Parks & Recreation
The City of Princeton Parks and Recreation provides our community with the needed outreach of activities to promote a healthy and entertaining lifestyle while preserving a natural environment for the enjoyment of current and future citizens.
The City of Princeton has four parks: Veterans Memorial Park, J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park/World War II Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) Camp, Parkview Heights Park, and Princeton Municipal Park. Our Veterans Memorial Park has undergone a beautiful reconditioning and is an excellent place for weddings, community events, and other activities.
The J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park is a great place to go take a stroll along the creek or watch the kids play around at the playground, so stop by and enjoy the facilities.
Steven & Judy Deffibaugh Community Center
The Community Center located at 416 North 4th Street is now accepting reservations.
The space offers three meeting rooms, a grand hall, and an outdoor pavilion. Amenities include a warming kitchen, Wi-Fi, a surround sound system, flat-screen televisions, and tables and chairs.
Other Area Attractions
Also in the area is Lake Lavon, which is great for fishing, water skiing, or just having a picnic by the lake. There are several boat launching facilities just minutes away, which opens the doors to a world of outdoor enjoyment for families to be part of. On the outskirts of town is Sister Grove Park which provides biking/hiking trails that offer even the most seasoned enthusiasts days to remember.
The surrounding county roads offer great evening drives with breathtaking views of wildlife, creeks, and shaded paths to the next adventure just up the road.
Parks & Recreation Ordinance
- Ordinance No. 2023-04-10 (Amending Parks and Recreation) (PDF)
- Ordinance 2021-07-12 Municipal Code, Chapter 50 Parks and Recreation (PDF)