A volunteer mows along the canal bank with a tractor

When you visit Wabash & Erie Canal Park, you’ll notice the absence of several features.

There are no entrance gates to block visitors.

There are no admission kiosks to charge an entry fee to the park.

There is no centralized entry point. We welcome visitors from many spots throughout the park and trails, whether by foot, bicycle, car, or canal boat!

Many guests assume we are a public park, funded by tax dollars, like the rest of Delphi’s beautiful parks. We consider this a badge of honor as we provide accessible recreation and education opportunities to all who visit.

All things considered, we are able to steward about 60 acres of land on a very efficient budget. However, sometimes we are faced with special expenses, and we are inviting you to help if you can!

We have squeezed the last ounce of life from our trusty lawnmower, and we are looking to purchase a new one to keep Canal Park looking its best for many years to come.

After a lot of homework, we’re looking to purchase a SCAG Tiger Cat II, and the price tag is about $12,000.

You won’t be working alone to help Canal Park! The Community Foundation Serving Howard, Clinton, and Carroll Counties has generously granted $5,000 to make this investment a reality. We are grateful for the support from the Community Foundation, and we appreciate their leading the way in contributing towards this goal.

Additionally, the price tag reflects a nonprofit discount we have secured on this unit, and if you’re willing to chip in we would welcome the help!

Donations may be made electronically at this link, or you can mail a check to Canal Park, 1030 N. Washington Street, Delphi, IN 46923. On your check, please write “mower” on the memo line so it can be sorted accordingly.

As the weather warms up and we see more and more families visiting, your support will help us provide a beautiful space for all to enjoy an Indiana history experience!

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