Muncie Parks Department
About the Office
This department is managed by a board of parks and recreation. The board consists of four members appointed by the mayor in accordance with Indiana Statutes and one ex-officio member, appointed by the board of school trustees for the Muncie community schools. The department of parks and recreations responsibilities include but not be limited to those powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated by IC 36-10-3. Construction, operation, and maintenance of all city parks and recreation facilities, and any other powers, duties, and responsibilities assigned by state law, the city code, and the mayor.
Come out and enjoy Muncie's robust park system! Whether you are looking for a place to swim, fish, hike, bike or just enjoy the outdoors we have it all! We encourage everyone to enjoy and utilize our park system. Come out and play!
1800 South Grant Street
Muncie, IN 47303
7am - 3pm (M-F)
Superintendent of Parks
Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.
Learn more about the history of Muncie