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Fishers resident muddling through Mud Day 2016

FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Resident, The summer is nearly upon us and Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited for its most ambitious season yet! Summer is a great time to unplug and explore what Parks has to offer. Fishers newly revamped Farmers’ Market. Concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Jaws at Saxony Beach. Blast on the Bridge at Geist. Summer Camp at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. These are just a few of the fun, engaging opportunities at Fishers Parks this summer. July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) tagline this year is “Get Your Play On!” Be sure to check out the Fun Guide listings for a range of awesome ways to play this summer! Beyond programs and events, explore Fishers’ 24 park properties this summer. Our diverse park properties provide options for

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virtually everyone. Check out Fishers’ newest park, Flat Fork

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

Creek Park, this summer for mountain biking, fishing, scaling the tallest hill in Hamilton County, or just relaxing with a picnic. Explore the epic playground at Holland Park, which includes a brand new glider that is accessible and inclusive for people of all ability levels. Did you know Fishers has a beach?! Check out Saxony Beach anytime between Memorial Day and Labor Day to


enjoy the sun and sand.

MAY 26 - SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE As always, you can connect with us on social media at Fishers Parks

Come play some fun games as you meet our friendly camp

& Recreation on Facebook, @FishersParks on Twitter, and the

counselors. This is a great meet and greet opportunity to

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater on Instagram. This summer,

prepare for your first day at Summer Camp.

I encourage you to also check out the Fishers Park Foundation on social media as well. This new organization will be looking


to grow in 2017, so consider engaging with the Park Foundation

Dare to dive in at Saxony Beach as we screen Steven

this summer!

Spielberg’s classic 1975 film.

See you in the parks!

AUGUST 17 - SENIOR EXPO Join us for an informative open house that allows seniors

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the opportunity to meet and mingle with various vendors

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

that cater specifically to senior needs.



CONTENTS 04 05 06 08 15 16 19 Volunteer

Summer Concerts Return Special Events Programs

Our Environment

Program Partners How to Register

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Searching for a way to make an impact in the community? Consider

Market Ambassador for a minimum of four market days

volunteering some of your time to assist with various events

throughout the summer will receive a complimentary t-shirt to

and programs happening throughout the City. Fishers Parks &

wear during their shifts.

Recreation relies upon volunteers throughout the community for assistance. Each volunteer is matched with opportunities of

If you want to help run and take ownership of an event that

interest so that the experience is rewarding and fun. Volunteer

draws thousands of people every summer, please join the Fishers

opportunities are available all year long.

Parks & Recreation team for this opportunity! Email Dan Domsic at or call him at (317) 595-3151 for more

Volunteering with Fishers Parks & Recreation is a meaningful

information and to sign up.

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? Sign up for the Volunteerism Newsletter at

FARMERS' MARKET AMBASSADORS Fresh produce, breakfast sandwiches, olive oil, guacamole, and egg rolls – it can all be found at the Fishers Farmers' Market! The market is a summer staple at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, which returns on May 6 and runs through September 30.

Every Saturday, from 8 AM to Noon, Fishers

residents will be able to enjoy the outdoors and stock up on their favorite food and plant inspired products and wild-crafted handmade items. To make the market a great experience for everyone, Fishers Parks & Recreation is looking for six volunteers each week to help our team run the market, with shifts from 7:30 - 10:30 AM and

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10 AM - 1 PM Volunteers who sign up to be a Fishers Farmers'

Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordination




May 4


Father Son Adventure

June 16


Monsoon Madness

June 17


July 8


Jedi Moms & Padawan Sons

Mud Day National S’mores Day Yappy Hours National Trail Mix Day My Summer Garden Series Fishers Farmers' Market Amp After Dark Concert Series


August 6


May 24, June 28, July 26 & August 23

2 (per night)

August 31


Bi-Monthly Mondays, May - August

1 (per Monday)

Saturdays, May - September

6 (per Saturday)

June 9, July 7, August 4 & August 18

15 (per night)





Tuesdays, June 6 - August 8 | 7 - 9 PM

June 6

Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Free

June 13

An Innocent Band sponsored by Primrose Schools

We’re thrilled to celebrate our 15th Year

June 20

Meraki the Band sponsored by Heritage Christian School

Anniversary of the Tuesday Night Concert

June 27

Series! Bring your blanket and a bite to

July 11

Parrots of the Caribbean sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans

eat, and you’ll be set to enjoy our extended

July 18

Dave & Rae sponsored by The Goddard School

concert season running from June 6

July 25

through August 8. Concerts are free and

August 1

TBD sponsored by Boomerang Development

open to the public. Presented by IU Health.

August 8

TBD sponsored by Boomerang Development

My Yellow Rickshaw sponsored by Cathedral High School

The Doo! Band sponsored by Citizens State Bank




Wednesdays, May 3 - October 25 | Noon - 1 PM

May 3

Liberty Plaza on the Central Green | Free

May 10

Zach Day

July 12

Marc Diebold

Grab your lunch and head over to Liberty

May 17

Bret Wiscons

July 19

Trilogy Unplugged

Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free

May 24

Joy Anderson

July 26

Heartstone Crossing

lunchtime concert! These shows will take

May 31

Phil Pierle

August 2

place from Noon – 1 PM every Wednesday

June 5

Kelly Isenhower

August 9

Zach Day


June 14

Chad Mills

August 16

Chad Mills

June 21

Craig Thurston

August 23

Cory Williams

June 28

Zach Craft

August 30

Phil Pierle





permitting. Presented by Meyer Najem.

