Parks and Recreation


Lafayette Parks and Recreation is dedicated to providing quality leisure services to the citizens we serve. 
Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our parks, facilities or programs at 765-807-1500. 
The Administrative Office is located in the renovated Columbian Park Boathouse just off Scott Street, adjacent to the Rush Pavilion. 
Parking is conveniently located near the office.

Online Reservations

Armstrong Shelter

Reserve a shelter or building online!

Lafayette Parks & Recreation now offers online reservations!
 Online registration requests can be made here:  


Cove top of slide

Looking to earn aquatics passes?

The Parks Department is now accepting Workreation volunteers! 
Workreation is a volunteer program for kids ages 7-17. The program offers children
the chance to perform light cleaning and maintenance in the parks for one hour per day in exchange for a "Kids Can Pass" that can be used for admission to any of the aquatic facilities.
Online applications can be found here.
More information can be found here.  

Department News

  • July 2015 Water Walking Schedule
    Published: Thursday, July 02, 2015
    Water Walking schedule for July 2015 in Tropicanoe Cove
  • 2015 Art in the Park
    Published: Monday, April 06, 2015
    NEWS RELEASE Alexandra DeWitt Support Services Coordinator FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2015 Musicians, Artists, and Vendors Sought for 2015 Art in the Park Summer Series ...
  • 2013-2014 Biennial Report
    Published: Monday, March 16, 2015
    2013 Annual Report City of Lafayette, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department 2013 Annual Report Table of Contents Lafayette Board of Parks and Recreation ..............................................
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