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National S'mores Day August 18, details on Page 6

FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Resident – This summer our department is hoping to make it easier than ever for your family to get out and about #AroundFishers! We look forward to the return of many events and programs that offer affordable outdoor recreation at various parks throughout the City. There are countless opportunities to connect with the Fishers Parks & Recreation team and other residents. • The Summer Concert Series which includes the Tuesday Night Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. and The AMP After Dark series on Fridays from 9 to 11 p.m. All concerts are Tony Elliot

free to attend and begin on June 3.

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation • Be on the lookout for a brand new concert series, Concerts on the Central Green. Taking place in May and June, each Wednesday anyone can enjoy free, live music on the Central Green from noon to 1 p.m. • The Fishers Farmers’ Market returns to the Nickel Plate District Saturdays, May 7 through September 24. Stock up on fresh produce while enjoying live music and visiting with neighbors!

Director's Choice June 18 - Monsoon Madness

• Community favorite events like Monsoon Madness, Mud

Throw on a bathing suit, grab the sunblock and come ready to cool off on giant inflatables! Details on Page 5.

Day and National S’mores Day to name a few. We want to help you stay connected so you don’t miss anything

July 4 - Blast on the Bridge

happening around Fishers. Use the links on the Fun Guide to

Celebrate Independence Day during Blast on the Bridge!

connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget you can

For details and volunteer information, check out Page 4.

also download the Nickel Plate District mobile app for dining deals before summer concerts! We look forward to an exciting summer,

August 18 - National S'mores Day

and seeing what events and activities you enjoy #AroundFishers.

Craft the perfect s'more! Stop by Ritchey Woods Nature

Be sure to use the hashtag when posting photos for your chance

Preserve to enjoy an ooey-gooey treat and a hike! Details

to be featured in Think Fishers!

on Page 6.

Sincerely, Tony Elliot


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Contents 04 Volunteer 05

Special Events

07 Parks 08 Programs 13

Our Environment


Partner Programs

17 Contact

How To Register ONLINE: Visit to register

BY MAIL OR IN PERSON: Visit to print out and complete a registration form, and return the form, with payment, to

Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks Schools Road Fishers, Indiana 46037 PAYMENTS: Payments can be made by credit card, or by check or exact cash (by mail or in person only).

REFUND POLICY: If a class is cancelled 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 online at www.Fishers.

Volunteer Searching for a way to make an impact in the community? Consider volunteering some of your time to assist with various events and programs happening throughout the City. Fishers Parks & Recreation relies upon volunteers throughout the community for assistance. Each volunteer is matched with opportunities of interest so that the experience is rewarding and fun. Volunteer opportunities are available all year long. Volunteering with Fishers Parks & Recreation is a meaningful experience that connects residents with neighbors, causes and opportunities that help to make our community a better place. Curious about opportunities that are currently available? Visit the calendar at to learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight Searching for a fun way to get involved? Consider joining our team at Mud Day! We’re searching for four volunteers, ages 18 or older from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 9th to assist with Mud Day. Taking place at Cyntheanne Park, volunteers at this event need to be willing to get messy! Outside of assisting with setup and tear down, volunteers may be helping to monitor rinse stations or working to get children “unstuck” from the mud. Volunteers should wear clothes they’re comfortable getting dirty or wet. Flip flops or athletic sandals are acceptable shoe attire, and we encourage you bring a towel and/or a change of clothes. Please dress for the weather, volunteers will be outside during this event! Mud Day is an incredibly popular event, and volunteers ensure this summer tradition can continue taking place in our community. Contact us today to sign up, all volunteers must pass a background check, but no additional training is needed. Dan Domsic Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordination

Upcoming Opportunities EVENT



Saturdays, May - September

6 (Weekly)

World Traveler

June 9


Have a Blast

June 17


Fishers Farmers' Market

Mud Day National S'Mores Day Challenge Accepted


July 9


August 7


August 24


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Movies in the Park

Summer Camp Open House

Fridays, April 15 - May 27 at Sunset

Friday, May 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater



Movies in the Park return this spring and offer the perfect

It doesn’t matter if you’re still exploring your summer camp

opportunity to unwind from a busy week! Grab dinner and roll out

options, or if you’ve already made arrangements! Our Open

a blanket to enjoy some of the season’s best movies, and be sure

House has something fun for everyone to enjoy. Join us in the

to bring a few dollars to purchase snacks at the concession stand.

