We have 8 parks 5+ youth sports leagues 5+ miles of trails 6 tennis courts 3 pickleball courts a skate park 7 baseball/softball fields

  • Main Office Address

    1035 IN-205 #205, Columbia City, IN 46725

  • Phone Number

    260.248.5180

  • Park Board

    Click here to get information regarding CC Park’s Dept. administration and future.

  • Morsches Park

    Morsches Park is the Parks Department’s main recreational area and is the location of most of our sponsored activities. Located on the west side of Columbia City, it is bounded by the Blue River on the east, and the City’s Corporate Limits on the West. The Park’s only entrance comes off of West Van Buren Street. Morsches Park is approximately 130 acres in size.

  • Fields and Activities at Morsches Park

    Morsches Park offers a variety of team-oriented recreational activities including baseball, softball, and basketball.

  • Playground at Morsches Park

  • Open Air Pavilion at Morsches Park

  • Pond At Morsches Park

  • Blue River Trail Head

    The Blue River Trail Head is located across from Kenneth Wright Park on South Whitley Street near Hanna Street, right next to the Fire Museum.

  • Blue River Trail

    The Blue River trail follows the Blue River from the Trail head all the way through Morsches Park.

  • Kenneth Wright Park

    Kenneth Wright Park is located on the south side of the City on South Whitley Street near Hanna Street. Kenny Park is approximately 3 acres and has a pathway leading around the park for easy access. There is basketball court and playground equipment. A flower garden planted on the street side of the park by Whitley County Master Gardeners.

  • Mayor Park

    Mayor Park was dedicated to Mayor Teghtmeyer and Mayor Zickgraf. Both mayors were very instrumental in getting this land for a city park. Mayor Park is located on North Columbia Parkway on the west side of the city and is basically a small park for local residents to relax.

  • Patriotic Park

    Patriotic Park, formerly known as Northside Park, is a neighborhood park located on the north side of Columbia City on Reddick Avenue. It is also known as the City Water Tower Lot. The park is about a city block in size and primarily serves nearby neighborhoods with unorganized activity with its basketball court, picnic tables and playground.

  • Patriotic Park Playground

    Users of the Patriotic Park are primarily young children and teenagers. This is a great park to have a quiet picnic or sit under a tree reading a book.

  • DeVol Field

    DeVol Field is located just west of Downtown on the south side of Van Buren Street. It has 9 acres and is adjacent to Every Kids Dreamland.

  • Every Kids Dreamland

    Every Kids Dreamland is located just west of Downtown on the North side of Van Buren Street and is approximately 2 acres in size.

  • Playground at Every Kid’s Dreamland

Park History

In 1950 Ferdinand F. Morsches passed away and willed to the City approximately 117 acres of farm land lying east of the Blue River and known as the Foust Farm for park and recreational purposes (except for 20 acres on the northeast part which was given to the State for game and wildlife refuge which was later given back to the City in 1971). No part of the premises could be used for commercial or agricultural purposes. The City was to delegate all possible discretion and accept suggestions of the Junior Chamber of Commerce as to the facilities, improvements and general operation of said facility. The City did accept the property to be used for park purposes and to be known as “Morsches Park”. The land was turned over to the City in August, 1954. In 1968 the Columbia City Park & Recreation Board was established by the Common Council.

Hiking & Biking Trails

The Blue River Trail currently begins at Whitley Street next to the Fire Museum, continues past the YMCA and on into Morsches Park. The total length of the trial is approximately 4.6 miles if you begin at Whitley Street, travel around the pond at Morsches Park, and head back to Whitley Street. The expansion was completed spring 2013. It was expanded from Morsches Park to DeMoney & Grimes Funeral home which added .8 miles to the current trails. There is a new bridge added over the Blue River and all the steel was donated by Steel Dynamics Industry.

The Mountain bike trail is 7 miles or more of minimally groomed tight winding single-track. The official trailhead is located at the tennis courts parking lot near the park entrance; this is where the trail starts and ends. This trail was designed for the off-road cyclist but also serves as a local training trail for runners and recreational hikers.

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