Welcome to our website! We have packed this website with a great deal of information that will help you become familiar with the City of Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department. Hopefully any questions that you may have on programs, special events and services that we provide can be answered all in one place.
Deadline is near (November 12th) for the Fall/Winter Men's Basketball League. Space is limited!! if you have a team and are interested in the league contact the Park Office at 419-238-9121.
Mark your Calendar for Wednesday, November 27 at 6:30pm the Smiley Park Children's Garden will light up to transform into the Christmas Garden. Many new things are in store for this years event! Music, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch a little something special for the first 200 children and of course the LIGHTS!!! Join us!!
The mission of the Van Wert Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life of all residents, while providing places and opportunities for people to develop a healthy life style.
To achieve this mission we strive to:
Provide clean, safe parks to play and explore healthy leisure activities.
Serve park visitors with a professional, well trained and helpful staff.
Create awareness of the benefits of a healthy life style through programming.
Offer healthy enjoyable recreation opportunities.
Cooperate with organizations and other recreation agencies in furthering our mission.