About CERA

General Map

CERA General Map

Vision

CERA will be the highest-quality recreation and wellness provider in our community.

Mission Statement

CERA provides safe, high-quality facilities and programs that promote recreation and wellness for our community.

History

CERAland Park, established in 1963 as the Cummins Employees Recreation Association, started out as a corporate recreation facility in Columbus, IN, that has 345 acres of beautiful park land consisting of both indoor and outdoor recreational activities.  Most recently in 2012, the CERA Sports Corp was established as a not-for-profit C3 organization that is committed to developing CERAland Park into the highest-quality recreation and wellness provider in the community.

Ceraland offers an 11-acre stocked lake, fishing, paddle boats, row boats, and canoes, 324 site campground, 6 camping cabins, picnic areas, 7 shelter houses, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 4 permanent Corn Hole sets and 3 portable sets, 6 horseshoe pits, 2 sandpit volleyball courts, a go-kart track, 18 hole miniature golf course, driving range, 6 tennis courts, outdoor amphitheater, playgrounds, remote control airplane strip, rifle and archery range, trap and skeet range, 9 softball / baseball diamonds, aquatic center with large water slide and toddler play area, 30,000 square foot sports & fitness center with 2 full gymnasiums, cardio room, running/walking track, weight room, locker rooms, and much, much more.

Currently, CERA has over 100 local community corporations / partners that provide the opportunity for their employees to participate and utilize the services of CERA for discounted corporate rates.  In addition, CERA continues its community outreach by offering an expansive Youth Sports program and events schedule.  CERA is the host site for Bartholomew County Little League, numerous Fastpitch Softball and Baseball tournaments and leagues and is an AAU sanctioned park.

CERA also boasts a beautiful 355 site campground, including camping cabins, and has been a prime location for hundreds of motor coach and camping club rallies.  In 2013, CERA was rated as a “9 Facilities /9 Restrooms /10 Appeal’  campground for the Good Sam Camping Club and is now a Good Sam Certified destination.

These events draw visitors to the Columbus community from all over the nation.  In addition, CERA hosts many local youth camping retreats for scouts, church groups and school athletic teams.  This is a perfect place for team building and camaraderie.

In 2014, CERA opened to the public and introduced a completely new business model.  Eliminating all of the past membership levels and replacing it with two great options for utilizing the facilities and services:

1) For those individuals that may only want to visit the facility once or twice a year, CERA offers the Day Pass for one low daily rate per person at the gate.  All other facility fees apply based only upon what they might like to use during their daily visit, including camping.

2) For those individuals that will be using the facility more than one or twice a year, CERA offers the Annual Recreation Pass.  One Pass with additional discounts for Singles, Students, Seniors and Military.  The Pass elminates any gate fees and provides unlimited use of the sports center, aquatic center, mini golf, boat rentals, go-kart track, rifle range and discounted rates for camping and other facility rentals.  Having the annual pass is the only way to qualify for weekly, monthly & seasonal camping rates and seasonal Kids Camp pricing.

CERA has proudly been part of the Columbus community for 50 years and plans to continue its community growth in conjunction with the future of all sports tourism initiatives.  CERA is committed to the future growth of coporate wellness, fitness and recreation catering to all families in the Columbus and surrounding communities.

Board of Directors

NamePosition
Loriann SmithChairman
Brad GlennVice Chaairman
Scott Ballard
Catina Furnish
Kevin Pace
John Whittington
Tammy Maddix