Parks & Recreation Department

It is the purpose of the Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Board to administer, program and maintain, acquire, and expand large open space parks and recreation facilities for all county citizens.

Department Functions

The Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department was organized in 1966. The department develops and maintains properties located outside of the city limits of Lafayette and West Lafayette. Full time staff includes 2 in administration, 1 professional naturalist and 9 park management positions. They oversee 1,263 acres of park property.

The administrative office (765-463-2306) and central maintenance facility are located at:
4449 State Road 43 N
West Lafayette, IN 47906-5753
Camping reservations cannot be made online.


Tippecanoe County Park Department properties include:
  • Davis Ferry Park: 13 acres
  • Davidson Fields: 23 acres
  • Fairfield Lakes: 99.4 acres
  • Fort Ouiatenon: 89.83 acres
  • Goose Island Wildlife Preserve: 7.6 acres
  • Granville Park: 14.61 acres
  • Mar Len Park: 29.36 acres
  • Ross Camp: 219.58 acres
  • Ross Hills Park: 169.21 acres
  • Tippecanoe Battlefield Park: 104 acres
  • Tippecanoe County Amphitheater: 166 acres
  • Wabash Heritage Trail: 211.7 acres
  • Wildcat Park: 53 acres