Parks & Recreation Information for Seymour, Indiana
The various Parks and Recreational facilities of Seymour, Indiana offer a smorgasbord of activities for children and adults alike. All of our parks offer FREE ADMISSION. Should you need to contact the Seymour Parks & Recreation Department you may call 812-522-6420, or visit the office at 301-309 N. Chestnut between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Freeman Field Recreational Facility
2476 N. State Rd. 11
Freeman Field Recreational Facility is a 67 acre site that has lighted softball/baseball diamonds with lights. There are 9 soccer fields – one with lights which all the Seymour High School soccer teams utilize.
Also at the Freeman Field Recreational Facility is a shelter house with electrical service, a playground and a 2 mile walk/bike/jogging trail which connects the Park to the Freeman Field Industrial Park. Facilities onsite include a concession area, a restroom facility that meets ADA requirements and a maintenance area.
Shield’s Park & Skate Park
600 Block N. Broadway & Schurman-Grubb Memorial
Shields Park consists of 12.5 acres and is the oldest and first Park for Seymour, Indiana. It was designated by Meedy Shields in 1852, and is located in the northeast section of town at 6th St. and Broadway. It is home to the Shields Park Pool & new Skate Park.
Shields Park has two lighted baseball/softball diamonds, horseshoe pits, and basketball courts. Families enjoy the shelter house with electrical service, picnic areas, and playground with selected equipment is intended to be user friendly to both physically and/or mentally challenged adolescents. Facilities onsite include two concession areas, ADA accessible bathrooms, and a maintenance area.
Shields Park Pool
703 N. Park St.
Shields Park Pool is a 50-meter pool with a water slide, and diving well, and is located at Shields Park, and is open for public swimming from Memorial Day weekend until school starts in August. A variety of programs are offered during the season that includes swim lessons, infant/parent lessons, private lessons, dive-in movies, lap swim, water exercise, radio days, pool rentals, competitive team that hosts an annual meet the second weekend in July.
A variety of programs are offered during the season that includes swim lessons, infant/parent lessons, private lessons, dive-in movies, lap swims, water exercises, radio days, and pool rentals. A competitive team hosts an annual meet the second weekend in July.
Onsite, you will find a shelter house with electrical service and a maintenance area.
Children love the spacious playground, and families enjoy the horseshoe pits and picnic areas.
Facilities include a concession area and ADA accessible bathrooms.
800 Kasting Rd.
Kasting Park has 16.9 acres and is located on Kasting Road on the western edge of Seymour. This Seymour Park has four lighted youth league baseball/softball diamonds, and two batting cages for league use.
There is a sheltered playground structure, bathrooms, maintenance and storage, and concession area.
800 E. Brown St.
Kessler Park has 6.3 acres and is located on Brown St. & Marley Lane on the southeast section of Seymour. This Seymour park has two lighted youth league baseball/softball diamonds. Onsite you will find a shelter house, a picnic area, and a playground. Facilities include a new concession area, maintenance area and ADA accessible bathrooms.
Seymour Community Center
Seymour Community Center is located two doors away from One Chamber Square, on South Chestnut Street. The Center is open for Older Americans as a meal site Monday through Friday, that includes social interaction, games, cards, guest speakers, exercise and trips. The trips are scheduled to local festivals, day trips, and tour trips are planned by the Activities Director at the Center.
The Agency of Community Services for Older Americans provides the meals and requires registration at the Center and a donation is suggested for the meals. The Center is open for drop-in visitation 9:00 a.m. Until 3:00 p.m.
(The Center is available for rental to local residents on a non-profit basis, by contacting the Park & Recreation Department, at 301-309 North Chestnut Street, 812-522-6420.)
Park & Recreation Bus
Day trips are also scheduled at the site, as well as multiple day tour trips in cooperation with Tour Companies.
Some of the popular events attended are the Jackson County Fair, Indiana and Kentucky State Fairs, local festivals and points of interest throughout the state.