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We’ve packed this summer with concerts, markets, fireworks, and more fun for the entire family!


FROM THE DIRECTOR Summer in Fishers has arrived! Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited for the season and we hope you are, too. Our department hosts a diverse array of programs and events throughout the year, but we truly embrace summer as the season of parks. In fact, July is named National Parks and Recreation Month by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and celebrates everything that parks and recreation departments have to offer. This summer, we invite you and your family to help us celebrate! Join us as we continue the tradition of the Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony, and stop by the Fishers Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings for fresh Indianagrown produce and ready-to-eat foods. Looking for other ways

Tony Elliot

to unplug? Hit the mountain bike trails at Flat Fork Creek Park,

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

relax on the beach at Saxony Lake, or race down the slides at Holland Park. Fishers Parks & Recreation has declared 2018 the “Year of

DID YOU KNOW?

Parks,” and we encourage the exploration and appreciation of our parks and greenspaces throughout the area. Show us how

Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to offer 24 park

you’re celebrating the “Year of Parks” by connecting with

properties totaling 591 acres, 104 miles of nature and

us on Facebook and Twitter, and sharing your photos using

multi-use trails, 61 sports fields, 2 splash pads, 5 rentable

#UnplugFishers and #AroundFishers.

park facilities, and 40 summer camp programs. Last year, nearly 42,000 people participated in our programs,

Summer is finally here and we can’t wait to see you in the parks!

and over 163,000 people visited the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for concerts and events. We can't wait for you to check out everything Fishers Parks & Recreation

Tony Elliot

has to offer!

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

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HOW TO REGISTER

TABLE OF CONTENTS

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE: For all Parks & Recreation programs (unless otherwise noted), you must register by the corresponding deadline. There are multiple ways to complete registration:

ONLINE: Visit fishers.in.us/Parks to register.

BY MAIL OR IN PERSON: Visit fishers.in.us/Parks to print and complete a registration form, and return the form with payment to: Fishers Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks Schools Road Fishers, Indiana 46037

PAYMENTS: Payments can be made by credit card (online or in person), or by cash or check (in person only).

PLEASE NOTE: The program details listed are subject to change, including times, dates, and prices. Stay up to date with the latest information by visiting fishers.in.us/Parks and by following Fishers Parks & Recreation on social media.

REFUND POLICY: If a class is canceled by Fishers Parks & Recreation, a full refund will be given. Refund requests prior to the registration deadline will be granted, minus the cost of any special program supplies. Refund requests made after the registration deadline will only be given (minus the cost of special program supplies) if the minimum required number of participants has been met. Summer camp programs and dances are exceptions, and additional information about specific refund policies can be found at fishers.in.us/Parks.

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The Fishers Farmers’ Market runs May through September and offers a wide variety of locally grown produce alongside baked goods and more!

Special Events Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to offer several vibrant and unique special events throughout the summer. All Special Events are free and open to the public (registration may be required for some events). From Tuesday Night Concerts to the Fishers Farmers’ Market, special events provide fun and entertainment for all ages! Event dates and times are subject to change, so be sure to check the Fishers Parks & Recreation Facebook and Twitter pages for the most current updates on special events.

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SPECIAL EVENTS FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET

SUNRISE HIKE WITH THE DIRECTOR

Saturdays, May 5 - September 29 | 8 AM - Noon

Fridays, May - August | Free

Municipal Complex & NPD AMP | Free

Start your day with a sunrise hike with Fishers Parks & Recreation

The award-winning summer Fishers Farmers’ Market features

Director Tony Elliot as you connect and engage in meaningful

your favorite local produce, baked goods, and prepared foods from

discussion about parks and community spaces. No registration

over 55 full and part-time vendors. The whole family will enjoy

is required.

entertainment, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations while stocking up on fresh food from local farmers and producers. May and June Markets will take place on the east side of City Hall as we await the grand reopening of the new NPD AMP in July. Parking will be available in the Depot and Switch garages to the east and west of City Hall. Visit fishers.in.us/FarmersMarket for event updates. Presented by IU Health Saxony.

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CYNTHEANNE PARK | 6 AM RITCHEY WOODS NATURE PRESERVE | 6 AM

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Check out the 2018 Farmers’ Market Special Events:

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FLAT FORK CREEK PARK | 6:30 AM

TOUCH-A-TRUCK BIZ KIDZ DAY

Monday, May 21 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM (Sensory-Friendly Hour 3:30 - 4:30 PM) Central Green | Free Celebrate National Public Works Week as kids explore and interact

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

with construction equipment, snow plows, fire trucks, police cars, and more at this fun family event. Live demonstrations of road paving, K-9 exercises, and water hoses begin at 5:15 PM.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

A sensory-friendly hour will be offered before the event for children with special needs.

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

CHECK IT OUT!

