Parks Department

Wolfe Community Building

Norma Wolfe dedicated the Wolfe Community Building to the town in the memorial of her husband Edward Wolfe. Edward Wolfe was the long time owner of Wolfe Grain Company, which is now Hubbard Milling.

The Wolfe building houses the offices of the Town Clerk and the Town Manager. Town Council meetings are held in the facility on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The building also serves meetings, activities, and public or private gatherings.

Town Park

Shipshewana has a town park, which is the responsibility of the town Park Board. The DNR approved a revised park master plan in the spring of 2003. This plan is available at the town hall for anyone interested.

The park has expanded ownership from two acres in 1998 to presently owning approximately 23 acres. West End Soccer League innaugerated the newly developed soccer fields in August of 2003 with nearly 650 participants playing on 13 fields over a span of 5 hours each Saturday.

Lions Club Pavilion

The Shipshewana Lions Club raised the funds and constructed the new Lions Club Pavilion located on the Lake Park Soccer fields in the late spring and early summer of 2003. It was dedicated on August 8th, 2003. The pavilion has picnic tables and a seving kitchen for refreshments and snacks. Local groups can use the pavilion for reunions or other types of meetings. Applications for group rentals are available at the receptionist desk at the town hall.
The park board received a grant in 2002 to be used for the construction of two new ball diamonds. These diamonds will be used for youth baseball, women and men’s softball and any other groups that wish to use the diamonds. Construction began in the summer of 2003 and should be completed in the spring of 2004.

Board Members

Lincoln Thompson
Lincoln ThompsonBoard Member
Velma Yoder
Velma YoderBoard Member
Leanna Martin
Leanna MartinVice President
Mark Engle
Mark EnglePresident
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