Sports and Recreation

Wayne County offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, encouraging both fun and health. Change it up - try a new sport, experiment with a different exercise routine, cheer your favorite team, explore a novel hiking location. Take advantage of all Wayne County has to offer!


Wayne County

Outdoor Experiences

Children of Indiana Nature Park - located on the Cope Environmental Center property, near Centerville, it is a Signature Project of Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration. Hoosier children are encouraged to get a deed to this property and learn to love nature!

Cope Environmental Center - environmental center offering programs, demonstrations, and research.

Facilities Inventory - spreadsheet of available recreational facilities within Wayne County, Indiana.

Hayes Arboretum - "a living museum", offering nature programs, hiking facilities, and nature center.  Of special interest is the bird room that allows you to watch birds at numerous feeders.

Richmond Parks and Recreation Department - Table listing location and facilities.

Public Trails

Cardinal Greenway Rail Trail | Parking Information & Trail Guide | Map

Riverside Trails

Whitewater Gorge Park

Sports & Exercise Facilities

Earlham Athletics and Wellness Center

Golay Community Center - offers recreation, educational and fellowship opportunities to the people of Western Wayne County.

Sports History

Indiana Football Hall of Fame - museum featuring football heroes and history from around the state.  Lamar Lundy, one of the L.A. Rams' Fearsome Foursome, was a Richmond native.

Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities

Wayne County Special Olympics

Educational Athletics


Earlham College Quakers

Indiana University East Red Wolves

Indiana University Hoosiers

Purdue Boilermakers

High School

Centerville-Abington Bulldogs

Hagerstown Tigers

Lincoln Golden Eagles

Northeastern Knights

Richmond Red Devils

Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)

Resource Links

State and National Parks

Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs

Kentucky State Parks

Ohio State Parks

National Parks in Indiana

National Parks in Kentucky

National Parks in Ohio

Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Recreation Organizations

Central Indiana Wilderness Club

Greenways Foundation

Rails to Trails


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