Friday, May 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM Holland Park | Free Whether you’re exploring summer camp options or you’ve already registered, join us to learn about our camps and help prepare kids for their first day. Campers ages 4 to 12 can meet summer camp staff, play fun games, and more. No registration is required, but parent supervision is.

SAXONY LAKE & BEACH AND SPLASH PAD OPENING DAY Saturday, May 26 Roy G. Holland Memorial Park and Billericay Park splash pads are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial

POP-UP EVENTS

Day through Labor Day.

Watch for events “popping up” around the Nickel Plate District all summer long! Once a month from May through August,

Saxony Lake & Beach is open 7 days a week from May 26 – July

families and children can enjoy themes like bubbles, the wild

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west, and water fun! No registration is required, but parent

open on weekends only through Labor Day weekend. Entry is free

supervision is. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the

for residents and $5 for non-residents. Check our Facebook and

pop-up event alerts.

Twitter pages for fun beach events hosted by Edge Adventures throughout the summer.

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SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER CONCERTS IN FISHERS TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

AMP AFTER DARK CONCERT SERIES

Tuesdays, June 5 - August 7 | 7 - 9 PM

June 8 - September 21 | 9 - 11 PM

Central Green & NPD AMP | Free

Central Green & NPD AMP | Free

Tuesday Night Concerts are better than ever! With the updated

Join us as national and local recording artists rock our new

AMP boasting improved connectivity and sidewalks, centrally

and improved NPD AMP this summer! From classic rock to

located restrooms, and more, families will love this Fishers

bluesy melodies, AMP After Dark has something for everyone.

summer tradition. Bring your blanket and a picnic for these

Concerts through June 22 will be held on the Central Green

free concerts presented by IU Health Saxony. June concerts

due to the construction of the new NPD AMP.

will be held on the Central Green as we await the grand opening of the new NPD AMP. 6.05

JOHN WAITE AND DUKE TUMATOE & THE POWER TRIO

6.15

WJJK PRESENTS DOGS OF SOCIETY:

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LIVE & LET DIE: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE

MY YELLOW RICKSHAW sponsored by Heritage Christian School

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6.08

THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

ENDLESS SUMMER BAND sponsored by Citizens State Bank

TO PAUL MCCARTNEY A SPARK!FISHERS SHOW

6.19

THE DOO! sponsored by Cathedral High School

6.26

MIKE & JOE sponsored by Mosquito Joe of N. Indianapolis

6.29

7.03

SPARK!FISHERS SHOW: WJJK presents THE PETTYBREAKERS

7.06

THE MEEK SISTERS

sponsored by Johnson Jensen LLP

7.13

JENNIE DEVOE

7.10

THE BISHOPS sponsored by Primrose Schools

7.20

7.17

PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN sponsored by Bose, McKinney & Evans

7.27

WOOMBLIES ROCK ORCHESTRA

7.24

DAVE & RAE sponsored by The Goddard School

8.03

BOY BAND REVIEW: THE MUSIC OF THE BACKSTREET

7.31

ENCORE SHOW sponsored by Boomerang Development

8.07

ENCORE SHOW sponsored by Boomerang Development

8.10

DARK DESERT EAGLES FEATURING PAT BADGER OF

details coming soon

SOUNDS OF SUMMER: THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS

BOYS, NSYNC, & NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK EXTREME WITH THE MUSIC OF THE EAGLES

CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN

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TRIPPIN’ BILLIES

Wednesdays, May 2 - September 26 | Noon - 1 PM

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AMP AFTER DARK ENCORE SHOW presented by 92.3 WTTS

Liberty Plaza on the Central Green | Free

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AMP AFTER DARK ENCORE SHOW presented by 92.3 WTTS

Meyer Najem invites you to bring your lunch and enjoy a free concert on the Central Green every Wednesday from May through September, weather permitting. Grab and go lunch options will be available to purchase from local businesses.

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5.09

KELLY ISENHOWER

7.25

CHAD MILLS

FISHERS BLUES FEST

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PHIL PIERLE

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KELLY ISENHOWER

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TIM & JAY

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PHIL PIERLE

Friday, August 31 & Saturday, September 1 | 7 - 11 PM

5.30

DOUG HENTHORN

8.15

TIM & JAY

End the summer with Fishers Blues Fest - the place to be

6.06

KELLY ISENHOWER

8.22

DOUG HENTHORN

on Labor Day weekend! This two-night event includes

NPD AMP | Free

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PHIL PIERLE

8.29

CORY WILLIAMS

performances by renowned local and national blues

6.20

CHRISTINA 7

9.05

KELLY ISENHOWER

artists, including Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and 2018

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RICK MATILLO

9.12

PHIL PIERLE

honoree Mike Milligan. Sponsored by WFYI 90.1 and

7.11

KELLY ISENHOWER

9.19

DOUG HENTHORN

7.18

PHIL PIERLE

9.26

CHAD MILLS

Blues House Party.

