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ADVENTURER SPRING/SUMMER 2020

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| brownsburgparks.com 402 E. Main @Brownsburgparks St. Brownsburg, IN 46112

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GENERAL INFORMATION

MISSION STATEMENT

VISION STATEMENT

To maximize resources in providing beautiful parks, recreation activities and quality facilities to the Brownsburg community that enhance residents’ health and promote economic vitality for long-term sustainability.

To enhance the quality of life in Brownsburg and further its economic development goals to create a community of choice to live, work and play now and for future generations.

VALUES INCLUSION We embrace different ways of thinking to help build a community for everyone.

RELATIONSHIPS We build relationships to connect with our community.

GROWTH We challenge ourselves to have a bigger impact on the community.

WELLNESS We create opportunities for community members to live a healthy lifestyle.

INTEGRITY We strive to build the respect and trust of the community.

CONTACT INFO 402 E. Main St. Brownsburg, IN 46112 brownsburgparks.com ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE P: (317) 858-4172 F: (317) 858-6077 Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm MAINTENANCE OFFICE P: (317) 852-1130 Hours: Monday-Friday 7 am-3:30 pm

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EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS! For questions regarding parks and facilities: parks@brownsburgparks.com For questions regarding programs and events: play@brownsburgparks.com

Connect with us on social media: @BrownsburgParks

BROWNSBURG PARK BOARD Cari Palma, President Judith Kenninger, Vice President Kent Fillinger, Member Amy Hobrock, Member Phil Utterback, Member Micahel Zonder, Member Amber Lane, Park Board Secretary


As I’m sure you would agree, spring can’t get here soon enough! The Brownsburg Parks team is looking forward to what 2020 will bring to your park and recreation system. Throughout the rest of this edition of The Adventurer, you’ll learn more about what is in store, including new and improved park facilities and programs. Summer Adventure Camp is right around the corner. Each year, we are proud to offer some of the most active and engaging camp activities in the area for ages 3 – 16. Our partnership with Camptown will help your child experience unique outdoor environments and help to develop essential life characteristics such as sharing, honesty, respect, teamwork and responsibility. Cardinal Bark Park is almost complete at Cardinal Park. We can’t wait to see all of the dogs and their owners at the grand opening later this spring! We appreciate the help of our “Friends of the Cardinal Bark Park” who have provided input and guidance as staff works to put the finishing touches on Brownsburg’s first public dog park.

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Reader,

Lastly, if you visit the Brownsburg Parks website (brownsburgparks.com), you will notice it has received a much needed over-haul. Our team worked with a committee of community members to create a more engaging experience for visitors by making the site easier to navigate and making essential parks and recreation information more readily accessible. Let us know what you think of the new site! And don’t forget to share your photos of your family’s next park adventure with us using #brownsburgparks. You never know if your pic will end up in the next edition of The Adventurer! Thank you for choosing Brownsburg Parks in 2020!

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Facility reservations

Pricing Policy

Brownsburg Parks’ programs are priced at market value. Brownsburg residents receive a discounted rate for most programs because they contribute to the overall maintenance and operations of the park system through property taxes. Those who live outside of the corporate town limits pay the regular fee.

Planning an event?

Brownsburg Parks welcomes the use of our facilities and shelters for many types of occasions. If you are planning to reserve a shelter or facility for an especially large group, want to host a sports clinic/ tournament/corporate gathering or plan to have inflatables, please fill out the special events application, which can be found at: brownsburg.org>Community>Community Links>Events on Town Property

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FACILITY REFUND POLICY

In order to receive a full refund for a facility reservation, customers must request a refund at least 60 days prior to the reservation date. Refund requests made 30-59 days prior to the reservation will receive a 50% refund. All refund requests made less than 30 days prior to the reservation date will be denied a refund, but customers may reschedule their reservation for a later date up to one year from the original date reserved. In the event of severe weather resulting in park/amenity closures, Brownsburg Parks has sole discretion to determine if you may be eligible for a household credit allowing the registrant to reserve a new date up to one year from the original date reserved. For the full Refund Policy and Refund Request Form, please visit brownsburgparks.com


ARBUCKLE ACRES PARK B&O Trail 200 N. Green Street Arbuckle Acres Park is the oldest park in Brownsburg.

Amenities include baseball fields, lighted basketball and tennis courts, 1.3 miles of trails, seven shelters and a playground. The park is also home to Bundy Lodge.

STEPHENS PARK 605 Stephen Drive

Stephens Park is a four-acre neighborhood park that has one picnic shelter and a playground. Future amenities include pickleball courts, an expanded play area and restrooms.

VIRGIL PARK 9145 E. County Rd. 300 N.

This 6.67 acre parcel of land will be developed in 2020 to provide additional parking for B&O Trail users, a small playground, a shelter and a restroom facility.

SR 267 across from Frazee Gardens Brownsburg Parks manages the three-mile stretch of the popular B&O Trail from SR 267 (Green St.) to Ronald Reagan Parkway. From the B&O Trail at CR 300 N. you can access the Bicentennial Trail, which connects Brownsburg to Avon.

White lick creek greenway 1090 N. Green Street

This trail will connect the Northfield Commons shopping district to Arbuckle Acres Park in 2020.

CARDINAL PARK

3432 Hornaday Road Parking and a trailhead to the B&O Trail were completed in 2018. Work on Phase 2 will be completed by the summer of 2020 and will include a dog park and year-round restroom facility. When completed, the park will include a playground and shelter.

