Our Parks & Their Amenities
Department Head: Torrey Roe
Location: 1402 W Defenbaugh St, Kokomo, IN 46902
How We Serve You:
Kokomo has something for everyone. The City of Kokomo has focused heavily on our Parks and Recreation Department. The KPRD offers an exciting and diverse park system. Individuals of all ages may participate in a wide range of activities and take advantage of over 450 acres of city parks and facilities. We invite the community to visit, participate, and enjoy any park or facility of their choosing. Whether you wish to throw a softball around the infield or take the plunge at the Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center, we welcome you.
PARKS LOCATION MAP
AL BERRYMAN PARK - 1105 N. Main St. (.9 acres)
This park is located along the Industrial Heritage Trail and features a splash pad with park benches, a bike repair station, art sculptures and murals, restrooms that are open year-round and parking.
BERKLEY PARK - 1203 N. Berkley Rd. (5.15 acres)
This park is home to the Kokomo Girls Softball League and has two youth softball diamonds, concessions, restrooms and parking.
BICENTENNIAL ARBORETUM - 1904 S. Webster St. (.72 acres)
This park is located across the street from the Elwood Haynes Museum. There is a paved walkway throughout the park with benches as well. This park is known in the community for it's hedges that are cut to spell "KOKOMO".
BON AIR PARK - 2500 N. Purdum St. (3.21 acres)
This park offers several amenities which include a playground, a mini dog park, a basketball court, pickle ball courts, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, an enclosed private rental building, an outdoor grill and parking. This park is also one of the sites for the department's Recreation Adventure Program during the summer.
CLOVERLEAF TRAIL - connects to the IHT at Madison Street and runs southwest through (1.65 miles)
This is a paved trail running from the Industrial Heritage Trailhead at Madison Street southwest through Kokomo and connecting to the Walk of Excellence at Mehlig Park. The trail has several benches along the path and is very scenic.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS PARK - 1800 Gentilly Ct. (7 acres)
This park offers a playground, a softball diamond, a basketball court, a private rental building and an outdoor grill as well as available parking.
CUTLER PARK - 1600 E. Vaile Ave. (9.56 acres)
Cutler Park is currenty home to the Eastside Youth Baseball League and has three youth league baseball fields and concessions. The park also offers a playground, a basketball court, a tennis court, restrooms and parking.
DARROUGH CHAPEL PARK - 600 S. Goyer Rd. (24.89 acres)
This park is home to the Veteran's Memorial which is located at the entrance to the park. The remainder of the park is currently under construction (2020) to become the home of the new Championship Park baseball complex.
DEPOT PARK - 500 N. Buckeye St. (.13 acres)
This park is part of the original Downtown Train Depot. It is located on the north end of the facility and offers concrete ping pong tables, cornhole games, foosball tables, and a checkers/chess table as well as outdoor lounge seating with umbrella covered tables. Equipment needed to play the games can be checked out at several of the businesses located adjacent to the park or you can bring your own. The Train Depot Building also offers a large, private rental room on the second floor.
DEPOT TRAILHEAD PARK - 403 E. Defenbaugh St. (.5 acres)
This park is located along the Industrial Heritage Trail and offers a playground, a bike repair station and restrooms that are open year-round.
DOWNTOWN DOG PARK - 321 S. Main St. (.35 acres)
This dog park is located along the Industrial Heritage Trail in downtown Kokomo and offers a fenced play area, doggie play equipment, water fountain and park benches.
ELWOOD HAYNES MUSEUM - 1915 S. Webster St. (3 acres)
The museum is the former home of Elwood Haynes, the inventor of the first gasoline-powered automobile along with much more. Tours are free to the public.
FOSTER PARK - 721 W. Superior St. (30 acres)
This park is in Downtown Kokomo and is the site for many festivals, concerts and community events. The Kokomo Arts Pavilion is located in this park along with a large playground, a gazebo, tennis courts, basketball courts, a softball diamond, parking and restrooms that are open year-round. A new skatepark facility opened in December of 2019. The Walk of Excellence Trail runs along the south side of the park following the Wildcat Creek and has a loop that circles inside the park. This park is the location for the department's summer tennis lessons program and hosts a Free Family Movie Night during the summer. Kokomo's Senior Citizen's Center is also in this park along with an historical jackrabbit tank from World War II and Whilly the Whale.