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SPECIAL EVENTS CELEBRATE THE 4TH IN FISHERS Join the City of Fishers for a week of fun and vibrant activities showcasing community traditions with a new spin!

SPARK!FISHERS Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30 Around the Nickel Plate District (NPD) | Free The City of Fishers and a diverse array of community partners are thrilled to host Spark!Fishers, an inaugural event offering endless opportunities to create meaningful, fun memories right here in your community! The entire weekend promises to showcase innovation, blend entertainment with delicious food, and honor those who have and continue to make great sacrifices for our freedom. Connect with Spark!Fishers at SparkFishers.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be the first to know about event news and updates.

FRIDAY 7 PM - A Spark!Fishers Show details coming soon

SATURDAY SPARK!FISHERS TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT

5K Race 8 AM - Fishers Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, July 3 | 7 PM

Street Festival Opens

NPD AMP | Free Join Fishers Parks & Recreation for a special Tuesday Night

11 AM - Opening Ceremony

concert as WJJK presents The PettyBreakers sponsored by

Spark!Fishers Parade* around the NPD 7 PM - Fireworks*

Johnson Jensen LLP. Don’t miss the children’s parade during

10 PM -

intermission - stay tuned for more details.

*Fireworks and Parade rain makeup date is Sunday, July 1.

SAXONY INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION CONCERT AND FIREWORKS Tuesday, July 3 | 7 PM Witton Park at Saxony | Free Join Saxony for its 2018 Independence Celebration Concert and Fireworks. This outdoor event will feature live music, food trucks, and more. For more info, visit Saxony-Indiana.com.

BLAST ON THE BRIDGE Wednesday, July 4 | Fireworks at 10 PM Fall Creek Bridge and Geist Marina | Free The annual Fourth of July celebration promises a spectacular view of fireworks over Geist Reservoir. Proceeds benefit Geist Lake Coalition’s Clean Water Initiative. For more info, visit GeistLakeCoalition.org.

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SPECIAL EVENTS HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Monday, May 28 | 10 AM Liberty Plaza on the Central Green | Free Join the City of Fishers as we honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom during a special ceremony open to the public.

PURCHASE AN ENGRAVED BRICK PAVER Recognize your loved one and the selfless sacrifices they have made for our country by purchasing an engraved brick paver, which will become a permanent part of the Liberty Plaza walkway. Visit fishers.in.us/FishersHonors to purchase a paver.

YAPPY HOUR Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, & August 8 | 6 - 8 PM Ambassador House | Free Yappy Hour returns for a dog-gone good time! Enjoy a fun puppy play date while socializing under the tent, walking the paved trails, enjoying live entertainment, and more. Alcohol will be available for purchase and a food truck will be on site. All ages are welcome at these rain or shine events. Please keep dogs on leashes and follow park “petiquette.�

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SPECIAL EVENTS MONSOON MADNESS Saturday, June 16 | 11 AM - 3 PM Holland Park | Free Giant inflatable water slides, fun games, and pool bounce houses combine at one of our most popular summer events! Bring your swimsuits and towels as we slip and slide while a DJ plays the summer’s top hits. Little ones will love the expanded area for ages 4 and under. Kona Ice and food trucks will offer food purchases at this rain or shine event. Parent supervision is required.

ARTS CRAWL Friday, July 13 | 6 - 9 PM Nickel Plate District | Free Enjoy a stroll through the Nickel Plate District as you enjoy local and regional artwork. Participating businesses will feature artists and artwork will be available for purchase during the event. End the evening with an AMP After Dark show featuring Jennie DeVoe. Special thanks to the Fishers Arts Council, Nickel Plate Arts, and the Nickel Plate District Business Council for their support.

NATIONAL S’MORES DAY Sunday, August 5 | 4 - 7 PM Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Free Gather around the campfire and celebrate the yummiest day of the

MUD DAY

year! We’ll supply everything you need for making these gooey

Saturday, July 14 | 10 AM - 2 PM (Adult Happy Hour 4 - 7 PM)

treats at this rain or shine open house event. Parent supervision

Nickel Plate District | Free

is required, especially around the campfire. Don’t forget to share

Our messiest event is back and better than ever with

your photos using #NationalSmoresDay. Registration is not

extended hours and an Adult Happy Hour! 20 tons of

required, but appreciated by August 2 at fishers.in.us/SmoresDay.

soil and over 50,000 gallons of water create a giant mud pit for this rain or shine event. Children will compete

SENIOR EXPO

in fun challenges and have a chance at being crowned

Wednesday, August 15 | 11 AM - 1 PM

King and Queen Mud as a DJ spins the hottest songs of

Saxony Hall | Free

the summer. Kona Ice and food trucks will be on site

Residents ages 50 and better and caregivers are invited to

for food purchases. Prepare to get messy by wearing old

an open house event to discover resources and meet various

clothes and shoes, and we recommend bringing a towel

organizations and businesses that serve the senior community.

and fresh change of clothes to wear after you wash off

Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Hamilton Trace.

at the rinse-off stations. No registration is required, but parent supervision is.

NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY Thursday, August 30 | 5 - 7 PM

NEW THIS YEAR: ADULT HAPPY HOUR AT MUD DAY!

Flat Fork Creek Park | Free

Adults can get in on the muddy fun, too! Ages

trails, sample different types of trail mix, and even make your own

21+ can get messy while playing games like mud

trail mix treats! All ages are invited to this rain or shine open house

volleyball, tug-of-war, and twister while sipping

event, and adult supervision is required. Be sure to share your

on a cold brew in the giant mud pit.

photos using #NationalTrailMixDay. Registration is not required,

Join us at Flat Fork Creek Park, where you can explore the nature

but appreciated by August 28 at fishers.in.us/TrailMixDay.

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Join Fishers Parks & Recreation for the Community Campout at the Nickel Plate District AMP for a fun-filled night under the stars.

Programs Fishers Parks & Recreation engages with a variety of smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial professionals throughout the community to provide unique experiences and programs to residents through the Community Professional Partners (CPPs) program. CPPs have demonstrated the highest levels of customer service and experience-based programs, and CPP-led programs are noted in the program descriptions. You can register for these programs, along with other Fishers Parks & Recreation programs, online at fishers.in.us/Register, by mail, or in person at our office. Interested in becoming a CPP? Visit fishers.in.us/CPP to learn more.

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PROGRAMS

PLAYFULL HOURS

Let’s play! Our PlayFULL Hours programs

BUILD A PLAYGROUND

allow children ages 1 to 5 the opportunity for

WIND, WINGS, & FLYING THINGS

Monday, May 14 | 10 - 11 AM

unstructured play and the chance to explore

Monday, July 2 | 10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5 | Holland Park | $3

different activities centered around various

Ages 1 - 5 | Billericay Park | $3

Little ones can create a playground with

themes. Parents, these programs require your

Children can explore how things fly with

giant

participation and include a chance for you to

capes, puppets, kites, and more at this

socialize with other parents, too!

outdoor program (weather permitting).

playground

blocks,

chalk,

and

more at this outdoor program (weather permitting). Register by May 11.

Register by June 29. PlayFULL Hours offers two payment options.

BUILD, TOPPLE, & DIG

You may pay-as-you-go (prices listed with

WATER PLAY

Friday, June 1 | 10 - 11 AM

program details) or purchase a Flex Pass for

Friday, August 10 | 10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5 | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | $3

$10, which includes entry to five programs.

Ages 1 - 5 | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | $3

To learn more about programs and payment

Have fun with sprinklers, sponge bombs,

information, visit fishers.in.us/Register.

and more during this rain or shine outdoor

Children

will

enjoy

outdoor

activities

including blocks, trowels, and other fun toys during this rain or shine outdoor

program.

program. Register by May 28.

encouraged. Register by August 7.

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER

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PROGRAMS YOUTH PROGRAMS

YUMMY FRIENDSHIP Saturday, June 9 | 10 AM - 1 PM

MOTHER-SON BUS TRIP TO VICTORY FIELD

Ages 6 - 12 | Cumberland Park | $35

Friday, May 4 | 5:30 PM - Postgame Fireworks

Participants will learn about friendship and teamwork while

Ages 5+ | $30 per person

engaging in some hands-on ice cream-themed activities, topped

May the 4

off with a yummy ice cream sundae treat station. Register for this

th

be with you! Mothers and sons can enjoy Star Wars

Night at Victory Field as the Indianapolis Indians take on the

CPP program led by Sparkle4Girls by June 4.

Gwinnett Stripers. Price includes a reserved seat to the game, $5 in Tribe Tokens, and a spectacular postgame fireworks show. The bus

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

will leave from the Billericay Park parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Adult

Thursday, July 5 | Noon - 2 PM

supervision is required, and registration is due by April 20.

Ages 2 - 8 | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | $5/person, $15/family Learn about these furry creatures through crafts, games, and

MOTHER-DAUGHTER CUPCAKE PARTY

artifacts. Bring your favorite teddy bear and a picnic lunch to enjoy

Sunday, May 6 | 2 - 4 PM

near the prairie at Ritchey Woods. Picnic blankets and s’mores will

Ages 2 - 12 | Saxony Hall | $25 per child

be provided, and parent supervision is required. Register by July 6.

Moms and daughters can celebrate Mother’s Day while painting a cupcake box pottery piece from Creative Escape and decorating a

SAFE SITTER

yummy cupcake. Pottery pieces will be ready to pick up 7 days after

Friday, July 6 | 9 AM - 2:30 PM

the program at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office. Register for

Ages 11 - 14 | Billericay Park | $38

this program by May 2.