Nickel Plate District before #FishersMovies to learn more about

Movies are free to attend and start at sunset, which is usually

camp, meet our counselors and play a few games. Parents, the

around 8:45 p.m. Invite your neighbors, arrive early to grab a

Summer Camp Open House is a great way to learn more about

good seat, and share photos of your adventure using hashtag

camps if you haven’t registered yet, and families already signed


up for camp can prepare for their first day.

Can You Win It?

Monsoon Madness

Wednesday, May 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park

Resident $8, NonResident $ 12


Calling all families, this is your chance to earn ultimate bragging

Don't miss out on a day of slipping and sliding under the sun on

rights! Join us for Can You Win It? During this program families of

7 giant, inflatable water slides! Children 4 and under can enjoy

all ages will enjoy a variety of games as you spend time laughing

the Itty Bitty Water Play Zone. A DJ will spin some of summer’s

with each other. Games will test your balance, quickness and

top hits, and our friends from Neighborhood Pizza and Kona

steady hands, and all games will be completed in 1 minute time

Ice will be selling food so you can enjoy a picnic lunch. Parental

frames. Break up the work week with a night of unforgettable fun,

supervision is required and we recommend a towel for the ride

together! Register by May 11 using activity title Can You Win It.

home! Monsoon Madness is a rain or shine event.

Mud Day Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cyntheanne Park Free Mud Day is back and messier than ever! Once again we’ll combine 20 tons of soil and over 50,000 gallons of water to create a giant mud pit at Cyntheanne Park, where children can compete for an opportunity to be crowned King or Queen Mud! Kona Ice will be selling shaved ice during the event and a DJ will spin some of summer’s top hits. Parents, we recommend wearing old clothing and tennis shoes to this event. Additionally, please plan for your commute back home! Towels and a fresh change of clothes are encouraged after visiting the rinse off stations at the park.

National S'mores Day Sunday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve Shelter Free It's time to celebrate National S'mores Day! We provide roasting sticks, graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate so your family can build the perfect dessert. This rain or shine program is drop-in style which means your family can stop by any time that’s convenient during the event. While registration isn’t required, it’s appreciated so we can ensure we have enough s’mores supplies for everyone! All ages are welcome, but parents, supervision is required especially around the campfire. Don’t forget to share your photos from the event using hashtag #NationalSmoresDay! Register by August 5 using the activity title S'mores Day.

Senior Expo Presented by The Reserve at Hamilton Trace Thursday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9974 Fedaralist Drive, Fishers 46037 Free It's time to celebrate National Senior Citizen Day with helpful information, socialization and opportunities to win! Join us for our free open house, where you can connect with local businesses and organizations that can improve your quality of life, and mingle with new friends and enjoy light refreshments.


tuned for additional information about vendors that will be in attendance during the event!


Shop Fresh. Shop Local. Throughout the past year, Fishers Parks

And mark your calendar for these Special Event Saturdays!

& Recreation has placed an emphasis on creating events that connect the community. While the local chamber of commerce

Strawberry Festival

has taken the lead on the Fishers Farmers Market for several

June 4

years, this year the City of Fishers and Fishers Parks & Recreation will head up the Fishers Farmers Market.

Wellness Day June 18

This gives us a new opportunity to take the Fishers Farmers Market to another level! Bring the family to enjoy live music and

Kids' Day

an outdoor picnic while stocking up on fresh produce from local

July 16

businesses. Be sure to arrive early and stop by the Fishers Parks & Recreation tent, the first 100 people at each market will receive

Service Club Day

a free, reusable shopping bag to make carrying produce easier

August 6

all season long! Farmers markets return on May 7 and take place Saturdays in the Nickel Plate District from 8 a.m. until noon. The last market of the season takes place on September 24.

Fall Harvest Festival September 24

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Preschool Programs

Mother Goose Tuesday, August 16 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Two Times the Fun

Activity Title: TTTF Mother Goose

When you’re two the whole world is a playground full of

There are so many wonderful nursery rhymes, and during this

things to discover! Join us for Two Times the Fun programs,

program we’ll celebrate them all. Join us to sing, play and enjoy

specifically designed with your little one in mind. Each

these classic nursery rhymes. Register by August 9.

program is complete with interactive play, songs, crafts and games with new friends. Parents, participation and pre-registration are both required. Keep reading to learn more about programs coming this season!

