The Henry County Memorial Park, located at 2221 N. Memorial Drive in New Castle, Indiana is a beautiful 362-acre park with the W.G. Smith Building, a rustic shelter house, three log cabins and 18 picnic shelters available for rent. Additionally, picnic tables are scattered throughout the park for use by visitors. The park has two softball diamonds, three tennis courts, one basketball court, five volleyball courts, and several soccer fields, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, fishing, and nature trails. The open, grassy fields with beautiful, large shade trees; and the ponds and stone-line pathways all make for a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors.
Originally, the park was dedicated as a memorial to Henry County men and boys who fought in World War I, and was rededicated in 1923 to include veterans of all wars. In 2020, the Henry County Memorial Park was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can reach the park by calling 765-529-1004.
One of the rustic cabins is shown above, decorated for the 2020 holiday season.