Aspiring babysitters will learn tips on recognizing and responding to medical emergencies, ideas for entertaining children, and the

SPA-IENCE

business of babysitting during this nationally recognized program.

Session 1: Saturday, May 19 | 11 AM - 2 PM | Cumberland Park | $40

Register by June 29.

Session 2: Saturday, June 30 | 11 AM - 2 PM | Cumberland Park | $40 Children in first through eighth grade can experiment with science

BIZ KIDZ DAY

while creating spa-themed items like lip gloss, bath fizzes,

Saturday, July 14 | 8 AM - Noon

bubbles, and more during this interactive science enrichment

Ages 5 - 17 | NPD AMP | $10

program. Register for this CPP program led by Sparkle4Girls by

Dedicated to supporting youth entrepreneurship and business

May 11 for Session 1 and by June 22 for Session 2.

development skills, kids are invited to sell their handmade crafts, personally grown produce, and more at the Fishers Farmers’

FATHER’S DAY MUGS

Market (products purchased from or made by a third party are not

Saturday, June 2 | 2 - 3 PM

permitted). Apply at fishers.in.us/BizKidz by June 1.

Ages 2 - 12 | Billericay Park | $18 per child Celebrate Father’s Day with a reading of Daddies are for Catching

SUPERHERO BREAKFAST

Fireflies as you decorate a handprint mug. Pieces will be kiln fired

Saturday, July 21 | 9 - 11 AM

and available 7 days after the program at the Fishers Parks &

All Ages | Ambassador House | $10/person (children 2 and under free)

Recreation office. Register for this CPP program led by Creative

Discover your superpowers at this delicious breakfast where the

Escape by May 28.

whole family will enjoy crafts, activities, and a visit from a special superhero! Register by July 14.

GIRLPRENEUR SHE-E-O Saturday, June 2 | 10 AM - 4 PM

CARDBOARD REGATTA

Ages 7 - 13 | Cumberland Park | $50

Saturday, August 4 | 10 AM

This full-day enrichment program for budding entrepreneurs

All Ages | The Indianapolis Sailing Club | $25/team

will teach the basics of starting and running a thriving business.

The first annual Indianapolis Sailing Club Cardboard Boat Regatta

Program includes lunch, t-shirt, and a “Shark Tank”-style

encourages creative thinking as teams race sailboats designed and

presentation where participants can pitch their ideas. Register for

created from cardboard. After the race, enjoy food, music, and

this CPP program led by Sparkle4Girls by May 28.

more. For more info, visit fishers.in.us/Regatta. Register by July 20.

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PROGRAMS ADULT PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY CAMPOUT Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 12 | 6 PM - 9 AM All Ages | NPD AMP | $15 per tent

FALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Enjoy a night camping under the stars at this fun outdoor event!

Sundays, August 5 - October 14 | Noon - 6 PM

Bring your tent, camping gear, and food and join us as we camp

Ages 18+ | Holland Park | $472

out at the Municipal Complex. Campers can participate in games,

Adults can compete in this 10-week league with three different

crafts, a family friendly movie, and s’mores around the campfire.

levels of play. No games on September 2, unless needed for a rain

Parent supervision is required. Register by August 6.

makeup day. Playing as a free agent? Contact the Fishers Parks & Recreation office to be matched with a team. Register by July 20.

SOCIAL HOURS The Ambassador House and Saxony Hall play host to a variety of events throughout the year - be sure not to miss out on these exciting programs! Find details on page 18.

SIPPIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS Thursday, June 21 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM Ages 21+ | Saxony Hall | $10

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM Ages 21+ | Ambassador House | $10

SENIOR PROGRAMS presented by Oasis Oasis offers a variety of classes for ages 50+.

CALL A MUSICIAN BEFORE CALLING A PHYSICIAN Tuesday, July 24 | 1 - 2 PM Ages 50+ | Ambassador House | $35 Professor Brimmer will discuss the results of music and memory research. You will see, hear, and understand research on how music can restore lives lost to dementia, and learn how to create your own playlist and one for others.

HEY TEENS!

Register by July 17.

CREATE YOUR OWN PROGRAM High school students in the HSE School District are invited to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit by creating, planning, and marketing their own events at one of our many park facilities. Facilities will be rented to students at no charge after the event has been approved by Parks & Recreation staff, who will help guide and mentor students during the event planning process. Students can apply at fishers.in.us/CreateYourEvent.

HOW TO USE NEST Thursday, August 9 | 10:30 AM - Noon Ages 50+ | Ambassador House | $35 An instructor will discuss simple-to-use gadgets that you can use to monitor the temperature in your home, turn lights on and off, and even make sure your garage door is closed. Register by August 2.