Williams Park 640 S. Locust Lane

Williams Parks’ 77 acres is home to Blast Off Playground and the Watermill Splash Pad. Maple Ridge Trail, a .79-mile crushed stone nature trail, follows along White Lick Creek. Other amenities include seven shelters, a second playground, basketball courts and a paved .78-mile oval track.

315 W. Main St. Property The Town of Brownsburg pur-

In 2017, Brownsburg Parks added an Outdoor Classroom to Williams Park. It is located across from the Alpha shelter. Currently, the classroom includes a stage, seating, two pollinator gardens and two herb gardens. In the future, the classroom will include a sensory playground. PARK & TRAIL HOURS 5 am - dusk

chased this property from the LEARN MORE Tague family in 2018. The comLearn more about park projects and munity will assist in future design development at of the park. brownsburgparks.com @Brownsburgparks | brownsburgparks.com

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Aquatics programs

LEARN TO SWIM

Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center (Enter Door #10) | Ages 4-12 years | $60

Children learn basic swimming skills using a curriculum created by the American Red Cross. Your child will learn recreational and competitive swim strokes at his or her own pace while being taught basic water safety. As your child progresses, so will the curriculum. Spring Session 1: February 24-March 5 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm/6:30-7:15 pm Session 2: March 9-19 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm/6:30-7:15 pm Session 3: April 13-23 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm/6:30-7:15 pm

Summer Session 1: June 1-11 Monday-Thursday, 6:15-7 pm/7:15-8 pm Session 2: June 15-25 Monday-Thursday, 6:30-7:15 pm/7:30-8:15 pm

PRESCHOOL AQUATICS

Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center (Enter Door #10) | Ages: 3-5 years | $50

These lessons help orient preschool-age children to the pool environment and help them learn basic swimming skills. This American Red Cross program allows the swimmer to experience the pool without parental assistance. Spring April 25–June 20 (no class June 6) Saturdays, 10:30-11 am

Summer June 1-11 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6 pm June 15-25 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6 pm

PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center (Enter Door #10) | Ages: 6 months-3 years | $50

A parent or guardian must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class as youngsters get used to the water environment. Using a curriculum designed by the American Red Cross, children will learn to feel comfortable in the water while exploring elementary swimming skills, water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, and back floating. Spring April 25-June 20 (no class June 6) Saturdays, 10-10:30 am

Summer June 1-11 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6 pm June 15-25 Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6 pm

OPEN SWIM Wednesdays, 7-9 pm/Saturdays, 10 am-noon Brownsburg High School Aquatic Center, Enter Door 10 Individual passes: 3 visits = $15/5 visits = $20/10 visits = $40 Active Adult passes (Ages 60+) 3 visits = $9/5 visits = $15/10 visits = $25

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Family Passes: 5 visits = $50/10 visits = $80 Spring/Summer 2020 | The Adventurer

Walk-In Visit: Ages 5+ = $6 Under 5 = Free with adult


Park District Bond Moves Projects Forward Thanks to a $4.4 million park district bond, Brownsburg Parks will be able to complete three long-standing projects : • Stephens Park will be renovated to include pickleball courts, two universal playgrounds and a nature play area. • Virgil Park at 9145 E. County Rd. 300 N. will provide additional access to the B&O Trail thanks to a parking lot. There also will be a small playground in the park, which includes wetlands and a prairie. • Phase 1 of the White Lick Creek Greenway will be completed, with the trail continuing from Northfield Boulevard south along the White Lick Creek to Arbuckle Acres Park. The timing of the bond allowed Brownsburg Parks to get financing while rates are at their lowest level in recent history. Taxpayers won’t see a tax increase because the structure of the bond keeps the tax rate neutral.

Seeking bonds to complete parks projects when rates are low makes good fiscal sense. A bond can stretch park dollars further, allowing a balance between new development and renovations at existing parks. When it comes to budgeting, Parks’ staff must think strategically just like homeowners in terms of how to stretch their money.

News & updates

FORWARD FOCUS For example, many homeowners refinance loans when interest rates drop. Many take on debt to improve the value of their homes by doing things like room renovations or room additions. Investing in parks plays an important role in the quality of life of our community. The bond also helps to meet the goals established with community input in the Parks Strategic Master Plan and the Town’s Strategic Plan. Brownsburg Parks is pleased to be able to contribute to the positive growth of Brownsburg.

WHITE LICK CREEK GREENWAY, Phase 1 Coming Soon: Trail access from 1-74 to Arbuckle Acres Park

STEPHENS PARK

Renovations Coming Soon: Pickleball Courts Bocce Courts Two Universal Playgrounds Natural Play Area Restroom Facility 25 Parking Spaces

VIRGIL PARK

Coming Soon: Additional parking for B&O Trail Small playground Restroom Facility

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YOUTH Sports Programs

YOUTH SPORTS

TINY SPIRITS CHEERLEADING

Williams Park | April 7-May 12 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm | Ages 3-5 | $70 Participants will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading, including motion technique, jumps, tumbling, and stunting. All participants will receive a T-shirt!

JR. SPIRITS CHEERLEADING

Williams Park | April 7-May 12 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm | Ages 6-8 | $70 The fundamentals of cheerleading, but for older kids! Participants will learn motion technique, jumps, tumbling and stunting. All participants will receive a T-shirt!

