Columbian Park and Zoo
Main Street (State Route 38)
Corner of Main & Scott Streets
Centrally located about 1 1/2 miles off I-65 on
State Road 26.
The park is 63 acres of fun, frolic, and free air for family fun.
Columbian Park -
Over forty acres of fun await, complete with water
thrills, exciting amusements, exotic animals and an action-packed playground.
Or, for a slower pace, our picnic shelters and lazy river are just the ticket.
Look no further, whatever you are looking for...it's all right here at Columbian
Park! Home to:
Cove Family Aquatic Center – Kick off your shoes, grab your swimming suit
and come experience a taste of the tropics in the heart of Indiana. Only
Tropicanoe Cove offers the perfect blend of Hoosier hospitality with the
pleasure of a watery paradise. From the spiraling Banana Peel tube slide to
the leisurely Cattail Crik, you're sure to find plenty of cool summertime fun
for the entire family! Use the links below to explore all the Tropicanoe Cove
has to offer! Visit Tropicanoe Cove (or our other 2 pools) on the web at
or call (765) 807-1531 between Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Columbian Park Zoo – Columbian Park
Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo
offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an
appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Call the Zoo at (765) 807-1540 or visit our website
SIA Playground – Since its dedication
in the fall of 1999, the SIA Playground has been providing youth and families
in Lafayette an exciting and adventurous place to play. The innovative
playground includes distinct areas specifically designed for children ranging
from tots to teens.
Loeb Stadium – Dedicated in 1940, Loeb
Stadium has hosted numerous baseball games and other events over the years.
Bert and June Loeb donated $ 50,000 to construct the 3,500 seat stadium in
honor of Solomon Loeb. Originally called the Columbian Park Recreational
Center, it was officially renamed as Loeb Stadium in 1971. Today Loeb Stadium
serves as the home field for Lafayette Jefferson High School. It also hosts
IHSAA tournaments, American Legion baseball and the Colt World Series.
Picnic Shelters – Columbian Park is
home to numerous picnic shelters available for your family gathering.
Shelters are available for 50, 75, or 100 people and range in rental fee from
$25-$100. Please call (765) 807-1500 to rent a shelter.
Amusement Rides – Columbian Park has
entertained visitors with a variety of fun amusement rides. Today four
exciting rides are available - three exclusively for smaller children.
Featured among the attractions is the Columbian Park Train, providing
families an enjoyable 10-minute journey around the park. Rides operate
Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tickets are available near the entrance to Tropicanoe
Walking Trail – Enjoy a leisurely walk
around beautiful Columbian Park. The exterior loop around the park is 1.1
miles long, and there are numerous pathways through the middle of the park to
enjoy as well.
Information obtained from the
Lafayette Parks and Recreation
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