Kelly Isenhower


July 5

Kelly Isenhower

Kelly Isenhower

More to be announced!

June 2 - September 2 | 9 - 11 PM


Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Free We’re amping up our most ambitious

June 2

Woomblies Rock Orchestra

lineup to date, featuring both local and

June 3

B105.7 presents 80’s at the AMP

major national recording artists. Concerts

June 9

107.9 The Mix presents Smash Mouth

are free to the public and will start on June 2 and run through Labor Day weekend.

with special guest Monofiction June 16

Q95 and Barnes & Thornburg LLP present John Waite

which can be obtained through promotions

June 30

WJJK presents Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute

from the sponsoring radio stations.

July 7


July 14

Fridays, June 2 - August 25 | Times Vary

July 21

WTTS presents Trippin’ Billies

Central Green | Free

July 28

Q95 and Barnes & Thornburg LLP presents The Meek Sisters

Join us on the Central Green for this

August 4

Shows listed in red will require tickets

with special guest The Phil Pierle Trio WJJK presents Loverboy with special guest Rich Hardesty WTTS presents Jennie DeVoe

WTTS presents Moon Taxi

brand new addition to our Amp After Dark

with special guest The Elect

Concert Series! Each week will feature new

August 11

WJJK presents Dogs of Society: A Musical Tribute to the Music of Elton John

and exciting attractions, including events

August 18

An Alt 103.3 Presents Show

like the Arts Crawl, Vintage Markets, a visit

August 25

Chad Mills

from the Indianapolis Colts, Live Band Karaoke and much more! Happy Hours will take place from 6 - 9 PM for national acts

with special guest Cory Williams September 1 & 2

Blues Fest Weekend with Honoree Rev. Charlie Edmunds and Samantha Fish

and from 7 - 9 PM for local artists.



SPECIAL EVENTS MOVIES IN THE PARK sponsored by Wasson Nursery


Fridays, May 5 - May 26 | Sunset

Wednesdays, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23 | 6 - 8 PM

Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Free

The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens | Free

Grab a blanket, some popcorn and sit back and enjoy this season’s

Fishers loves our furry friends, and this event is guaranteed to be

biggest movies with your family and friends! Mobile concessions

a “dog-gone” good time! Every 4th Wednesday, pets and their

will be available to purchase snacks and refreshments.

humans can enjoy a fun social hour. Socialize under the tent, walk the trails and much more! Alcohol will be provided by Metazoa

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

Brewing Co. All ages are welcome at these rain or shine events.

around 8:45 p.m. Be sure to arrive early to snag a good seat, and

Dogs must be kept on leashes and please follow park “petiquette.”

share your photos from the fun night using #FishersMovies. 5.05 The Secret Life of Pets

5.19 Storks


5.12 Cinderella (2015)

5.26 Finding Dory

Friday, May 26 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Free

Fishers Parks & Recreation offers movies to meet the interests of a large

Whether you’re still exploring your summer camp options or

number of people, and we trust that you will make good decisions on

you’ve already signed up, this event provides a great way to learn

which movies are most appropriate for your family.

more about our camps, as well as help prepare kids for their first day! Campers will have a chance to meet the summer camp staff, play fun games and much more! After the event, stick around

FISHERS FARMERS' MARKET sponsored by IU Health Saxony

for our #FishersMovies screening of Finding Dory, which begins

Saturdays, May 6 - September 30 | 8 AM - Noon

at sunset. This event is best suited for children ages 3-13. No

Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Free

registration is required, but parent supervision is.

Our popular summer Fishers Farmers' Market opens for the season in May!

This season will feature all of your favorite

seasonal goodies from over 55 full and part-time vendors.


The whole family will enjoy live music, entertainment, family

Saturday, June 17 | 11 AM - 3 PM

activities and cooking demonstrations while stocking up on fresh

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Free

local food and plant inspired products and handmade items! Be

Where can you find 7 giant inflatable water slides, great music

sure not to miss out on these Specialty Days throughout the 2017

and a fun time?

Market Season:

swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and join us as we slip and slide

At Monsoon Madness, of course! Bring your

under the sun. There’s even an Itty Bitty Water Play Zone for 5.27

Pet Day

children 4 and under. Enjoy pizza, Kona Ice and music from our


Strawberry Festival

DJ. No registration is required, but parent supervision is at this


Health & Wellness Expo


Celebrate Kids & BIZ KIDZ Entrepreneurial Vendor Day


Art Market


Fall Harvest Festival

rain or shine event.