TINY ALL-AMERICAN FLAG FOOTBALL

Williams Park | April 7-May 12 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm | Ages 3-5 | $80 Little ones learn how to throw, kick and catch a football. Each weekly session includes noncompetitive punt, pass, kick, and catch challenges. All participants will receive a T-shirt!

JR. ALL-AMERICAN FLAG FOOTBALL

Williams Park | April 7-May 12 Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm | Ages 6-8 | $80 Along with building skills such as throwing, kicking, and catching, Jr. All-Americans will learn routes, positions, and basic rules of the game TINY KICKERS SOCCER (BEGINNERS) of football. Kids will participate in scrimmages Williams Park | April 8-May 13 at the end of each program. All participants will Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 pm/5:30-6:15 pm | Age 3 | $75 Each soccer practice consists of learning the proper basic receive a T-shirt and football awareness packet. techniques of kicking a ball, running with a ball, and the TINY HITTERS T-BALL rules of the game. All participants will receive a T-shirt. (BEGINNERS) Each Tiny Kicker is required to bring shin guards. Williams Park | May 2-June 13 TINY KICKERS SOCCER (INTERMEDIATE) Saturdays, 9-9:45 am | Age 3 | $70 Williams Park | April 8-May 13 | Wednesdays, 5:30Little ones will slide into the basics of T-Ball by 6:30 pm/6:45 pm-7:45 pm | Ages 4-5 | $75 learning the proper techniques for throwing, Your future Lionel Messi or Mia Hamm will learn how to hitting and fielding a ball. All participants will properly kick, dribble and play defense, as well as receive a baseball hat and T-shirt! Each Tiny Hitter understand the rules of the game. All participants will is required to bring his or her own glove. receive a T-shirt. Each Tiny Kicker is required to bring shin guards. TINY HITTERS T-BALL

JR. KICKERS SOCCER

Williams Park | April 8-May 13 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm | Ages 6-7 | $75 Jr. Kickers will develop their kicking, dribbling, and defensive skills through engaging instruction and non-competitive scrimmages at the end of each program. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Each Junior Kicker is required to bring shin guards.

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(INTERMEDIATE)

Williams Park | May 2-June 13 Saturdays, 9-10 am/10:15-11:15 am/11:30-12:30 pm Ages 4-5 | $75 Each T-ball practice will consist of learning the basic skills of baseball in a fun instructional format. Players will learn to throw, hit and field a ball. All participants will receive a baseball hat and T-shirt! Each Tiny Hitter is required to bring his or her own glove.


JR. RACKETS TENNIS (INTERMEDIATE)

Arbuckle Acres Park (Tennis Courts) May 4-June 15 | Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm | Ages 6-8 | $70 Each Jr. Rackets tennis practice will consist of learning the basic techniques of hitting the ball, serving, and learning the rules of the game. All participants will receive a T-shirt!. Each player is required to bring his or her own racket.

Spring Break Camp (Half-Day) Arbuckle Acres Park | Week 1: March 23-27

Week 2: March 30-April 3 | 9 am-12 pm Ages 6-12 | $90/week or $20/day Each day consists of learning basic techniques and skills of a particular sport while participating in fun instructional drills and games. Each camper is required to bring a water bottle. Week 1 Monday - Flag Football - Cheerleading Tuesday - Soccer Wednesday - Lacrosse Thursday - Baseball / Softball Friday - American Warrior Team Challenge

Summer Break Camp Cardinal Park | Monday-Friday | 9 am-12 pm 1 week: $90 | 4 weeks: $340 | 8 weeks: $640 Daily: $20

TINY ALL-SPORT CHAMPS NEW!

Williams Park | April 9-May 14 | June 4-July 9 (no session July 4) | August 6-September 10 Tuesdays, 5-5:45 pm/6-6:45 pm | Ages 2-3 | $60 This multi-sport program teaches participants the basics of sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and more. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

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Youth Sports Programs

TINY RACKETS TENNIS (BEGINNERS)

Arbuckle Acres Park (Tennis Courts) | May 4-June 15 | Mondays, 5-5:45 pm/5:45–6:30 pm | Ages 3-5 $65 Your child will explore the basics of tennis, including how to hit the ball by integrating hand-eye coordination. All participants will receive a T-shirt! Each child is required to bring his or her own racket.

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Week 2 Monday - Lacrosse Tuesday - Track n Field Wednesday - Soccer Thursday - Flag Football - Cheerleading Friday - World Sports Tournament Week 1 (June 1-5) American Warrior Week 2 (June 8-12) Olympic Sports Week 3 (June 15-19) Multi-Sport Week 4 (June 22-26)World Sports Tournament Week 5 (June 29-July 3) Multi-Sport Week 6 (July 6-17) American Warrior Week 7 (July 13-17) Olympic Sports Week 8 (July 20-24) World Sports Tournament

Each week will consist of learning basic techniques and skills of a particular sport while participating in fun instructional drills and games. Each camper is required to bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes.

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UPCOMING EVENTS BROWNSBURG LIONS CLUB 4th of JULY

EXTRAVAGANZA There’s not a 4th of July celebration in the area that compares to the fun-filled festivities hosted by the Brownsburg Lions Club at Arbuckle Acres Park! Find dates and actitivites at brownsburglionsclub.org.

JULY fourth

CONCERT & FIREWORKS! INDIANAPOLIS JAZZ CONCERT: 7:45 PM FIREWORKS: APPROXIMATELY 10 PM FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR LOCATION UPDATES!