Playfull Hours Unstructured play all year long! PlayFULL Hours programs offer children 1 through 5 opportunities to explore

It’s a Zoo Out There!

different materials and activities all centered around a

Friday, May 20 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

theme. Parents, participation is required and programs

Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

offer opportunities for you to socialize, too!

Activity Title: TTTF It's A Zoo PAYMENT OPTIONS Create a sock snake, play feed the elephant and enjoy photo

• Pay as you go

opportunities with cardboard animals! It’s a Zoo Out There!

• Flex Pass which cost R$6/NR$9 and include entry

promises to include zoo animal themed crafts, songs and

into 5 classes for the price of 3

activities. Register by May 13. Be sure to visit to learn more about PlayFULL Hours payment options

Little Firecrackers Wednesday, June 22 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cumberland Park | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Build a Playground

Activity Title: TTTF Little Firecrackers

Tuesday, May 17 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Your little one is encouraged to wear red, white and blue as they

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

enjoy Fourth of July themed crafts, songs and activities. Your

Activity Title: PFH Playground

little one will love the opportunity create stars and fireworks and to participate in our mini “flag parade”! Register by June 15.

This event is outdoors, weather permitting. Register by May 15.

Beach Babes

Build and Topple

Thursday, July 14 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 2 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cumberland Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Activity Title: TTTF Beach Babes

Activity Title: PFH Build

Play with sand, splash in water, try out magnet fishing and more!

This EEOR program is outdoors and a rain or shine event. Register

Swimsuits are welcome, but not required as we enjoy cooling off.

by June 1.

Register by July 7.


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Sports of all Sorts

This program is for ages 3-5. Meet the instructor behind the

Wednesday, July 6 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

building. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Register by

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

May 5. *There is no class June 2

Activity Title: PFH Sports This event is outdoors, weather permitting. Register by July 4.

Smart Start Soccer, Session 2 Mondays, July 11 - August 1 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park

Water Play

Resident $48, Nonresident $72

Friday, August 12 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Activity Title: SS Soccer 2

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 This program is for ages 3-5. Meet the instructor behind the

Activity Title: PFH Water

building. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Register by This EEOR program is a rain or shine event. Swimwear and towels

June 22.

are welcome. Register by August 11

Smart Start Development Thursdays, July 14 - August 4 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Smart Start Sports

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Resident $60, Nonresident $90

A critically acclaimed program from the National Alliance

Activity Title: SS Development

for Youth Sports, Smart Start Programs return this


summer! Prepare your children for organized sports in a

This program is for ages 3-5 and combines baseball and soccer

supportive environment. Parents, you’ll work with your

into one class. Meet the instructor at Baseball Field 4 (northeast

child each week to learn different skills related to the sport

field). Children must be accompanied by a parent. Register by

program you sign up for. Parent participation is required

June 22.

and comfortable clothing is encouraged.

Smart Start Baseball Mondays, May 16 - June 13* | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Baseball Field Resident $48, Nonresident $72 Activity Title: SS Baseball This program is for ages 3-5. Meet the instructor at Baseball Field 4 (northeast field). Children must be accompanied by a parent. Register by May 2. *There is no class May 30.

Smart Start Soccer, Session 1 Thursdays, May 19 - June 16* | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Resident $48, Nonresident $72 Activity Title: SS Soccer 1

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Kidy 500

Little Olympics

Tuesday, May 24 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, August 15 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Billericay Park Building | Resident $4, Nonresident $6

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Activity Title: Kidy 500

Activity Title: Little Olympics

Kids ages 3 through 5 are invited to create their own Kidy 500

During this program, everyone’s a champion! Join us for this

cardboard, race car. After cars are built, your child will enjoy car

Olympic themed program. Your little one ages 3 through 6 will

themed games!. Parents, participation is required to help with

enjoy creating their very own medal, competing in popular

construction during this program. Register by May 17.

Olympic Games and learning about the olympics while enjoying a story. Register now to ensure you can enjoy friendly competition! Register by August 8.