MUD DAY Saturday, July 8 | 11 AM - 1 PM Cyntheanne Park | Free


20 tons of soil and over 50,000 gallons of water will create a giant

We’re excited to host several Pop-Up Events throughout the

mud pit at Cyntheanne Park for this rain or shine event. Children

Nickel Plate District this summer! Anticipated events will

will compete in fun challenges and have a chance at being

be once a month, and include themes like Pirates, Magic,

crowned King and Queen Mud! Enjoy Kona Ice and dance along as

Luau Party and Water Fun. No registration is required, but

a DJ spins the hottest songs of the summer. Wear old clothes and

parent supervision is. Check out our Facebook page for more

shoes. A towel and fresh change of clothes are recommended after

info on these events coming soon!

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




SENIOR EXPO sponsored by Hamilton Trace & The Reserve

Saturday, July 22 | Sunset

Thursday, August 17 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Saxony Beach | Free

The Reserve at Hamilton Trace | Free

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water,

In honor of National Senior Citizens Day, we’re hosting an

we unleash JAWS at Saxony Beach. Steven Spielberg’s 1975

informative open house that allows seniors the opportunity to

“chomper” is the perfect summer blockbuster, and watching it

meet and mingle with various businesses that provide senior

while your feet dangle in the murky depths below is the ultimate

services to the public. Light refreshments will be served and no

way to celebrate the season!

registration is required.



Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30 | 6 PM - 9 AM

Thursday, August 31 | 5 - 7 PM

Nickel Plate AMP | Resident $14 per tent, Nonresident $21 per tent

Flat Fork Creek | Free

Enjoy a night camping under the stars at this great outdoor

Chocolate? Nuts? Raisins? Check, check, and check! Celebrate

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

National Trail Mix Day by joining us at Flat Fork Creek, where

camp out at the Municipal Complex. Campers can participate in

you can explore our trails, sample different varieties of trail mix,

games, activities, crafts, a family friendly movie and s’mores!

and even make your own trail mix treats! This all-ages event is an

Pre-registration is required, as well as parent supervision at all

open house format, so feel free to stop by when it’s convenient for

times. Register by July 21 with activity title Community Campout.

your family. Parents, adult supervision is required at this rain or shine event. Be sure to share your #NationalTrailMixDay photos with us! Registration is not required, but appreciated by August

NATIONAL S’MORES DAY Sunday, August 6 | 4 - 7 PM Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve Shelter | Free Gather around our campfire and celebrate National S’mores Day at our 10th annual event! We’ll supply everything you need for making these gooey treats. This program is an open house format, so feel free to drop by any time, rain or shine. All ages are welcome and parents must stick around for supervision, especially around the campfire! Don’t forget to share your pictures with us using #NationalSmoresDay! Registration is not required, but appreciated by August 4 with activity title S’mores Day.

29 using activity title Trail Mix Day.

PROGRAMS SEC OND NA TURE noun “A characteristic or habit in someone that appears to be instinctive because that person has behaved in a particular way so often.” At Fishers Parks & Recreation, we want to help make spending time in nature YOUR second nature with our various programs.

CHECK OUT A BACKPACK – Check out a backpack at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and let us help you explore nature!

Backpacks include field guides, binoculars and

many other useful items. We have backpacks for all ages, including preschoolers, youth and teens, and adults.

ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES – Fishers Parks & Recreation has designed several nature activities for preschoolers, youth and teens, and adults. Check out our available activities online and stay tuned for information about additional activities coming soon!

TRACK YOUR INVOLVEMENT – Use our log to track your activity in nature.

INCENTIVES – We want to recognize you as your reach your nature milestones! To learn more and join the movement today, be sure to check out and share your outdoor experiences with us using #Fishers2ndNature.

Make spending time in nature a second nature. There are ample benefits to spending time in the great outdoors, including: • Boosts Immunity

• Improves Concentration

• Increases Happiness

• Restores Mental Energy

• Increases Creativity

• Relieves Stress

• Increases Energy

• Reduces Inflammation

• Improves Memory

• Improves Vision

• Promotes Serenity, Peace, & Calm



Designed specifically for children ages 3 - 5, the Start Smart

It’s double the fun during these special programs developed

Sports Programs return this summer to prepare kids for the

specifically for your two-year-old! These programs allow parents

world of organized sports in a fun and friendly atmosphere. These

and their child to move around stations based on children’s

programs from the National Alliance for Youth Sports provide all

interests and includes interactive play, crafts and more. Both

necessary equipment as parents positively support and work with

parent participation and pre-registration is required.

their child(ren) each week. Parent participation is required, and comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is encouraged.

IT’S A ZOO OUT THERE! Wednesday, May 17 | 10 - 11 AM


Holland Memorial Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Mondays, May 15 - June 12* | 5 - 6 PM

Come enjoy zoo animal themed crafts, songs and activities!

Holland Memorial Park | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

Create a sock snake, play feed the elephant and be sure to get your

This program is for ages 3-5. Children will learn basic soccer

little one’s photo with the cardboard animals. Register by May 10

skills in a non-threatenining environment, including kicking,

with activity title TTTF It’s a Zoo.

dribbling, trapping, throw ins and agility. Meet the instructor behind the building. Children must be accompanied by a parent.


Register by May 1 with activity title SS Soccer 1. *No class May 29.

