Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms
Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms
The City of Fishers has announced plans to build a 105,000-square-foot on Hoosier Road near 121st Street.
The new community center was designed based on input from residents. In 2021, a steering committee chaired by Fishers City Councilor Todd Zimmerman was formed to identify and prioritize community needs and how they could be served by an indoor facility. Nearly 3,500 residents completed a survey to share the amenities they most desired in this facility. Top items like a dog park, indoor playground, track, and aquatics facility were included in the design. See the site map.
- The center will offer both memberships and day passes, with discounts for Fishers residents. It will also feature free amenities accessible to both residents and non-residents, including a large indoor playground, indoor track for walking and running, and café.
- The Center is estimated to cost $60 million and will be paid for through city-issued bonds following a build-operate-transfer agreement that is slated to end in 2026. City leadership does not anticipate the Fishers City Tax rate to increase as a result of financing this project.
- The project resolution will be presented to the Fishers Finance Committee on June 14 and the Fishers City Council on June 19 for approval.
- The project is anticipated to break ground this fall and open in spring 2025.
Main level Features:
- 5,300-square-foot indoor playground
- Aquatics facility with a lap pool and zero-depth entry warm water pool with a waterslide and play features
- 18,600-square-foot gymnasium featuring three basketball courts, which can be converted into volleyball and pickleball courts
- Clinical rooms and offices for the Fishers Health Department
- Childcare facility
- Multipurpose rooms
- Public gathering spaces
- Dog park
Second Level Features:
- Large fitness and wellness center, including a spin studio and group exercise room
- Indoor track for walking and running
- A roof terrace to host outdoor exercise and gatherings is planned for future phases
- Adult companion care rooms
- Zero-entry pool
- Water wheelchair
- Accessible fitness equipment
- Will house Outside the Box’s adult day program to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Where will the center be located?
How big is the building?
What amenities will be included in the center?
Highlights of the new center include:
- An outdoor, membership-based dog park with plenty of room to run and play
- A 5,300-square-foot indoor playground complete with a climbing wall, play structure, and more (no membership or day pass required)
- A 10,000-square-foot aquatics center with four 25-yard lap lanes in one pool, and a zero-entry warm water pool with play features and waterslide, climbing wall, and private, universal changing areas
- An 18,600-square-foot gymnasium featuring three basketball courts, which can also be converted into volleyball and pickleball courts
- A second-floor fitness center including a spin studio, exercise machines, and group exercise rooms
- An indoor track with separate lanes for walking and running (no membership or day pass required)
- A childcare facility with separate areas for infants, toddlers, school age and older children
- Fishers Health Department offices and clinical rooms offering healthcare services for residents
Will there be food onsite?
Are there any outdoor amenities at the center?
The center will feature a large outdoor dog park, with a fitness center expansion to an outdoor rooftop terrace planned for Phase 2.
What type of accessibility features are included?
Will the center be free to visit?
Is the community center only available to Fishers residents?
Free amenities available without a membership or day pass include a 5,300-square-foot indoor playground, an indoor track for running and walking, and a community gathering space and café.
When will the center open?
The center is planned to open in spring 2025. Once open, operating hours are anticipated to be Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours are subject to change as operational plans are finalized closer to the open date.
How much does this project cost?
Will there be road and trail improvements to 121st Street and Hoosier Road to accommodate increased traffic?
Yes, the City is looking into improvements to both the roadway and pedestrian trail to enhance connectivity, traffic flow, and safety. Additional details will be shared as necessary improvements are determined.
What is the total acreage of the property?
The 25-acre property includes the 105,000-square-foot facility, along with an outdoor dog park, parking lot, and greenspace.
What will happen to the land south of the property next along the road on the north side ofto 116th Street?
The land will remain with the Johnson family and is not part of the Community Center project. Specifically, this is the area with several berms along the roadway.
Will the indoor athletic courts host travel sports tournaments, like basketball and volleyball?
No, these courts are intended for community use and will not host large, regional tournaments.
How much will a membership cost?
The City has not announced prices, but memberships are targeted to be in line with local market costs, with discounts available for Fishers residents.