FUTURE PARK - 400 S. Apperson Way (10 acres)
At the entrance to Future Park is a beautiful blue walk bridge that crosses the Wildcat Creek into the park that was donated by the Rotary Club. The Walk of Excellence runs through this park. The historical Chief Kokomo Monument is on the north side of this park as well as the site of the original Pioneer Cemetery.
HIGHLAND PARK - 900 W. Defenbaugh St. (83 acres)
Highland Park is one of the most popular parks in the system. This park offers a large main playground with specialty handicap accessible play equipment as well as two smaller playgrounds, a private rental building, outdoor-roofed picnic shelters, open area picnic tables, many outdoor grills, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe courts and a disc golf course. This park is home to the Southside Youth Baseball league and has two youth baseball fields as well as CFD baseball stadium which hosts Kokomo High School Boy's Baseball home games. There are three restroom facilities, three concessions, many parking areas and historical sites such as the Vermont Covered Bridge, Old Ben, the Sycamore Stump, the Civil War Cannon and the Indian Trails. The Kokomo Creek wanders through this park, splitting around a small island with a walk bridge that is popular for wedding as well as a Gazebo where the creek swells into a large pond area. The Highland Stage is also located in this park hosting the Kokomo Park Band. This park is one of the sites for the department's Recreation Adventure Program during the summer as well as Craft Fest. There are also several areas of the park that are popular for sledding during winter months.
HUSTON PARK - 2800 N. Webster St. (15 acres)
This park is home to the Kokomo Parents Babe Ruth Youth Baseball League and has a youth baseball diamond along with concessions, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, outdoor grills, a large playground, a basketball court, restrooms, parking and a paved walkpath through the park.
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TRAIL - running through Kokomo north/south and through downtown (5.88 miles)
The Industrial Heritage Trail runs north and south going directly through Downtown Kokomo. The southern trailhead is just south of the intersection of Home Avenue and Lincoln Road. The trail runs through Kokomo to the northern edge of town connecting to the Nickle Plate Trail which runs to Rochester, Indiana. The Industrial Heritage Trail has connections with the Cloverleaf Trail at Madison Street and the Walk of Excellence where they cross in Downtown Kokomo at the KokoGo Bike Share as well as connecting Depot Trailhead Park, Downtown Dog Park and Al Berryman Park.
JACKSON MORROW PARK - 4200 S. Park Rd. (100 acres)
The largest park in the system, the Kirkendall Interpretive Nature Center is located in this park. The Center is open to the public free of charge and has a large diorama of taxidermy animals native to Indiana on display as well as tanks with species of fish, turtles, snakes and frogs to view. The park also offers a large playground, outdoor-roofed picnic shelters, a collegiate-sized basketball court, sand volleyball courts, Kokomo Pipeline Skatepark, a large man-made sledding hill, parking, and restrooms that are open year-round. There is a large 1.3 mile paved walkpath that loops around the park that is very popular to the public as well as host to several 5K walkathons. The park also offers some paved and some natural walking/hiking trails that venture through the wooded part of the park. This park is host to many of the departments programs and events such as the children's Junior and Senior Explorers summer science camps, the Adult Easter Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Painting, Haunted Trail Walk and free family outdoor Movie Night.
KOKOGO BIKE SHARE - 307 S. Main St. (.5 acres)
Located in Downtown Kokomo at the trailhead crossing between the Industrial Heritage Trail and the Walk of Excellence, the KokoGo Bike Share facility offers a free bike share program spring, summer and fall months. The facility also offers restrooms and is located just north of the Downtown Dog Park.
KOKOMO BEACH - 802 W. Park Ave. (10 acres)
The Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center was opened in 2002 and was constructed on the site of the original Seashore Swimming Pool which operated from 1938-2000. This water park offers a main zero-depth entry leisure pool connected to a lap lane pool, a lazy river, a splash pad, The Cove splash zone pool, a body slide, a tube slide, two zoom flume slides, a concession stand and bathhouse. The Walk of Excellence also crosses the Wildcat Creek and has a loop around the Beach. There is a small picnic gazebo as well as several picnic areas surround the parking lot. Kokomo Beach offers swim lessons, Water Walking exercise, birthday parties, and private rentals. The Beach also hosts a Family Movie Night, Pooches at the Pool and the department's Community Garage Sale on the parking lot after the pool closes in the fall.
