Fun in Fishers

Whether you’re looking for the perfect running path or your next great adventure in the parks, create lasting memories while exploring Fishers. With over 24 parks and 132 miles of nature and recreational trails, Fishers is the perfect place to escape into nature.

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Must-See Stops on the Nickel Plate Trail

Must-See Stops on the Nickel Plate Trail

As the Nickel Plate Trail grows closer to completion, so do the opportunities to get out and about around Fishers.   There’s plenty of things to do just off the trail, from shopping and restaurants to wellness. Whether you’re looking to get fit, be sustainable, save...

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Fishers Parks Summer Favorites

Fishers Parks Summer Favorites

As we step full swing into our summer season with concerts, Movies in the Park, Fishers Farmers Market, and Spark!Fishers, our staff is looking ahead to the next three months of our busy season to bring both new and community-favorite events back to Fishers! After a...

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Dog-Friendly Fishers Guide

Dog-Friendly Fishers Guide

After spending a lot more time at home this past year, our pets have gotten used to having us around, and we’ve gotten pretty used to having them around, too. This change in routine has made it even harder to leave them alone (okay, fine, it’s probably harder on me...

5 Things at the Fishers Maker Playground Grand Opening

5 Things at the Fishers Maker Playground Grand Opening

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...

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day

With the rise in popularity of the 1,000 Hours Outside Challenge, families are getting outdoors more than ever to play and explore. If you’re participating in this challenge, May 15 is the perfect day to log more hours, as it’s Kids to Parks Day!  This is a yearly day...

Spring Planting Guide: Best Plants for Indiana

Spring Planting Guide: Best Plants for Indiana

Did you know, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, when you plant native flowers that attract beneficial insects, you can attract native bees and other pollinating insects to your garden? The more diverse you can make your garden, the more insects you can attract to...

Fishers Running Club: Sustainable Running

Fishers Running Club: Sustainable Running

Several years ago, when Fishers Running Club was getting started, I noticed something: we were producing a lot of waste. After our group runs, when I would stop along our route to pickup the hydration station, I was struck by how many bottles of water and Gatorade we...

National Agriculture Day: A Look Ahead at the AgriPark Season

National Agriculture Day: A Look Ahead at the AgriPark Season

Planting is under way at the Fishers AgriPark! This week, farmer Trevor Wildey is busy planting peas, one of the first vegetables to be planted this season in preparation for the AgriPark’s May 1 reopening. Two weeks ago, I met with Trevor to get a “new” tour of the...

Top 5 Things to Do at Cumberland Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Cumberland Park

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Today we are going...

10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring

10 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring

On March 20, spring will officially arrive with the start of the spring equinox. I love spring in Fishers! I feel like it’s a magical time as the world wakes up from its winter slumber, the days start getting longer, and the weather warms up.   On the first day of...

31 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

31 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

As we enter the month of March, the world happily welcomes all things green as winter begins to thaw into spring and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin! If your little ones are like mine, knowing that it’s March means all they can think about is the magic of...

5 Tips For the 2021 Gardening Season

5 Tips For the 2021 Gardening Season

The Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) and Master Gardeners of Hamilton County invite you to join us as the Seed Library opens for the 2021 season!    Seeds are available to check out starting Monday, March 1, 2021. Library cardholders can check out 20 seed packets...

Skating on the Farm

Skating on the Farm

Since November, the Fishers AgriPark has been closed for the season but hasn’t been totally quiet. At the end of January, one Fishers Parks team member saw an opportunity to use the AgriPark’s event barn for the installation of a free, indoor, heated skatepark. Adam...

Fishers Parks Mascot Contest: Everything You Need to Know

Fishers Parks Mascot Contest: Everything You Need to Know

In the last year, Fishers Parks has been challenged to be more creative than ever. In the first few months of 2020, we worked quickly to brainstorm how we could still offer something fun for families while they were hunkering down in their homes due to the COVID-19...

Mental Health Monday: Winter Ecotherapy Bucket List

Mental Health Monday: Winter Ecotherapy Bucket List

Winter can be a tough time to really embrace spending time outdoors and focus on mental health. For a bunch of nature lovers over here at Fishers Parks, we all definitely take time to appreciate a sunny day, but still understand and see value in the snowy, sometimes...

Top Socially Distant Winter Activities

Top Socially Distant Winter Activities

Even during winter’s longest, chilliest days, there is still socially distant fun to be had #AroundFishers. Check out these fun events and winter activities to warm your heart during cold weather.Honor a Local Hero Grab your coat and take a walk around the Central...

Winter Trail Walk: Thinking & Dreaming

Winter Trail Walk: Thinking & Dreaming

Some people take a walk to have time to think.  Others walk to take time NOT to think, but to dream.  Whichever category you fall into, Thinker or Dreamer, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve has 2.25 miles of winter trails that await the sound of your footsteps.    ...