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INCREDIBLE INSECTS!

Williams Park, Alpha Shelter | Tuesday, May 12, 6-7 pm | Ages 6+ | Regular: $15, Resident: $10 Insects are unusual, amazing, strange, cool and unique – no wonder children are so fascinated by them! Join us as we learn to identify the major groupings and the similarities and differences between insects and other arthropods. All children will create their very own ‘glowing’ firefly craft to reinforce the lesson.

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WILDLIFE HABITAT WORKSHOP

Williams Park, Outdoor Classroom | Saturday, May 16, 10-11 am | All ages | Free! (Pre-registration is required) A unique educational opportunity for individuals and families who are interested in protecting the natural beauty and local wildlife of Indiana. Participants will learn about native plants and animals, explore the links between their communities and larger ecosystems, and develop skills to create a wildlife-friendly habitat. Led by an Indiana Wildlife Federation volunteer.

LET’S GET BATTY!

Williams Park, Shelter 2 | Saturday, May 16, 10-11 am Free! Can you flap your arms as fast as an Indiana Bat? How does your heart rate compare to a Little Brown Bat’s heart rate? Led by Hendricks County Park naturalists, this up-close program is appropriate for all ages. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a bat craft. No live bats will be present.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Delaware Trail Elementary School March 7, 9 am-2 pm (Round Robin format) Ages 18+ | $195/team This classic game is fun for everyone! Gather your friends (6 players minimum for a team, 12 players maximum) for our first official dodgeball tournament at Delaware Trail Elementary School gymnasium. The first-place team gets a trophy!

OUTDOOR CANVAS PAINTING CLASSES

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Open Daily May 23 - September 27 10 am-8:30 pm

Williams Park, Shelter 2 | Ages 10+ Regular: $30/person, Resident: $25/person Join us for a step-by-step instructional-based art class where students will create something new, beautiful and unique with the help of local artist Purple Palette. Dates: Saturday, April 18, 10-noon Saturday, May 2, 10-noon Saturday, June 13, 10-noon

For more information, visit brownsburgparks.com Photo by mama_of_drama_3

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Adventure Camp EXPLORERS & PATHFINDERS Brownsburg Parks is dedicated to providing a safe, hands-on learning experience for our campers as they build relationships, celebrate accomplishments and develop a sense of belonging. The adventure starts here. Register your child at brownsburgparks.com today! Explorers (Ages 6-8) *Must have attended kindergarten to participate. Pathfinders (Ages 9-12) | Monday-Friday 6:30 am-6 pm | Cardinal Elementary School, Door J, 3590 Hornaday Road | Weekly fee: $155 (includes $25 nonrefundable deposit)

WEEK 1 (JUNE 1-5)

Theme: Down on the Farm Field Trip: Traders Point Creamery (Zionsville) Special Guest: Silly Safaris Get ready for this “Moo-rific” week! At over 130 acres, Traders Point Creamery is one of the largest dairy farms in the area. Campers will experience a day in the life of a farmer and learn what it takes to work on an organic dairy farm. They will end the tour with a delicious ice cream treat made right on the farm! Also this week, campers will meet more animals during a special visit from Silly Safaris!

WEEK 2 (JUNE 8-12)

Theme: Challenge Accepted! Field Trip: Carmel-Clay Water Park (Carmel) Special Guest: Balloon Genuity Literally anything can happen as campers challenge each other individually and in teams to activities like relay races, obstacle courses, and fun water challenges! By the end of the week, your camper will be ready to cool down with a visit to Carmel-Clay Water Park! Also, Balloon Genuity will introduce the unique art of balloon sculpting and challenge campers to make their favorite animals out of balloons!

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WEEK 3 (JUNE 15-19)

Theme: Pedal to the Metal Field Trip: Fun Factory Roller Skating (Indianapolis) Special Guest: Nine13sports (sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health), Kiwanis Grab your bikes and let’s ride! In partnership with Kiwanis, campers will learn and practice crucial biking skills on our uniquely designed course, such as stopping at an intersection, steering through sharp turns and passing pedestrians on a trail! Nine13sports also will visit and provide STEM activities and stationary bike racing. After pushing the pedals all week, campers will enjoy roller-skating at Fun Factory!

WEEK 4 (JUNE 22-26)

Theme: Wet & Wild! Field Trip: Freedom Springs Water Park (Greenwood) Special Guests: Family Time presents “The Water Show”, Camptown, National Wonders Day Camp (for Pathfinders) Are you ready to get wet? Pack your bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothes because we are going to get soaked all week! Campers will enjoy a show filled with magic and water with “The Water Show.” They’ll splish-splash at the BHS pool and Freedom Springs Waterpark, participate in water relay races and engage in some super-soaked STEM projects!


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WEEK 5 (JUNE 29-JULY 3)

Theme: Under the Big Top Field Trip: Williams Park (Brownsburg) We’re celebrating the 4th of July with a good old-fashioned camp carnival! Campers will enjoy carnival-themed games and activities, including inflatables. They will have opportunities to earn tickets and win prizes! To end the week, we’ll head to Williams Park to trek the trails, stomp the creek and burn off some pent-up energy at Blast-Off playground.

WEEK 6 (JULY 6-10)

Theme: Sportsmania Field Trip: Indiana Fever Game, Holliday Park (Indianapolis) This week we focus on learning the fundamentals of sports like baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Campers will attend “Kids Day Out” at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch the Indiana Fever women’s basketball team take the court. Later in the week, we’ll visit Holliday Park to enjoy the great outdoors with playground fun, nature trails and an interactive nature center visit.