Father’s Day Pottery Saturday, June 11 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Cumberland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Animal Mania Pottery

Activity Title: Father's Day Pottery

Saturday, August 27 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

This Father’s Day, children ages 2 through 10 are invited to paint

Activity Title: Animal Mania

a mug using their handprint as a brush. After all mugs have been painted, the group will enjoy reading “Daddy’s Are For Counting

This August, plan a special day for your family to enjoy quality

Fireflies”. All supplies are provided during this program, and

time together. Families, ages 2 and up, are invited for painting

finished mugs will be available for pickup at the Fishers Parks &

and memory making! Each member of your family can choose

Recreation office June 18. Register by June 3.

an animal figurine to paint during this program. All supplies are provided and finished pieces will be available for pickup at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the program

Little Sharkie Pottery

concludes. Parents, participation is required during this program!

Saturday, July 9 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Register by August 19.

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $20, Nonresident $30 Activity Title: Little Sharkie

Youth & Teen Programs

Perfect for the summer time, children ages 2 through 10 are invited to paint a shark soap dish! All supplies are provided during

Glass Fusing

the program, and after everyone has finished their painting, the

Saturday, May 7 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

group will read “Smiley Shark”. Finished projects can be picked

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $26, Nonresident $39

up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation July 16. Register by July 1.

Activity Title: Glass Fusing

Hello Cupcake!

Join us to explore the art of glass fusing! Children ages 8 and

Wednesday, July 27 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

up and a parent are invited to this glass fusing class. Working

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $20, Nonresident $30

together, duos will create wind chimes to decorate the house for

Activity Title: Hello Cupcake

years to come. All supplies are provided during this program, and no prior experience is necessary. Register by April 30.

Hey moms and mother figures, this program was designed specifically for you and your child ages 5 through 10. During this

A Dream Come True

mom and me class, little ones will paint their very own cupcake

Thursday, May 12 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

to keep for years to come. After all of the painting is complete,

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $16, Nonresident $24

everyone will enjoy a delicious cupcake! Register by July 20.

Activity Title: Dream Come True


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Dream catchers are not only beautiful, but they celebrate Native American culture! During this program, young adults ages 13 and older are invited to create their own dream catcher. Dream catchers are believed to catch bad dreams from trickling down through the feathers and into the dreams of those sleeping. Register now to create your very own art piece that celebrates culture and creativity! Register by May 5.

World Traveler Thursday, June 9 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $5, Nonresident $8

Safe Sitter

Activity Title: World Traveler

Thursday, July 7 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $38, Nonresident $57

Travel around the word in 80 minutes! During this program, young

Activity Title: Safe Sitter

adults ages 12 through 15 will have the opportunity to “travel” to different countries and compete in different challenges.

This nationally recognized program teaches your future sitter ages

World Traveler offers a wonderful opportunity for friends to try

11 through 13 the business of babysitting! Join us for ideas on how

something new, together! Register by June 2.

to entertain children, tips on recognizing a medical emergency and the appropriate action to take, safety tips and more. Safe Sitter programs fill quickly, we recommend registering as soon as possible! Register by June 30.

Have A Blast Friday, June 17 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Resident $17, Nonresident $26 Activity Title: Have a Blast

Pinterest Night: Leather Bracelet Friday, July 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fathers and father figures, grab your son ages 5 through 11

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $10, Nonresident $15

and come ready to Have A Blast! During this evening program,

Activity Title: Pinterest Night

duos will have the opportunity to build and decorate their very own rocket. After the construction phase is complete, they’ll be

Pin all day and come ready to craft all night! Young adults ages 13

launched and the group will enjoy a variety of games. Spots go

and up are invited to this program to create a popular Pinterest

quickly in this program! Register by June 10.

craft. Everyone will make their own leather wrap bracelet. Register by July 8.

Tie Dye Your Summer Thursday, June 23 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Let Me Take a Selfie!