Wednesday, June 21 | 10 - 11 AM Cumberland Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9


Dress your little one in red, white and blue and join us as they enjoy

Thursdays, July 13 - August 3 | 5 - 6 PM

special crafts, songs and activities to celebrate Independence Day.

Holland Memorial Park | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

Create stars and fireworks and participate in a mini flag parade!

Register by June 29 with activity title SS Soccer 2.

Register by June 14 with activity title TTTF Little Firecrackers.



Thursdays, May 18 - June 15* | 5 - 6 PM

Tuesday, July 18 | 10 - 11 AM

Holland Memorial Park | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

Cumberland Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresidents $9

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

Splash around and play with sand at this water themed program.

Field 4 (northeast field).

A towel is recommended, and children may wear swimsuits.

Children must be accompanied by a

parent. Register by May 1 with activity title SS Baseball 1. *No

Register by July 11 with activity title TTTF Beach Babes.

class June 1.


Thursday, August 24 | 10 - 11 AM

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 1 | 5 - 6 PM

Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Holland Memorial Park | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

Celebrate Mother Goose with your child as we create nursery

Register by June 29 with activity title SS Baseball 2.

rhyme themed crafts, sing songs and more. Register by August 17 with activity title TTTF Mother Goose.

The playground at Holland Park



Tuesday, May 23 | 10 - 11:30 AM

Calling all playful little ones! Our PlayFULL Hours programs

Billericay Park Building | Resident $4, Nonresident $6

allow children ages 1-5 the opportunity for unstructured

Start your engines for the greatest spectacle in “kiddy racing!"

play and the chance to explore different activities centered

Children ages 3-5 will build cardboard race cars with their

around various themes. Parents, these programs requires

parents, and then enjoy car themed games on an outside track.

your participation and includes a chance for you to socialize

Adult participation is required to help with the construction

with other parents, as well.

of the cars, and cars are created as a team. Registration is per child attending and must be completed by May 19 with activity

PlayFULL Hours offers two payment options. You may Pay

title Kiddy 500.

As You Go (prices listed with program details) or purchase a Flex Pass (Resident $6, Nonresident $9) which includes entry to 5 programs. To learn more about programs and payment opportunities visit

BUILD A PLAYGROUND Friday, May 19 | 10 - 11 AM Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 This event is outdoors, weather permitting.

Register by

May 17 with activity title PFH Playground.

BUILD & TOPPLE Thursday, June 1 | 10 - 11 AM

Kids enjoying the Kiddy 500

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 This EEOR program is outdoors and a rain or shine event. Register by May 31 with activity title PFH Build.




Friday, July 7 | 10 - 11 AM

Thursday, May 4 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Billericay Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Billericay Park Building | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

This event is outdoors, weather permitting. Register by July

May the 4th be with you during this Star Wars themed program

5 with activity title PFH Sports.

for moms and sons! Mothers and their sons, ages 5-12, will compete in fun challenges together, including light saber training,



defeating the Death Star and a Jedi obstacle course. Show your

Tuesday, August 8 | 10 - 11 AM

creative side with a special Star Wars craft station, then stop by

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Residents $2, Nonresidents $3

the photo booth area and snap a photo together. Moms, register

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

your child for this program early and be ready to help him defeat

Swimwear and towels are welcome. Register by August 7

the evil Sith! Registration is per child attending and must be

with activity title PFH Water.

completed by April 27 with activity title Jedi Moms & Sons.


PROGRAMS MY SUMMER GARDEN SERIES Mondays, May 8 – August 21 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Cyntheanne Park | Resident $25, Nonresident $38

Bon appétit! Teens will love learning new culinary skills

Hit the dirt with this community gardening program for kids!

in these cooking classes from 5280 Pantry Project, (located

Participating children ages 7-18 will get a portion of a plot to

at 11850 Allisonville Road). Classes, taught by professional

grow and maintain fruits and vegetable plants throughout

chef Joe Hsu, will teach teens how to prepare a delicious

the season, as well as attend educational “how-to classes”

meal, as well as basic culinary techniques and kitchen

to learn all about gardening. All gardening tools and supplies

operations. Two class sessions are offered based on age.

will be provided during this program, which will meet every

Register by June 5.

other Monday. Register for this program by May 1 with activity title My Summer Garden.

TEEN CHEFS 1 Mondays, June 12 - 26 | 7 - 8 PM

May 8

Prepping and Planning My Garden Plot

May 22

Planting My Garden

June 5

Maintaining and Watching My Garden Grow

June 19

Maintaining and Watching My Garden Grow Part 2

July 10

Harvesting My Garden

July 24

Harvesting My Garden Part 2

August 7

Bringing My Little Farm to My Table

August 21

5280 Pantry Project | Resident $60, Nonresident $90 Ages 13 - 15 | Activity Title Teen Cooking 1 TEEN CHEFS 2 Tuesdays, June 13 - 27 | 7 - 8 PM 5280 Pantry Project | Resident $60, Nonresident $90 Ages 16 - 18 | Activity Title Teen Cooking 2

Cleaning out My Garden



Friday, May 12 | 6 - 7:30 PM

Friday, June 16 | 6 - 7:30 PM

Saxony Hall | Resident $20, Nonresident $30

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve| Resident $8, Nonresident $12

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your daughter at this fun cupcake

Looking for a great father and son bonding opportunity? Fathers


Moms and daughters, ages 5-12, will enjoy painting a

and their sons, ages 5-12, will love this opportunity to spend

cupcake box pottery piece together. And what’s a cupcake box

quality time together while going on a fun adventure at Ritchey

without a cupcake to go in it? You’ll also be decorating your own


yummy cupcakes, provided by Gigi’s Cupcakes. Registration for

and compete to earn points and pieces to create their own

this program is per child and must be completed by May 5 with

marshmallow shooter to use in the final challenge of the night.

activity title Cupcake Party.