MEHLIG PARK - 1701 W. Carter St. (3.13 acres)
This park is a trailhead for the Walk of Excellence and the Cloverleaf Trail. It offers Kokomo's first dog park, a playground, a basketball court and parking. The park storage barn is also home to a carefully preserved live honey bee colony that can be viewed through a plexiglass window on the exterior of the building. There is also signage noting the great benefit these colonies provide to society.
MENDOTA PARK - 5713 Mendota Dr. (1.9 acres)
This park offers a playground, basketball court, baseball field backstop and parking.
MERIDIAN PARK - 500 E. Harrison St. (1 acre)
This park offers a playground, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, a basketball court and has paved walkways within the park.
MILLER-HIGHLAND PARK (UCT) - 1325 Kingston Rd. (6.13 acres)
This park is home to UCT Youth Baseball League and offers two youth baseball fields, concessions, a playground, a bike repair station, parking and restrooms that are open year-round. The northern side of the park has sloped hills that go up into a neighborhood making this part of the park also used for sledding during winter months. The Walk of Excellence also runs through this park.
MOHAWK PARK - Mohawk Drive (2 acres)
This park offers a playground, a basketball court and parking.
MOHR PARK - 2302 Saratoga Ave. (3 acres)
Located on the east side of Kokomo, Mohr Park offers a dog park, a playground, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, a baskeball court and restrooms. This park is also one of the sites for the department's Recreation Adventure Program during the summer.
NORTHSIDE PARK - 2201 N. Main St. (4.5 acres)
This park is home to Northside Youth Baseball League and has two youth baseball fields, concessions, a playground, restrooms and parking.
NORTHWEST PARK - 1600 W. Judson Rd. (32 acres)
Northwest Park hosts the departments adult summer and fall adult softball leagues and offers five lighted regulation adult softball diamonds. The park also offers two outdoor-roofed picnic shelters, grills, a basketball court, tennis courts, a large playground, concessions, restrooms and parking. This park is host to several softball tournaments through the summer and the department's Youth Easter Egg Hunt in the spring.
RESERVOIR PARK - 5OO East Park & 400 East Boat Launch (40 acres)
The Kokomo Reservoir is owned by the Indiana-America Water Company. The Parks & Recreation Department leases some of the land at 500 East and at 400 East to maintain a park and boat launch. The park at 500 east offers two outdoor-roofed picnic shelters, a playground and a fishing pier. A port-o-let is set at this park during the summer and fall months. The Peshewa Nature Trail is a natural hiking trail that winds through wooded areas and along the reservoir between 500 East and 400 East.
RILEY PARK - 700 E. Spraker St. (1.6 acres)
Riley Park is the site of the former Riley Elementary School. This park offers a playground, a basketball court and parking.
ROBBINS "A" PARK - Columbus & Wildwood (1.4 acres)
This park offers a playground and a basketball court.
ROBBINS "B" PARK - Berkley & Madison (.5 acres)
This park offers a playground and a basketball court.
ROBBINS "C" PARK - Lynwood & Witherspoon (.25 acres)
This park offers a playground.
STUDEBAKER PARK - 1030 N. Purdum St. (10 acres)
This park offers a collegiate basketball court, an adult regulation softball diamond, a tennis court, a skatepark, a playground, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, grills, restrooms and parking. The Carver Community Center is located on the western edge of the park.
WALK OF EXCELLENCE TRAIL - running through Kokomo east/west and through downtown (3.94 miles)
The Walk of Excellence runs east and west going directly through Downtown Kokomo. This walkpath crosses the Industrial Heritage Trail in Downtown Kokomo and also connects to the Cloverleaf Trail at Mehlig Park. The walpath connects Waterworks Park, Crown Point Cemetery, Future Park, Kokomo Municipal Stadium, KokoGo Bike Share, Foster Park, Miller-Highland (UCT) Park and Mehlig Park. There are several park benches along the path as well.
WATERWORKS PARK - 1227 E. Carter St. (5 acres)
Waterworks Park is the eastern trailhead for the Walk of Excellence and offers a playground, an outdoor-roofed picnic shelter, a basketball court, parking, a public access boat ramp into the Wildcat Creek and fishing. There is also a paved walkpath within the park.
WESTDALE PARK - 2000 Westdale Court (3.8 acres)
This park offers a playground.