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Get your creative costumes ready for this year's Boo Bash! (details page 6) SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

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FROM THE DIRECTOR Autumn is my favorite time of year in Indiana. The excitement of a new school year and fall sports, the crisp bite of the cooling air, and the spectacular display of colors in Fishers’ forests give the

Tony Elliot

season a unique and engaging sense of vibrancy.

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

This season, we encourage residents to “unplug” and explore

In addition to our many parks and amenities, Fishers Parks &

Fishers’ parks and trail system. Our #UnplugFishers initiative

Recreation offers a wide array of exciting events and programs,

encourages residents to take a break, go for a hike, visit a

all of which can be found in the pages of this Fun Guide. There are

park, have a picnic, or otherwise engage with the natural

so many different options for every age and interest this season,

environment throughout our parks. Various studies have shown

so be sure to “unplug” with us and enjoy all that Fishers Parks &

that spending time in nature is beneficial for both the body

Recreation has to offer.

and mind, and in essence, #UnplugFishers is an extension of the City’s mental health awareness initiative (check out more

See you in the parks!

about Mental Health on page 16). This season, I encourage you to explore and experience some eco-therapy by spending time

Tony Elliot

at Fishers’ parks.

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

Where are the best places to explore this season? Through the City’s comprehensive Fishers 2040 plan, the Parks & Recreation Department provides outdoor recreation options for all four

DID YOU KNOW?

seasons. Fall is the perfect time to explore the serene trails of Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve or take a mountain biking

Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to offer 24 park

adventure at Flat Fork Creek Park. It’s an ideal time to check out

properties totaling 591 acres, 104 miles of nature and

the Cheeney Creek Trail and drop in a line at the fishing pond.

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

The Historic Ambassador House at Heritage Park is an incredibly

park facilities and 32 summer camp programs. Last

scenic location for photography and wildlife sightings during

year, nearly 42,000 people participated in our programs,

the fall season. Or, if you simply want to relax and enjoy scenic

and over 135,000 people visited the Nickel Plate District

views of the water, visit Saxony Hall at Saxony Lake and Beach in

Amphitheater for concerts and events. We can't wait

northeast Fishers. Once the weather is colder and the snow falls,

for you to check out everything Fishers Parks & Recreation

be sure to check out Flat Fork Creek Park’s sledding hill – the

has to offer!

tallest hill in Hamilton County!

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CONTENTS 04 08 12 16 17 Special Events Programs

Program Partners City Initiatives

18 20 22 23

Volunteer Fishers Parks Map Parks Amenities How to Register

Facilities & Venues

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The 5th Annual Blues Fest kicks off Labor Day weekend at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Special Events Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to offer several vibrant and unique Special Events throughout the year. All Special Events are free and open to the public (registration may be required for some events). From Glow in the Park to the Winter Farmers’ Market, our 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 our Special Events.

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SPECIAL EVENTS WEDNESDAY CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN Wednesdays, Now through October 25 Noon - 1 PM | Central Green | Free Grab your lunch and head over to Liberty Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free lunchtime concert! These shows take place from Noon – 1 PM every Wednesday through

October,

weather

permitting.

Presented by Meyer Najem.

5TH ANNUAL BLUES FEST Friday, September 1 & Saturday, September 2 7:30 - 11 PM | NPD Amphitheater | Free The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater is the place to be this Labor Day weekend! The 5th annual Fishers Blues Fest returns this year with two free nights of music

BARRELS & BREWS

MOVIES IN THE PARK

on Friday, September 1 and Saturday,

Thursday, September 7 | 6 - 9 PM

Fridays, September 8 - 29 | Sunset

September 2. The two-day event starts

The Ambassador House | Free

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free

at 7:30 PM each night and includes

Enjoy barrel-aged beer as you explore The

Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for these

performances by renowned blues artists,

Historic Ambassador House & Heritage

free movies that start at sunset. Mobile

including honoree and blues legend Rev.

Gardens, a hidden gem in the heart of

concessions are available for purchase

Charlie Edmonds and national recording

Fishers. Take in the stunning garden views

during the event, and be sure to share your

artist Samantha Fish. Outside food and

and experience the beauty of this natural

pictures with us using #FishersMovies!

alcohol are welcome, as well as lawn chairs

setting while enjoying live music and a

and blankets.

selection of bourbon barrel-aged beer

THE LINEUP

9.15 Moana

bites provided by City Barbeque, Simply

9.22 La La Land 9.29 Beauty & the Beast (2017)

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Served, Sahm's and Food Guys Catering.

• Zach Day

• The Blues

Cigars will also be available for purchase

• Lightnin' Rod

Ambassadors

& The Thunderbolts • Bridget Kelly Band

9.08 Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

provided by Vine & Table, as well as small

from Vine & Table. This adult-only event

Fishers Parks & Recreation offers movies to

(ages 21+) is limited to the first 200 people.

meet the interests of a large audience. Parental guidance is suggested for some movies, and are subject to one’s own judgement.

