Parks and Facilities

New Haven Adams Township Parks & Recreation manages several parks and facilities in New Haven, IN. Read on to learn about the beautiful locations you can visit in the community as well as the pavilions you can rent.

Parks

Canal Landing

About
This quaint, pocket park adds aesthetic appeal to the area. Its historic plaque details the importance that the historic canal played in the development of New Haven. Purchased in 1999, Canal Landing is approximately 1/3 of an acre. An existing parking lot was demolished and a park was planned. This park adds visual appeal to New Haven’s downtown business district and is a popular place for lunch breaks.

General Info
427 Broadway Street
New Haven, IN 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Gazebo
  • Flower Gardens
  • Benches
  • Historic Plaque

Havenhurst Park

About
This spacious 29-acre park lies adjacent to the privately owned and operated Whispering Creek Golf Course. Havenhurst Park offers wide open spaces for traditional outdoor sports such as baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, and football.

Because there is so much to do, Havenhurst’s pavilion is a popular spot for family reunions, anniversaries, and birthday parties. It can be reserved during the regular season.

General Info
211 N. Rufus Street
New Haven, IN 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Event Pavilion
  • Sports Grounds

Park Map

Heatherwood Park

About
Heatherwood Park is a great place to stop for a relaxing lunch break. On November 3, 2012, Heatherwood Park was the site of a community volunteer planting effort called the Great Tree Canopy Comeback. Volunteers worked to replant trees that were removed for safety reasons after they fell victim to the Emerald Ash Borer.

General Info
920 Hartzell Road
New Haven, IN 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Playground Area
  • Wooded Walking Path

Park Map

Jury Park

About
An extensive renovation to Jury Park provided the space with resurfaced tennis courts, an updated pavilion, and a popular, new pool facility. To help clean and mitigate surface water, the park now boasts a rain garden thanks to a grant from Wal-Mart.

General Info
1702 Glencoe Boulevard
New Haven, IN 46774
Park: 260-749-2212
Pool: 260-245-0152 (Seasonal)

Amenities

  • Pavilion
  • Tennis Courts
  • Leisure and Zero-Entry Pool (Seasonal)
  • Lap Lanes and Diving Board
  • Splash Pad, Slides, and Tipping Bucket
  • Concession Stand

Park Map

Klotz Park

About
Klotz Park is located in the heart of the Southwick Village neighborhood. Surrounded by large trees, a small creek, and friendly neighbors, Klotz offers a variety of fun amenities to keep the entire family busy. Grassy areas that separate the sports grounds are great places for a picnic or a game of extreme Frisbee.

General Info
6000 Altadena Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Pavilion
  • Soccer Field
  • Football Field
  • Baseball Diamond

Park Map

Moser Park

About
Also once known as Brudi Pasture, this area is located at 601 Main Street, New Haven is a low-lying partially wooded area with a pavilion, pond, trails, a basketball court and ball diamonds. This park also is the home of the seasonal Nature Center.
Coming soon

General Info
601 W. Main Street
New Haven, IN, 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Nature Trail
  • Nature Center
  • Pond
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Basketball Court
  • Ball Diamond
  • Restrooms
  • Pavilion
Park Map

Schnelker Park

About
Schnelker Park is a jewel in downtown New Haven. The park’s large trees create a wonderful, shaded area to relax or play in. The newly renovated pavilion may be rented out by visitors for parties and picnics throughout the year.

Schnelker Park also has a large playground for the little ones to run, swing, and jump. Many community events are held at the park each summer, including a farmers market from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Thursday throughout the summer and live music at the gazebo on summer Sunday afternoons. Schnelker Park’s variety of amenities makes it appealing to people of all ages!

General Info
956 Park Avenue
New Haven, IN, 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Amenities

  • Pavilion
  • Gazebo
  • Seasonal Farmers Market
  • Playground

Park Map

Werling Park

About
Werling Park, located on Werling Road in New Haven, is a seven-acre grassy field with a half-mile walking loop that winds around the perimeter of the property. Located in a mostly residential area of New Haven, it provides a green space and recreational area for the community to venture out of their backyards and play!

Plans for the future of this park are still under discussion, with public input meetings and data gathering already complete.