Back to School: Creative Winter Recess Ideas for Virtual Learning

Back to School: Creative Winter Recess Ideas for Virtual Learning

While our children at home learning virtually, it’s important to find ways to keep them active throughout the day. All HSE schools have a scheduled block for recess, but are we really dedicating this time towards some sort of recess or physical activity? We have four...

Top 5 Things to Do at Heritage Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Heritage Park

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its...

60 Winter Break Boredom Busters

60 Winter Break Boredom Busters

With the start of winter break just around the corner, I’m sure it won’t be long before parents will be hearing “I’m bored…” and “I don’t know what to do!”  I’m here with a fun list of boredom buster activities to keep the kids entertained but also challenge their...

Must See Holiday Lights in Fishers

Must See Holiday Lights in Fishers

Need some holiday cheer? Grab some hot cocoa and hop in the car to enjoy these holiday lights from your neighbors.  Here are our top picks #AroundFishers, but don't forget to check out all the houses on the Fishers Holiday Lights Map! Special thanks to all of the...

A New Take on Home for the Holidays

A New Take on Home for the Holidays

This year, many of us are taking the quite literal approach to the classic saying, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” As the pandemic continues to escalate, staying in our own homes this holiday season is certainly the safest decision, but can also be a...

1000 Hours Outdoors: Why Your Family Should Take the Challenge

1000 Hours Outdoors: Why Your Family Should Take the Challenge

When I was adapting to life as a new mom, my baby and I would get outside as often as possible, which led me to stumbling upon a challenge that really inspired me. My now 5 year old was a year old and absolutely loved being outside.  As a former teacher, I knew of the...

On the Farm Friday: Explore Cover Crops at the AgriPark

On the Farm Friday: Explore Cover Crops at the AgriPark

While the Fishers AgriPark has closed to the public for the season, there's still work to be done behind the scenes. Fishers Parks' Agriculture Coordinator Jackie Leeuw shares what's happening on the farm now that harvest has ended and how cover crops are an important...

Explore Ritchey Woods for National Take a Hike Day

Explore Ritchey Woods for National Take a Hike Day

Fishers is home to one of only two state-designated nature preserves in Hamilton County – Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. The diverse property and 2.25 miles of walking trails take you through three completely different types of habitats. Watch this video to explore...

Top 5 Things to Do at Cheeney Creek Natural Area

Top 5 Things to Do at Cheeney Creek Natural Area

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Bee Camp Creek Trailhead to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its own...

An Empty Nester’s Weekend Guide to Fishers

An Empty Nester’s Weekend Guide to Fishers

One of the things that makes Fishers so great is it’s appeal to all kinds of lifestyles.  It’s true, Fishers is full of young families with kids to entertain and parents looking for a night out. But what about when those kids are all grown and have flown the coop?...

20 DIY Family Halloween Costumes

20 DIY Family Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and although things may be a bit different this year, there’s still plenty to look forward to. There’s candy of course, but then there’s also thinking about epic costume ideas for the whole family.   But First, Candy…  Please Note:...

National Farmers’ Q&A with the Fishers AgriPark Staff

National Farmers’ Q&A with the Fishers AgriPark Staff

Today is National Farmers Day, and we’re celebrating! To commemorate the holiday, we sat down with two important farmers who run the Fishers AgriPark, which pays homage to the city’s agricultural heritage every day. Learn more about our family favorite at the Fishers...

Top 5 Things to Do at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Top 5 Things to Do at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its...

Top 5 Things to Do at Cyntheanne Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Cyntheanne Park

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its...

Backyard Bird Watching

Backyard Bird Watching

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, more people than ever before are hungry for information about how to improve their backyard birding identification skills. Since many of us have been spending more time at home and taking walks through nature, interest in...

A Day in the Life at the Fishers AgriPark

A Day in the Life at the Fishers AgriPark

Since last fall, farmer Trevor Wildey has worked day in and day out to make the Fishers AgriPark what it is today. At just 23, his farming experience is vast, working on his own family’s farm and other local produce and livestock farms his entire life.  Hired 10...

Top 5 Things to Do at Flat Fork Creek Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Flat Fork Creek Park

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its...

Fishers AgriPark Family Favorites

Fishers AgriPark Family Favorites

Located along 113th Street and Florida Road is the city’s newest park, Fishers AgriPark.  Fishers’ AgriPark is a unique park concept incorporating 33-acres dedicated to teaching visitors about farming practices and encourages visitors to learn about and participate in...

Top 5 Things to Do at Billericay Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Billericay Park

Hello Fishers! I’m Sarah Sandquist, Director of Fishers Parks. Fishers has 24 parks spread throughout the City, ranging in size and function from pocket parks like Cheeney Creek Nature Area to larger parks like Holland Park and Brooks School Park. Each park has its...

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Summertime is here and one of our favorite parts about this time of year is making our very own summer bucket list.  While this year is a little different than those in the past, that doesn’t mean we still can’t make a list full of fun events and places that we want...