• Governor Davis

• Rev. Charlie Edmonds

Register to attend by August 31 by visiting

• Stormcellar

• Samantha Fish

www.barrelsandbrews.eventbrite.com.

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SPECIAL EVENTS FALL N 2 FLAT FORK

HALLOWEEN FUN IN FISHERS

Saturday, November 4 | 11 AM - 2 PM Flat Fork Creek Park | Free

BOO BASH

Celebrate fall and soak up some Vitamin N

Friday, October 27 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free

(for nature!) at at one of our favorite parks!

Trick or Treat! The 5 annual Boo Bash invites families of all ages to the Nickel Plate

Gather around the campfire, enjoy a group

District Amp for a free Halloween Village featuring fun games, raffles, a live DJ, and

hike, try your hand at mountain biking with

lots of CANDY! Kids can trick or treat at over 50 vendor booths and participate in our

a skills session for the whole family, or relax

famous costume contest. Be sure to get there early – we’ll have free hot chocolate

with a yoga session in the park. Roasting

and Pat’s Philly Pretzels will be available for the first 1,000 people! No registration

sticks, marshmallows, apple cider and hot

is required, but parent supervision is. Learn more about this year’s participating

chocolate will be available, and families

businesses and the costume contest at www.fishers.in.us/BooBash.

are welcome to bring additional items to

th

enjoy over the campfire. Families can sign up for a group hike when they arrive at the event (each hike can accommodate up to 30 people).

HIKE TIMES • 11:15 AM

• 12:15 PM

• 1:15 PM

FISHERS VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY Saturday, November 11 | 10:30 AM Liberty Plaza | Free Join the City of Fishers as we honor local veterans during our 1st annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Residents are invited to join our host, retired U.S. Navy Commander, El Ahlwardt, in honoring the brave men and women who have courageously served in Aunna, Lincoln and Mayor Scott Fadness enjoying Boo Bash 2016

the armed forces during this free ceremony open to the public.

GLOW IN THE PARK

FISHERS WINTER FARMERS' MARKET

Saturday, September 16 | 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Saturdays, November 4, 2017 - March 10, 2018

BRICK PAVERS

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free

9 AM - Noon | Holland Park Building

Recognize your loved one and the selfless

This popular event is back and messier

The Winter Farmers' Market returns this

sacrifices they have made for our country

than ever! Families and kids of all ages

season with a new location, but the same

by purchasing an engraved brick paver,

are invited to the Nickel Plate District to

great local products! Find more than

which will become a permanent part of the

get messy while enjoying face painting, a

the usual collard greens at our Winter

Liberty Plaza walkway. To purchase a paver,

graffiti wall, a live DJ and a neon splash

Market, which provides a great variety

visit www.fishers.in.us/VeteransDay.

zone! Black lights, fog machines and lasers

of

will light up the night, so wear white

grown greenhouse veggies, baked goods,

and get ready to glow. Glow sticks and

and prepared foods. The Fishers Winter

costumes are welcome, and we encourage

Farmers' Market offers live entertainment

a towel for the ride home. No registration

and fun for the whole family, and is

is required, but parent supervision is.

sponsored by IU Health Saxony.

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local

products

including

Indiana

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SPECIAL EVENTS SANTA'S MAILBOX

PICTURES WITH SANTA

Monday, November 13 - Monday, December 11

Wednesday, December 6 & Thursday, December 7

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

6 - 7:30 PM | City Hall | Free

City Hall and Fishers Parks & Recreation | Free

Kids of all ages can share their Christmas

This holiday season, let us deliver a little

list during Pictures with Santa! See live

magic straight to your mailbox! A Fishers

reindeer and snack on light refreshments

tradition, children in 4th grade and under

while you wait to meet the Jolly Old Elf.

can drop off their letters to Santa in our

Each family is provided one free printed

special mailboxes to be sure they arrive

photo with Santa (includes a photo frame).

safely to the North Pole. All letters must be dropped off by Monday, December 11 at

This year, we’re offering a Sensory Friendly

4:30 PM to ensure that Santa has enough

Hour on Wednesday from 5 - 6 PM that will

time to reply. Please be sure to include a

provide a sensory friendly environment for

self-addressed, stamped envelope with

children with special needs.

your letter. Santa’s Mailboxes are available inside City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) and

THE SLEDDY

at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office

Flat Fork Creek Park

(11565 Brooks School Road).

What do you get when you combine a world-renowned

surf

tournament

and

FISHERS' WINTER WONDERLAND

a giant sledding hill? The Sleddy! This

Thursday, November 30 | 6 - 7:30 PM

event is inspired by The Eddie Aikau

Central Green | Free

Invitational ("The Eddie"), the ultimate

The Nickel Plate District comes to life at

big wave surf tournament in the world,

Fishers’ Winter Wonderland! Celebrate the

which only takes place when conditions

start of the holiday season with the annual

are just right at Hawaii's Waimea Bay. The

tree lighting, and enjoy an ice carving

precise conditions needed for the event

demonstration, live music by Dave and

are a key part of what makes the event

Rae, and a petting zoo with real reindeer!

world famous.