WEEK 7 (JULY 13-17)

Theme: Summer Olympics Showdown Field Trip: The Compound Indy (Brownsburg) Special Guest: Camptown, Water Keeprs (for Explorers) Campers will learn about the Summer Olympic Games and participate in “Olympic Athlete Boot Camp Training” at Compound Indy! Certified instructors will teach campers about the dedication it takes to become an Olympic athlete and the importance of daily nutrition. Campers also will enjoy a day full of games, team building exercises and rock wall climbing.

WEEK 8 (JULY 20-24)

Theme: Beach Bound Field Trip: Eagle Creek Park/ Beach (Indianapolis) Special Guest: Science Tellers-- Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress Bring your sunscreen because we are going to the beach at Eagle Creek Park! Campers will enjoy the show, “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” presented by our special guest, Science Tellers.

WEEK 9 (JULY 27-29)

Theme: Camp Throwback Field Trip: Arbuckle Acres Park (Brownsburg) Say “So long!” to summer by going back to the basics. Campers will enjoy fun competitions, make food on the campfire, and sing silly songs. The final day of camp will be a huge field day filled with games, relay races, water games, a huge bounce house and sweet icy treats. The best part: our End of Summer Talent Show!

CHECK OUT THESE SPORTS Want access to more spring and summer athletic fun? Head to the websites below to find registration dates, registration information and schedules.

Brownsburg Little League brownsburgbaseball.com Brownsburg Lacrosse brownsburglacrosse.com Brownsburg Girls Softball League bgsl.org Brownsburg Junior Basketball League brownsburgbasketball.com Brownsburg Junior Football League brownsburgfootball.com Brownsburg Swim Club brownsburgswimclub.com Brownsburg Rugby Club brownsburgrugby.net Hendricks Community Soccer hendrickssoccer.net

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Adventure camp

TRAILBLAZERS

Experience what it means to be a true adventurer with Trailblazers Adventure Camp! Designed to expose teenagers to a wide variety of exciting and engaging activities over the summer, this camp is the perfect opportunity to get your teens off of the couch, stretch them out of their comfort zones and experience some of the most exciting places in Central Indiana! Ages 12-16 | Programming is Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, Drop-off: 6:30 am-8 am, Pick-up: 4-6 pm | Cardinal Elementary School, Door J, 3590 Hornaday Road | Weekly fee: $155 (includes $25 non-refundable deposit) *Special Programming Fee: $185

WEEK 1 (JUNE 1-5)

Theme: Let’s Scuba (*Special Programming Fee) Field Trip: Scuba Lessons at BHS Pool Special Guest: Bottoms Up Scuba, The Purple Palette This week is the perfect opportunity for your camper to learn the basics of scuba diving! Campers will experience safe scuba diving instruction under the supervision of Bottoms Up Scuba certified instructors. All scuba gear will be provided. Plus, local artist The Purple Palette will help campers create an underwater mural masterpiece.

WEEK 2 (JUNE 8-12)

Theme: Outdoor Adventures Field Trips: Camptown Fishing Trip (Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park); Natural Valley Ranch (Horseback Riding), Brownsburg Campers will travel to Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park for a day full of fishing! From baiting the hook to reeling in a big catch, campers will spend all day outside in the fresh summer air. Campers also will visit Natural Valley Ranch to tour the barn, help feed and brush the animals, and choose a horse to ride through the trails of Brownsburg. Saddle up and join us!

WEEK 3 (JUNE 15-19)

Theme: Zombie Apocalypse (*Special Programming Fee) Field Trip: Camptown - Overnight Camping at Turkey Run State Park, Zombie Scavenger Hunt, Main Event Laser Tag (Indianapolis)

This just in: A virus is spreading throughout the Town of Brownsburg that is leaving its victims in a horrible zombie-like state! To survive, campers will practice their survival skills by playing laser tag, following clues to track down where the zombies are gathering, and saving the world from this growing epidemic! Having stopped the apocalypse, campers will visit Turkey Run State Park for an overnight hiking and camping adventure led by Camptown.

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WEEK 4 (JUNE 22-26)

Theme: Trailblazer Top Chef Field Trip: The Waterpark, Carmel Special Guest: Cooking with Claudia Simion (BCSC Café Operations Specialist) Campers will battle it out and compete for the title of “Trailblazer Top Chef.” Special guest Claudia Simion will teach campers basic food preparation safety, how to use a variety of ingredients to create unique flavors, and how to make the flavors of food come to life. A panel of expert judges will put the food to the test and crown the winner!

WEEK 5 (JUNE 29-JULY 3)

Theme: Going Down Under Field Trip: Indiana Caverns Family Adventure Park (Corydon, IN) This week we are descending 110 feet underground to learn about the rich history of Indiana Caverns. During their tour, campers will enjoy a 25-minute boat ride on the underground river, experience panoramic views of Big Bone Mountain, and see an amazing waterfall. Campers will also discover the animals that called the caverns home.

WEEK 6 (JUNE 6-10)

Theme: Sportsmania Field Trip: Cruz/Eagle Creek Park (Camptown), Indiana Fever Game (Indianapolis) This week we focus on learning the fundamentals of sports like baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Campers will attend “Kids Day Out” at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch the Indiana Fever women’s basketball team take the court. Later in the week, we’ll hike the trails at Eagle Creek Park with Camptown.

