Sports and Nature Areas

Sports and Nature Areas2019-07-29T15:20:12-04:00

Our parks offer a variety of sports and nature areas. Whatever you are looking for, we promise we have it all.


Skate Park:
Skateboarders are offered ramps and flat surfaces to work out tricks.

Hours of Operation:

  • 9:00am-7:00pm Monday through Saturday
  • Noon-7:00pm Sunday

Tennis Courts:
Tennis Lessons for beginners to advanced skill levels takes places throughout the summer at Stauffer Park for ages 6-14.

Cost is $25 for city residents and $30 for non-residents

Visit nappaneeparks.recdesk.com for registration information.

Hours of Operation:

  • 9:00am-7:00pm Monday through Saturday
  • Noon-7:00pm Sunday

Wellfield Park:
This newly constructed park will be home to the Puma Soccer League and NorthWood High School Soccer program.

Callander Sportsplex:
Close to McCormick Creek Golf Course off Oakland Avenue, Callander Sportsplex features lighted softball diamonds, a concession stand, a sledding hill and an open-air pavilion. Home to the Nappanee Softball Leagues, Callander Sportsplex hosts a co-ed league as well as many tournaments.

Softball League:
We offer both a Co-ed and Men’s Softball league and are both played at the Callander Sportsplex. The Men’s league and the co-ed league will both play 18 games with a double elimination tournament. The League is tentatively set to play April-June. For more information, visit nappaneeparks.recdesk.com or visit the Nappanee Softball League Facebook group.

Volleyball Leagues:
Our Winter Leagues (approx. November-February) offers both Women’s Power and Recreation leagues. Spring Leagues (usually March-May) host a Co-ed league in additional to Women’s Recreation. For more information, visit nappaneeparks.recdesk.com or visit the Nappanee Indiana Volleyball Leagues Facebook group.

McCormick Creek Golf Course:
McCormick Creek Golf Course is a challenging, 18-hole layout measuring 6,344 yards. Located on North Oakland Avenue, it features water hazards on 13 of the holes. Affordable rates and a full-service clubhouse are among the other features of this municipal course, which is open daily from April through November. Call 574-773-2725 or visit the McCormick Creek Golf Course website for more information.

For information regarding golf lessons, please visit nappaneeparks.recdesk.com for registration information.

Little League:
Youth Baseball in Nappanee is coordinated by the Nappanee Youth Baseball League, an independent organization. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at Nappanee Youth Baseball League.

Nature Area

Derksen Farm and Wetlands:
This 7-acre nature preserve created in the early 1990s serves as a great area to watch wildlife, birds and butterflies. Trails take visitors to the marsh near the intersection of Woodview Drive and Oakland Avenue. Benches and a lookout shelter along the way provide observation areas. This protected area is serene and a perfect complement to the city parks system

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