Visit the Kid’s Tent for free activities and games while you await the arrival of Santa,

Fishers Parks & Recreation is recreating

who will conclude the night with a reading

this event… and adding snow! The Sleddy

of The Night Before Christmas. Free light

can take place between January 3, 2018

refreshments will be available on a first-

and March 19, 2018, pending the right

come, first-served basis.

conditions at Flat Fork Creek Park. Fishers Parks & Recreation will release a statement 24 hours in advance if The Sleddy is "on." All registered teams will assemble at the designated time with their sledding devices and we’ll launch The Sleddy. In the meantime... recruit teammates. Create a sledding device. Compete to win. Children and adults are invited to compete in this ultimate sledding competition. For more information, rules and regulations, visit www.fishers.in.us/TheSleddy.

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Fishers Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of programs that are great for families of all ages

Programs Last year, over 42,000 people participated in our various recreational programs available for all ages and interests. Fishers Parks & Recreation requires registration for all programs listed, which can be completed online at www.fishers.in.us/Parks, by mail or in person at the Parks & Recreation office. Please note that event dates and times are subject change, so be sure to check the Fishers Parks & Recreation Facebook and Twitter pages for the most current program updates.

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PROGRAMS

Time to Play! Our PlayFULL Hours programs

5 SENSES

allow children ages 1 to 5 the opportunity for

SHAPES

Wednesday, September 20 | 10 - 11 AM

unstructured play and the chance to explore

Tuesday, November 28 | 10 - 11 AM

different activities centered around various

Billericay Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Billericay Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Little ones can explore all five senses with

themes. Parents, these programs require your

Learn all about different shapes as you

sensory toys, musical instruments and

participation and include a chance for you to

let your child explore during this indoor

more. Register for this indoor PlayFULL

socialize with other parents, too!

PlayFULL Hour. Be sure to register by

Hour by September 18.

November 26. PlayFULL Hours offers two payment options.

LOOSE PARTS

You may pay-as-you-go (prices listed with program details) or purchase a Flex Pass

Monday, October 23 | 10 - 11 AM

INDOOR FORT BUILDING Monday, December 18 | 10 - 11 AM

Ritchey Woods | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

(Resident $6, Nonresident $9), which includes

Have fun with blocks, balls, scarves and

entry to five programs. To learn more about

Come out and build an indoor fort with us.

more. Register for this outdoor PlayFULL

programs and payment opportunities,

Register for this indoor PlayFULL Hour by

Hour by October 20.

visit www.fishers.in.us/Register.

Holland Park | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

December 15.

REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.FISHERS.IN.US/PARKS

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PROGRAMS PRESCHOOL, YOUTH & TEENS

CREATE YOUR OWN PROGRAM

LITTLE CHEFS ONE-DAY CAMP

High school students in the HSE School District are invited to

Little chefs ages 7 to 11 will learn holiday cooking skills during these

showcase their entrepreneurial spirit by creating, planning and

one-day camps. Children will prepare their own breakfast, lunch

marketing their own events at one of our many park facilities!

and snack, learn about cooking techniques and nutrition, create

Facilities will be rented to students at no charge after the event

a take-home recipe book, and more. Special accommodations for

has been approved by our Parks & Recreation staff, who will help

food sensitivities are available upon request.

guide and mentor students during the event planning process. Students can apply at www.fishers.in.us/CreateYourEvent.

SESSION 1: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving Monday, October 16 | 9 AM - 4 PM | Holland Park Resident $40, Nonresident $60 | Register by October 9

ADULT PROGRAMS

SESSION 2: Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year Tuesday, January 2 | 9 AM - 4 PM | Holland Park

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE

Resident $40, Nonresident $60 | Register by December 22

Thursday, September 14 | 6 - 9 PM Holland Park | Resident $40, Nonresident $60

BREAKFAST WITH THE GRINCH

Women of all ages will benefit from this self-defense class taught

Saturday, December 9 | 9 - 10 AM

by the Watson Chambers Defense Institute. Through classroom

Billericay Park Building | Resident $12, Nonresident $18

and hands-on instruction, participants will learn the basics of

The Grinch is back by popular demand! Families of all ages will

self-defense, including tips for being more situationally aware,

enjoy a breakfast of Grinch inspired goodies all while listening to

being able to identify potential dangers in everyday scenarios,

a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and making a fun

and developing a personal or family safety plan in this class

holiday craft. Don’t forget to snap a photo with Mr. Grinch! Children

for women and teens ages 14 and older. Please be sure to wear

1 and under can get into this event for free. Parent supervision is

comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes for this class. Register

required, and all attendees must register by December 1.

by September 11.