WEEK 7 (JULY 13-17)

Theme: Olympic Training Field Trip: The Compound Indy (Brownsburg), White River Canoe Trip (Camptown) Are you ready to train hard and play hard in anticipation of the Summer Olympics? Campers will participate in a fitness class at The Compound Indy and learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and good nutrition. With their new-found strength, campers will be put to the test as they canoe down the White River.


WEEK 9 (JULY 27-29)

Theme: Summer Vacation Field Trip: Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN) Come help us to say “goodbye” to summer in style by taking a mini summer vacation to Holiday World. Get ready for roller coasters, water parks, sun, fun and a pizza party! This is a summer vacation with your friends that you will never forget. Campers will leave early Tuesday morning and arrive home late that night.

The mission of Camptown is to challenge, mentor and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that build confidence, character, and hope.

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WEEK 8 (JULY 20-24)

Theme: The Great Escape Field Trip: Escape Room/Glow Golf (Indianapolis) Bring your thinking caps, problem-solving and communication skills, and teamwork abilities to try and get out of the Escape Room before the clock runs out! Will the campers make it out in time? If you think that’s tough, wait until you see the crazy challenges, STEM projects and other activities in store throughout the week!

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ADVENTURE CAMP

TINY TREKKERS Tiny Trekkers camp is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy hands-on learning activities that help them to gain independence and confidence, improve their problem-solving and social skills, and enhance their fine motor and gross motor skills in a safe environment, all while having FUN! Ages 3-5, MUST be toilet trained to participate. | Monday-Friday 8 am- 12 pm | Cardinal Elementary School, Door J, 3590 Hornaday Road | Weekly Fee: $90, Daily Fee: $20

WEEK 1 (JUNE 1-5)

Theme: Barnyard Palooza Come join us for this “oink-errific” week as we learn all about different farm animals and take an imaginary trip to the farm. Campers will participate in farm-themed STEM activities and games, and put on a play pretending to be different farm animals. Your little one won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

WEEK 2 (JUNE 8-12)

Theme: A Pirate’s Life For Me! Ahoy, matey! During this fun-filled week, campers will hunt for hidden treasure, make pirate-themed snacks to eat, and create their own treasure maps! Will your camper make it through the week without walking the plank? We will find out if they are up to the challenge!

WEEK 6 (JUNE 6-10)

Theme: A Bug’s Life Creepy, crawly, big and small, we’re talking all about bugs this week! From catching bugs outside to playing in the dirt, we will explore what life looks like from a bug’s perspective. Campers will participate in bug STEM projects, make bug masks, and pretend to be bugs in relay races. They’ll even get to bring their very own bug home – pretend, of course!

WEEK 7 (JULY 13-17)

WEEK 3 (JUNE 15-19)

Theme: Disneymania “Hakuna Matata” means no worries for this goofy week full of all things Disney! Join us as we dress up like our favorite Disney character, sing karaoke to Disney songs, and participate in Disney-themed craft and STEM projects throughout the week. Don’t miss out on being part of Disneymania this summer!

WEEK 4 (JUNE 22-26)

Theme: Splish-Splash Are you ready to get wet?! Pack your bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothes because we are going to get soaked all week! Campers will spend all week at Williams Park playing on the splash pad, enjoying sprinkler play and squirt toy fun. All activities will be focused around one thing -- water! Don’t miss out on this refreshing adventure.

WEEK 5 (JUNE 29-JULY 3)

Theme: Animal Planet What is your camper’s favorite animal? This week we are learning amazing facts about animals from all over the world! Campers will go on a safari hunt outside and count each animal they find, take pictures, and record their findings. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled animal week!

Theme: Superheroes vs Villains As Iron Man said, “Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” Superheroes and villains are battling head-to-head this week at camp! Campers will learn about their own super powers and put them to the test through a supercharged obstacle course! Will your camper fight crime or plan to take over the world? The choice is his/hers! Theme: Music Makers Come and make some music with us! Campers will learn about instruments like the piano, drums, violin, and guitar. Will your camper be able to listen to different sounds and name the instrument? Campers will be able to make their own instruments and form a band! Stay tuned for a special guest that sings and plays guitar! Theme: Under the Big Top We’re celebrating the 4th of July with a good oldfashioned camp carnival! Campers will imagine that they are “Under the Big Top” and enjoy carnival-themed games and activities, including inflatables. They’ll even have opportunities to earn tickets and win prizes! Don’t miss out on this wacky week of fun.

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WEEK 8 (JULY 20-24)

WEEK 9 (JULY 27-29)


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FOR THE DOGS

Cardinal Bark Park Opens Soon! The wait is almost over, Cardinal Bark Park opens soon!

You do not have to live in Brownsburg to be a member of the Cardinal Bark Park.

The two-acre area of Cardinal Park is separated into two areas: one for large dogs and one for dogs under 30 pounds. Each area has plenty of room to run and play and a trail along the fence line so owners can exercise alongside their pets. Wash stations are also available at the entrance of each area so muddy paws can be cleaned before getting in the car.

Rules for the park will be posted onsite. You can review the rules now on our website.

Access to the dog park is limited to dog park members. Memberships will go on sale in spring 2020. To become a member, owners must submit an application online or at the Brownsburg Parks Office at 402. E. Main Street starting this spring. In addition, owners must submit up-to-date vaccination records including rabies, parvo, distemper and bordetella.

