SEYMOUR PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 301-309 N. Chestnut, Seymour,Indiana
812-522-6420 Fax 812-522-6433 Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday – Friday
All of our parks offer FREE ADMISSION. The Seymour Park & Recreation Department is responsible for implementing and conducting activities for the growing population of Seymour, and the constructing and maintenance of facilities within our park jurisdiction.
Our mission is to provide the guidance and focus for the Department in the future, as well as fulfill the recreational needs of the citizens by identifying both physical and administrative goals. Our administrative goals are directed toward communication in increasing public awareness of existing facilities and programs offered by our Department.
Call Park & Rec RAINOUT HOTLINE 523-5887, or visit Seymour City on Facebook to get up-to-date game cancellations and upcoming events.
Seymour’s bandstand located in Shields Park is available to use. The bandstand at Shield’s Park replaces the original one that was torn down in the 1960’s. It is available for rental to interested parties by contacting the City Park & Recreation dept. at 522-4020.
The Seymour Community 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.
We have 6 full-time maintenance employees, 4 full-time office staff, and 2 part-time employees that are working throughout the year.. As the pool and concessions begin operation, we expand to about 55 employees. The Parks & Recreation Board is a five member bipartisan board, four members are appointed by the Mayor and the School Board appoints one member.
Board Members Gary Colglazier, President
Deryk Baurle, Vice President
Zabrina Nicholson, Secretary
Kathy Mears Hohenstreiter
Staff Bob Tabeling, Parks & Recreation Director
Christy Pottschmidt, Administrative Assistant
Jason Kleber, Athletic Director
Floyd Amburgey, Clerical
6 Maintenance Employees Amy Anderson Miller, Senior Citizen Activity Director
Kenny McKain, Senior Citizen Bus Driver
Carol Gee, Meal Site Director, Thrive Alliance
The various Parks and Recreational facilities of Seymour, Indiana offer a smorgasbord of activities for children and adults alike.
Freeman Field Recreational Facility — 2476 N. State Rd. 11
Shields Park & Skate Park — 600 Block N. Broadway & Schurman-Grubb Memorial
The Seymour Park & Recreation Dept worked in conjunction with the Cars & Guitars Committee in a fundraising effort in order to erect a new play area at Shields Park. The selected equipment is intended to be user friendly to both physically and/or mentally challenged adolescents.
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The 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.
Parks & Recreation Bus
Park & Recreation Bus provides the daily Monday through Friday transportation to the Seymour Community Center Meal Site by scheduling at the Center. 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.