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER

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Conner Prairie plays host to several exciting events throughout the season, including the Curiosity Fair

Community Events Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with several community organizations that showcase the smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial spirit of the City of Fishers. Please feel free to contact the individual organizations for more information and with any questions about the upcoming community events in Fishers.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS S.P.O.R.T.S. The

Southeastern

Program

of

Recreational

Team

Sports

(S.P.O.R.T.S.) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing youth in the Hamilton Southeastern community with the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive team sports that promote character development, leadership, and physical fitness. S.P.O.R.T.S. is the umbrella organization to individual member leagues including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, football, cheer, track, cross country, volleyball, lacrosse, and rugby. S.P.O.R.T.S. works closely with the City of Fishers and the HSE School District ensuring that all children have an opportunity to participate. For more info, visit hsesports.org.

ART IN CITY HALL

HOPE FOR HAPPINESS

Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday, May 4 | Central Green

City Hall | Free

6 PM | Free

In partnership with the Fishers Arts Council, the Art in City Hall

Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend the kickoff event to

exhibit is just one way Fishers residents can celebrate public

May Mental Health Awareness Month. Join Fishers and HSE High

art in the vibrant Nickel Plate District. The rotating exhibit

Schools’ Stigma Free Clubs for a night of activities and music to

features pieces from established and emerging artists and is open

raise awareness and spark the conversation around mental health.

to the public.

GEIST HALF MARATHON WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS powered by The Max Challenge

Saturday, May 19 | 7 AM

Wednesdays, May 2 - September 26 | 9:45 - 10:45 AM

Visit geisthalf.com for more information

Central Green | Free

The Geist Half Marathon is one of the most scenic, challenging, and

Join The Max Challenge for free cardio and interval training

best-supported half marathons in the country. Proceeds benefit

sessions on the Central Green every Wednesday. No registration

health and wellness initiatives for children in the Geist area, and a

is required.

13.1 half marathon, 10K, and 5k route is available.

HTC KIDZ BLOCK PARTY

FUN TIMES AT CONNER PRAIRIE

Saturday, July 28 | 1 - 4 PM Hamilton Town Center | Free Have fun while getting ready for back to school! Enjoy food trucks,

CURIOSITY FAIR

a DJ, and back-to-school shopping specials as you explore options

Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10 | 10 AM - 5 PM Free with General Admission | More info at connerprairie.org Kids and kids at heart are invited to play, create, and investigate the mysteries of the world around them during this two-day festival. The entire family will be encouraged to ask questions and share knowledge through a series of activities, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations as you work together in order to ignite the urge to discover.

for athletic teams, clubs, and after-school programs. Don’t forget to stop by the Fishers Parks & Recreation booth to check out our upcoming programs.

HAMILTON EAST PUBLIC LIBRARY’S TEEN ADVISORY BOARD First Thursday of each month | 6 PM Visit hepl.lib.in.us for more information This group provides opportunities for youth to become leaders, share opinions, make decisions about teen library programs, participate in volunteer activities, and meet new friends.

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CITY INITIATIVES

THE YEAR OF PARKS Fishers Parks & Recreation has named 2018 “The Year of Parks,” as we celebrate Fishers’ parks and recreational areas. We believe that creating smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial spaces to play and unplug are essential to the health of the residents in our community. From summer hikes to splash pad fun, we want to see how you unplug and explore in Fishers! Share your photos with us using #UnplugFishers and #AroundFishers.

SECOND NATURE Fishers Parks & Recreation offers free nature exploration backpack rentals that include field guides, binoculars, and other useful items to help you explore the great outdoors. Backpacks are available for all ages, including preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults. Visit fishers.in.us/SecondNature to learn more.

NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY Saturday, June 9 | Throughout Fishers Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with healthy and active outdoor fun! Residents and families can explore Fishers with a fun scavenger hunt while enjoying the great outdoors. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.

GROUP MEET-UPS Looking for a running, walking, or yoga group? To promote the entrepreneurial spirit of our city, feel free to make use of our park areas for fitness and club meet-ups. For more information and to connect with local groups in the area, visit fishers.in.us/Meetup.

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CITY INITIATIVES

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Month of May This May, the City of Fishers’ Mental Health Initiative continues the conversation around mental health with events and outreach efforts to create a #StigmaFreeFishers. For more information, visit stigmafreefishers.com.

CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI GROUP Every Thursday in May Help the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Group raise funds for the Fishers Police Department! Every Thursday in May, BoomBozz Pizza will donate a portion of sales to the organization. Check the Fishers Police Department’s social media pages to download the flyer to present to your server.

KIDS TO PARKS DAY Saturday, May 19 | Around Fishers Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play designed to connect kids and families with parks and learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, and more. Follow Fishers Parks & Recreation on Facebook and Twitter for more info and activities to celebrate this exciting day.

NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH Month of July This July, we’re celebrating everything Fishers Parks & Recreation has to offer, from playgrounds, sports leagues, and summer camps to STEM programming, senior programs, outdoor education, and more. Stay tuned for more details and events coming soon.