Cumberland Park Building | Resident $10, Nonresident $15

Friday, July 22 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Activity Title: Tie Dye

Billericay Park Building | Resident $3, Nonresident $5 Activity Title: Let Me Take a Selfie

Family reunion, fashion statement or hobby – tie dying offers something fun for everyone! Young adults ages 10 and up are

This summer, we want to reward your teen for taking a selfie! Let

invited to learn different tie dying techniques. Each person

me take a Selfie invites teens on a photo scavenger hunt for a list

should bring two white pieces of clothing to practice on during

of photo props. Prizes will be awarded to teams, so recruit a few

this program. Tie Dye Your Summer is a great program to attend

friends and secure a spot today! This program is best suited for

with a friend, head online to register today! Register by June 16.

teens ages 13 through 16. Register by July 15.

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Adults 50 or Better

Punt, Pass, and Kick Thursday, August 2 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Why Does My Knee Still Hurt?

Mudsock Fields | Free

Sponsored by Hamilton Trace Get ready to Punt, Pass, and Kick with the NFL! This competition

Thursday, June 16 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

is based on your ages, and invites children ages 6 through 15 (as

Cumberland Park Building | Free

of December 31 of the current year) for a chance to win. Winners

Activity Title: Why Does my Knee Still Hurt?

from each division will advance to a sectional competition. Registration is not required for this activity, but is appreciated at

If you’re struggling with constant knee pain this program is where you can also find competition rules. This

for you! Join Physical Therapist Bill Hartman for tips that will

drop-in program welcomes participants to stop by any time.

improve your quality of life. Debunk the myths and learn how you posture and other, simple techniques can eliminate your knee pain. Registration is required by June 9.

Challenge Accepted! Wednesday, August 24 | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $4, Nonresident $6 Activity Title: Challenge Accepted This father son sports day ensures that someone is going to leave with serious bragging rights! Sons ages 7 through 10 and their father/father figures are invited for an evening of friendly competition. During this program, duos will enjoy playing kickball, capture the flag, tug-a-war and many other field games. That’s not all, this program won’t end without a dads versus kids kickball game! Register by August 17.

Adult Programs Fall Softball Leagues Sundays, August 7 - October 16* | 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Softball Fields Resident $448, Nonresident $672 Activity Title: Softball Our Fall Softball Leagues return this season with 8 weeks of play and a 2 week tournament to follow. With three levels to choose from, this league really does have an opportunity for everyone to enjoy physical activity and friendly competition! Each team will receive 12 team shirts, and free agents are encouraged to contact Fishers Parks & Recreation to be matched with a team. Residency

Our vision is to enhance the quality of

is based on team captains, and captains should plan on attending

life and to exceed parent and participant

a mandatory meeting on August 3 at the Roy G. Holland Memorial


Park building from 6 to 7 p.m. *There are no games September 4

facilitation of recreational opportunities,

unless needed for rain make ups.

educational programs and partnerships.


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Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. Cheeney Creek Natural Area. Flat Fork Creek Park. It’s no secret, our community is lucky to have some amazing outdoor spaces to spend extra energy and unwind from a busy day! This summer, we’re joining forces with the Indiana Children and Nature Network to help residents of all ages get outside for nature play. Parents, we know what you’re thinking, but this initiative isn’t just for the children in your life. While nature play has been proven to improve academic performance, concentration and increase physical fitness in your children, it’s also proven to have profound effects on you! So join us for Nature Play Days, June 11th through June 19th. Capture photos of your nature play day and share them on social media using hashtag #FishersNaturePlay to document your adventure. We’ll be awarding prizes and insights on where to go and what to do in the Fishers parks system. As a reminder Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is a protected preserve. Residents interested in exploring off trails or getting hands-on with rocks, trees and leaves should explore Cheeney Creek Natural Area or Flat Fork Creek Park.

Danesa Stolz Chief Naturalist

Just let them explore. Let them turn over rocks and look for insects. Let them run barefoot in the grass (or better yet, in the mud). Let them go creek stomping or build a fort in the woods. Allow them to use their imagination to entertain themselves!

Our vision is to heighten awareness for the natural environment, encourage lifelong learning in natural and cultural histor, allow opportunities for outdoor recreation, maintain habitat diversity and instill a sense of stewardship for all living things.

