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Helke Park

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Helke Park has numerous amenities on it’s 30.5 acres. This includes 3 separate playgrounds, six tennis courts (with lights), eight pickleball courts (with lights), two volleyball courts, two softball fields, a 9-hole disc golf course, soccer fields, restrooms, a drinking fountain, two shelters, a Little Free Library, a charging station for electronics, and plenty of open space for play. It is open to the public and follows the Vandalia Parks and Recreation Park Rules and Regulations.

The restrooms will be closed from October 31 through the winter months to prevent the pipes from freezing. They will be reopened in the Spring when the weather is guaranteed to stay above freezing. Please plan your visit to the park accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

Shelter Reservations

Helke Park is a great place for gatherings with family or friends! Shelters can be reserved by City of Vandalia residents only, at no cost, from April 1 – October 31. Shelter availability can be checked by calling 937-415-2353. You may also download and turn in the Shelter and Gazebo Reservation Request Form (PDF) to the Vandalia Recreation Center Front Desk or complete the online Shelter and Gazebo Reservation Request Form. For all important information pertaining to shelter reservations, please read the Shelter Rental Terms & Conditions.

Shelter and Gazebo Reservation Request Form (PDF)

Submit an Online Shelter and Gazebo Reservation Request

Disc Golf

Please visit the Disc Golf page to learn more.

Pickleball Courts

Please visit the Pickleball page to learn more.