CREATIVE ESCAPE POTTERY Children ages 2 to 10 can get creative by painting pottery pieces based on popular children’s books in these fun programs led by The Creative Escape. All paints and supplies are provided, and adult supervision is required. Pottery pieces will be kiln fired and ready for pickup 7 days after at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office.

BIRD HOUSE POTTERY

TURKEY HANDPRINT TILE

Saturday, September 16 | 1 - 2 PM

Saturday, November 11 | 1 - 2 PM

Holland Park | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Billericay Park | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Enjoy a reading of There is a Bird on Your Head! while

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a reading of A Plump and Perky

painting a birdhouse. Register by September 14.

Turkey and create a turkey handprint tile that can be used as a hot plate or wall decoration. Register by November 9.

PUMPKIN POTTERY

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Saturday, October 7 | 1 - 2 PM

CHRISTMAS TREE POTTERY

Holland Park | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Saturday, December 9 | 1 - 2 PM

Kids will love reading the popular book The Runaway

Cumberland Park | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Pumpkin and painting a pumpkin votive that makes a great

Paint a Christmas tree votive while listening to Olive, the

Halloween decoration. Register by October 5.

Other Reindeer during this program. Register by December 7.

REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.FISHERS.IN.US/PARKS


PROGRAMS

POTTERY WHEEL CREATIONS

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

Monday, September 18 | 6 - 8 PM

Friday, November 3 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Ambassador House | Resident $17, Nonresident $26

Holland Park | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a pottery wheel

Celebrate

and create your own beautiful pottery pieces? This class is for

Day Luncheon. Residents and friends ages 55 and better are

you. Create your own vase, cup or mug during this popular

invited to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving lunch provided by

program for adults ages 18 and older. No experience necessary.

Sahm's Catering, along with bingo and a chance to win great

Register by September 11.

prizes. This event is sponsored by Hamilton Trace. Register by

Thanksgiving

during

our

annual

Thanksgiving

October 27.

CHICAGO CUBS VS. REDS BUS TRIP Saturday, September 30 | 11 AM - 10:30 PM

GUN SAFETY CLASS

Holland Memorial Park Building | Resident $119, Nonresident $179

Tuesday, November 14 | 6 - 9 PM

Whether you root for the Cubbies or the Reds, cheer on your

Holland Park | Resident $40, Nonresident $60

team in the Windy City! Adults and kids ages 6 and up can hop

Learn how to protect yourself in this gun safety informational

on a charter bus and head to Chicago to enjoy a baseball game

class (ages 21+) taught by an NRA certified instructor and hosted

at Wrigley Field. Price includes great tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds

by the Watson Chambers Defense Institute. You’ll learn about

game (level 200, section 224) that starts at 4:05 PM We’ll leave

safety in public (with or without a firearm), shoot or don’t shoot

Holland Park at 11 AM (please arrive at 10 AM) and return home

scenarios, and more. Register by November 7.

at 6:30 PM (departure time will NOT be adjusted if the game runs long). Register by September 23. *All times EDT.

CHICAGO WINTER BUS TRIP Saturday, December 2 | 7 AM - 9 PM Billericay Park | Resident $44, Nonresident $66

DIY PINTEREST SERIES

Spend the day in the Windy City with this holiday tradition that’s

Try out the best new craft ideas at Fishers Parks & Recreation's

fun for the whole family! The charter bus will unload near Water

DIY Pinterest Series. All craft supplies and materials are provided,

Tower Place, and give you the opportunity to wrap up your holiday

and you’ll have fun creating these beautiful decorations for your

shopping, ice skate in Millennial Park, and enjoy sightseeing.

home. #PinterestWin

Travelers must be 6 or older, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. The bus will depart from the Billericay Park Building

FALL FLORAL WREATH

at 7 AM and will leave Chicago at 5:30 PM. Register by November

Friday, October 6 | 6:30 - 8 PM

22. *All times EST.

Billericay Park | Resident $30, Nonresident $45 Enjoy a

night out while making a beautiful grapevine

wreath decorated with lush fall-colored hydrangeas and greenery! All materials are provided, and feel free to bring your own wine or beer to sip on while you craft! This event is for adults 21 and older. Register by October 1.

REVERSIBLE HOLIDAY BLOCKS Friday, November 17 | 6:30 - 8 PM Billericay Park | Resident $20, Nonresident $30 Looking for a fun craft on your next night out? We’re making reversible decorative holiday blocks that can be used to celebrate both Thanksgiving and winter! Wine and beer are welcome, and all materials are provided at this event for adults 21 and older. Register by November 10.

REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.FISHERS.IN.US/PARKS

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Our Program Partners offer a variety of ways to stay active in Fishers even during the colder months

Program Partners Fishers Parks & Recreation partners with a variety of organizations to provide specialized and diverse program and event opportunities. Registration for these programs must be completed through the Program Partner, and details for each program and event’s registration process are included in the listings. Please feel free to contact the Program Partners with any questions.

