Over 12 trails, 67 parks, 11 bike share locations, 19 golf courses within 20 miles and a state-of-the-art aquatic center under construction, being active in Evansville has never been easier.

Evansville's Great Outdoors

Trail Systems
Bike Share Stations
Golf Courses

Grab a Bike

With 11 bike stations and 80 bikes located throughout town, it’s never been easier to pedal your way around our community.

Bike station locations:

  • Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau (Pagoda)
  • Downtown YMCA
  • Haynie’s Corner Arts District
  • Tepe Park
  • Franklin Street (West Library)
  • North Main Street
  • Deaconess Sports Park
  • Ivy Tech Community College (First Avenue & Colonial)

The Upgrade Bike Share program is managed by the Evansville Trails Coalition. To rent a bike, download the Zagster app (available for iOS and Android) and follow the simple instructions.

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Play Around

Evansville’s 67 parks include something for everyone, including swimming, golf, fishing, natural exploration and the opportunity to just goof off. One of our newest additions is Mickey’s Kingdom, an amazingly fun playground designed for children of all abilities.


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Hit the Trails

Hit the ground running, walking or biking on Evansville’s ever-expanding trail system.

Click below for our current trails brochure. For more information, check out the website for the Evansville Trails Coalition.

Trails Brochure

Get Moving

The Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation offers a wide array of fitness programs, including yoga, zumba, pickle ball and monthly Energize Evansville events.

If you’re into leagues, there are many to choose from, including flag football, indoor volleyball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball and kickball.

Follow the EDPR on Facebook for the latest updates.

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Deaconess Aquatic Center

Premiere aquatics facility in Evansville, IN that contains a 50m competition pool & diving area, as well as a separate recreation pool and outdoor splash pad. From fun to fitness and competition to community, the aquatics center ensures that swimming is accessible to all.

Deaconess Aquatic Center will host the 2026 NCAA II Swimming and Diving National Championships!


Deaconess Aquatic Center

Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area

Photograph by: Tom Barrows

Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area is a unique natural resource area because all of the land has been stripmined. Blue Grass covers approximately 2,532 acres and features about 28 pits and lakes (600 acres of water). Blue Grass is dedicated to providing and maintaining quality hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities.

Visitors to the natural resource area near Elberfeld, Indiana, (in Warrick County) frequent its grounds for hunting, fishing, wildlife watching opportunities, and physical activities such as running and bicycling.


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