General Info
1530 Werling Road
New Haven, IN 46774
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Daily

Park Map

Jury Pool

General Info

The 2017 pool season is May 27th- August 6th. We are open daily 12:30pm-8pm, weather permitting.

We are also open August 12th,13th, 19th & 20th from 12:30pm-7PM

Jury Pool will be hosting swim meets June 29th, July 20th, and July 25th and will close at 5 pm

1702 Glencoe Boulevard
New Haven, IN 46774
260-245-0152 

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Jury Pool logo

Amenities

  • Leisure and Zero-Entry Pool
  • Lap Lanes
  • Diving Board
  • Splash Pad, Slides, and Tipping Bucket
  • Concession Stand

Admission

  • 0-2 – Free
  • 3-17 – $4.00 per Child
  • 18-54 – $5.00 per Adult
  • 55+ – $4.00 per Senior
  • Ages 3 and Up: $3.50 per Person After 6:00 p.m. (M.-Th.)
 

Community Center & Pavilion Rentals

The New Haven Community Center, is a 16,000 square foot facility in New Haven to meet the fitness and recreation needs of the community. Established in 2016, the facility holds a banquet area, fitness facility, active classrooms, an enrichment classroom, meeting space, a senior area and kitchen and dining area. The space has evolved from a drive in theater, a Marine Corp hall and most recently an auto auction arena. The Park Board took over this space and began renovations in 2016. The facility will begin to serve the community in early 2017.

The Community Center has rental space available in the Oak Room, Apple Orchard and limited rental availability for the Willow room. The facility can be used to host dinners, receptions, dances, meetings, etc. The building is nonsmoking and a permit must be obtained through the Parks Department for Alcohol to be served.

A limited number of tables and chairs are available for use during your rental and are included in the rental rate. Capacity for the Oak Room is approximately 120 and the Apple Orchard is approximately 45. The Willow Tree classroom can accommodate 18. Please click here for more rental rates and more information.

Park Pavilions
Permits for the rental of the park shelters for picnics, reunions, graduations, etc., must be obtained at the Park Center Office. Shelters are located at:

  • Schnelker Park
  • Jury Park
  • Moser Park
  • Havenhurst Park

All shelters are open-sided pavilions. By renting a park shelter, the restrooms will be unlocked and the electricity will be turned on for the renter’s use. All rentals are first come, first served. Shelters are available for rental tentatively through October.

Shelters can be reserved only for the current year. Reservations for the year begin on January 2 of the current year. Call us at 260-749-2212 to request additional information, to ask questions, or to make reservations

Current Rates (per Day)

Monday to Thursday

Friday to Sunday, and Holidays:

Schnelker Park Gazebo and Pavilion:
$55 – Resident $65 – Resident $90 – Resident
$65 – Non-Resident $70 – Non-Resident $100 – Non-Resident


LOCATION

1125 Hartzell Street

New Haven, IN 46774

General Info 
7500 SR 930 E. 
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: 260-749-2212

Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The office is closed on city-observed holidays.

Trails

The Rivergreenway

The Rivergreenway is a great place for biking, running, jogging, walking, rollerblading, and enjoying natural space. The trail runs along the Maumee River bank in New Haven and eventually along the St. Marys and St. Joseph rivers in Fort Wayne. The entire Rivergreenway is a 40-mile trail. Visitors may track the total distance they have traveled because the Rivergreenway mile markers are located along the trail. New Haven cares for a three-mile portion of the Rivergreenway, a National Recreation Trail.

The New Haven trail begins at Moser Park, 601 Main Street, New Haven, IN, 46774. It ends at the boat launch, which is located near the entrance of the Fort Wayne trail located on North River Road. The Rivergreenway is open each day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Deetz Nature Preserve

Natural grass trails loop through this nature preserve. 

Moser Park Woods

A quarter mile handicapped accessible trail runs through Moser Park woods. Natural trails also criss-cross this woods and is home to New Haven Parks and Recreation Disc golf course. Click here for a trail map.

Haskamp Woods

Haskamp woods can be accessed through Pinestone Association on Seiler Road. The natural trail is approximately .7mile. Click here for a map.

Werling Park

Werling Park offers a paved walking loop off of Werling road. The loop is .5 mile. There is currently no onsite parking, so it is primarily accessible by sidewalk.

