• Hagerstown Airport Hagerstown Airport The longest grass airstrip in the United States!
  • Spring at Glen Miller Park Spring at Glen Miller Park Many area families choose to get their drinking water from this spring.
  • Wayne County 4-H Fair Memories Wayne County 4-H Fair Memories



Supplied Photo: Swing in Garden

Centerville Garden Tour

Plan now to stroll some beautiful gardens during Historic Centerville's annual Garden Tour on July 11 & 12. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Centerville Library. There will also be an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Mansion House on Sunday from noon to 5pm.

Photo: Fireworks

Independence Day

What's your favorite July 4th tradition...a cookout with friends and family, a rousing game of cornhole, a swim at the lake or watching the fireworks? Be sure to check WayNet's event calendar for weekend events! What ever you do, we wish you a safe and happy holiday with friends and family!

Photo: Showing Sheep at the Wayne County, Indiana 4-H Fair

Fairy Gardens

Take the Enchanted Fairy Trail to see the the mystical world of fairies who live in Wayne County. Your child is sure to fall in love with this miniature world, so what better way to introduce them to gardening! Kids can sign up for a fairy garden class at Hayes Arboretum that will be held on July 1!

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Social Media Highlights

Logo: This Place MattersIf you're active on social media, you're likely to see a couple of campaigns being used to highlight our community. The America's Best Communities committee is encouraging the use of the hashtag #abc50 for any positive messages that you're sending out about Richmond and Wayne County. There is a contest for the most positive social media campaign within the larger prize. Richmond is currently a quarter finalist!

The recent Quality of Place conference kicked of the use of #ThisPlaceMatters locally. This national campaign from the National Trust for Historic Preservation serves to help people make the connection to their community and their neighborhood. The project is simple: Visit the Saving Places website to download and print a sign. Take photos with the sign at the places that matter most to you, and share the photos with others online with the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters.

Cool Off at Cordell Municipal Pool

Crowds at the Cordell Municipal PoolBring the family and enjoy a day of fun at Cordell Municipal Pool, corner of West Main and SW 13th Street in Richmond. The pool has a diving board, a 151 foot water slide, a 2 foot depth section for younger swimmers as well as a separate splash pool for the little ones. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adults, $4, children 3-17 $3, and under 2 free. Season passes available. For more information, call 765.983.7292.

Children's Activities - Summer 2015

Twister BounceThere's no excuse for kids to be bored this summer. Classes abound - Art in the Park, swim lessons, Artists Preschool Camp, summer reading programs at your local library, nature programs at Hayes Arboretum and Cope Environmental Center or just get outside and play!

Summer Reading Programs at Your Local Library

Reading is funDon't let any of those perfect summer days slip away without a good book on hand! Sign up for the reading program at your local library and enjoy cool prizes and fun challenges to keep you motivated. Great for all ages!

Tour the Mansion House in Centerville on Saturdays this Summer

Mansion HouseTour the historic Mansion House on the National Road (214 East Main Street) in Centerville, Indiana on Saturdays this summer from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adult admission will be $2 and children will be $1.

Just Us Kids Outdoors (JUKO)

Pick Me!  Pick Me!JUKO is a summer day camp that gives kids the chance to have a fantastic summer full of fun activities! They include outdoor games, arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, and so much more! Each day, the children receive lunch prepared by Richmond Community Schools through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The best part about the program: it's free! There is no registration deadline this summer or cap on enrollment. Questions? Contact Alisha at 765.983.7426 or aestabrook@richmondindiana.gov.

Download your FREE Richmond Parks & Recreation Summer Recreation Guide!

Logo: Richmond Parks & Recreation GuideThe Richmond Parks and Recreation 2015 Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Don't miss any of the fun movies, special events, youth camps, and sports programs. The guide also features information on pool and golf programs, senior activities, boating at Middlefork Reservoir as well as facility rentals. For more information, contact the Richmond Parks & Rec Department at 765.983.7275.


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Richmond, the county seat of Wayne County, is 966' above sea level.