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Recreational & Educational Programs

We offer a number of recreational and educational programs for people of all ages—all with the goal of getting people active, engaged and invested in our community. All year long, we offer special programs and activities that help you have fun, stay fit and make memories.

Because the Parks and Recreation Department operates on tax dollars, everything we do is with you in mind. The city dollars we receive fund park and pool maintenance, repairs and new equipment. Any profit we make from park programs is automatically reinvested—it's how we offer so many free programs and services, like our Garden Series and Summer Kids Series.

2017 Summer/Fall Events Flyer

Below are descriptions of some of our most popular annual programs.

To keep informed on upcoming latest Parks & Recreation events, like us on Facebook.


Youth Sports Leagues
Our sports leagues teach basic skills, along with lifelong lessons such as sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun while giving your best effort.

Auburn Little League Baseball
icon-calendar.pngRegistration: January 28 and February 4 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at YMCA of DeKalb County (533 North Street)
Enter through the childcare door on the north side of the building. 

You can also register online at

Auburn Girls Softball League
icon-calendar.pngRegistration now open:

Auburn Little League Football
Contact: Erik Weber 260.925.2300 or 260.927.0867


Spring Break Skate
icon-calendar.pngMarch 21, 2017, from 12-3:30 p.m.
At Skatin' Station
Free Admission
Skate Rental Fees: Skates $2, Inline Skates $4

Children of all ages are invited! An adult must accompany children under age 6.


For the Birds
icon-calendar.pngMarch 22, 2017, from 12-2:30 p.m.
Rieke Park Lodge (1600 N. Indiana Avenue)

Bring your binoculars and your parents for a hike with us through Rieke Park as we search for birds in their natural habitats. After the hike, we will be building bird feeders for you to take home! Please dress to be outdoors as this is an all weather event. Ages 8 and up. Adults welcome, too!


icon-calendar.pngMarch 23, 2017, from 12-2:30 p.m.
Rieke Park Lodge (1600 N. Indiana Avenue)

Take a walk with us to the Nagel Nursey where we will learn about pine trees. We will show you how to plant and take care of a tree, and then you will plant your own 12-inch pine tree to take home with you! Ages 8 and up. Adults welcome, too!


icon-calendar.pngMarch 24, 2017, from 12-2:30 p.m.
Rieke Park Lodge (1600 N. Indiana Avenue)

Come join us at Rieke Lodge where we will be making DIY wind chimes. We will provide materials and tools to create your ideal wind chime, but feel free to bring your own items that clang and bang as well! Ages 8 and up. Adults welcome, too!


Easter Egg Hunt
icon-calendar.pngApril 15, 2017, at 9 a.m.
Eckhart Park 1500 S. Cedar St
Sponsored by the Auburn Kiwanis Club

April - June

Arbor Day Tree Sale
icon-calendar.pngApril 21, 2017, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

icon-calendar.pngApril 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Rieke Park Lodge (1600 N Indiana Avenue)

Large variety of trees available


Adult Softball Leagues
Kids aren't the only ones who like to play ball! We offer independent and co-ed teams for adults as well. Call the Park Office for more information 260.925.2997.

Registration Form
Rules and Regulations

Team Roster


1st Session
April 25 – June 13, 2017
April 14, 2017

2nd Session
June 20 – August 8, 2017
June 9, 2017

3rd Session
August 22 – October 10, 2017
Deadline: August 11, 2017


Summer Session
May 10 – August 17, 2017
April 28, 2017

Fall Session
August 23 – October 12, 2017
August 16, 2017

A completed team roster form should also be submitted when registering your team.


Auburn Community Pool & Waterslide
icon-calendar.pngMay 26, 2017 - August 6, 2017
One of the best parts of the Parks and Recreation Department is our 50-meter Olympic size community pool and water slide. Without it, the 12 weeks of summer would be hotter than ever! The pool cools everyone down and is a great gathering place for family and friends.

Click here for hours, admission and classes
Pool Hours

May 26 - August 6

  • Monday – Friday: 12-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12-6 p.m. 

Operating hours are subject to changed based on weather, call the pool at 925.9956 for updates.

  • Daily Admission: $3
  • After 6:00 p.m.: $2

Children 5 and under: Free when accompanied by a paying adult parent or guardian who is at least 18.
* Must be accompanied by a paid parent or guardian

Season Passes


  • Single (17 & under): $40
  • Single (18 & over): $45
  • Family: $100 (two parent maximum + dependent children under age 18 residing in the same household)*
  • Senior Citizen: $40


  • Single (17 & under): $50
  • Single (18 & over): $55
  • Family: $110
  • Senior Citizen: $50

*There is a family membership maximum 5 family members. Additional family members may be added for $20 apiece.

All persons must show a membership tag or pay the daily admission fee. Lost pool tags will be replaced for a $2 fee after membership card information and personal identification are checked and verified.