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PROGRAM PARTNERS PRESCHOOL, YOUTH & TEENS SIGNING TIME Tuesdays, September 19 - November 28* | 10 - 10:45 AM Billericay Park | Half-Season $50, Full-Season $100 Little ones from birth to age 5 will learn American Sign Language signs to enhance their communication skills in this parent and child class. Using fun songs, activities and books, you and your child will learn signs that can boost IQ, decrease tantrums and more. Register by contacting tara.frieden@yahoo.com. *There is no class October 17.

KIDS' MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINICS by DNK Presents Learn the basics of mountain biking with this beginner level mountain bike clinic for children ages 7 to 13. Flat Fork Creek Park is an awesome park for mountain bike beginners and offers several basic to intermediate obstacles for bikers. Students will learn the basic skills of mountain biking and will become confident riders on the trail! Register by contacting (812) 449.6134 or danielle@dnkpresents.com.

SESSION 1: Wednesday, September 13 | 4:45 - 6 PM Flat Fork Creek Park | $50

ADULTS & SENIORS

SESSION 2: Wednesday, October 11 | 4:45 - 6 PM

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH

Flat Fork Creek Park | $50

Saturdays, September 1 - December 31 $40 per month (first class free) | Ages 18+

NICKEL PLATE ARTS CLASS: ADVENTURES IN MERRY MAKERS

Derived from martial arts, Tai Chi is known as “walking

Wednesdays, November 1 - 29

improving one’s physical and mental health. Research has

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

shown that Tai Chi can lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain,

Billericay Park | Single Class $15, 4 Classes $50

increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve range of motion

Ho, ho, ho! Let your young artist take the role of artsy Santa

and balance. Participants will practice Old Yang Style form,

by personalizing his or her own crafty holiday gifts. During

consisting of 108 postures that focus on flowing movements

this class, students will make one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts

and mindful breathing. Register by calling (317) 509.1835

and art perfect for holiday gifts. Children will experiment

or (317) 509.6264.

meditation”, and is now practiced worldwide as a means of

with different artistic tools and techniques that can be used to

personalize

handmade

gifts,

including

hand

lettering

gift tags, printing their own wrapping paper, cards, and

Beginner Classes meet 9:45 - 10:45 AM Intermediate Classes meet 8:30 - 9:30 AM

more! A variety of projects will be offered that your child can use as personalized gifts for everyone on their list. All

September - October Classes* meet at Holland Park

supplies are included. Register by contacting (317) 452.3690 or at

November - December Classes* meet at Billericay Park

www.nickelplatearts.org.

*September 30, December 2 & 9 meet at Cumberland Park

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

SENIOR CLASSES by Oasis

EVENTS

Oasis is proud to offer several classes for seniors (ages 50+) that focus

Don't miss out on these great events presented by our partners in

on a variety of exercises and topics. These classes are planned for

the Fishers area!

10 to 25 participants. For more information and to register for classes, call (317) 369.3751 or visit www.oasisindy.org.

HAMILTON EAST PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS: THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE 2017

CHAIR PILATES

Monday, August 21 | 1 - 4 PM

A National Institute for Fitness and Sport Instructor will lead

NPD Amphitheater | Free

this six-session class, which promotes balance, good posture

Join us at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater as we watch the

and strength to stabilize the body. Participants may be seated or

Great American Eclipse! We'll provide free eclipse glasses for safe

standing and are asked to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

viewing and chocolate moonpies for snacks. The midpoint will be at 2:25 PM. Stay as long as you'd like and catch live NASA

SESSION 1:

coverage in the library's meeting rooms.

Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

MUDSOCK GAME

Holland Park | $26*

Friday, September 8 | 7 PM

SESSION 2:

Reynolds Tigers Stadium | General Admission $5, VIP Tickets $50

Tuesdays, October 31 - December 12 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Get ready for Fishers’ biggest gridiron rivalry, the annual Mudsock

Holland Park | $26* | No class November 7

Game between Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School.

STRENGTH, BALANCE & FLEXIBILITY

This year’s event will be held at Reynolds

Tiger Stadium on Friday, September 8. The HSE Schools

Increase your balance, agility, flexibility and coordination

Foundation is selling VIP passes, which include a front-row seat,

with

complimentary snacks and drinks during the game, and more

this

six-session

class.

Resistance

bands

and

body

weights are used for strength work and a chair is used

are available at www.hsefoundation.org/events/mudsock-game.

for seated and standing support. You are encouraged to bring light weights (3-8 lbs.) and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

FISHERS OKTOBERFEST AT SAXONY Friday & Saturday, September 22 - 23

SESSION 1:

Friday: 5:30 - 10:30 PM, Saturday: Noon - 10:30 PM

Thursdays, September 21 - October 26 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Witten Park at Saxony | Free

Holland Park | $26*

Join the Fishers Freedom Festival for Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony, featuring food and drink, games, arts and crafts, and

SESSION 2:

live entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good

Thursdays, November 2 - December 14 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

item to donate to a local food pantry for this rain or shine event.

