PARKS

CITY PARKS

Collett Park is located on the corner of 7th & Maple Avenue. This park is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, dedicated in 1883. Collett hosts an indoor rental facility, perfect for showers, birthdays or receptions, as well as outdoor shelters with nearby restroom facilities. Collett also has a playground, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and football/soccer fields.

Barbecue Grills

Pet-Friendly Area

Horseshoe Pits

Restrooms

Shelters

Gazebo

Indoor Rental Facility

Playground

Soccer/Football Field

Tennis Court

Covering more than 177 acres, Deming Park is the largest park in the Terre Haute Parks system. It is home to the Torner Center, Oakley Playground, a public pool, an 18-hole disc golf course and a variety of sport facilities including basketball and tennis courts, and soccer and softball fields.

Barbecue Grills

Basketball Court

Disk Golf

Pet-Friendly Area

Fishing

Fitness Equipment

Horseshoe Pits

Indoor Rental Facility

Miniature Train

Playground

Restrooms

Shelters

Soccer Field

Softball Field

Swimming Pool

Tennis Court

Trails

On the east side of Terre Haute is the unique city park of Dobbs Park. In addition to a nature center and a Native American Museum with an heirloom garden, Dobbs also features a 3 acre pond, a restored prairie, a butterfly garden, shelters for rent, and 3 miles of trails which will take you past restored wetlands, through pine woods, old growth and second growth forest as well as a 25 acre State Nature Preserve.

Butterfly Garden

Fishing

Heirloom Garden

Playground

Prairie Restoration

Native American Museum

Nature Center

Pet-Friendly Area

Restrooms

Shelters

Trails

FAIRBANKS PARK

1110 Girl Scout Ln., Terre Haute, IN

Fairbanks Park is located on the banks of the Wabash River and is the site of many events and festivals throughout the year. Fairbanks also has several outdoor shelters available for rental, as well as a gazebo and the amphitheater which is perfect for concerts, plays, etc.  Enjoy the playground and the boating and fishing opportunities on the Wabash.

Amphitheater

Barbecue Grills

Boating

Dog Park

Fishing

Gazebo

Playground

Restrooms

Shelters

Softball Fields

Trails

COUNTY PARKS

This county park features a lake with a swimming beach, boat ramp, trails, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and a pioneer village. Its campground sites at the lake's edge have 53 electrical hookups including a pull-thru,14 primitive/tent sites, modern shower houses, and fishing. Campsites also have a fire ring and picnic table at each site.

Barbecue Grills

Campgrounds

Boating

Fire Pits

Pet-Friendly Area

Pioneer Village

Playground

Fishing

Horseshoe Pits

Shelters

Shower Houses

Trails

Swimming Beach

The Griffin Bike Park is a project of the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department with more than 18 miles of purpose built trail system, seven specialized riding areas, ten national level racing and competition venues, and more with destination tourism amenities. 

 

The 300-acre park has been recognized for its design with awards from both state and national park & recreation organizations, along with recognition from regional and national mountain biking organizations.

Bike Trails

Bike Maintenance Stations

THE HAUTE | 009: GRIFFIN BIKE PARK

 

With more than 18 miles of woodland trails and a variety of features in terrain, skills & water skills parks, Griffin Bike Park is a national-caliber riding area and recreational tourism destination for mountain biking enthusiasts.

Dual Slalom

Drop Zone

Floating Trail

Jump Lines

Kids Track

Lake Jump

Pump Tracks

Skills Park

XC Eliminator Course

This county park features a lake with a swimming beach, boat ramp, trails, archery range, a labyrinth, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and a softball/volleyball field. Its campground sites feature 75 electrical hookups including 7 pull-thru,10 primitive/tent sites, modern shower houses, and fishing. Campsites also have a fire ring and picnic table at each site.

