Parks & Recreation

Providing stellar park and recreation experiences to our community is essential to who we are.

We take pride in our well-landscaped town, organized events and in the maintenance of the beloved spaces where family and friends often visit together. Our parks are where life thrives and where fun begins.

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Batton Park

Address

450 E Lincoln St.
Kentland, IN 47951

Hours

6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Batton Park

Address

450 E Lincoln St.
Kentland, IN 47951

Hours

6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Batton Park

Located near the R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center in the heart of our town is Batton Park. It features a gazebo, playground equipment for children, and a grassy field for sport enthusiasts to move around and get their heart rate up!

Nearby Amenities

  • Baseball Diamond

  • Slides

  • Swing Sets

  • Blue Lagoon Community Pool

  • Tennis Court

  • Basketball Court

  • Public Restrooms

  • GaGa Ball Pit

Cast Park

Address

2775 W 1500 S.
Kentland, IN 47951

Hours

6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Cast Park

Address

2775 W 1500 S.
Kentland, IN 47951

Hours

6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Cast Park

Further down the road in Kentland is Cast Park. It’s located near the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot. Features a catch and release fishing pond and fantastic walking path. Equipped with a large shelter area, it’s perfect for family parties, celebrations or resting after a run in the sun.

Nearby Amenities

  • Playground Equipment

  • Walking Path

  • Dave’s Pond

  • Indoor Public Restrooms

  • Sledding Hill

  • Cornhole

Blue Devil Lagoon Pool

Address

405 N. 4th St.
Kentland, IN 47951

Hours

11am-7pm Daily

Phone

(219) 474-6411

Rental Form

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Blue Devil Lagoon Pool

Address

405 N. 4th St.
Kentland, IN 47951

Phone

(219) 474-6411

Rental Form

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Blue Devil Lagoon

Our season runs from Memorial Day through the beginning of the school year. When it’s properly staffed, there’s always the possibility that it can stay open through Labor Day.

Blue Devil Lagoon is a summertime oasis that’s located directly next to the R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center. Families and friends flock to our pool for a relaxing day in the sun. Whether you’ve come to do cannonballs or work on your summer glow, you’re always welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day with us.

Pool Rental

$150.00 for 2 hours (7:00 to 9:00 on any day)

Swim Lessons

$35.00 per child. $30.00 per additional child
*Must be same family. Dates vary by year.

Daily Admission

Daily
$3.00 per resident – $5.00 per non-resident (Three years or under is Free)

Season Pass

Individual Season Pass
(Resident)

$100.00

Individual Season Pass
(Non-Resident)

$125.00

Family Season Pass
(Non-Resident)

$375.00 Maximum of Four People, Extra Child $25.00
Resident rates are available to all Newton County residents.

Family Season Pass
(Resident)

$325.00 Maximum of Four People, Extra Child $25.00

Kentland Depot

Address

2911 W. 1500 S.
Kentland, IN 47951

Phone

(219) 474-5062

Rental Form

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Kentland Depot

Address

2911 W. 1500 S.
Kentland, IN 47951

Phone

(219) 474-5062

Rental Form

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Pennsylvania Railroad Depot

Two depots existed in Kentland, one for each railroad line.

Kick back, relax and enjoy a fun history lesson! The NYC Depot located on West Dunlap Street was built in 1905 and dismantled in 1976. It was then re-located to Sarasota, FL, where it’s now the site of a restaurant named Station 400. The PRR Depot located on Seymour Street is estimated to have been built in 1852. The original PRR Depot was eventually relocated to the Indiana and Illinois state line in Effner, IL sometime around 1912. In 1912, the “New” PRR Depot was built and was retired in the 1940’s as a passenger station. When 1986 rolled around, the Pennsylvania Depot was once again moved to its current location at 2911 W. 1500 S., Kentland. It’s adjacent to one of Kentland’s great parks, making it the perfect location for family reunions, birthdays, graduations and showers.

Rates

$100 Daily Rental Rate

Deposit

$50.00 (Returned Upon Inspection)

Capacity

60 People

Includes

Full Kitchen, bathroom, stove, double oven, two refrigerators, microwave, sink and coffee pot.

R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center

Address

405 N. 4th St.
Kentland, IN 47951
Entrance off of Lincoln St.

Phone

(219) 474-5062

Rental Form

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R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center

Address

405 N. 4th St.
Kentland, IN 47951
Entrance off of Lincoln St.

Phone

(219) 474-5062

Rental Form

View Form

Community Center History

The Kentland Community Center finds its origin in 1921 as the A.J. Kent High School. It’s a wonderful location to hold large parties, weddings, community events and more.

In 1966, students ranging from seventh grade to seniors moved out to South Newton High School, and kindergarten through sixth grade remained in each town’s school until 1996. At this point, Kentland, Brook and Goodland town schools were closed and all grades K-12 were located at the South Newton campus.

Since then, all of the town’s high school’s have been removed, leaving behind their gymnasiums, which were commonly called community centers. The community centers are now owned by each town and utilized by its residents. In May of 2012, the Kentland Community Center was re-named and dedicated as the R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center after the passing of the Town of Kentland’s long time Attorney, Steve Ryan who invested many hours at the community center.

Deposit

$250.00 – to be returned upon inspection of the facility.

Capacity

300 People

Includes

Two full kitchens, bathrooms, tables and chairs

Rental Fees

Non-Profit Rental
No Liquor $150 Liquor $200

Individual Rental
No Liquor $300 – Liquor $30

For Profit Rental
No Liquor $350  –  Liquor $400

Additional Rental Days
Set-up and tear down $100 per day.

Basketball Court

The Don Pauly Memorial Basketball Court can be found just west of the Blue Devil Lagoon off of 4th and Lincoln Street.

It was re-painted and dedicated as a memorial in June of 2016. It’s open to the public daily, and closes at 10:00 pm along with all of our parks.

Tennis Courts

Ready for a competitive game of tennis? Our court at Batton Park is ready for you and your friends!

Find it off of 4th and Lincoln Street. They are available for daily-use to the public and close at 10:00pm along with all of our parks.

Baseball and Softball

Our town has three baseball fields.

The Steve Thomas field, also known as the t-ball field, can be found on the north side of Lincoln Street in Batton Park. The Arlene Bennett field, also known as the Peewee and Softball field, can be found on the south side of Lincoln Street, which is easily accessible from the Community Center’s parking lot. Last but not least, the Cal Ripken Major field and its grassy infield can be located to the east of the Community Center. It’s also accessible from the Community Center parking lot.