6 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

6 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

The excitement of summer days is one of our family’s favorite times of the year. Now that the summer heat is in full swing, what better way to enjoy these summer memory making days than by beating the heat with summer fun around Fishers!1. Creek Stomping Is there...

10 Fun & Creative Ways to Learn at Home This Summer

10 Fun & Creative Ways to Learn at Home This Summer

Summer is upon us, and for our children it can either be a learning dust bowl or a learning paradise. Children are tempted to spend hours in front of the screen, but with a little creativity their summer can be transformed by exploring new hobbies, learning...

Summer Wildflower Hike at Ritchey Woods

Summer Wildflower Hike at Ritchey Woods

Take a wildflower hike at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve to see what the “buzz” is all about. Pollinators abound in the prairie as the summer blooms take hold. I recommend the Orchard and Dragonfly Trails for the best views and pops of color. Here are some of the...

50+ Reasons We Love Fishers Parks

50+ Reasons We Love Fishers Parks

At Fishers Parks, we create a community of exploration for all ages. Whether you’re looking for a night to let loose, ecotherapy on the trails, or your family’s next adventure, our parks and activities are made for making memories.  To celebrate July’s National Parks...

Saxony Lake & Beach

Saxony Lake & Beach

Life is better on the beach, especially when you can soak up the sun without leaving Fishers! Saxony Lake and Beach (13358 Pennington Road) offers residents and visitors a chance to feel the sand beneath their toes at this 20-acre lake and 300-foot beach made from...

Billericay Park

Billericay Park

From trails to playgrounds and baseball diamonds, Billericay Park is bustling with activity throughout the year. Located at 126th Street and Promise Road tucked just south of Fishers High School, Billericay Park totals 44 acres of diverse recreation area and truly has...

Brooks School Park

Brooks School Park

One of the City’s most frequented parks, Brooks School Park (11780 Brooks School Road) is known for its many inclusive ways to play and explore in Fishers, tucked just southeast of the Sandstone subdivision at 116th Street and Brooks School Road, the park totals 16.5...

Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park

From the roar of the crowd at youth soccer games to a relaxing walk in nature, Cumberland Park (10580 Cumberland Road) has something for everyone! The park is situated at the corner of 106th Street and Cumberland Road and boasts over 40 acres of play and adventure. On...

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Located in the heart of Fishers, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve (10410 Hague Road) is the perfect place to unplug. The park, one of only two state designated nature preserves in Hamilton County, is approximately 127 acres, and boasts nine beautiful nature trails...

Heritage Park

Heritage Park

One of Fishers’ most charming parks, Heritage Park (10595 Eller Road) is a hidden gem in the heart of Fishers. The 33-acre park located at Eller Road and 106th Street is known for its scenic multi-use and wooded nature trails, one of the best sledding hills in the...

Holland Park

Holland Park

Located in the heart of Fishers, Roy G. Holland Memorial Park is Fishers’ first municipal park, developed in 1991. The park is approximately 34 acres and offers a variety of amenities for all age groups and abilities. From sports fields and basketball courts, to...

Flat Fork Creek Park

Flat Fork Creek Park

Tucked away on the east side of Fishers, Flat Fork Creek Park (16141 E 101st Street) is the perfect place to escape the busyness of the season and unplug in nature. The park, located at 101st Street and Cyntheanne Road, is just over 60 acres and boasts unique and...

Cheeney Creek Park

Cheeney Creek Park

Nature is waiting to be explored at Cheeney Creek Natural Area (11030 Fishers Pointe Boulevard). The 25-acre park is a secret wildlife oasis in the heart of Fishers and home to several unique amenities. From fishing ponds to greenways, Cheeney Creek is the ideal place...

Cyntheanne Park

Cyntheanne Park

From the little ones playing on the playground to community gardeners harvesting vegetables, Cyntheanne Park (12383 Cyntheanne Road) is a hidden gem busting with activity in northeast Fishers. Perhaps one of Cyntheanne Park’s most unique features is the vibrant...

Touch a truck virtual tours

Touch a truck virtual tours

Since this year's Touch-A-Truck event was cancelled due to COVID-19, we're bringing you a virtual way to explore our City vehicles! Learn more about some of our big rigs with the videos below.

Nature First Program

Nature First Program

The start of school brings an excitement to the Fishers Parks office. Since 2014, Chief Naturalist Danesa Stolz gets ready to go back to school each fall. But it’s not in the traditional sense; Stolz leads the one of a kind Nature First program, an award-winning,...

Top 5 Things to Do at Brooks School Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Brooks School Park

Let’s face it, this summer break definitely looks a lot different than most due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, closures, and social distancing guidelines.

Top 5 Things to Do at Holland Park

Top 5 Things to Do at Holland Park

Let’s face it, this summer break definitely looks a lot different than most due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, closures, and social distancing guidelines.