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Adults 50 or Better

Chair Pilates Tuesdays, June 21 - August 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Tai Chi for Health

Cumberland Park Building | 11 Sessions | $46

Saturdays, May 7 - August 27* Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building

A NIFS Instructor will lead this class which promotes balance

$40 per Month | Register by calling (317)509-1835

and good posture. Concentrate on strength to stabilize the spine and joints. Participants are either seated or standing and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Strength, Balance and Flexibility Thursdays, June 30 - July 25* | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Cumberland Park Building | 8 Sessions | $34 Derived from martial arts, this “walking

Resistance bands and body weights are used for strength work

meditation� is now practiced worldwide

and a chair is used for seated and standing support. You are

as a means of improving ones health.

encouraged to bring light weights (3-8 lbs.) and wear comfortable

Research has shown that Tai Chi can

clothes and shoes. *There is no class July 14

lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, increase flexibility and improve range of motion, improve balance and reduce stress. Vihn Tran practices old Yang-style form, consisting of 108 postures

Beginning Line Dance

with focus on flowing movements with mindful breathing.

Thursdays, June 30 - August 4 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 6 Sessions | $26

Tai Chi for Health offers three levels of classes: In this beginner class, you will have fun and get exercise while Beginner Level One, with classes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

learning how to move with ease and charm.

Beginner Level Two, with classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meal Time Magic Intermediate, with classes meeting from 9 a.m. t0 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 7 | 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 1 Session | $12

*Classes taking place on May 28, June 18 and 25, and July 16 will meet at the Cumberland Park Building. Classes are intended for

Come enjoy a great summer meal that is full of good flavors and

those age 18 and up, and your first lesson is free.

ingredients. There will be kitchen tips and ideas to inspire you.

Senior Classes by Oasis

Lunch & Learn: Cremation

Oasis offers a variety of classes for seniors. These classes are

Thursday, August 11 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

for ages 50+, and can be registered for by calling (317)396-

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 1 Session | Free

3751, or by visiting Classes are planned for a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 25. There is a $15

Join us for lunch as we discuss the growing popularity of

registration fee per individual per trimester.

cremation. We will look at service options available and what can be done with remains. All your questions will be answered as we

For more information, visit


explore this interesting topic.

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Adult Programs

Pickleball Lessons by Team Witsken Register for either class by calling (317)848-2023, by emailing

Meditations for Survivors or visiting

For anyone who refuses to be defeated by traumatic experiences such as defending our country in battle, cancer, abuse, bullying


and more, meditative methods help one heal, gain greater peace,

Tuesdays, June 6 - July 18* | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

strength, and improve clarity of thought so that you can move

Cyntheanne Park Pickleball Courts | 6 Sessions | $60

forwards towards true self-worth. Cross-legged sitting is not necessary. Classes meet at 14542 Sowers Drive, Fishers, and are

This clinic will have 30-45 minutes of instruction and drills with

for those age 18 and up. Each session is $35, and you can register

a Team Witsken Pickleball Elite Team Pro Pickleball Coach. Basic

by calling (317)348-5273 or by emailing

skills will be learned and fine-tuned to get players ready for match play. The last portion of the clinic will be match play with

Session 1

coaching. This will help players learn the game on a competitive

Saturdays, May 21 - July 9 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

level without the pressure of a competition. *There in no class Session 2

July 4.

Saturdays, July 16 - September 3 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m Intermediate / Advanced-Intermediate Mondays, June 6 - July 18* | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Starting an Indiana Business

Cyntheanne Park Pickleball Courts | 6 Sessions | $60

by Klamen Training & Development, LLC. The Intermediate-Adv Intermediate Clinic is for players who

Saturday, July 16 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

have previously played pickleball and have an understanding of

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the rules and can play matches at the intermediate level. Clinic

$69 | Register: (317)432-3210 or

will be led by a Team Witsken Retreat Elite Pickleball Pro and will focus the first 45 min of the clinic on skills that will help

If you ever considered starting a business, this workshop is for

the player advance in their pickleball competitions and have a

you! Learn about topics such as creating an effective business

stronger game. The last 15 min of the clinic will be match play

plan, selecting the proper business structure, the differences

with coaching that will allow the coach to offer tips while you are

between the available accounting methodologies, how to register

playing to give players tips on how to improve during matches.

with both the state of Indiana and the federal government and

*There is no class July 4.

much more regarding starting your first commercial venture. You’ll learn all of the things you need to think about and prepare for before opening your business including using employees and contractors, effective networking with other businesses, and building an effective website. All presented in a manner that makes even the difficult concepts such as business taxes, insurance, and state permit requirements easier to understand. More than a dozen additional topics are covered as well. This class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a 30 minute break for lunch (please provide your own). The class if for individuals 16 and up, and will meet with a minimum of 3 participants, and a maximum of 50.

