Fishers Parks and Recreation Department: Giving Fun to Fishers

Like almost everything in the quickly growing Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, Indiana, the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department actively looks for ways to serve its people. Maintaining pace with the town’s growth factor takes some doing; Fishers has seen a whopping 600% increase in its population recently, so the Parks and Recreation Department has its work cut out for it.

In this town of just under 70,000, there are 376 developed acres of Fishers parks and over 150 acres more that have yet to be developed, plus 61 miles of formal trails.

Fishers is proud of its many activity centers provided and overseen by the Parks and Recreation Department. Along with its community pools and golf courses, there are two reservoirs for water sports and a brand new Fishers YMCA.

Video tour of the Fishers YMCA, run by the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department in Fishers, Indiana


The Parks and Recreation Department offers three buildings available year-round for rent to the community for Fishers events, described below:

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park – The building capacity is 80, and its amenities include a 200 square food kitchenette, tables and seating for 80, restrooms, and climate control, all attached to a 1085 square foot shelter.
Cumberland Park Building – This is an 870 square foot building with restrooms, a kitchen sink and countertops, chairs and tables for 80 guests, and climate control, attached to a 960 square foot shelter.
Billericay Park Building – The capacity of this modern facility is 112, in a 1728 square foot room with a serious catering kitchen, restrooms, chairs and tables for 112 guests and climate control, all attached to a 912 square foot shelter

The Fishers Parks and Recreation Department organizes special events such as their popular Fishers Summer Concert Series. Get out in the gorgeous warm beauty of the park and listen to some free Fishers music!

Or how about about the Extreme Adventure Camp, a Fishers summer camp put on by Ritchey Woods for Fishers children and adults alike? Or any number of mini-classes, lectures and special Fishers activities, such as baton lessons, math & reading classes or StrollerFit for kids who enjoy taking their parent for a ride? All these are provided or sponsored by the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department.

Video of a StrollerFit program; Fishers, Indiana offers StrollerFit to its residents


The Fishers Parks and Recreation Department works closely with the Fishers Park Advisory Committee and the town council to assure a seamlessly functional, high-quality life in the outdoors for Fishers locals and out-of-towners. The result is plenty of accessible natural beauty, Fishers sports fields, and places to gather to enjoy life under the Midwestern sky.

For more information on the Fishers Parks and Recreation Department, please visit the department’s homepage.

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