Complete the evening by making s’mores by the fire. Registration

Duos will set off on a scavenger hunt in the woods

is per child attending and must be completed by June 9 with


activity title Father Son Adventure.

Tuesdays, June 6 - 20 | 5 - 6 PM Fleet Garage (7228 Pymbroke Circle) | Free


Your teen will love this interactive and educational program that

Saturday, June 17 | 1 - 2 PM

teaches the basics of car maintenance and mechanics. Teens ages

Cumberland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

15-19 will participate in three class sessions taught by the City

Children ages 2-10 will have a magnificent time reading the

of Fishers Fleet team. Some hands-on examination of vehicles

book Daddies are for Catching Fireflies and painting a mug with

might occur, so dress in comfortable clothing that may get dirty.

their handprint for a beautiful Father’s Day gift! All paints and

Class size is limited and registration is required. Register by June

supplies are provided.

2 with activity title Car Workshop.

projects can be picked up 7 days after the program at the Fishers

Pieces will be kiln fired and finished

Parks & Recreation Office (11565 Brooks School Road). Register June 6

Vehicle Safety & General Knowledge

June 13

In-Depth Tire Maintenance

June 20

Open Forum for Questions

by June 8 with activity title Mug Painting.





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

Tuesday, August 1 | 4 - 5 PM

Billericay Park Building | Resident $38, Nonresident $57

Mudsock Fields | Free

This nationally recognized program teaches children ages 11-

Kids ages 6-15 (based on December 31, 2017) will punt, pass and

14 the skills of safe babysitting.

Learn tips on recognizing

kick their way through this program for a chance to compete in

and responding to medical emergencies, as well as ideas for

the sectional football competition. Please bring a copy of your

entertaining children and the business of babysitting. Register

child’s birth certificate to the event as proof of age. Registration

by June 29 with activity title Safe Sitter.

and rules can be found at



Saturday, August 19 | 1 - 2 PM Holland Memorial Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23


Families and children ages 2 and older are invited to pick from

Saturday, July 15 | 8 AM - Noon

an assortment of ceramics to decorate with personal designs! All

Central Green | Resident $5, Nonresident $8

supplies are provided and pieces will be kiln fired, then picked up

The Recreation Program inspired Biz Kidz event supports

7 days later at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office. Register by

young entrepreneurship and business development by

August 17 with activity title Pick a Piece Pottery.

inviting kidz to sell their new and gently used clothing, accessories, sports equipment, technology, toys and more (child related items only). All participants must call to


request an application and be approved to participate in the event. Applications are due by July 7 (fees are collected upon


approval). Space is limited, so apply today!

Thursdays, May 18 – June 22 | 10 - 11 AM Multiple Parks | Free


We’re inviting all parents to join special speakers on short walks

Saturday, July 15 | 8 AM - Noon

on various multipurpose paths (all ADA accessible) across the

Nickel Plate Amphitheater | Resident $5, Nonresident $8

city. Light refreshments are provided, and we’ll have games to

The Farmers' Market BIZ KIDZ event inspires and supports

entertain the kids during your walk. No registration is required.

young entrepreneurship and business development through

May 18

Dr. Michelle, Pediatric Dentist, Brooks School Park

the Farmers' Market mission and vision. Kidz are invited

May 25

Christa N. Robertson, Nurse Practioner, Holland Park

to sell their handmade crafts, personally grown produce

June 1

Mayor Scott Fadness, Flat Fork Creek Park

and plants. Products purchased from or made by an outside

June 8

Dr. Heath, Mental Health Counselor, Cyntheanne Park

third party source will NOT be permitted.

June 15


must call for an application and be approved to participate. Applications are due by July 7 (fees are collected upon

Dr. Polly Trainor, OB/GYN, & Theresa Holland, Lactation Consultant, Riverview Health, NPD AMP

June 22

April Rhymaun, Dietician, Fishers Heritage Park

approval). Space is limited, apply now!

SUNRISE HIKE WITH THE DIRECTOR Fridays, June 16, July 21 and August 18


Multiple Parks | Free

Saturday, July 22 | 1 - 2 PM

Join Tony Elliot, Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation, on a

Holland Memorial Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

sunrise hike for a chance to connect and engage in discussion

Kids ages 2-10 will enjoy a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar,

about our park programs. We’re looking for residents who are

then paint an adorable caterpillar pottery piece! All supplies are

passionate about our mission and willing to provide feedback for

provided. Pieces will be kiln fired and can be picked up 7 days

future opportunities. No registration required.

later at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office. Register by July 20

June 16

with activity title Caterpillar Pottery.