Holland Park | $26* | No class November 23 *There is a one-time $15 fee per trimester for all Oasis classes.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF HAMILTON COUNTY PRESENTS: WOOFSTOCK - PETS, LOVE AND ROCK & ROLL Saturday, October 7 | 12:30 - 7 PM

NOON OUTDOOR YOGA FLOW by DNK Presents

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | $5*

Wednesdays, September 13 - October 11 | Noon - 1 PM

Woofstock, Hamilton County’s LARGEST pet & music festival

Flat Fork Creek Park | Single Class $10, 5 Classes $45

features dozens of vendors, activities, live bands, food trucks, a

Have you ever wanted to try yoga in the great outdoors? Join

beer garden and more! Don’t miss the Woof It & Hoof It Charity

certified yoga instructor, Danielle Wolter Nolan, for this five-week

Walk benefiting the Survivor Program, which provides emergency

outdoor yoga series. Classes will take place under the pavilion if

medical care for animals that arrive at HSHC needing lifesaving

there is rain. These classes are for adults ages 18 and up. Register

treatment. For more information, visit www.hamiltonhumane.

by contacting (812) 449.6134 or danielle@dnkpresents.com.

com. *Children 10 and under and military are free (with valid ID).

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

CONNER PRAIRIE'S HEADLESS HORSEMAN

S.P.O.R.T.S

Thursdays - Sundays, October 12 - 15, 19 - 22, and 26 - 29

The

Times Vary | Visit www.connerprairie.org for more info

(S.P.O.R.T.S.) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated

Conner Prairie continues its spooky fall tradition of the Headless

to providing youth in the Hamilton Southeastern community with

Horseman! Come out and enjoy a haunted hayride, fun-loving

the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive

ghouls, marionette shows, and brand new this year, a 7-acre corn

team sports that promote character development, leadership and

maze (included with your Headless Horseman ticket).

physical fitness.

INDYLUG LEGO FAN EXPO & FOOD DRIVE

S.P.O.R.T.S. is the umbrella organization to individual member

Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM - 6 PM

leagues including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, football,

Saxony Hall | Fee: Non-Perishable Food Item

cheer, track, cross country, volleyball, lacrosse, and rugby.

Southeastern

Program

of

Recreational

Team

Sports

Join the Indiana LEGO User Group, in partnership with Brickworld, the City of Fishers, and the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank,

While operating as a separate entity, S.P.O.R.T.S. works closely

at a holiday LEGO extravaganza! Local adult LEGO artists will

with the City of Fishers and the HSE School District ensuring that

showcase their incredible creations at this free event. Admission

all children in the district have an opportunity to participate. For

requires a donation of a non-perishable food item.

more information, visit www.hsesports.org.

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CITY INITIATIVES

SHOP FISHERS

MENTAL HEALTH

Saturday, November 25 | Around the City of Fishers

In an effort to raise awareness of the mental health challenges

Before you start making your list and checking it twice, don’t

that exist in our community, the City of Fishers is leading the

forget to check out the goods and services that are available

charge to ensure that our residents have access to resources that

right here in Fishers! Shop Fishers kicks off on Small Business

will both prevent crises and help individuals when crises occur.

Saturday, and allows customers to celebrate and learn more about local businesses that can meet your holiday gift-giving needs.

STIGMA FREE

Be sure to share your #ShopFishers photos with us. For more

In 2016, the City of Fishers launched #StigmaFreeFishers to help

information, visit our website at www.fishers.in.us/ShopFishers.

combat mental illness stigma. Through the campaign, residents have pledged to be stigma free, student clubs at both HSE high

FISHERS CITY GOVERNMENT ACADEMY

schools have formed, and dialogue within the community has

Wednesdays, September 13 - November 13 | 6 - 8 PM

opened. To join this important effort, take the #StigmaFreeFishers

Fishers City Hall | Free

pledge, and visit our Tumblr page at www.stigmafreefishers.com

The City of Fishers’ award-winning City Government Academy

to submit your story about mental health. With these actions, we

(CGA) offers residents an exclusive, inside look at local

can make our community truly stigma free.

government. Mayor Scott Fadness and Deputy Mayor Leah McGrath will kick off the first session of the Academy, and topics

For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us/MentalHealth.

include Fire and Emergency, Wastewater Treatment, a session with HSE Schools Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff, and more. Participants must be Fishers residents ages 18 and older. Register online by September 11 at www.fishers.in.us/CGA.

FISHERS MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL Wednesday, September 21 (more dates to follow) | 9 - 11 AM Various Locations | Free The Mayor's Youth Council is an academic year-long program that provides experiences for upper class high school students in the HSE School District to explore local government. Students

#UNPLUG FISHERS

will step into the uniform of a Fishers police officer, get a behind-

Fishers Parks and Recreation is encouraging its residents

the-scenes look at the Fishers Fire Department, work on a parks-

to explore our parks and trail system through the Second

related project and much more.

