Charles Black Recreation Center & LaSalle Park


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Charles Black Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting

November 1 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Charles Black Recreation Center! Speakers include Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Karen White, Regina Williams, Lynn Coleman, Gladys Muhammed, Aaron Perri and Cynthia Taylor. Event will include fun giveaways and refreshments.

Charles Black Recreation Center

3419 W Washington Street

South Bend, IN 46619



Project Updates

Programming: All programming will continue as normal at various locations in the neighborhood. 

Real Services Senior Program: Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center

Monday – Friday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Afterschool All-stars Program: Harrison Primary School

Monday – Friday: 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Open Recreation & Fitness: Lafayette School

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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The largest project identified in the 2015 Park Bond was the renovation and upgrades at the Charles Black Center and LaSalle Park. The renovations add a 50% increase in square footage which provides more room for storage, three practice basketball courts, an expanded fitness center, a music studio, new HV/AC systems, concession area, locker rooms, and bike repair shop.

Landscaping has been upgraded around the building and in the park. The soccer fields at LaSalle Park will also have irrigation installed and a large pavilion.