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You can also become a member of the Friends of Cardinal Bark Park by sending an email with “Friends of Cardinal Bark Park� in the subject line to Mary Louise Bewley at mlbewley@brownsburgparks.com. The Friends group provides feedback on ways to make the dog park more enjoyable. Keep an eye on our website and social media for information on our grand opening date as well as when memberships go on sale. Cardinal Bark Park is located at 3432 Hornaday Road. Hours are 5 am to dusk, closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.


POLITE POOCHES: BASIC OBEDIENCE WITH A NEW! GAMES-BASED TWIST

DYNAMIC DUO: BOOSTING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO ENHANCE FOCUS, TRUST, AND RELIABILITY

Williams Park, Alpha Shelter | April 15-May 20 Wednesdays, 6 pm | $75 In addition to learning and/or practicing sit, down, stay, and other basic behaviors, your dog will develop skills useful in daily life. Dogs of any age, including puppies, are welcome.

Williams Park, Alpha Shelter | June 25-July 30 Thursdays, 6 pm | $75 Improve your relationship with your pup, whether it’s just getting started or has been years in the making. Learn the tools to make sure focus, trust, and reliability go both ways!

CLEVER CANINES: TRICK DOG TRAINING

PLAYFUL PLANS: STRATEGIES NEW! FOR PERFECTING YOUR PUP

Williams Park, Alpha Shelter | April 15-May 20 Wednesdays, 7:15 pm | $75 Learn how to earn a Trick Dog title with your pup! This course provides guidance, feedback and a certified witness for a novice or intermediate level title. In addition to teaching the basics of dog training and offering trick ideas and alternatives, the instructor can sign off on the tricks as your dog learns them.

Williams Park, Alpha Shelter | June 25-July 30 Thursdays, 7:15 pm | $75 This class is designed for owners who have taken other Wag & Win courses and want to get a more individualized experience. Share what you find challenging about your dog and learn games to help turn obstacles into opportunities.

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FITNESS PROGRAMS

Morning Fitness Passes HATHA YOGA

Eaton Hall | Mondays & Fridays, 9-9:45 am Hatha Yoga is the traditional mat style and offers a bit more of a challenge to participants. Participants are asked to bring their own mats or may use one of ours.

YOGA/STRETCH

Eaton Hall | Mondays & Fridays, 11-11:45 am Do you want to improve your balance and strength? Find a relaxed state? Then yoga/stretch is for you! A stable chair is offered for comfort and reassurance.

SLOW-FLOW WITH RESTORATIVE YOGA

Eaton Hall | Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 am Move through a slow and steady practice where postures and breath connect to create a simple flow. End class supported by pillows and props to allow the mind and body to experience the full benefits of relaxation and release.

PATHFINDERS WALKING CLUB

The Harrison, 3060 Valley Farms Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46214 | Tuesdays, 9-10 am | Free! Walk the path to wellness in the hallways of The Harrison-Capital Senior Living. Climb a few stairs in their three-story building! Ongoing through April 28 (Outdoor walking begins May 19 and will continue on Tuesdays, 9-10 am at Arbuckle Acres Park, Lower Level, Shelter 6)

BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCING

Eaton Hall | February 20-March 26, April 9-May 14 | Thursdays, 7-8 pm | $85/couple Social dancing made easy! Whether new to dance or a seasoned pro, this step-by-step instructional class is perfect for you and your partner! The class is taught by professional dance instructors Scott and Yulia Shook.

(GO WITH THE) EVENING FLOW

Eaton Hall | Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm Evening Yoga (6 visit pass) = $30 This yoga class uses aspects of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. The class pace will be slow, offering time for participants to focus on alignment in each posture while developing deeper release. Slowing down and focusing on the mind-body connection through breath work and other mindfulness practices will be emphasized. This class is suitable for those new to yoga, those looking to develop a deeper practice, and those looking for increased flexibility.

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= Morning Fitness Pass Eligible Classes 3 visits = $9 | 5 visits = $15 | 10 visits = $23

WEIGHTS ON WEDNESDAYS

Eaton Hall | Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45 am This strength-training class is tailored for participants of all ages and abilities. Your instructor will help you improve your muscular strength, flexibility, endurance and definition through the use of light to medium hand weights and barbells. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and stability ball, which will be incorporated into various exercises. No prior weightlifting experience is required.

CARDIO CLASSIC

Eaton Hall | Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am Join this 45 minutes class for a high energy workout to great music with fun pople! Strengthen your heart and muscles, burn calories and improve your flexibility for that all over healthy feeling you deserve. All ages welcome.

(GET LONG AND STRONG) VINYASA YOGA

Eaton Hall | Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm Evening Yoga (6 visit pass)= $30 This class uses Vinyasa flow sequences to increase both strength and flexibility. The pace is moderate, offering students the opportunity to build heat in the body and also develop a personal practice with foundational postures. Some time will be spent focusing on postures that increase strength and flexibility in specific regions of the body. This class is suitable for all individuals who are interested in a moderately paced practice.

YOGA IN THE PARK

315 W. Main St. | Alternating Saturdays, 10 am May 2-August 22 Take your yoga experience into the great outdoors and join instructors from Indiana Yoga Studio for a nature-infused yoga class that is sure to awaken one’s senses.Single-class and multiple-class packages available for purchase through Indiana Yoga Studio indianayogastudio.com


Introducing Our New Website Brownsburg Parks is excited to unveil a new, easierto navigate website. Visitors to brownsburgparks.com can easily find information by using the improved drop-down menu at the top of each page. New blocks on the home page make it easy to find recent news and updates as well as a new events calendar.

