Charlestown Parks Department
The Charlestown Parks Department, headed by Rhonda Davidson since 2008, has provided an abundance of programs, activities, and special events. There are two Open Air Parks: Greenway Park on Market Street, and Church Street Park. The Family Activities Park, newly opened in 2013, has a Splash Pad, Roller Skating/Ice Skating Rink, Pirate Themed Playground and a challenging Miniature Golf Course. Adjacent to the Family Activities Park, we offer a Skate Park that is free and open to the public. Seasonally, the Charlestown Express operates to provide an enjoyable ride through the city. Over the years Parks has held annual events including Star Wars Day, an Easter Egg Hunt, Movies in the Park, the Back to School Bash, Light Up Charlestown and, of course, Christmas City, southern Indiana’s largest Christmas Season Celebration with hundreds of thousands of lights. There is a Christmas Animated Light Show on the city Square that will entertain children of all ages, from 2 – 100. The Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, under the auspices of the Parks Department provides a space, available to rent, for parties, fund raising events, anniversary celebrations, etc. It is home to productions by Rose Island Playhouse several times per year and the Charlestown Senior Citizens meet their weekly.