Archery Ranges

Barbecue Grills

Campgrounds

Boating

Fire Pits

Fishing

Horseshoe Pits

Labyrinth

Pet-Friendly Area

Pioneer Village

Playground

Shelters

Shower Houses

Softball/Volleyball

Trails

Swimming Beach

Markle Mill Park consists of 8 acres. Markle Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only the dam and remnants of the 1816 Markle grist-sawmill foundation remain. According to history buffs, the mill was the longest operating gristmill east of the Mississippi River. The park has basically been left in its natural state. The waterfall over the dam, the sound of the flowing water, and other aesthetic qualities of the park attract fishermen and history buffs. A gazebo with tables and benches gives visitors a place to sit and relax while visiting the park.

Fishing

Picnic tables

This county park features a lake and a pond for fishing, playgrounds, trails, a baseball diamond, multipurpose courts and basketball goals, and horseshoe pits. Its campground sites feature 42 electrical hookups, modern shower houses, and fishing. Campsites also have a fire ring and picnic table at each site.

Barbecue Grills

Baseball Diamond

Campgrounds

Basketball Courts

Horseshoe Pits

Pet-Friendly Area

Playgrounds

Shelters

Tennis Courts

Trails

Swimming Beach

Fire Pits

Fishing

Shower Houses

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

Brittlebank has a renewed energy thanks to the renovation of the tennis courts into pickleball courts. Brittlebank is known as a premier pickleball destination throughout the midwest! This park includes a shelter, playground, basketball court, and soccer/football field.

Basketball Court

Pickleball Court

Playground

Shelters

Soccer/Football Field

Located at the corner of 16th Street and Barbour Avenue, this park is home to a playground, shelter, basketball court, softball field, and soccer/football field.

Basketball Court

Playground

Shelters

Softball Field

Soccer/Football Field

Located on Wabash Avenue just outside of downtown district, Gilbert park is one of the oldest public parks in Terre Haute. A great venue for groups wanting to hold events at a highly visible location, Gilbert Park has many mature trees allowing for plenty of shade. 

Basketball Court

Playground

Restrooms

Shelters

This park is near the ISU campus and includes a playground, basketball court, shelter and restroom facilities.

Basketball Court

Playground

Shelters

Restrooms

This neighborhood green space includes picnic shelters, playground, and a fishing pond with a paved path circling the body of water.

Fishing

Gazebo

Playground

Shelters

Trails

Located on the north side of Terre Haute, this park includes a playground, shelter, basketball court and a softball/baseball field. 

Basketball Court

Playground

Shelter

Softball/Baseball Field 

Spencer Park is best known for it's outstanding softball field, and is the home of leagues and tournaments. This park also includes a playground and a basketball court.

Basketball Court

Playground

Softball/Baseball Field 

Thompson Park is a nice neighborhood park with several mature trees.  This park has a playground, basketball court and restroom facilities.

Basketball Court

Playground

Restrooms

Voorhees Park is one of the most active parks in our system thanks to the construction of the skate park in 2008. This skate park is the second largest in the state of Indiana. In addition, there are shelters, a playground, and other recreational activities that make this park great for birthday parties. Voorhees Park is also home to the Vigo County School Corp. Aquatic Center.

Basketball Court

Playground

Restrooms

Shelter

Skate Park

Softball Field 

Washington Park is historically significant in Terre Haute as it was the only park designated for African-Americans during segregation.  Today the park includes a playground, shelter and an outdoor basketball court.

Basketball Court

Playground

Shelter

BLOCK PARKS

On the north side of Terre Haute, this park includes a playground and a half court basketball court.

Basketball Court

Playground

This park is a landscaped traffic island with a mini-shelter.

Shelter

This park was constructed on the National Road Heritage Trail in 2004 as a public service by the local Rotary Clubs. It includes a shelter and benches making for a nice resting spot along the trail. 

Shelter

There is a small playground in quaint Edgewood Grove.

Playground

Gold Medal Plaza is a landscaped traffic island with benches. This park also includes a memorial to local Olympic gold medal winners.

Memorial

This park is located at Dean Avenue and 17th Street. This park has mature trees and a playground.

Playground

Hanley Park, is a landscaped traffic island created in 1992 as a memorial to a man who was an activist for the beautification of the Southwest Industrial corridor. This park is a tribute to his efforts. 

This park was built on the site of the former Cruft Elementary School. Oakley contains playground equipment as well as a short basketball court.

