Welcome to the Town of New Carlisle

 

New Carlisle Town Hall
124 E. Michigan St.
New Carlisle, IN 46552

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone:574.654.3733
Fax: 574.654.8876
Summer Parks Program 2017
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Town of New Carlisle
Parks Department

PARK BOARD

President - Nancy Taplin
Vice President - Mary Ann Holston
Phil Rafalski
Malarie Pierce
John Gelow
Council Liaison - Jordon Budreau

Memorial Park Brick Order Form
5 Year Park Master Plan
New Park Regulations


New Carlisle Concerts 2017

Bourissa

The town of New Carlisle manages two public parks -Memorial Park and Bourissa Hills Park -which together represent lO.3 acres of park space. In all, New Carlisle provides 6.5 acres of park space per 1000 citizens, a figure that compares favorably with the National Parks and Recreation Association's recommendation of 6-10 acres of park space per 1000 citizens. The adjoining presence of the Olive Township Elementary School grounds and the town's Little League ball field augment New Carlisle's public parks and provide for an even more expansive aggregate green space. Though situated in close proximity, New Carlisle's two public parks perform distinctly different roles in the life of the community, with Memorial Park serving essentially as a classic town park or civic square, and Bourissa Hills Park providing a more remote and naturalistic retreat setting.

Memorial Park is the more prominent of the two parks, as its northern edge is situated directly on Michigan Street, immediately west of New Carlisle's downtown core. The park is landscaped and well-tended, and contains mature trees, a gazebo, playground equipment, picnic shelter, and scattered benches and picnic tables. Given Memorial Park's central location and multi-functional nature, it has historically been well utilized by the citizens of New Carlisle on a daily basis, as well as for festivals, celebrations, and other special events.

The 1999 New Carlisle Parks and Recreation Master Plan categorized Bourissa Hills Park is a "diamond in the rough."

Certainly, the label remains true. With its southern and western vistas tenninated by thick stands of mature trees, combined with the general sense of being far-removed from town, Bourissa Hills Park presents a very natural, rustic, and undisturbed setting. Much more open and less utilized than Memorial Park, Bourissa Hills Park is tucked away in relative isolation, well south of Memorial Park and west of the grounds of Olive Township elementary School.

The New Carlisle Parks and Recreation Master Plan is in the process of being updated and will be completed and adopted as a separate element of this plan sometime in 2015.

 

Park Board Meeting Minutes

January 19th, 2016

March 31st, 2016

May 12th, 2016

June 29th, 2016

July 27th, 2016

August 31st, 2016

September 28th, 2016

Park Board Agendas

January 25th, 2017

February 22nd, 2017