City of Goshen announces Water Fest celebration

GOSHEN, Ind. -- The first ever Water Fest will be hosted by the City of Goshen Stormwater Department on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill Street Park.

Water Fest will include the unveiling of the 2022 storm drain mural art project, with a theme of raising awareness about clean city water and its connections to the city storm drains.

To further emphasize the importance of clean water, Water Fest will also include a clean-up of Rock Run Creek and the surrounding neighborhood.

The majority of storm drains in Goshen connect directly to waterways without department treatment, leaving debris and trash from roadways in local rivers and streams.

Stormwater Specialist, Mattie Lehman, is looking forward to Water Fest to raise awareness and produce similar future community events.

“We are excited to bring a major celebration to the northside neighborhood and hope that this might be the first Water Fest of many to come,” said Lehman.

Partnering organizations have also organized water-related activities for kids, and those wishing to participate should anticipate getting wet.

Due to limited parking at Mill Street Park, attendees should plan to enter through the Maple City Greenway, and walking or biking is encouraged to avoid parking issues.

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