COFFEE WITH A COP Various locations & times around Fishers | Free Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, this is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know officers working in your area. For details, visit the Fishers Police Department’s Facebook page.

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FACILITIES & VENUES Along with our park facilities, the City of Fishers is home to two beautiful event venues that are perfect for every occasion, including parties, weddings, and get-togethers. Be sure to check them out for your next event!

THE HISTORIC AMBASSADOR HOUSE

SAXONY HALL

& HERITAGE GARDENS

AT SAXONY LAKE & BEACH

Nestled among scenic landscapes, the Historic Ambassador

Saxony Hall creates the ideal ambiance for every occasion. We

House and Heritage Gardens is the ideal setting for your dream

invite you to celebrate life’s special moments overlooking the

wedding, corporate retreat, or special event. Originally built in

sparkling water, beautiful fire pits, and stunning stone fireplace.

1826, the Ambassador House is rich in history and charm; and

Saxony Hall is available to rent year-round and can accommodate

the Greek Revival style home, private grounds, and lush gardens

up to 160 seated guests for your wedding ceremonies, corporate

create a stunning ambiance for every special occasion. Voted

meetings, or social gatherings. The 4,500-square-foot recreation

Best of Borrowed & Blue in 2016, the facility can host up to 250

building was built in 2016 on Saxony Lake and Beach, a 300-foot

guests outdoors on the terrace or in the garden tent from April to

sandy beach situated on a 20-acre lake. For more information,

October. During colder months, the facility can accommodate up

visit saxonyhall.org.

to 60 guests for intimate indoor weddings and events. To learn more, visit ambassadorhouse.org.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

SIPPIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS

Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Ages 21+ | $10

Thursday, June 21 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Ages 21+ | $10

“Wine” down your Wednesday and explore The Historic

Enjoy a lively atmosphere with delicious small plates, cold

Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens. Enjoy small bites, a wine

beverages, and great music while mingling around the fire pits at

tasting, and live entertainment as you take in the spectacular

this sunset gathering on the beautiful lakeside terrace of Saxony

garden views. Wine orders can also be placed on site. Register by

Hall. Register by June 18.

August 15. facebook.com/SaxonyHall facebook.com/AmbassadorHouseHG ambassadorhouse

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VOLUNTEER THE CITY OF FISHERS NEEDS YOU!

Dan Domsic, Fishers Parks & Recreation

Looking for a way to make an impact in the community? Consider

Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager

volunteering for Fishers Parks & Recreation! Our department relies on volunteers for assistance with several events and programs happening around the city. Volunteering with Fishers Parks & Recreation is a meaningful experience that connects residents with neighbors, causes, and opportunities, and makes our community a more vibrant and better place to live. To learn more, sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter at fishers. in.us/Volunteer. For information about current opportunities, contact Dan Domsic at (317) 595.3151 or domsicd@fishers.in.us.

FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET AMBASSADORS The award-winning Fishers Farmers’ Market returns this summer, and we need your help! Fishers Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to help our team run the market, with shifts from 7 - 10:15 AM and 10 AM - 1 PM. Volunteers who sign up to be a Fishers Farmers’ Market Ambassador for a minimum of four market days throughout the summer will receive a complimentary t-shirt to wear during their shifts. New this year, community groups, local organizations, and businesses can receive booth space and promotional opportunities while they provide volunteer help. For more info, email Laura Halt at haltl@fishers.in.us.

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS Calling all music-loving volunteers! Volunteers will help with

SPARK!FISHERS

trash control, post-concert tear down, restroom monitoring/

Spark!Fishers will rely heavily on volunteers to help from

stocking, and more. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, dinner,

the opening event to the boom of the final firework! Visit

and will be given an hour break to enjoy the show. Volunteers

sparkfishers.com/Volunteer to learn more about various group

must be 16 or older. Email Dan Domsic at domsicd@fishers.in.us

and individual volunteer opportunities.

for more information.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVENT Fishers Farmers’ Market Ambassadors Monsoon Madness Spark!Fishers

DATE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Saturdays, May 5 - September 9

12/week

June 16

8

June 29 & June 30

300

Arts Crawl

July 13

5

Mud Day

July 14

20

August 5

15

Community Campout

August 11

14

AMP After Dark Encore Show

August 24

15

National S’mores Day

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PARKS & TRAILS 146th St.

