Collett Park

Collett Park is a 21-acre park that dates back to the 19th century. Designed by local architect J. Merrill Sherman, it was dedicated in 1890 although construction was not completed until 1894. It is the oldest park in Terre Haute. Several of the early features have been lost including the bandstand, the ornate metal sign, fish pond, and flower gardens. There are tennis courts, sheltered picnic areas, and a variety of more recent facilities but the gem of the park is the 1 1/2-story pavilion. It was used for public meetings and as a polling place for the precinct.

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Collett Park

Collett Park

Woman's Christian Temperance Union group in 1937 | Source: Courtesy of Indiana Historical Society View File Details Page

Collett Park

Collett Park

Winter in Collett Park in 1930 | Source: Courtesy of Indiana Historical Society View File Details Page

Street Address:

N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47804 [map]

Official Website:

http://www.terrehaute.in.gov/departments/parks/parks-information/collett-park.html

Cite this Page:

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, “Collett Park,” Discover Indiana, accessed September 21, 2018, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/208.

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