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Nature Areas

North River Road Nature Area
This nature area is located on North River Road, just east of Broadway. The property was donated in the late 1990s to the New Haven Parks and Recreation Department. In 2003, the land was entered into the Wetlands Reserve Program through the Department of Natural Resources. This was a critical step to combating the millions of acres lost to development since colonial times.

Since then, efforts have been made to restore this area to its original habitat. Native grasses and trees have been planted. The area is an ideal habitat for wildlife, including many species of birds, deer, and fox.

A gravel access road exists along part of the perimeter of the property. This access road leads to a clay canoe launch. The access road is typically closed and accessed only by maintenance staff or for special programming.

Deetz Nature Preserve
Deetz Nature Preserve, named after a retired maintenance director, Thomas Deetz, became park property in 2006. Located at the intersection of Parrot and Hartzell roads, Deetz Nature Preserve is 72 acres of low-lying wetland area.

The preserve—now a beautiful, natural area—was donated by Waste Management. The area has been replanted with native grasses, and the reforestation process has been started with the planting of many young trees. The area has multiple mowed trails, a parking area, and an outdoor classroom. The area is a fantastic location for leisure walks, bird hiking, and nature watching.

Deetz Nature Preserve Map

Amenities

  • Multiple Natural Trail Loops
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Gravel Parking

Additional Information
Areas like the Deetz Nature Preserve are critical because its wetlands release vegetative matter into rivers, which helps feed fish. While wetlands are truly unique, they must not be thought of as isolated and independent habitat. Wetlands are important to the health of all other biomes as well as to wildlife and humans everywhere.

Fun Facts
Wetlands prevent flooding by acting as a holding area for an overabundance of water and retaining water until it can slowly be released. This allows wetlands help keep river levels normal, and filter and purify the surface water.

Wetlands help to counterbalance the effect of humans on rivers by rejuvenating them and surrounding ecosystems.

Numerous animals that live in other habitations use wetlands for reproduction or migration.

Unlike most other habitats, wetlands directly improve other ecosystems. Due to its many cleansing benefits, wetlands have been compared to kidneys. The analogy is a good one because kidneys and wetlands both help cleanse the system and control water flow.

Wetlands also clean the water by decomposing vegetative matter, filtering out sedimentation, and converting chemicals into usable form.

Wetlands help with erosion control. Tall, native plants help to keep erosion at bay.

Moser Park Nature Center

Moser Park Woods
This area is located at 601 Main Street is a low-lying partially wooded Park that includes a quarter mile paved trail and multiple natural trails. The park is also home to a pavilion, pond, a basketball court, a ball diamond and the seasonal Nature Center.

The Nature Center, located in Moser Park, is a seasonal facility that offers nature programming geared toward the youth.

Also once known as Brudi Pasture, this area is located at 601 Main Street, New Haven is a low-lying partially wooded area with a pavilion, pond, trails, a basketball court and ball diamonds. This park also is the home of the seasonal Nature Center.

Children today are less likely to spend time outdoors playing and exploring. Much research has linked this to a growing host of problems plaguing the youth today, including childhood obesity, inattentiveness, and diminished creativity. Getting kids outdoors and experiencing nature is a great way to combat this growing epidemic.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Nature Center attendants get to experience the biological diversity of our area while sharing their appreciation for such wonders with others. Please call the office at 260-749-2212 or email us at parksinfo@newhavenin.org for more information.

Nature Programs and More

Moser Park Nature Center logo
  • Join Naturalist during spring, summer, and fall for fun explorations
  • Preschool programs
  • Squirrel Squad Nature Club
  • Plug-In to Nature Sundays
  • Summer day camps
  • Guest speakers, special programs, and many other fun, seasonal activities
  • Visit the resident animals during the summer
  • Crafts and nature activities for all ages

Outreach Programs
Call our office at 260-749-2212 to schedule a naturalist program for your classroom, scout club, or other groups. Learning experiences can be customized to fit your needs!

  • The Frog Lifecycle
  • Bird Hikes
  • Forest Sensory Discovery
  • Pond Exploration
  • Badge Work
  • And More!

Remember to sign up for:

Inquire About Availability

To find out more about all the programs we offer, check out our activity list. You may also call us at 260-749-2212 or send us an email at parksinfo@newhavenin.org.