Whether you are new to the Evansville area, find your children are growing up and ready to play outside the front yard, or are looking to expand play dates beyond the park on the corner, here you will find details on several fun parks in Evansville, Indiana.
Several parks are operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Garvin Park is located on North Main street near several restaurants and next to historic Bosse Field, home of the Evansville Otters. The park includes a large lake encircled by a cement walking path, a swimming pool run by the city, playgrounds, and several picnic and shelter areas. Garvin Park is also home to Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights during the holiday season. Howell Park is located on Barker Avenue on the west side of Evansville and features a mini-golf course, a shelter house, playgrounds, and the Red Mosby swimming pool. Also adjacent to Howell Park is Howell Wetlands, which according to the Department of Parks and Recreation is one of only five urban wetlands parks in Indiana.
Wesselman Park, next to Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, offers walking trails, a playground, batting cages, tennis and volleyball courts, and softball fields. The Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau gives the location as 551 N Boeke Road, and states there is a Par 3 golf course on site as well. An entire day could be planned visiting the Nature Preserve and playing at the park.
Burdette Park, located on Nurrenburn Road on Evansville’s west side, offers a multitude of attractions for the family to enjoy. In addition to the playgrounds and miniature golf course, the park offers BMX racing, camping, fishing, and tennis courts. The Aquatic Center offers a large swimming pool, water slides and a spray park. There are also several chalets and party houses available for rent according to their website.
All of these parks offer the opportunity to get yourself and your kids out of the house and exercising. Start visiting today.
Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation
Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau