Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Our Parks and Recreation believes in creating a sustainable community through people, parks, and programs in our community.  From the shady picnic areas of our City Park to the exciting terrain of the Tripton Park to the refreshing water at the bran new City Pool and Splash Zone, the City of North Vernon Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. Our purpose is to serve the leisure and recreational needs of the community.  Our leagues, parks and city park pool & splash zone help us accomplish our objective of creating quality life-long experiences for men, women, and children.

The North Vernon Parks & Recreation Department offers patrons the opportunity to use walking trails year round. Other amenities of our parks are remote control cars, softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, skate park and playgrounds.  Our city park is home to many yearly events including cars shows, Fourth of July Celebration, farmer's market and many more.  Details about all city events can be found on our city calendar.

We just finished construction on a new 3 million dollar state of the art Tripton Park. This pet friendly park is in the heart of our downtown area but while visiting you would never know it.  Rolling hills and beautiful trees enclose around this park to make it feel like a piece of paradise.  This park boasts a playground, outdoor amphitheater, outdoor fitness equipment, fishing, a boardwalk, paved trails and a new welcome center with available restrooms.  Find out more here.

We also have numerous areas available to rent like shelter houses, outdoor amphitheater, baseball/softball fields, exercise pad by the pond and many more.  Please check our our rentals page for further details on reserving your spot.

The city park offers the following recreation leagues throughout the year.  Please be sure to check our sports calendar for registration dates and league play.

  • Soccer
  • Youth Baseball
  • Girls Softball

Park Board Meetings dates for the 2024 are listed below. They will be held at 6:00pm at the Park Office unless stated otherwise.

  • January 22, 2024 
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • April 15, 2024
  • May 6, 2024
  • May 20, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • July 1, 2024
  • July 15, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • August 19, 2024
  • September 16, 2024
  • October 21, 2024
  • November, 18, 2024
  • December 16, 2024

For more information, contact the Park Office at:

City of North Vernon Parks and Rec Department
604 N State St, North Vernon, IN 47265
Phone: 812.346.9371 | Email:
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00AM–4:00PM