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Jon Goldsberry

Park Board, President

Jon Kincaid

Park Board, Vice President

Eileen Farmer

Park Board, Secretary

Jessi Mullen

Park Board, Member

Zach Tischendorf

Director, Park & Recreation Department

Office Phone: 812-937-4570

Cell Phone: 812-489-8454


Our Facilities/Amenities

Santa Claus Community Center - 200 Patricia Koch Drive, Santa Claus, Indiana

Hours of Operation (All Times Central):

Monday, Friday 7-10 A.M.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-7 P.M.

The Santa Claus Community Center provides meeting, event, and office space for residents, small businesses, and other local users of our facility. We also have a fitness center with cardio, free weight, and cable resistance equipment for daily visitors and members.

Room Rental Rates

Large Room - Weekday (Mon-Thu): $15 per hour, Weekend (Fri-Sun): $30 per hour; Daily: $150 per day

Small Room - Monthly: $450 per month (Currently Occupied by Spencer County Community Foundation)

Small Office - Monthly: $220 per month (Currently Occupied by Holistic Healing Massage)

Fitness Center Rates

Daily Admission (Only available during staffed hours): $5

24-Hour Access Fee (One-time): $20

Senior (62+) or Youth (14-17) Membership: $15 per month

Adult Membership: $20 per month or $220 per year

Jim Yellig Park - 611 E Ashburn Road, Santa Claus, Indiana

Hours of Operation (All Times Central): Sunrise to Sunset

Jim Yellig Park is located adjacent to the Holiday Village Community on Ashburn Road, which can be accessed from IN-162 and Louis J Koch Boulevard. The park provides three ball diamonds, four multi-use fields, playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, and two shelter houses for visitors to enjoy. We also provide field space for North Spencer Little League, North Spencer Softball, North Spencer Soccer Association, and Minutemen Football for their youth sports leagues. Additionally a one mile trail, Ray Yellig Memorial Trail, is in the park, consisting of a loop on the north and south sides of Ashburn Road.

Trails of Santa Claus

The Trails of Santa Claus consist of approximately 5.75 miles of trail loops throughout the Town of Santa Claus from Kaspar Drive/IN-162 in the west to Old State Route 162/Ashburn Road in the east. The trail loops through Jim Yellig Park, follows Ashburn Road to Louis J Koch Boulevard past the Town Hall/Police Department, which connects it back to downtown Santa Claus and Patricia Koch Drive, where the Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department and Santa Claus Community Center are located. The majority of the Trails are hard surface (pavement or concrete), though approximately 0.25 miles of gravel trails still exist. Trail plans for the near future include the connection of the Eastside and Ray Yellig Memorial Trails. The Town is currently pursuing funding for the second phase of its Lincoln Discovery Trail which will expand the trail from Kaspar Drive to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in nearby Lincoln City.

Santa Claus Park & Recreation would like to thank our generous sponsors that support Jim Yellig Park!


Spencer County Bank

Winkler Wholesale Grocers and Holiday Foods


BNG Heating & Cooling

Circle S Marts

Freedom Bank

Jaw's Collision Center & Auto Service

S&S BBQ and Annie's Ice Cream


Amenity Business & Insurance Solutions

Kincaid Insurance

Midwestern Engineers

Price & Associates, Attorneys at Law

RDM Wholesale

Santa Claus Family Dentistry

Santa Claus Optimist Club


All Seasons Lawn Equipment

Advanced Rehabilitation

Automated Routing

Frosty's Fun Center

H&R Building Supply

Indiana Vision Center

Mutual Home Insurance

Patriot Station Service Center

Santa Claus Hardware

Spencer Industries

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