Parks & Recreation

The City of Linton provides 580 acres of recreational area, including the Phil Harris Municipal Golf Course, Linton Conservation Club (fishing, hiking and biking trails, archery range) and Sunset Park (scuba diving, camping, fishing). The City’s recreational areas house the Greene County Soccer Complex, Linton baseball and softball diamonds, Linton Saddle Club and Buck Creek Muzzle Loaders. The Linton City Park (aka Humphreys Park) is home to the A.M. Risher Pool for swimming, water aerobics, and movie nights; picnic shelters (indoors and outdoors); miniature golf; playgrounds, including handicapped accessible; tennis and basketball court; horseshoe pits; and a stage for musical entertainment. The City also has the Roy Clark Community Building and as well as other enclosed and open park shelters available for family gatherings and community meetings.

Greene County is home to hundreds of lakes with Greene-Sullivan State Forest at the edge of Linton. Just north of Linton, west of Jasonville is Shakamak State Park. Redbird SRA is the State’s first off highway vehicle riding facility with over 600 acres of riding area, trails, rocks, mud and hills. Redbird is open to all motorized vehicles including 4×4’s dirt bikes and ATV’s. Goose Pond FWA is nearly 8,000 acres of prairie and marsh habitat which provides quality hunting, wildlife viewing and trapping. Goose Pond is a habitat for many creatures such as sandhill cranes, migrant geese, ducks, along with rarely spotted birds.