July 21 August 18


Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, 6 AM (meet at cabin) Flat Fork Creek Park, 6 AM (meet at shelter) Nickel Plate District, 6:30 AM (meet at amphitheater)



SIPPIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS Thursday, June 15 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM Saxony Hall | Free You don’t want to miss this summer night out! Enjoy a lively atmosphere with yummy food, cold beverages and great music while lounging around the fire pits at this sunset gathering on the beautiful lakeside terrace of Saxony Hall! This adult only (21+) event will be a night you won’t forget! Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook page about this spectacular night. This event is limited to the first 150 people to sign up. Register by June 8 with activity title Summer Nights. Saxony Hall provides an ambiance unlike anything in the area! This newly constructed event facility is constructed on Saxony Lake providing beautiful water views. The facility offers seating for 150 guests with a warm interior atmosphere, enhanced by a stone fireplace. The waterfront terrace provides unforgettable scenery as guests watch the sunset over the lake.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY Wednesday, August 16 | 6 - 9 PM The Historic Ambassador House | Free “Wine” down your Wednesday and explore The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens, a hidden gem in the heart of Fishers! Participants at this free, adult only (21+) event will enjoy small bites provided Mills Catering and The Wellington Fishers, as well as a wine tasting provided by Vine and Table. Take in the spectacular garden views of this natural setting while listening to an array of talented musicians. Wine orders can also be placed on site. This event is limited to the first 200 people to sign up. Register by August 11 with activity title Wine Down. The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens is maintained as a peaceful retreat in a natural setting, and is available to the community as a wedding and event center, garden and local historic site.



Try out the best new craft ideas at Fishers Parks &

Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 | 6 - 9 PM

Recreation's DIY Pinterest Series!

The Historic Ambassador House | Residents $50, Nonresidents $75

All craft supplies and

materials are provided, and you’ll have a blast creating

The Nickel Plate Players will keep you guessing until the very end!

these beautiful decorations for your home.

Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal and be first to solve the mystery at this adult only (21+) social event that includes audience


involvement. Come dressed to kill for your chance to win a best

Friday, May 19 | 6:30-8 PM

costume prize! Cocktail hour begins at 6 PM and dinner will be

Billericay Park Building | Resident $20, Nonresident $30

served at 7 PM. Register by July 28 with activity title Mystery.

Liven up your front door with a simple, beautiful summer wreath! Participants ages 16+ will create their own living succulent summer wreath. No experience is necessary and


all materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine to sip on, as well! Register by May 12 with


activity title Summer Wreath.

sponsored by Hamilton Trace and Indiana Vein Specialists Fridays, August 25 - September 29 | 10 - 11 AM


Multiple Parks | Free

Friday, July 14 | 6 - 7 PM

Explore Fishers' beautiful trails with our special speakers as your

Holland Memorial Park Building | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

guide! Participants ages 55 and better will join speakers on a short

Let’s get crafty! Adults 21+ can create their own wine glass

walk on multipurpose paths (all ADA accessible), and even have

masterpiece at this fun event. We’ll teach you everything

the chance to ask questions after the hike. Light refreshments

you need to know about painting your glass (using your own

will be provided and no registration is required.

design or one of ours), and no experience is necessary! Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine to sip on while you

August 25

paint, and all supplies will be provided (including plastic

September 1

Economic Growth of Fishers, Cheeney Creek

cups for your wine). Your finished piece will make a great

September 8

Debi Teeple, LivingFit RX, Fishers Heritage Park

thoughtful gift for any occasion! Register by July 7 with

September 15

Mayor Scott Fadness, Flat Fork Creek

activity title Wine Glass Painting.

September 22

Captain John Mehling, FFD, Holland Park

September 29

Lt. Dave Dunbar, FPD, Municipal Complex

Danesa Stolz, Parks & Recreation, Ritchey Woods


GENTLE YOGA sponsored by Hamilton Trace

Sundays, August 6 - October 8 | Noon - 6 PM

Enjoy healthy fun during this gentle, flowing yoga open to all

Holland Memorial Park | Resident $377, Nonresident $565

levels. Come de-stress and relax the mind while improving

It’s time for summer softball in Fishers! Adults 18+ are invited to

flexibility, strength, and coordination. Bring a mat and an open

gather a team and prepare for six weeks of play and two weeks of

mind to reap the many benefits of yoga! Register by May 30.

tournament competition. Teams have an option of three different competition levels. Captains are required to attend a mandatory


meeting on July 26 from 6 – 7 PM at the Holland Memorial Park

Tuesdays, June 6-July 25* | 9:30 - 10:30 AM


The Historic Ambassador House | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

(Please note: residency is based on team captains.)

There will be no games on September 3 or October 8, unless

Activity title: Gentle Yoga 1 | *No class July 4

needed for rain make-up date. Playing as a free agent? Contact our office to be matched with a team. Register your team by July


8 with activity title Softball.

Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26* | 2 - 3 PM Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Resident $48, Nonresident $72 Activity title: Gentle Yoga 2 | *No class June 21



ENVIRONMENT IT'S TIME TO GET OUT AND UNPLUG! The City of Fishers Parks & Recreation Department has a desire to see Fishers residents “unplugged.” Studies show that Americans spend an average of 10 hours a day on digital media, 8 hours sleeping and a total of 5 hours a day at work or school (not spent on a device), commuting, eating, completing household activities, shopping, caring for family, and civic and religious activities. That leaves an hour: what are you doing in that hour? Studies also show many benefits to being outside and getting away from technology: it decreases depression, allows for fewer sleep disturbances, raises Vitamin D levels, improves vision, and increases energy and much more. We have so many ways for you to unplug this summer. Join us for: Father Son Adventure on June 16, Monsoon Madness on June 17, Mud Day on July 8, Community Campout on July 29 and National S’mores Day on August 6, just to name a few! We have also created a brand new initiative called Second Nature. We will offer backpacks to check out and activities to help you engage in meaningful ways with nature on your own time. Second nature is a characteristic or habit in someone that appears to be instinctive because that person has behaved in a particular way so often. Spending time in nature should be second nature! Take some time to explore the Fun Guide for details, times and instructions on how to register for many of our programs designed Danesa Stolz

to help you unplug. Visit our website to learn more about Second

Chief Naturalist, Fishers Parks & Recreation

Nature, or just visit a park (we have 24 properties, 568 acres and over 100 miles of multi-use trails). Get outside and unplug!

The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. Richard Louv, The Nature Principal







Saxony Beach | All Classes led by American Canoe Certified Instructor

Register: (317) 452.3690 or

Register: (317) 626.1484 | Age 12+ (minors must have adult present)

4 Classes: $50, Single Class: $15



Introduction to Kayaking is the foundation of our recommended

Wednesdays, May 3 - May 24 | Holland Memorial Park Building

progression in your kayaking skills education. In this 3-hour class,

4 - 5 PM (ages 4-6), 5:30 - 6:30 PM (ages 7-9)

you will learn efficient paddling techniques and the necessary

Register your little artists for our second session of kids’ classes,

strokes to maneuver your kayak. This fun class will also teach you

Adventures in Sculpture. Mini artists can get their hands dirty in

about kayaking safety, equipment, launching and landing, and

this sculpture class by learning how to create 3D works out of clay,

much more. This class is best suited for beginners or those with

recycled materials, and more. Students will keep a sketchbook for

experience but no formal instruction.

their artistic journey, create multiple works of art to take home, work on a collaborative piece and much more.

Saturday, May 20

12 PM

Saxony Beach


Saturday, June 10

9 AM

Saxony Beach



Friday, July 7

6 PM

Saxony Beach


Wednesdays, August 2 - August 23 | Billericay Park Building

Sunday, August 13

9 AM

Saxony Beach


4 - 5 PM (ages 4-6), 5:30 - 6:30 PM (ages 7-9) Mini artists can get their hands dirty in this art class by learning


about art from different cultures across the globe! Each class

Learn the skills required to competently and safely enjoy SUPs.

will feature a sample of artwork from a different country, and

You will learn efficient paddling techniques and the necessary

students will learn about, discuss, and create multicultural works

strokes to maneuver your SUP in this 3-hour class. You will

of art inspired by each country. Students will keep a sketchbook

also learn about board and blade designs and options, safety,

for their artistic journey, create multiple works of art to take

equipment and launching and landing. Several styles and sizes

home, work on a collaborative piece and more. Sign up today!

of boards are provided. This class is best suited for beginners or those with experience but no formal instruction. Plan to get wet!


Sunday, June 4

6 PM

Saxony Beach


Saturday, July 15

9 AM

Saxony Beach



Friday, August 11

6 PM

Saxony Beach


by DNK Presents Sunday, August 13 | 8 AM - 1 PM


Flat Fork Creek Park | $95

In this 3-hour advanced skills course, you will be introduced

“Live your film” learning to shred the trails and features at Flat

to safety and rescue equipment, including how to outfit your

Fork Creek. DNK Presents offers professional mountain bike

kayak for safety, low and high brace maneuvers and the wet-exit

coaching (ages 18 and older) to make you more confident and

technique. You’ll also learn about self-rescues with variations

comfortable on the bike. Learn to ride a skinny, teeter, pumps

on re-entry technique, assisted rescues, “Hand of God" rescues

and berms from Trek Women's Advocate and PMBIA Level 2

for incapacitated paddlers, towing with and without ropes and

coach Kate Nolan and PMBIA Level 1 coach Danielle Wolter Nolan.

much more.

You'll learn and build new skills in a fun, safe environment and meet awesome women from Team Film. To register, call


Sunday, June 11

9 AM

Saxony Beach


(317)445.7155 or (812)449.6134, or visit

Saturday, July 21

6 PM

Saxony Beach


Are you living your film?

Saturday, August 19

9 AM

Saxony Beach






Saturdays, May 6 – August 31 | Holland Memorial Park Building*

Increase your balance, agility flexibility and coordination.

