City of West Lafayette, Indiana
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Parks & Recreation

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. 
Lilly Nature Center

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.

Click on Recreation Class Offerings (on left) to see what we have to offer.

Schedule of activities are published in the Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall Recreation Brochure.
  The brochure may be picked up at Morton Center or the Parks and Recreation office.  It is free and lists the activities offered through our Department. 

Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Let's Get Walking

Click Here for Tree Friends information.

The Power of Parks  

Featured Links
Let's Move - The First Lady's Let's Move Outside campaign gives parents the tools they need to get their families moving outdoors.
Children & Nature Network - Building a Movement to Reconnect Children with Nature


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