Punch Pass
  • 10 admssions for $25
  • 20 admissions for $50
Adult Lap Swim

Swimming can be an excellent calorie burner and stress reliever. The Auburn Community Pool provides a perfect place for you to train for your summer triathalon, practice your stroke or just get in that daily cardiovascular exercise.

  • Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Daily Lap Pass $1
  • Monthly Pass $20
Tuesday & Thursday Evening Swim

These swim sessions are the only time toys or inflatables are allowed in the pool. NOTE: Monday thru Friday 12-5 p.m. only Auburn Community Pool toys, available to be checked out at the front desk, can be used in the pool. Water wings and life jackets are not permitted.

Fun Fridays

Each Friday, activities are planned during the hourly swim breaks. Come join in the FUN on Fridays! Please go to our facebook page and let us know what kind of Fun Friday activities you've enjoyed and some other ideas you might like to enjoy while keeping cool at the pool this summer!

Pool Rental

Private pool rentals are available for Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. Download the pool reservation form. 

Swim Lessons

Red Cross Progression Progressive - Levels for all abilities

Swim lessons will begin the week of June 5, and consist of a two-week session Monday through Friday. Lessons are available youth ages 5 years and older. Additionally, parent-tot Lessons are available for children 6 months to 5 years. For a complete list of times and dates contact the pool or the park office.

  • Residents: $25 per session
  • Non-Residents: $30 per session

Complete the registration form and mail it to the address on the form or drop it off at the Parks & Recreation Department 1500 S. Cedar St., Auburn IN, or the Community Pool at 1501 S. Cedar St., Auburn, IN.

July - September

Auburn Police Department Annual Golf Outing
icon-calendar.pngJuly 14, 2017
The Auburn Police Department is hosting its annual golf outing at Bridgewater Golf Club. Proceeds will fund a number of community police programs, including Shop with a Cop, K9 Drug Program, Pathfinder Program for At-Risk Youth and much more.

Registration and Contribution Form

Donation Form


Disc Golf Camp
icon-calendar.pngJuly 24-28, 2017
Ages 10 and up, each session is limited to 15 participants
$25 per person
All participants will receive a disc; discs will be provided for the camp.

Registration Form


Junk in the Trunk
icon-calendar.pngJuly 29, 2017
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Rieke Park

Need to get rid of some clutter in the closet or around the house? Load up the car and meet us out at Rieke Park for a garage sale! Seller spots are $20, and each spot can have up to two sellers.

Register as a seller


Adult Softball Leagues
Kids aren't the only ones who like to play ball! We offer independent and co-ed teams for adults as well. Call the Park Office for more information 260.925.2997.

Registration Form
Rules and Regulations


All League
Registration deadline: August 12 (Games start August 23)

A completed team roster form should also be submitted when registering your team.


Youth Tackle Football
icon-calendar.pngRegistration: July 16-20
Group Practices & Evaluation: July 24 - August 2

Information on 2017 Registration, Camp and Session


Wiffle Ball Tourney
icon-calendar.pngAugust 12, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Thomas Park

Youth division: Ages 8-17
Adult division: Ages 18 and older
Cost: $40 per team
Minimum of 5, maximum of 18 on the roster

Registration forms


Kick Ball Tourney
icon-calendar.pngAugust 19, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Thomas Park

Youth division: Ages 8-17
Adult division: Ages 18 and older
Cost: $40 per team
Minimum of 8, maximum of 10 on the roster

Registration forms

October - December

Halloween Walk
icon-calendar.pngOctober 20-22 and 26-31, 2017 from 7-9 p.m.
The theme of this year's annual Halloween Walk is "Revenge of the Eckhart Pirates!" This family-friendly event provides fun and entertainment for all ages.

Location: Eckhart Park (1500 S. Cedar Street)

Cost:$2 per person (Free for ages 3 and under)

Questions: 260.925.2997

Costume Contest on Oct. 30

  • No registration required
  • Show up by 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 30
  • Wear your most creative, scary or funny costume

Annual Christmas Parade
icon-calendar.pngNovember 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Come enjoy the parade and lighting ceremony with Santa! The parade begins at DeKalb County Fairgrounds and runs to Main St, to Ninth St, to Cedar St. and ends at Courtyard Park.

Cash prizes are given for the top 3 floats or walking groups.
To register, visit Carbaugh Jewelers!

Sponsored by the Downtown Auburn Business Association (DABA)


Annual Christmas Walk
icon-calendar.png December 8-10 and 15-17, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.

The Annual Christmas Walk is a holiday tradition for families in Auburn. Stroll through Eckhart Park and enjoy a Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas display along with traditional holiday scenes and music. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be on hand to get your holiday wish list and tell some stories that are sure to add to the charm of the evening.

Location: Eckhart Park (1500 S. Cedar Street)

Cost: $2 per person or $1 + nonperishable food item donation (Free for ages 3 and under)

Questions: 260.925.2997



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