Parks & Recreation


  • Visit our Facebook page at Vermillion Parks and Recreation to enter our Online Pumpkin Carving Contest. Contest is from October 22nd-31st. Winners will be announced November 1st.
  • Lion's Campground is closed for the season.
  • Vermillion Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for fall positions. For job listings click here 

Vermillion Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update

While the Parks and Recreation Department encourages activity, especially in this time of isolation, it is impossible to ensure park amenities such as playgrounds are free from contamination.  Therefore, the Vermillion City Council has ordered the following facilities be closed until further notice:

  • Park Water Fountains

Disc golf, park restrooms, park shelters, horse shoes, and the Dog Park are now open for public use.  Please remember to use CDC recommendations on social distancing and sanitation.

Hike/Bike Paths throughout the Parks system will remain open along with green spaces.

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Vermillion Recreation Office

Department Overview

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Golf currently maintains 135 acres of park land and right-of-ways, provides recreational facilities and programs available to all residents, and manages the Bluffs Golf Course. Our mission is to provide recreation activities to the citizens of Vermillion; to provide recreation that is wholesome, safe, educational, and available to all individuals, including:
  • Adults
  • Persons with special needs
  • Senior Citizens
  • Youth

​​The City of Vermillion works with the Department of Social Services to provide discounts towards Prentis Plunge passes and other Parks and Recreation Programs. Individuals should contact the Department of Social Services at 605-677-6800 or 114 S. Market Street to determine eligibility.