Nearly a year in the making, Fishers Parks is so close to officially opening the doors to our new headquarters and showcasing our newest venture, the Maker Playground. From 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, the grand opening celebration of our space will welcome any and all to join in on first-look demonstrations of new equipment, activities for all ages, food trucks, music, pop-up skateparks, and so much more.
Here are 5 things you can’t miss at our grand opening:
1. Studio M Pergola Project
In close proximity to our connection with the Nickel Plate Trail, we’re inviting Studio M to create a pergola structure on site during the grand opening event. The pergola will become a permanent piece at Fishers Parks, the Maker Playground, and Hub & Spoke. Check in on the build throughout your visit on Saturday to see the progress!
2. The Outdoor Lawn
If you’re coming this weekend, don’t forget to look outside! On the west side of the Hub & Spoke building. We’re filling this open lawn space with a few different activities, including our popular mobile skatepark, food, trucks, music and a DJ, and more. Riverside Intermediate will bring their RC cars and track to show off their racing skills.
3. Maker Labs
For this event, we’ve partnered with a handful of community maker organizations. On the Fishers Parks side of our new space, we’re putting our Maker Lab classrooms to good use to offer four activity stations. Help assemble a mural with High Frequency Arts. Watch as the Fishers High School Robotics Team showcases their equipment. Learn about engineering and building with Snapology, and build an acrylic, light-up pendant with 1st Makerspace!
4. The Think Tank
The Think Tank, attached to the Maker Playground, will be a space that our future members, comprised of makers, artists, builders, and more, will let their ideas blossom. But the Think Tank will also be home to our inventory of 3D printers. Come on in to see these machines in action during your visit.
5. Hammer Time
Just inside the Maker Playground’s main entrance, Fishers Parks will offer a fun take-home project that puts some of our most basic tools to work to create a small nail-and-thread Maker Playground-branded art. Safely designed for all ages, use our Maker Playground logo as a template to put your own spin on the piece.