Basketball Court

Playground

Vi Cottrell, a landscaped traffic island is located at Lafayette Avenue and 1st Avenue. This park is named for a local diner owner whose diner was formerly located on the park site.

Picnic Bench

THE HAUTE | 011:
THE TRAILS SYSTEM

With more than 18 miles of paved trails, and even more nature trails, bike trails and footpaths, Terre Haute & Vigo County’s wide-ranging trail system will fit your lifestyle, and open your eyes to the beauty of our Indiana home.

TRAILS, GREENWAYS, BOULEVARDS

NATIONAL ROAD HERITAGE TRAIL

Trailhead located at Jones Trailhead 1652 Chamberlain Rd, Terre Haute, IN

The pride and joy of the Terre Haute parks department trail system is the National Road Heritage Trail.  This multi-use paved trail extends for approximately 6.5 miles from the Twigg Rest Area to the Indiana State Univeristy campus downtown.  This trail is ideal for running, walking, biking or rollerblading.  The trail is well maintained and is a great escape for your activity in a serene setting!

COLLETT PARK PATHWAY

Trailhead located at Indiana State University campus

The Collett Park Pathway is a nice 1.6 mile extension of the Heritage Trail.  This multi-use paved trail heads north on 5th Street from the Indiana State University campus, through residential areas, traveling past the Union Hospital Health Complex and ending at beautiful Collett Park. This trail has also been extended around the lake at Maple Avenue Park.

DOBBS TRAIL

Connecting Deming Park and Dobbs Park

Dobbs Trail is an approximate 1 mile trail connecting two of the City's premier parks; Deming and Dobbs.  The trail extends from the backside of the Deming Park pool, across the bridge and leading through the scenic Dobbs Grove ending at the circle of bricks.

HULMAN STREET TRAIL

Connecting 4th Street and Brown Avenue

The Hulman Street Trail is approximately 3 miles in length and is another nice extension to the Heritage Trail.  This trail extends on 4th Street south of the Indiana State University campus connecting to Hulman Street and traveling east to Brown Avenue. This trail will take you past the historical Farrington Grove and will take you from the west end of town to the east end with ease. 

A unique trail in the Terre Haute parks system is the Indiana Veterans Memorial Mile.  This trail is a one mile interpretive loop trail in the shape of the state of Indiana.  This trail surrounds the Indiana State Memorial Football Stadium at the corner of Brown Avenue and Wabash Avenue.

 

Thanks to the generous donation from the Wabash Valley Road Runners, you will find four fitness stations placed along the trail allowing you to work various parts of your body while using the trail. 

Thanks to the generous gift from the Delmar and Betty Jones family fund, the beautiful extension of the National Road Heritage Trail came to life in October of 2010. This trail travels approximately .30 miles eastward from the Twigg Rest Area. The trailhead currently includes parking for people wishing to use the Heritage Trail.

Tree lined Ohio Boulevard runs from 19th Street to Fruitridge Avenue. Ohio Boulevard was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1989 and has many historic homes along the way. Historical limestone columns and walls mark the entryway to the west end of the boulevard. The landscaping is breathtaking, and you will also find bike lanes that run alongside the boulevard.

6th Street Boulevard is a wide boulevard that extends one and a half blocks between Margaret Avenue and Helen Avenue. The boulevard is tree-lined and has the potential to someday be transformed into a block park.

With the opening of the brand new restroom facilities at the Twigg Rest Area, Twigg's is now one of the premier trailheads in the state. The location off of US 40 just east of the Rose-Hulman Campus is convenient to all.  Plenty of parking is available as well as a vending machine. From this rest area, you're ready to hit the Heritage Trail!

THE HAUTE | 006: RIVERSCAPE

The Indiana DNR's Wabashiki Fish & WIldlife Area gets some screen time during The Haute's Riverscape episode. Wabash Valley Riverscape is transforming the face of Terre Haute’s waterfront as it works to restore and reshape Vigo County's banks of the Wabash River.

This trail covers 7 miles around the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife wetlands preserve and serves as a source of eco-tourism in Vigo County such as wildlife observation and birdwatching.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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