Nature and #UnplugFishers initiatives. Whether you’re enjoying a fall picnic or walking the trails, the autumn

This program is provided in partnership with the HSE School

season is the perfect time to enjoy ecotherapy and unplug

District, Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High

in our community. Share your #UnplugFishers photos and

School. Visit www.fishers.in.us/MayorsYouthCouncil to apply by

let us know how you unplug in Fishers!

September 11.

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Fishers Parks & Recreation is offering residents the chance

GROUP MEET-UPS

to check out a nature exploration backpack that includes

Looking for a running, walking or yoga group? In an effort to

field guides, binoculars and many other useful items.

promote the entrepreneurial spirit of our city, feel free to make

Backpacks are available for all ages, including preschoolers,

use of our park areas for fitness and club meet-ups. Want to

youth and teens, and adults. For more information on this

connect with local groups in the area? To submit a form and be

program, visit www.fishers.in.us/SecondNature.

featured on our website, visit www.fishers.in.us/Meetup.

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FACILITIES & VENUES Along with our park facilities, the City of Fishers is home to two great events 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 & HERITAGE GARDENS Nestled among scenic landscapes, the Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens is the ideal setting for your dream wedding, corporate meeting or special event. Originally built in 1826, the Ambassador House is rich in history and charm; and the Greek Revival style home, private grounds and lush gardens create a stunning ambiance for all of your special occasions. Voted Best of Borrowed & Blue in 2016, the facility can host up to 250 guests outdoors on a European-style terrace or in the 40’ by 100’ foot tent in the gardens from April to October. During colder months, the facility can accommodate up to 60 guests for intimate, indoor weddings and events. To learn more, visit www.ambassadorhouse.org. facebook.com/ambassadorhouseHG The patio at the Ambassador House showcases ambassadorhouse

the venue's fantastic gardens

SAXONY HALL AT SAXONY LAKE & BEACH The perfect combination of elegance and an unforgettable setting, Saxony Hall creates the ideal ambiance for every occasion. We invite you to celebrate life’s special moments overlooking Saxony Lake’s sparkling water, beautiful fire pits and stunning stone fireplace. Saxony Hall is available to rent year-round and can accommodate up to 160 seated guests for your wedding ceremony, corporate meeting or social gatherings. The 4,500 square foot recreation building was built in 2016 on Saxony Lake and Beach, a 300-foot sandy beach situated on a 20acre lake. For more information, visit www.saxonyhall.org. Saxony Hall sits on Saxony Lake and Beach, allowing for picturesque views throughout the year

facebook.com/saxonyhall

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VOLUNTEER THE CITY OF FISHERS NEEDS YOU! Searching for a way to make an impact in the community? Consider volunteering your time to assist with various events and programs happening throughout the City. Fishers Parks & Recreation relies upon volunteers throughout the community for assistance with several community events and programs. Each volunteer is matched with opportunities of interest so that the experience is both rewarding and fun, and volunteering 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? Sign up for the Volunteerism Newsletter at www.fishers.in.us/Volunteer. If you would like more information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact Dan Domsic by phone at (317) 595.3151 or by email at domsicd@fishers.in.us.

CITY SERVICE AWARDS Join the City of Fishers on February 22 from 7 to 9 PM as we recognize local volunteers who demonstrate exemplary leadership and service in our community. Nominate an exemplary volunteer serving the Fishers area! We’re currently accepting nominations for Non-Profit Volunteer of the Year. For more information and to submit a nomination (due January 10), visit www.fishers.in.us/Volunteer.

Residents and City Employees helped out during last spring’s Keep Fishers Beautiful event

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVENT

DATE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Keep Fishers Beautiful: Roadways & Waterways

September 9

No Limit

Glow in the Park Little Chefs Boo Bash Fall N 2 Flat Fork Fishers' Winter Wonderland Pictures with Santa Breakfast with the Grinch

18

September 16

6

October 16 & January 2

4 (per day)

October 27

12

November 4

18+

November 30

6

December 6 & 7

6 (per night)

December 9

4

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VOLUNTEER KEEP FISHERS BEAUTIFUL The Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB) initiative brings together

NEIGHBORHOOD, TREE, DRAINAGE & WATER QUALITY MATCHING GRANTS

residents,

The City of Fishers offers several matching grants to support

homeowner’s

associations,

local

businesses

and organizations to support the vibrancy of our city and neighborhoods.

This

initiative

offers

various

neighborhood vibrancy in our community.

volunteer

opportunities throughout the year, and there are several ways you can help us Keep Fishers Beautiful this fall!

• Neighborhood Matching Grant Program- Awards funds to established neighborhoods within the city limits as an incentive to plan and complete beautification and enhancement

KFB: ROADWAYS & WATERWAYS

projects. Applications are accepted annually and due January 31.

