Through cooperation with existing Parks and Recreation entities, to inventory existing recreational opportunities and determine future needs to serve unincorporated area of Noble County.
Readily accessible park facilities for the enjoyment of Noble County's citizens.



Welcome to the home of the Noble County Parks and Recreation Department. The NCPRD was created in 2011 to serve the residents of Noble County.

In November of 2007, after the adoption of the new Noble County Comprehensive Plan in June 2007, the idea for some kind of a county-wide effort to preserve and protect the county's many environmental and recreation assets was presented to Noble County Council members Don Moore and Mark Pankop, and Plan Director Steve Kirkpatrick. The proposal was well-received, and Steve sent out an initial request to a variety of individuals, that he thought would be interested, for feedback, and ideas, and then a county-wide task force was formed to brainstorm the idea. The initial responses were very encouraging!

The original task force met, periodically, for a couple of years, with a variety of individuals, and representatives from the LaGrange County Park Board, ACRES Land Trust, Wood-Land-Lakes, Noble County City and Town Park Board members, Noble County Council and Commissioners, and Plan Commission, etc. After getting over, and around, several obstacles along the way, the Noble County Department of Parks and Recreation was established in the Spring of 2010. In accordance with Indiana Code, I.C. 36-10-3, General Ordinance No. 2010-1 was passed unanimously by the Board of the Noble County Council on May 3, 2010. After that, the appointments for the initial Noble County Parks and Recreation Board were made and the first Board meeting was held on January 26, 2011. The meeting was facilitated by NC Council member Jerry Janson. The Board is comprised of six very dedicated individuals, from across the county, and we are very intent on fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Noble County.

Ray Scott, President

Noble County Parks and Recreation Board


Your Opportunity to Comment on the Final Draft of the Five Years Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Posted: March 3, 2014
The Noble County Parks and Recreation Board has completed its final draft of the Five Year Master Plan.  This plan was developed with input from you through our on-line survey and a series of six public meetings to gather public input and provide discussion of the recreational opportunities and needs throughout the county. 
The Final Draft (version 2014-03-03) is available here.    (approximately 10 MB PDF file)
As you review the Final Draft, we welcome your comments and questions.  Please complete the following form to submit those to us.  We will accept these responses through March 25, 2014.  Good news!  The date has been extended through April 8, 2014!

For additional information, please contact Kristine Christlieb, Community Planner with Region III-A EDD & RPC at 260-347-4714.


Master Plan Final Draft