Join the Terre Haute Parks & Recreation Department for fun programs this summer!

ATTENTION: The Spirit of Terre Haute is Back!

The Spirit of Terre Haute miniature train will run on weekends from April 10-September 26, weather permitting.  It will run daily June 1-August 6, weather permitting.  Train hours are 11:00 am-5:00 pm.  Tickets are $1.50 and children 2 and under are free.  Season passes are available in the Torner Center during regular business hours, 8:00 am-4:00 pm.  The train is also available to rent on one hour increments.  Call the Torner Center office for more information and available dates at 812-232-0147.


Parks After Dark

FREE to the Community

Dates, Times, & Activity: TBD

Evening in the Parks

FREE to the community

A Movie in Deming Park (near Torner Center): June 12 (movie starts at dusk)

Games at Collett Park: June 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm

Scavenger Hunt at Deming Park: July 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm

National Hot Dog Day at Sheridan Park: July 21 from 6:00-7:00 pm     

Summer Camp @ Deming Park 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

June 1-July 29

7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-12 

Cost: $25 per session/child

Call 812-232-0147 for detailed information


Kids Cooking Class 

June 2nd, 16th, & 30th

July 14th, 28th

Ages 4-8  9:30 am-11:00 am

Ages 9-12  1:00 pm-2:30 pm  

$7/class  Pre-registration required

Torner Center in Deming Park 


Creek Stomping

June 9th, 23rd

July 7th, 21st

Ages: 5-12       Cost: $5/class  Pre-registration required

Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am   or 1:30-2:30 p.m.    Place: Deming Park   

To sign up for Creek Stomping or Kids Cooking call the Torner Center at 812-232-0147.


Mobile Recreation

Mobile Recreation will be making its rounds this summer to local city parks.  Dates, times, and locations are TBD. We ask that anyone who intends to participate in the mobile recreation activities arrive at the scheduled start times. If we do not have any participants within 30-45 minutes of the scheduled start time we will unfortunately have to cancel. If you have any questions please call the Torner Center at 812-232-0147.

Friday, June 4th  10:00-11:30 am at Deming Park

Monday, June 7th  1:00-2:30 pm at Thompson Park

Friday, June 18th  1:00-2:30 pm at Coy Park

Monday, June 21st  10:00-11:30 am at Sheridan Park

Friday, July 2nd  10:00-11:30 am at Spencer Park

Monday, July 12th  1:00-2:30 pm at Brittlebank Park

Friday, July 23rd  1:00-2:30 pm at Collett Park

Monday, July 26th  10:00-11:30 am at Rose Park

We are excited to meet all the kids this summer and cannot wait to be able to offer a trailer of fun!