Keep Fishers Beautiful expands this fall with a new clean-up

• Tree Matching Grants- Awards funds to neighborhoods,

day focused on our community’s roadways and waterways. The

non-profits, and homeowners within city limits as an incentive

community will join together to help clean up litter along our

to plant trees and enhance the natural beauty of the community.

paths and roads, and we’ll team up with the White River Alliance for their annual White River Clean-Up that morning.

Applications are accepted annually and due January 31. • Drainage and Water Quality Matching Grant ProgramAwards funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners

This initiative can accommodate volunteer groups. All ages

within city limits as an incentive to improve local water quality

are welcome the White River Clean-Up (parent supervision is

and drainage function. Applications are due August 31.

required), and volunteers helping on roadways must be 16 years or older. Volunteers will receive a KFB t-shirt and lunch, while

For more information on these Matching Grant programs, visit

supplies last. Learn more and register at www.fishers.in.us/KFB.

www.fishers.in.us/KFB.

KFB: BLITZ BOXES

CITY RECYCLING DAY

Our KFB initiative now includes opportunities for neighborhoods

Saturday, September 30 | 8 AM - 1 PM

to beautify their common spaces and facades through our Blitz

Billericay Park | Free

Box program. Blitz Boxes include a small supply of gloves,

This fall, Fishers is offering a free recycling day for residents.

garbage bags and the use of a 30-yard dumpster, and are

Electronics, household items and household hazardous wastes

available throughout the year. HOA representatives can complete

will be accepted. Paper recycling and off-site confidential

an application at www.fishers.in.us/KFB. Applications must be

document shredding will also be offered. Some items (such as

completed up to four weeks in advance.

monitors and TVs) may include a small recycling fee.

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PARKS & TRAILS 146th St.

131st St.

Lantern Rd.

6 7

8

121st St.

9

Cumberland Rd.

10

116th St.

11

Trail

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106th St.

Lantern Rd.

Mollenkopf Rd.

9 Hague Rd.

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Eller Rd.

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STATE ROAD 37

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Cumberland Rd.

141st St.

Wh

River Rd.

Hazel Dell Pkwy.

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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141st St.

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ASPHALT PARKING

RITCHEY WOODS

OLIO FIELDS

MUDSOCK FIELDS

HOOSIER WOODS

HOLLAND PARK

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

DID YOU KNOW...? With over 104 miles of multiuse and nature trails, Fishers offers several scenic paths for fitness, commuting and fun! This fall, visit Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve to experience the 2.25 mile nature trail, which is one of the best spots in the city for bird watching and wildlife sightings.

BASEBALL DIAMONDS BASKETBALL COURT

During winter months, be sure to

BIKE RACK

visit our awesome sledding hills! Both

BRIDGES

Heritage Park and Flat Fork Creek Park

COMMUNITY BUILDING

are family favorites, with close parking

CONCESSIONS BUILDING

and options for all ages and experience levels. If you’re feeling adventurous,

DISC GOLF

Flat Fork Creek Park boasts the tallest

DOCKS

hill in Hamilton County and offers

ELECTRICITY

additional options for older children and adults.

FISHING PONDS FOOTBALL FIELDS

For more information about everything

GRILLS

that Fishers Parks & Recreation has

HORSESHOE PIT

to offer this fall and winter, visit our website at www.fishers.in.us/Parks.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS MULTI-USE FIELDS

THE NPD AMPHITHEATER

MULTI-USE TRAILS

The City of Fishers is preparing to

NATURE TRAILS

AMP up the Nickel Plate District

PICNIC SHELTER

Amphitheater in time for next summer!

PICNIC TABLES

The amphitheater will be undergoing several

PLAYGROUND

so

RESTROOMS

stay

improvements tuned

for

this

winter,

more

details

coming soon.

SAND VOLLEYBALL STAY UP TO DATE

SLEDDING HILL

Visit www.fishers.in.us/FieldStatus for

SOCCER FIELDS

real-time condition updates on parks

SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

and fields, and follow @FishersDPW

SPLASH PAD

and @FishersFields on Twitter.

TREEHOUSES

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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 www.fishers.in.us/Parks to register.

BY MAIL OR IN PERSON: Visit www.fishers.in.us/Parks 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 (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 www.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 online at www.fishers.in.us/Parks.

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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!

OUR OFFICE

PHONE

11565 Brooks School Road

Registration questions may be directed here:

Fishers, Indiana 46037

(317) 595.3150

TONY ELLIOT Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

@FishersParksAndRecreation

elliota@fishers.in.us | @warmtonesmalone

@NPDAmp @AmbassadorHouseHG

AMBER MINK

@SaxonyHall

Recreation Manager

@RWNP1983

minka@fishers.in.us

@FishersFarmersMkt

DANESA STOLZ Chief Naturalist

@FishersParks

stolzd@fishers.in.us

@RitcheyWoods

DAN DOMSIC

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Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator

@nickelplatedistrict

domsicd@fishers.in.us | @FishersDan

@fishersfarmersmarket

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

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City of Fishers Parks & Recreation

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