Special Events

2018 Father Daughter Dance

Share a magical evening with your little girl(s) including music, dancing, photo opportunities, snacks, activities and much more! 

General Information

  • Date: February 17, 2018
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: McAllister Recreation Center
  • Fee: $30 per couple and $5 for any additional child

2018 Spring Celebration
The Spring Celebration is fun for the whole family! Face painting, sidewalk chalk, games, and a fun and exciting egg hunt for children ages 3 - 7.

General Information
  • Date: April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: McAllister Recreation Center
  • Fee: Free
Learn to Fish   At a DNR Go FishIN Learn to Fish workshop, parents and children age 6 and older will learn a little fish biology, gain some basic fishing skills, and get to go fishing. Equipment is provided, but pre-registration is necessary. No license is required on Free Fishing Days. 

General Information   
  • Date: May 19, 2018
  • Time: 9 a.m. - noon
  • For kids ages 6 and older
  • Location: Armstrong Park
For more information, click on this flyer

Annual Kids Fishing Day!

Lafayette Parks, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club will provide all of the tools necessary for your youngsters to fishing.


The catch and release fishing day is open to all children ages 3-14. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees & Extras

All bait and equipment is provided. This event is FREE! Lunch is provided.

2017 Fishing Tournament Information

  • Date: June 16, 2018
  • Times: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Location: Munger Park

2017 Summer Community Bowling

McAllister offers FREE bowling throughout the summer at participating bowling alleys to kids under the age of 18. The program meets six times during the summer from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at various bowling alleys in Lafayette. 

General Information

  • For kids under 18 years old
  • Fee: FREE for kids under 18 years old
  • Date & Location: TBD
  • Times: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Questions: Please  contact McAllister Recreation Center at (765) 807-1360.

2018 Holiday Drop & Shop

Do you have last minute holiday shopping to finish? Drop your children off at the McAllister Recreation Center for an evening of entertainment so you can finish shopping or wrapping! Dinner will be provided and ages 5 - 12 are welcome to participate.

General Information

  • Registration Begins: November 5
  • Fee: $10 for 1 child/$5 for each additional child in family
  • Date: Friday, December 14
  • Times: 5:30 .p.m - 9 p.m.
  • Location: McAllister Recreation Center