The community of Fishers, Indiana is growing by leaps and bounds, and the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department is growing right alongside the population. By 1990, it was plain that the burgeoning town needed an official Parks and Recreation Department to organize and maintain the precious green spaces of the town, so the department was established at that time.
Working hand in hand with the Fishers Park Advisory Committee and the Fishers Town Council, the new Parks and Recreation Department has been able to provide the vibrant town of Fishers with twelve parks with a total of 376 developed acres, designed for a wide variety of uses.
The Fishers Parks and Recreation Department also offers three separate buildings for rent by the public, at Billericay, Cumberland and the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. There are five covered picnic shelters, too. The community makes good use of these facilities, renting them for all kinds of Fishers business meetings and and Fishers events.
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Below is a list of the various Fishers parks, including their locations and a brief description.
This lovely wooded park is a baseball players delight, with eight lighted diamonds for day or night time games. Other amenities include a brand new rental shelter and kitchen and a great “Play Plaza” with a splash pad for Fishers children, open seasonally during the spring and summer months. Top it off with play areas designed for different ages and a walking trail around the whole perimeter, and you have a community meeting ground for generations.
BROOKS SCHOOL PARK
One of the special characteristics about this park is that it has a deck overlooking the musical babbling of Mud Creek. It also offers a long list of amenities, such as a walking trail that follows along the Mud Creek Greenway, a basketball court, picnic shelters with tables and grills, playgrounds and soccer fields.
Just off Fishers Pointe Boulevard, west of Lantern Road, this special, 25-acre green piece of paradise was newly developed for the more adventuresome nature-lover. It contains a large fishing pond, a beautiful wooded trail and lots of room to bask.
This emerald green space has been set aside especially for soccer lovers, with no less than seven soccer fields and asphalt parking for the family car. Other amenities include a nice community rental building with hardwood floors, restrooms and a kitchen sink. Cumberland Park also has lots of picnic tables, grills and trail ways.
ELLER FIELDS PARK
With two lighted baseball diamonds, a softball diamond, concession stands, vending machines, restrooms, asphalt parking, playground areas and picnic tables, this park has everything you need to take the whole team and make a day of Fishers sports.
FISHERS HERITAGE PARK AT WHITE RIVER
Mainly designated for just hanging out in nature and loving it, Fishers Heritage Park is the perfect venue for bird watching, biking, hiking and photo ops. It contains many trails, one of which follows along the gorgeous White River Greenway. Fishers Heritage Park is the new location of the restored Ambassador House, soon to be unveiled as the area’s welcome center.
HARRISON THOMPSON PARK
What a place to play! Soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, concession stands, vending machines, electricity, picnic shelters, picnic tables and grills, bike racks, asphalt parking, restrooms and fun trails galore are all here at Harrison Thompson Park. The park also sports a nice covered rentable picnic shelter for inclement weather or gatherings.
Hoosier Woods offers the epitome of the appreciation of nature. Connect to well preserved and maintained natural spaces and trails, breathe the clean air, walk, hike or bike and, above all, relax!
This is a beautiful, well established, serious football park, containing three football fields, complete with lights, electronic scoreboards and bleachers, all in the midst of prolific beauty. One of Fishers’ oldest parks, the place is the site of memories for generations of football players and their families. It also offers a serious concession/storage building.
One of the most important nature preserves in the state, this magnificent property offers 127 acres of pure bliss. Especially suited to hiking, Ritchey Woods is the site of many organized groups’ activities, such as nature and challenge classes, offering something for all ages. There is also a large shelter and a beautiful creek within the grounds. Amenities include bike racks, greenways, nature trails, restrooms and picnic tables.
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ROY G HOLLAND MEMORIAL PARK
This is the oldest Fishers park, still well maintained and still a favorite. Public programs, athletic fields of all kinds, picnic tables, shelters and grills, playground areas, concession stands and vending machines, bike racks, asphalt parking, and electricity all available just for entering the grounds. Also the home of the Fishers Recreation Office, the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park represents the true spirit of the community park.
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Fishers Parks and Recreation Department
One Municipal Dr
Fishers, IN 46038