Fowler Park After Dark

Be afraid, be very afraid and join us for the third annual Fowler Park After Dark! On Friday, October 28th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the VCPRD will be offering a haunted Halloween tour through Fowler Park Pioneer Village! Participants will meet at the Fowler Park Log Barn and will be guided through the village if they dare! Ghosts and ghouls lurk around every corner! Directly following the event, we will have a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) in the field directly adjacent to Shelter A, courtesy of DeeJay Danny Wayne!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at! Happy haunting!

NOTE: Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available in the barn parking lot. Auxiliary parking is available in the beach parking lot. There is a 10-participant maximum for each guided tour so make sure to arrive early to get registered! The registration fee for this event is $5 and can be paid upon arrival! This is a haunted event and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Thanks in advance!

Fowler Park Hayride!

Join the VCPRD on Friday, October 28th at Fowler Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for family-friendly hayrides! Rides will leave from the Foltz Cabin directly across from the Fowler Park Log Barn. Tickets are $3 per person. This event is open to all ages and includes a brief ride through the Fowler Park Pioneer Village and around the park! If you have questions about this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at! We hope to see you there!

50th Annual Pioneer Days

Step back in time during our 50th annual Pioneer Days in our 19th-century log cabin village! Experience the way of life lived by pioneers of Indiana during the 1830s-1840s. There will be children’s activities, live music, hands-on activities, authentic food, vendors, historical cabins & covered bridge, demonstrations, pioneer skills presentations, and much more. Come on out to Fowler Park for Pioneer Days…Making History Fun! Interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor? Please contact our Natural Resource Programmer at

3rd Annual Explore Wabashiki Day

3rd Annual Explore Wabashiki Day
Hosted by Wabash Valley Riverscape
Saturday, September 24th
Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area & Bicentennial Park
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us and several different community partners on September 24th for the 3rd Annual Explore Wabashiki Day! The day will be filled with exciting activities at Bicentennial Park and the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area!


Ruble Park Grand Opening

Join the VCPRD and Ivy Tech Community College of Terre Haute on Saturday, April 30th for the grand opening of Ruble Park! The event will kick off at Ivy Tech Community College with an official ribbon cutting and a 5K! The VCPRD will then be hosting guided tours of the various trails throughout the morning and early afternoon! Stay tuned for an official schedule of daily activities! We’re so excited to share the latest addition to the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department with you!

Campground Host Positions

Do you love spending time outdoors and FREE camping? Being a campground host is the perfect opportunity for you!
Campground hosts spend the summer aiding in park employee duties and receive free camping amenities for the duration of our camping season (April 29, 2022 – October 16, 2022, at Fowler and Hawthorn and April 29, 2022 – November 1, 2022, at Prairie Creek Park). Positions are available on a month-to-month basis.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a campground host for the VCPRD, please contact our Assistant Superintendent Brian Gilbert at If you have any questions, feel free to give our administrative office a call at 812-462-3392!

VCPRD Camping Seasons

Know before you reserve! Camping season may not be the same length at all Vigo County Parks Department campgrounds. Camping season at Hawthorn and Fowler Park runs from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, October 16th. Camping season at Prairie Creek Park runs from Friday, April 29th to Tuesday, November 1st! If you have any questions, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392!

Dewey Point Trailhead

Check out this video featuring IDNR Wabashiki Property Manager Scott McCormick discussing the VCPRD and IDNR partnership at the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area!

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