The mission of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city by providing the best possible recreational facilities and programs for its citizens through effective management of natural, human, and financial resources.
The City's parks encompass more than 450 acres of recreational areas, picnic grounds, nature trails and accessible playgrounds. The 13 park properties include Celery Bog Nature Area (195 acres and Lilly Nature Center), Happy Hollow Park (81 acres), Cumberland Park (62 acres), Tapawingo Park (20 acres and Riverside Skating Center), Morton Community Center and the Municipal Pool. The Recreation Department offers a wide range of community activities and classes year-round at the Morton Center and at local schools. The Department, along with the City, host the Global Fest, a community-wide celebration of our community's diversity. The Department has 17 full time and more than 75 seasonal and part-time employees.