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PARKS, TRAILS & FACILITIES 1. The Historic Ambassador House 2. Fishers Heritage Park 3. Eller Fields 4. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve 5. Harrison Thompson Park 6. NPD Multi-Use Trails 7. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park 8. NPD Amphitheater 9. Cheeney Creek Trail Head Main St. 10. Fishers Pocket Park 11. Heritage Meadows Park 12. Cheeney Creek Nature Park 13. Cumberland Park th 14. Billericay Park126 St. 15. Hoosier Woods 16. Hamilton Proper Park 17. Mudsock Fields 18. Brooks School Park 19. Fall Creek Trail Head 20. Saxony Lake & Beach 21. Bee Camp Trail Head 22. Olio Fields 23. Cyntheanne Park 24. Flat Fork Creek Park

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ASPHALT PARKING

RITCHEY WOODS

OLIO FIELDS

MUDSOCK FIELDS

HOOSIER WOODS

HOLLAND PARK

DID YOU KNOW...? HERITAGE PARK

HARRISON THOMPSON PARK

HAMILTON PROPER PARK

FLAT FORK CREEK PARK

ELLER FIELDS

CYNTHEANNE PARK

CUMBERLAND PARK

CHEENEY CREEK

BROOKS SCHOOL PARK

BILLERICAY PARK

PARKS & TRAILS

THE NPD AMPHITHEATER This summer, the City of Fishers will “AMP” up the NPD AMP with a new and improved amphitheater. Renovations include both aesthetic and experiential improvements,

including

a

bigger

stage, an elevated lawn, centrally located restroooms, and more.

BASEBALL DIAMONDS BASKETBALL COURT BIKE RACK BRIDGES COMMUNITY BUILDING CONCESSIONS BUILDING DISC GOLF DOCKS ELECTRICITY FISHING PONDS FOOTBALL FIELDS GRILLS HORSESHOE PIT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS MULTI-USE FIELDS

FISHERS AGRIPARK

MULTI-USE TRAILS

In partnership with Brandywine Farms,

NATURE TRAILS

the city is excited to introduce the new

PICNIC SHELTER

Fishers Agripark, which will include 20

PICNIC TABLES

acres of vegetables to be sold on site as well as donated to local food banks,

PLAYGROUND

livestock education, a Bee Pollinator

RESTROOMS

Program, kid’s programming, and more.

SAND VOLLEYBALL PICKLEBALL COURTS

SLEDDING HILL

Cyntheanne Park boasts the county’s

SOCCER FIELDS

only public outdoor pickleball courts,

SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

and this summer, the city will open at

SPLASH PAD

least two additional courts at the park.

TREEHOUSES

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

EVERY SATURDAY

TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES JUNE 5 - AUGUST 17 7 - 9 PM | Page 06

CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN MAY 9 - SEPTEMBER 26 Noon - 1 PM | Page 06

AMP AFTER DARK CONCERT SERIES JUNE 8 - SEPTEMBER 21 9 - 11 PM | Page 06

FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET MAY 5 - SEPTEMBER 29 8 AM - Noon | Page 05

MAY JUN JUL AUG 5.21 - MONDAY

6.13 - WEDNESDAY 7.03 - TUESDAY

TOUCH-A-TRUCK 4:30 - 6:30 PM | Page 05

YAPPY HOUR 6 - 8 PM | Page 08

5.26 - SATURDAY

6.16 - SATURDAY

TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT: THE PETTYBREAKERS & THE KIDS PARADE 7 PM | Page 07

MONSOON MADNESS 11 AM - 3 PM | Page 09

7.04 - WEDNESDAY

SAXONY LAKE & BEACH AND SPLASH PAD OPENING DAY Page 05

5.28 - MONDAY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 10 AM | Page 08

6.29 - FRIDAY SPARK!FISHERS SHOW: DETAILS COMING SOON 7 PM | Page 06

6.29 - FRIDAY & 6.30 - SATURDAY SPARK!FISHERS Page 07

BLAST ON THE BRIDGE 10 PM | Page 07

7.11 - WEDNESDAY YAPPY HOUR 6 - 8 PM | Page 08

7.13 - FRIDAY ARTS CRAWL 6 - 9 PM | Page 09

8.05 - SUNDAY NATIONAL S’MORES DAY 4 - 7 PM | Page 09

8.08 - WEDNESDAY YAPPY HOUR 6 - 8 PM | Page 08

8.11 - SATURDAY & 8.12 - SUNDAY COMMUNITY CAMPOUT Page 12

8.30 - THURSDAY NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY 5 - 7 PM | Page 09

7.14 - SATURDAY

8.31 - FRIDAY & 9.01 - SATURDAY

MUD DAY 10 AM - 7 PM | Page 09

BLUES FEST 7 - 11 PM | Page 06

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STAY IN TOUCH Do you have questions about an event, how to register for a program, or one of our parks in general? Please contact us. We are ready to assist you in getting the most out of our city’s parks, trails, and programs!

FISHERS PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE 11565 BROOKS SCHOOL ROAD, FISHERS, INDIANA 46037 PHONE: (317) 595.3150 | EMAIL: PARKS@FISHERS.IN.US MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: 8:30 AM - 7 PM | TUESDAYS, THURSDAY: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

@FishersParksAndRecreation

@FishersParks

@NPDAmp

@nickelplatedistrict

@AmbassadorHouseHG

@fishersfarmersmarket

@FishersFarmersMkt

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