MAY - AUGUST, 2016


Family Programs

Kids Programs

Freedom Kayak Adventure Classes

Little Virtuoso

Ages 12 & Up (Minors must have adult present)

Fridays, May 20 - July 29* | 10:45a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saxony Lake & Beach | Register by calling (317)626-1484

Cumberland Park Building

Minimum 1, Maximum 5

Register: (630)450-4591 or $10 per Class/per Family, with one time registration fee of $15

Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Class In this class you will learn the basics of kayaking, the proper

Little Virtuoso, for ages 2-3, is a unique combination of music

technique and everything you need to know to be safe and feel

and movement. We provide structured and unstructured time for

comfortable paddling a kayak. You will also learn about the

preschoolers to improve fine motor skills and coordination and

various types of kayaks, parts of kayaks, types of paddles, PFDs

work on newly-acquired gross motor skills. Activities include a

(Personal Flotation Devices, i.e., Life jackets) and other items

variety of manipulative activities such as scarves, egg shakers,

needed for the sport. This is a 3-4-hr. class. Price includes PFD,

jingle bells and so much more. In addition to all the musical fun,

kayak, paddle, and instruction. All classes are taught by an

children will travel into “Storybook� Land, and will expand on the

American Canoe Association certified instructor.

ideas of the story by creating either an art project, singing songs, participating in finger plays and through creative movement.

Saturday, May 7 | 10 a.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60

Parents participate for extra fun.

Sunday, Jun. 5 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60 Thursday, Jul. 7 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60

*The class on May 20 will be held at Holland Park. There is no

Saturday, Aug. 6 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60

class June 10.

Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue: American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 1

Musical Maestros

This 3-4 hour course introduces essential safety skills and

Friday, May 20 - July 29* | 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

considerations to the student and focuses on personal preparation

Cumberland Park Building

and ability, swimming ability, water comfort and confidence,

Register: (630)450-4591 or

fitness conditioning and warm up, safe paddle and boat handling,

$10 per Class/per Family, with one time registration fee of $15

safety and rescue considerations, personal equipment, the paddling environment, introduction to basic safety and rescue,

Musical Maestros, for ages 4-5, is a unique class designed to

avoiding trouble, rescue philosophy, near drowning, cold water

build a strong foundation in musical and verbal vocabulary

shock/hypothermia, need for further training, basis for self-

through storytelling, active movement, and dramatic expression.

rescue and fundamental personal safety skills, wet-exits ,

Our Maestros will get a chance to learn how to sing simple songs

swimming with kayaks, assisted rescues and tows, fundamental

on pitch, tap a steady beat, count and tap different rhythm

group safety skills, T/bow/paddle rescues, contact tow, back deck

patterns, learn note names and their values, and experience

rescues for swimmers, communication and signals; hand/paddle/

increased vocabulary and fine motor skill awareness. This class is

whistle, cell phone or radio use, and much more! Price includes

the perfect entry into the wonderful and exciting world of music.

PFD, kayak, paddle, and instruction. All classes are taught by an

Parents participate for extra fun!

American Canoe Association certified instructor. *The class on May 20 will be held at Holland Park. There is no Sunday, May 15 | 1 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60 Saturday, Jun. 11 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60 Sunday, Jul. 31 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60 Saturday, Aug. 27 | 6 p.m. | Saxony Lake and Beach | $60

class June 10.

Do you have questions about a program, registration, 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!

OUR OFFICE Fishers Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks School Road Fishers, Indiana 46037

PHONE (Registration Questions can be Directed Here) (317)595-3150

TONY ELLIOT Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation @warmtonesmalone

AMBER MINK Recreation Manager

DANESA STOLZ Chief Naturalist

DAN DOMSIC Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator @FishersDan

2016 May through August Fun Guide  

Connect with Fishers Parks & Recreation, any where! The May through August Fun Guide includes all of our summer programs, events and volunte...

2016 May through August Fun Guide  

Connect with Fishers Parks & Recreation, any where! The May through August Fun Guide includes all of our summer programs, events and volunte...