2023 is almost here, and while 2022 was a big year for the City of Fishers, 2023 will only continue to build upon the momentum as we charge into Fishers’ next chapter.
Here are 5 projects to watch in 2023.
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1. Fishers Community Center
At his State of the City address in November, Mayor Fadness hinted at an upcoming announcement regarding Fishers’ first-ever community center, a place for residents to gather and connect, enjoy athletics and recreation (including a new aquatics facility!), and provide a permanent home for Fishers Parks and the Fishers Health Department. Stay tuned for more details coming early 2023.
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2. Geist Waterfront Park
The long-awaited public park on the last remaining parcel of the Geist Reservoir will open to the public in March. The 70-acre waterfront park will feature a beach, non-motorized boat launch, dock access, playground, and community gathering amenities as part of Phase 1 of the project. Stay tuned for information on how to register for your park pass (free for Fishers residents) and details on opening festivities.
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3. Nickel Plate Trail
Paving of the southern portion of the Fishers Nickel Plate Trail between 106th Street and 96th Street will occur in 2023. The pedestrian trail provides unparalleled access between the northern and southern points of our community and has quickly become a popular running, biking, and walking destination. In 2024, a bridge will be constructed over 96th Street to connect to the Indianapolis portion of the trail.
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4. White River Park
Also mentioned in the Mayor’s State of the City address, the White River Park at the northwest corner of 96th Street and Allisonville Road, adjacent to the White River, will offer a new recreational site and greenspace in the southwest portion of our community. Designs are currently underway for the 98-acre park, and more details will be shared in 2023. Construction will also begin in 2023 on a roundabout to replace the Michigan Left at the intersection of 96th Street and Allisonville Road.
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5. Allisonville Road Corridor
In 2022, the City conducted a six-month Allisonville Road Corridor Study in conjunction with the Allisonville Road Steering Committee and HWC Engineering to examine the roadway character, adjacent land uses, bicycle and pedestrian amenities, and other elements that define the Allisonville Road corridor between 106th Street and 126th Street. Stay tuned for outcomes and next steps for this vital corridor in our city in early 2023.
There’s no doubt that 2023 will be another monumental year for our community, and we can’t wait to embark on this journey with all of you. Happy New Year!
Stephanie Perry is the Assistant Director of Public Relations of the City of Fishers. Born and raised in Fishers, Stephanie graduated from HSE in 2006 and is now raising her kids in her childhood home in West Fishers, which she purchased from her parents when they moved. She loves supporting the local small business community, running on Fishers’ trails, and spending time at Conner Prairie with her family (Headless Horsemen and A Merry Prairie Holiday are family favorites!). Stephanie and her husband enjoy getting outdoors and spending time camping, hiking, and boating. Stephanie has enjoyed watching her city grow over the past few decades and loves the assets and amenities that the community provides, from the parks and special events to the array of restaurants and shops.