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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shanklin Park

Millrace Canal Trail

 
 
Shanklin Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 25, 2013
1. Shanklin Park Marker
Inscription. Established in 1958, Shanklin Park was named after respected Goshen High School English teacher, Merle Shanklin. Formerly serving as the site of Goshen's landfill, the park has grown into the city's largest and most popular park. Located within the floodplain of the Elkhart River between the river and the Millrace Canal, the 90 acre park contains a diverse mixture of open areas, wetlands, and wet woodlands.

As the centerpiece of the Goshen parks system, Shanklin Park provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for the community. Shanklin Pool, opened in 1969, has three pools and two diving boards. Shrock Memorial Pavilion is used by the community for a variety of group events. There are also three softball diamonds, a basketball court, a playground, nature trails, and Shanklin Pond.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Location. 41° 34.543′ N, 85° 50.179′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker can be reached from W. Plymouth Avenue west of S. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is next to the Millrace Canal Trail in Shanklin Park. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Shanklin Park Marker near the Millrace Canal Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 25, 2013
2. Shanklin Park Marker near the Millrace Canal Trail
walking distance of this marker. Madison Street School and Chandler School (approx. half a mile away); The Old Stone Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Goshen High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goshen World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Goshen’s Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
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Softball Field in Shanklin Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 25, 2013
3. Softball Field in Shanklin Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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