The Tolson Center for Community Excellence builds off the foundation established by Herbert and Ruth Tolson and carried forward by the City of Elkhart for decades. A true community partnership—built on the feedback from residents—is creating a revitalized Tolson Center rooted in the Benham West Neighborhood, reaching across generations and cultures to serve all of the Elkhart community and beyond. This new chapter for Tolson is built on the core values of Growth, Accessibility, Stewardship, Integrity, Leadership and Legacy. Come visit us, become a member for free, sign up for free programs for all ages, or get involved!



After years of dreaming, planning and of construction, the newly renovated Tolson Center has finally arrived. Our new 30,000 square foot community center double our previous size, contains two gyms in addition to new learning and recreational spaces.

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