In addition, Brownsburg Parks engaged a diverse group of park users to test the site before launch. Throughout the process, Parks staff researched parks department sites from across the country to replicate best practices.

News & Updates

NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK We hope you will find our new website useful as you plan family adventures and work to meet your health and wellness goals. Feel free to share The website was a year in the making and we your comments about the site with us at couldn’t have done it without the community’s help. In January 2019, Brownsburg Parks created parks@brownsburgparks.com. a committee made up of staff and community members with web development expertise. The group discussed the difficulties in using the former site and ways to improve its performance. Group members also provided names of website development vendors, reviewed vendor proposals and tested the new site.

KICK-OFF TO PATHFINDERS WALKING CLUB

ADULT SPORTS

WITH

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CO-ED & MEN’S)

Tuesday, May 12 Regular: $20, Resident: $15 Join us as we explore Morgan-Monroe State Forest for a day of hiking! This forest is the second largest in the state and offers beautiful hiking trails for all ability levels to enjoy. Lunch will be provided. Bus departs from the Parks Office (402 E. Main St.) at 8:30 am and will return at approximately 4 pm.

315 W. Main St. | Fridays, April 3-May 8 $400/team (8 players minimum/12 maximum) Join the hottest sport in town! 7 on 7 Adult Flag Football kicks off Friday, April 3. Games consist of two 20-minute halves with one 8-minute halftime.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE

NEW!

315 W. Main St. | Mondays, May 4-June 29 $350/team (8 players minimum/16 maximum) Get ready for a 7 on 7 Adult Ultimate Frisbee League! The League kicks off Monday, May 4.

REGISTER AT letsgosports1.com REGISTER AT BROWNSBURGPARKS.COM

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT THE BROWNSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY We offer programs for kids, teens and adults from newborns to seniors throughout the year! Please check our website and online calendar to see a complete list of programs. Please call or visit our website for more information on any programs. Registration is required where indicated, and opens two weeks before the program date. Program details are subject to change; please verify information during the month in which a program is being held. Call 317-852-3167 ext. 2 or visit www.bburglibrary.net. Click “Classes & Events” then choose which events you’d like to see.

STORYTIME PROGRAMS

We offer three (3) weekly storytimes every month September-April, June, and July for two age groups: Itty Bitty (0-3½ years) and Preschool (3½-6 years). Check our website for specific dates and times. Registration is required for each session.

SENSORY FRIENDLY BROWSING HOUR

ZUMBA® BASIC

3rd Sunday of alternate months (1/20, 3/17, 5/19, 7/21), 12-1 PM. Family/All ages. All families of children & teens with special needs are welcome to experience the library all to themselves. Families are always welcome to the library, but we know that a visit to the library can be more difficult for some families. Our hope is that the Sensory Friendly Browsing Hour can help make visits to the library fun and worry-free. Please note: this is an event for families with special needs- the library is not open to the general public during this time frame. Thank you for understanding.

ZUMBA® GOLD CHAIR

BRANCHES GENEALOGY GROUP

ZUMBA® CLASSES

Free Zumba® (dance fitness) classes at the library, for all levels! Registration required.

ZUMBA® GOLD

Mondays, 12-1 PM, ages 11 to adult. Lower impact. Mondays, 7-8 PM, ages 11 to adult. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 AM, ages 11 to adult. For limited mobility.

ZUMBA® KIDS JR.

Fridays, 11-11:50 AM, ages 3.5 to 6.

DANCE FIRST SATURDAYS: ZUMBA® FITNESS

1st Saturday of the month, 9:05-10:05 AM, ages 11 & up.

WESTSIDE WORDSMITHS

2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:45 pm. Adult. Calling all writers! Join us for writing tips, prompts and feedback. Don’t come empty-handed; bring work to share in our safe writer-friendly environment. Registration appreciated.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS

3/23-4/3. Various age groups. Check out our spring break calendar for a variety of programs for kids and teens!

1st Tuesday of alternate months, 1-2 PM. Adult. Enjoy featured speakers/ topics on family history and genealogy. Come explore library resources on your own during the off months. Registration is appreciated.

SUMMER READING KICKOFF

6/1, 5-7:30 PM. All ages/family. Join us for the biggest bash of the season! Come sign up for summer reading, enjoy all the fun activities, and get a cold treat for signing up! No registration.

Our renovation is complete! Please stop in to see what’s new! FEATURING: • Reduction in staff space = more space for you! • Windows all along the front of the building for more natural light • More study rooms (from 3 to 9)! • New Teen & Tween Space • Fresh carpet and lighting • Upgraded equipment

AND THE BEST PART OF THE MAKEOVER? NO ADDITIONAL TAXES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

6/1-7/19. Our summer reading program encourages reading for fun throughout the summer, and we also offer TONS of free programs for kids of all ages! Check out our calendar for drop-in family programs as well as registered programs for your kids’ age groups!

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Profile for Brownsburg Parks

The Adventurer Spring/Summer 2020  

Not just a recreation guide, The Adventurer includes information ranging from park updates to events and programs throughout the season. Div...

The Adventurer Spring/Summer 2020  

Not just a recreation guide, The Adventurer includes information ranging from park updates to events and programs throughout the season. Div...