East Fork Lake, which offers a boat ramp, a beach, a swimming area, and a picnic area, is only five minutes from Tate Township. Within the township, Edmund Burke Park provides a sheltered picnic area, a play area for children, and a stage. The annual Wagonmasters parade showcases the township's tractors. There are ballfields by the middle school and high school, and additional softball, soccer and football fields and tennis courts at the high school. The Community Center is relatively small, functioning primarily as a senior center. The 18-hole Friendly Meadows golf course is 10-15 minutes outside the township. Swimmers enjoy the private Bethel Swim club. There are a number of service clubs and lodges in Tate Township, including a Lions Club, the Knights of Pythias and the Masons.