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Memorial Island

Subfacility of Columbian Park

Local patriotic and military organizations, led by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1154, inspired the building of a memorial in Columbian Park to honor the brave men and women from Tippecanoe County who gave their lives defending our country. Their efforts led to the dedication of Memorial Island in 1949. Today, Memorial Island serves as a permanent reminder of the price paid for our precious freedom.

The amphitheater on Memorial Island can be rented for the day; please contact the Parks Main Office at 765-807-1500 for more information.

On August 25, 2015 the Lafayette Parks & Recreation Parks Boards approved the Memorial Island Master Plan Design. The design includes shoreline renovation, multiple, multi-use spaces and additional memorials.
Memorial Island Master Plan Design

Memorial Island Master Plan Design