$40 per month (first class free)

Resistance bands and body weights are used for strength work

Derived from martial arts, tai chi is a form of “walking

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

meditation”, now practiced worldwide as a means of improving

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

ones physical and mental health. Research has shown that Tai Chi

clothes and shoes.

can lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, increase flexibility and improve range of motion, improve balance and reduce

Session 1

stress. Vihn Tran practices old Yang-style form, consisting of

Thursdays, May 25 - July 13 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

108 postures with focus on flowing movements with mindful

Cumberland Park Building | 8 sessions | $34*

breathing. To register for these classes call (317)509.1835 or (317)509.6264.

Session 2 Thursdays, July 20 - August 31 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM


9:45 - 10:45 AM


Cumberland Park Building | 7 sessions | $30*

8:30 - 9:30 AM

HEALTHY HABITS FOR ADULTS *Classes on June 17 and June 24 will be at the Billericay Park

Tuesday, June 13 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM


Cumberland Park Building | Free* Meet the foods that can sabotage anyone’s healthy diet and


weight loss efforts. Come learn more about how these foods

Oasis is proud to offer a variety of classes for seniors, ages 50

sneak into our diet and effective ways to reduce them without

and older, which focus on a variety of exercises and topics. These

sacrificing flavor! Participants will taste test healthy snacks

classes are planned for a minimum of 10 participants and a

and experience fun games that increase physical activity, an

maximum of 25. To register and for more information on these

important component of weight management and health.

classes, visit or call (317) 369.3751.

THE WHO, THE HOOT & THE WHAT *There is a one-time $15 registration fee per trimester per individual

Tuesday, June 20 | 2 - 3 PM

for all classes.

Cumberland Park Building | $12* Discover the scientist in you and join us for a fascinating hands-on


class on how owls digest and process their food. We will introduce

A NIFS Instructor will lead this class, which promotes balance

you to comparative skeletal anatomy, concepts of natural history,

and good posture while concentrating on strength to stabilize the

and ecology and predator/prey relationships. Kits are included

spine and joints. Participants are either seated or standing and

in the class. This is an exclusive Oasis intergenerational class.

are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Members may come on their own or have one child (ages 7-12) join them for this experience. Register by May 31.

Session 1 Tuesdays, June 13 - June 27 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM


Cumberland Park Building | 3 sessions | $14*

Thursday, July 20 | 11 AM - Noon Cumberland Park Building | $7*

Session 2

Have you ever damaged a wall while hanging a picture or while

Tuesdays, July 25 - August 29 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

moving a piece of furniture? This class is for you! We will focus

Cumberland Park Building | 6 sessions | $26*

on drywall, plaster, and various types of minor wall repairs. An overview of basic wall design and construction will also be included, and participants will learn how to use a stud finder, as well as different types of wall anchors and methods for hanging pictures and shelves in this educational class.





Session 1 | Wednesdays, May 10 - June 28* | 10 - 11 AM

Wednesday, June 21 | 1 - 2 PM

Cumberland Park Building | $36/Session (SilverSneakers: Free)

Cumberland Park Building | Free*

*No class May 31 or June 21

This class with teach you tips and tools to take you from sad to glad, naturally. We'll touch on nutrition, natural remedies and

Session 2 | Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16 | 10 - 11 AM

simple and easy self-coping strategies. We’ll also learn about

Cumberland Park Building | $36/Session (SilverSneakers: Free)

why these tips, tools and techniques work.


This workshop focuses on learning the basics of Ageless Grace®

Ageless Grace classes and workshops are taught by Kathy Woods,

so you can, in turn, assist and guide those that are in your care

Certified Ageless Grace Educator/Trainer and Workshop Guide.

to exercise and enjoy a better quality of life. You will learn skills

She is known for her joy, enthusiasm, and knowledge. To register

and techniques that will enhance his or her body, brain and spirit.

for these classes, call Kathy at (317)288.4079 or by emailing her

Once you complete this workshop, you will have the knowledge


and confidence to guide you when your loved one says “I’ll exercise now.” This workshop is offered at 2 different times


throughout the summer.

Based on the science of neuroplasticity, movement, music and imagination, this class will work your core, strengthen your body,

Session 1 | Monday, June 5 | 5 - 8:30 PM

activate the 5 functions of the brain, and address the primary

The Historic Ambassador House | $45 (Ageless Grace Manual $20)

factors of physical aging and cognitive decline. This cutting-edge fitness program is designed to be performed in a chair and is

Session 2 | Tuesday, August 15 | 5 - 8:30 PM

suited for almost all abilities. This is a SilverSneakers FLEX class.

The Historic Ambassador House | $45 (Ageless Grace Manual $20)

HOW TO REGISTER 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 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, check or cash (by mail or in person only).

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 online at

STAY IN TOUCH 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!



11565 Brooks School Road

Registration questions may be directed here:

Fishers, Indiana 46037

(317) 595-3150

TONY ELLIOT Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation | @warmtonesmalone


Recreation Manager

DANESA STOLZ Chief Naturalist

DAN DOMSIC Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator | @FishersDan

Fun Guide, May - August 2017  

City of Fishers Parks & Recreation

Fun Guide, May - August 2017  

City of Fishers Parks & Recreation