Parks and Recreation

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Mission Statement

The mission of the 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 464 acres of recreational areas, picnic grounds, nature trails, and accessible playgrounds.  The 15 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), and the Municipal Pool.  The Recreation Department offers a wide range of community activities and classes year-round at the Happy Hollow Complex and at local schools.  The Department, along with the City, hosts the Global Fest, a community-wide celebration of our community's diversity.  The Department has 18 full-time and more than 75 seasonal and part-time employees.
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Contact Us

Kathy Lozano, Parks Superintendent
222 N Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5110
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4:30 pm

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