Parks & Recreation

DOROTHY “DEDA” YOUNG KIDDIE PARK

 

Located on East Brumfield Avenue in Princeton, the park offers playground equipment, a picnic shelter and an outdoor basketball court.

E. Brumfield Ave., Princeton, IN

FORT BRANCH COMMUNITY PARK

 

Site of the Fort Branch Community Festival, the park includes baseball/softball fields, a picnic area, an enclosed shelter house and playground equipment.

E. Vine St., Ft. Branch, IN
For information on renting the Forth Branch Community Center, please call:
(812) 753-3824

GIBSON LAKE WILDLIFE HABITAT

Named an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society in 2005, the entire Gibson property consists of about 6,000 acres of reservoir, ponds, and wetlands. Gibson Lake itself is a 3,000-acre cooling reservoir with a surrounding levee and a 2-mile-long breakwater down the center. Because the warm water discharge keeps the lake from freezing in the winter, it often accumulates thousands of ducks and geese when the local lakes freeze. Located near the Wabash River on IN S.R. 64 west of Princeton, the habitat features a 160-acre wetland wildlife viewing area, a photographic blind, and two hiking trails near the Duke Energy main entrance.

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GIBSON LANES

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Gibson Lanes offers 16 lanes for open and league bowling, video arcade, pool tables and a snack bar.

1560 E Broadway St, Princeton, IN 47670

HAUBSTADT COMMUNITY PARK

 

Haubstadt Community Park is located off IN S.R. 68 southeast of Haubstadt The park offers picnicking, an air-conditioned shelter house by reservation only, an outdoor shelter house available without reservation, baseball and softball diamonds, and playground equipment.

To rent park facilities contact Judy Schmitt at 812-768-6021

HAZLETON COMMUNITY CENTER/PLAYGROUND

The Community Center may be rented for reunions, etc. and also has a playground located behind the Center.  For information, call 812-784-4500.

HEMMER WOODS NATURE PRESERVE

 

Located on C.R. 1050 East near Buckskin, the nature preserve offers 73 acres of old-growth forest plus a scenic hiking trail.

HOPKINS FAMILY COUNTY PARK

Coming Soon!  

Gibson County’s first county park!

Land has been donated by the Richard and Gwen Hopkins family to develop Gibson County’s first county park.  The park will be located at the intersection of County Road 250 South and 750 East, 1.5 miles west of Interstate 69 and State Road 64 near Francisco, IN.

Phase one of the park will include a 3- acre fishing lake, a mile long loop for hiking and biking, prairies and wetlands, a shelter house, a grassy clearing for field sports, Frisbee and play, restrooms and parking.

LAFAYETTE PARK

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Lafayette Park, on the city’s north side, is the largest in the city. It features a fishing pond, shelter houses, a playground, an open general-purpose recreation area, tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, and a stage for public performances. The city swimming pool and splash park is adjacent to Lafayette Park, as is Kiddie Land, a playground for very young children. Gil Hodges field, where the Princeton Community High School baseball team plays its home games, is also located on the park property.
West Spruce St.
Princeton, IN
(812) 385-4428

MONTGOMERY PARK

 

Montgomery Park features a playground facility, several pavilions for small or large group gatherings, and a nature trail used for walking or jogging..

200 N Church St., Owensville, IN

812-729-7310

NEW LAKE CAMPGROUND

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RV and tent camping-
69 Acre swimming lake, 32 RV campsites, primitive campsites, swimming in season, fishing and ice fishing, concessions during summer weekends, picnic areas, paved biking/hiking paths, a shelter house and a playground.2209 S 1350 E Oakland City, IN 47660Directions:
From I64, turn right onto County Road 200 South, then right on County Road 1250 East
(812) 664-6652
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OAKLAND CITY GOLF CLUB

 

Located one mile east of IN S.R. 64 on IN S.R. 57, the Oakland City Golf Club is a nine-hole course that is open to club members and for public greens fees. The club also has a full-service restaurant and pro shop.

1593 S. West Street

Oakland City, IN

812-749-3923

OWENSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER

 

The recreation center is available for rental and the grounds include some playground equipment and Little League baseball diamonds. Call (812) 724-4151

PRINCETON AQUATIC CENTER


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Pool Features: Public Swimming Sessions daily in Olympic size pool; Water Slide and Diving Board; Free Splash Park; Locker Rentals; Picnic Areas; Concession Stand

Pool Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon-5:00PM

Admission Cost: General Admission $4.00 (3 & Under Free Admission)
Locker Rentals $1.00
Season Passes:
$55.00 Individual Season Pass $220.00 Family Pool Pass (Up to 5 Family Members who live in the same house)
$200 Private Party Rental (Party Rentals will be available on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Nights only 6-8 p.m.)
$150.00 Picnic Party Rentals (Includes entrance to pool for party and picnic area. Pool will remain open to the public. (Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Nights 5-7 p.m. only)

Swim Lessons/Classes:
Group Swim Lessons available. Contact the Princeton Department of Parks and Rec to reserve your spot. Cost of Group lessons will be $50.00 for a 2-week class. Class will meet 4 days a week from 9:50 a.m. -10:50 a.m., Mon.-Thur. (June 20- July 1).

Individual Swim Lessons can be scheduled through the Princeton Aquatic Center. Individual swim lessons will be available through our certified lifeguards’/swim instructors. Cost is $10.00 per Half hr.

Aqua Zumba classes are available Tuesday and Thursdays 9:00-9:50 a.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Persons interested in reserving the pool for parties or shelter houses should call the mayor’s office for prices and reservations.

West Spruce St., Princeton, IN

812-385-2120

PRINCETON COUNTRY CLUB

 

Located on Old US Hwy 41 near Patoka, the nine-hole golf course offers both club membership and public greens fees. Driving range on-site.

2560 N Old Hwy 41
Princeton,IN

812-385-5669

SHOWPLACE CINEMAS

 

8 screen multiplex theater presenting popular, first-run movies.

2691 West Broadway, Princeton, IN
MOVIELINE: (812) 635-9102

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SILVER SPUR SPLAT PAINTBALL

 

A popular sport where 2 teams of 3 or more play various game formats such as capture the flag; eliminating each other by using low powered CO2 guns to mark the opponent with a .68 round thin skinned paint pellet. The facilities currently have a PSP airball field, speedball field, hyperball field, fort field, town field, and woods field

HOURS: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or later if needed.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

2413 W 50 N, Princeton, IN
812-386-7011 or 812-386-6827

SOUTHSIDE PARK

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The park includes two softball diamonds, playground equipment, an outdoor basketball court, and non-lighted tennis courts. Shelter houses are also available.

850 S. Stout St., Princeton, IN

WIRTH PARK

 

Wirth Park has two enclosed shelter houses and one open shelter house and a new community center. Wirth Park offers one open and two enclosed shelter houses for reunions and other activities, playground equipment and a sand volleyball court.

For information call 812-385-6119

Located on IN SR 64 west of Oakland City, IN.

YMCA CAMP CARSON

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Located two miles east of Princeton on Lake Seminole, this YMCA camp includes facilities available for rental.

2034 Lake Road, Princeton, IN

812-385-3597