Earl Park - Indiana

Est. 1872

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Earl Park, Indiana is located in Benton County on the far eastern edge of the historic Tall Grass Prairie. Fed by numerous small streams, the Earl Park area is home to many species of wildlife including whitetail deer, mink, beaver, badger, great blue heron, pheasant, quail, rabbit, coyote, fox, raccoon, opossum, and numerous birds of prey. Earl Park is located in Richland Township which is named for the rich black top soil. Near record crop yields are common in this area of Indiana.

Benton County is steeped in the traditions of prairie farm life. A place where the past, the present, and the future overlap. Modern high speed motorways connecting to major metropolitan areas, modern conveniences, and home of pioneering innovations in technology, production and distribution of goods and services. Benton County offers an excellent and dedicated work force for a variety of agricultural and industrial businesses to include the Orion Wind Turbine Electrical Energy Project a pollution-free source of electricity for more than 35,000 homes.

Town Board Meetings information

Town Board Meetings are the second Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Town Hall.

Contact information

Town Of Earl Park

P.O. Box 67

123 West 5th Street

Earl Park, IN 47942

Phone: 1-219-474-6108


Town Hall Office Hours:

Monday 4-5:15 pm EST

2nd Saturday of the month 9:00-10:30 am EST

town board members and contact info

Township trustee: Pam Ishmiel

Board Members:

  • Phil McGinnis - Town Board President
  • Ricky Yates - Council
  • Marty Lewis - Council
  • Troy Strasburger - Town Employee
  • Nathan Besse - Town water contact PWS 5204006
  • Kristen Hardebeck - Town Clerk Treasurer

Zoning Board:

  • Mary Brock
  • Bill Anderson
  • Larry Schellenberger
  • Stephanie Moore
  • Kim Keller
  • Howard Strasburger - Building Permits

municipal quick reference

Benton Country Wind Farm

Earl Park is located in Benton County Indiana USA and the home of a large Wind Farm. There are 87 generators model sl/sle Gen4 GE 1.5mw Wind Turbines. The Wind Farm's Earth friendly power is being sold to local Utility companies in an attempt to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Commercial operation began in April 2008.

The enormous components for this project are brought to the job-sites on special trucks with escorts. These huge trucks and components can be seen in the images in the gallery below. The main erection crane is so large, another crane is necessary to assemble it! Click on the images for super size viewing.

Earl Park Fall Festival

Since the 1972 Centennial Celebration, Earl Park hosts the Labor Day weekend Fall Festival. The Festival has become widely known for its Free Entertainment including Blue Grass music, Truck & Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Parade, Collector Car Show, Softball Tournament, Horseshoe & Wa-shoo tournaments, Pedal Tractor Pull, Mud Volleyball, flea market, and much more. There are daily charity dinners, and a large food vendor area on the SouthWest drive.

The Fall Festival and it's committee members have been monumental in the development of the park facilities and are responsible for many improvements over the years. Funds generated by the yearly festival pour back into the surrounding community in numerous charity sponsorships and civic donations. Festival workers give countless hours of their time, tools, equipment, and sweat to make each festival a success. Rain or shine, these volunteers are always working to make each festival an enjoyable experience for every person who attends.

Earl Park Library

The Earl Park Library is a 1913 Carnegie library with the original structure intact. Please feel free to stop by for a tour.

Cardinal roost Shelter REQUEST

Cardinal Roost Agreement.doc

Please review and fill out a request for the Cardinal Roost. Check the calendar for availability.