:30pm at Washington Park (310 E Ohio) starting June 4th to Aug 3rd. (No service July 4-6th) This program is provided by the Bluffton Harrison Metropolitan Schools and is open to youth from any district. No registration is required, simply stop by the park pavilion Monday – Friday for a free balanced meal.

WELLS COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL – (310 W Spring St. 824-1550) Pool hours are Mon. – Fri. 1-6pm and Sat. – Sun. noon to 6pm. Ticket Package Family or individual passes, 25 tickets for $50.00. These tickets may be used by any person the buyer chooses to share them with; they do not necessarily have to be family members. They are good for all ages and days. Daily Admissions Adults (18+)$3; Students (4-17yrs) $2.50; 3 & under free w/ paid adult (limit 3); Daily Discounts from 4-6pm are $1.50 per person.

SPLASH PADS – 2 Locations: 304 E Washington St at Pickett’s Run Park & 925 W Silver St at Roush Park.  Hours: 10am-9pm

YARN BOMBING – is a form of street art in which the artist transforms public spaces with colorful knits or crocheted yarn to give everyday items a whimsical look.  The Bluffton Parks Department would like to thank the artists that worked long hours to create the beautiful display that will be installed at Pickett’s Run Park this summer.  If you are interested in participating in a future project call the park office at 824-6069.

Photo/Video Policy  Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in Bluffton Parks Department programs or activities, attending a class or event, or using park facilities or property.  Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using park facilities or property, you authorize the Bluffton Parks Department to use these photos and video footage for the promotional purposes of publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media sites) and website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you.  All photos and videos are property of the Bluffton Parks Department.

Register for the Parks Department summer activities by calling 824-6069 or e-mailing parks@ci.bluffton.in.us.  Please include participants name, phone, e-mail and list of classes starting April 11th.  

Summer Ball Registration Info:

T-Ball:  Dave Goodwin – 273-0397    Mail completed form to 6899 Wenger Ct Bluffton IN 46714

Girls Softball: Allen Bricker – 273-1168

Farm League & Jr League President Josh Cotton – 273-3020

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