Parks and Recreation


We are working on drainage issues with the park, along with the installation of the new playground areas.  We are also currently in the process of working with the State on improvements to the entrance of the park.  At this time, we are expecting a closure of the entrance to the park from May 6 - May 20, 2019.  The park will still be accessible by using the parking lot on the east end of the park (outside of the park) and walking in to the park.  We appreciate your patience, and are looking at the later part of   May for an opening of the older children's playground area.

We've Moved

Please find us at our new location

1200 N Salisbury St

West Lafayette, IN  47906

Parks and Recreation Activities

(formerly held at Morton Community Center)

have MOVED!

Construction for the renovated West Lafayette City Hall (formerly Morton Community Center) will begin soon!

Registration for Summer classes begins with Mail-in registrations on Monday,               April 22, 2019. 

All other forms of registration (online, phone-in, walk-in) begin on Friday,                        April 26, 2019.

Parks and Recreation activities, both classes and rentals, are currently in session at HAPPY HOLLOW COMPLEX (1200 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette).

Approximate Building Hours at HAPPY HOLLOW COMPLEX:

Mon-Fri - 8 am-9:30 pm, Sat - 9 am-3 pm, Sun - Closed

Mission Statement

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 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), 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 18 full time and more than 75 seasonal and part-time employees.
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1200 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5110
  • Office Fax: (765) 807-0097
  • TTY: 711
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4:30 pm

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