story by GLENDA WINDERS
The place to be in Logansport at this time of year is outdoors, and the city’s 21 parks offer plenty of places to swim, hike, golf, boat and play. Recent changes have made these spaces even better, and plans are on tap for more improvements to be made.
The playground at Fairview Park, for example, has been upgraded to become the first in town that is fully inclusive to children of all abilities. Thanks to the Redevelopment Commission, kids at Fairview School, students at Logansport Community High School and other volunteers, the new area has been renovated to include swings, a net-climber, a triple slide and ramps for access to other pieces for children in wheelchairs.
At Little Turtle Waterway enjoy a plaza at the confluence of three historic transportation routes – the Wabash River, the Wabash-Erie Canal and the Pennsylvania Railroad – that celebrates the Native Americans who once lived here and the immigrants who followed. Did you bring a boat? The ramp here makes it easy for you to launch it and get out on the water. And if you practice yoga, start the day with a morning outdoor class on the plaza each Saturday.
The Muehlhausen Aquatic Center is the place for swimmers, and a former softball field here is being transformed into a Bark Park, Logansport’s first spot for walking and socializing with your dog. McHale Pavilion at Riverside Park is a space you can rent for big groups and special events.
If golf is your game, tee up at the Dykeman Park Municipal Golf Course. The Clubhouse here is scheduled for Year 2026 renovation that will include a golf simulator that can be used all year.
Park in a Box is a one-hour program for elementary students and toddlers that brings community partners to the parks to teach a lesson or craft while providing fun and toys.
Most parks have trails for hiking and paths for walking.
Logansport Parks and Recreation – Connecting People Programs, and Parks!
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