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JANUARY - APRIL 2018

Whether it’s hiking, crafting, or shopping the Fishers Farmers’ Market, consider your cabin fever cured! JANUARY - APRIL 2018

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FROM THE DIRECTOR Tony Elliot Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation Mayor Fadness’ vision for the City of Fishers is to be a smart,

We’re excited to kick off “The Year of Parks” with the many

vibrant, and entrepreneurial community. The Fishers Parks &

vibrant programs and events found in the pages of this Fun

Recreation Department has a key role in each of these areas,

Guide. This spring, there are many different options for every age

but we believe the most direct impact is evident in the spirit

and interest, and we hope that you will explore everything that

of vibrancy within our city. This year, we will focus on new,

Fishers Parks & Recreation has to offer!

vibrant initiatives by creating unique and exciting experiences, providing

opportunities

for

exploration

and

education,

See you in the parks!

and fostering a culture of inclusion and engagement in our community. This vibrancy not only makes us a top-rated city,

Tony Elliot

but also helps us achieve our goals of cultivating a healthy and

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

connected community. To build on that momentum, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) will host its annual conference in Indianapolis, bringing thousands of Parks and Recreation

DID YOU KNOW?

professionals and innovative ideas to the metro. The Fishers Parks & Recreation Department, along with other parks departments

Fishers Parks & Recreation is proud to offer 24 park

in the metro area, will name this year “The Year of Parks,” as we

properties totaling 591 acres, 104 miles of nature and

celebrate Fishers’ own parks and the incredible recreational areas

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

across Central Indiana.

park facilities and 32 summer camp programs. Last year, nearly 42,000 people participated in our programs, and

We want to hear from you: what would you like to see in our park

over 163,000 people visited the Nickel Plate District

system, or what programs and events would you and your family

Amphitheater for concerts and events. We can't wait

like to experience? Let us know with #FishersParks. With this

for you to check out everything Fishers Parks & Recreation

feedback, we can continue to work to create unique and exciting

has to offer!

experiences within the city for you and your family to enjoy.

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CONTENTS 04 08 14 16 17 18 20 22 23 Special Events Programs

Community Events City Initiatives

Facilities & Venues Volunteer

Fishers Parks Map Parks Amenities

How to Register


The Fishers Winter Farmers’ Market runs through March 10 and offers a wide variety of local produce and goods.

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 Winnie the Pooh Day 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 FISHERS WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, Now - March 10 | 9 AM - Noon Holland Park Building | Free Find more than the usual collard greens at the Fishers Winter Farmers’ Market, which provides a great variety of local products including

Indiana

grown

greenhouse

veggies, baked goods, and prepared foods. The Fishers Winter Farmers’ Market offers fun for the whole family, and is sponsored by IU Health Saxony. For a list of vendors, visit fishers.in.us/FarmersMarket.

WINNIE THE POOH DAY Sunday, January 14 | 1 - 3 PM Cumberland Park | Free Celebrate your favorite bear with a visit from Winnie the Pooh, a Hundred Acre Wood story nook, the popular outdoor game of Pooh Sticks, and light refreshments at this indoor and outdoor open house style event. Wear your favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing, bring your stuffed animals, and share your photos using #WinnieinFishers. No registration is required for this event.

SUNRISE HIKE WITH THE DIRECTOR Fridays, January - April Various Times & Parks | Free Join Tony Elliot, Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation, on a sunrise hike where you’ll connect and engage in meaningful discussion about our parks programs. No registration is required for these hikes.

JAN

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

FEB

Flat Fork Creek Park

19 16 MAR

16 APR

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7:30 AM Meet at the Cabin 7 AM Meet at the Shelter Heritage Park 7:30 AM Meet at The Ambassador House Cheeney Creek 6:30 AM Meet at The Well Coffeehouse

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SPECIAL EVENTS READY, SET, SLEDDY!

Grand Haven, Michigan’s Winterfest has some great inspiration for creative sled design!

THE SLEDDY Flat Fork Creek Park | Free Combine a world-renowned surf tournament, snow, and

social media 24 hours in advance if The Sleddy is “on,” and

a giant sledding hill, and you get The Sleddy! This event is

registered teams will assemble at the designated time with

inspired by The Eddie Aikau Invitational (“The Eddie”), the

their sledding devices and we’ll launch The Sleddy.

world’s ultimate surfing tournament that only take place In the meantime, get ready by recruiting teammates and

when conditions are just right in Hawaii.

creating your sledding device. Sleds can be constructed of a Children and adults can participate in the ultimate sledding

plastic store-bought sled and cardboard, so get creative and

competition, which can take place between January 3 and

show your innovative spirit! Visit fishers.in.us/TheSleddy for

March 19, pending the right conditions at Flat Fork Creek

more information.

Park. Fishers Parks & Recreation will release a statement on

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SPECIAL EVENTS HEART HIKE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

CHECK THIS OUT!

Saturday, February 10 | 1 - 3 PM Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Free Celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy #ecotherapy during this open house style event. As you hike with your friends and loved ones, be sure to find the images of heart shapes found in nature that will line the trail and guide the path. After your hike, warm up by the campfire with free hot chocolate. Share your photos using #LoveFishers. No registration is required for this hike.

POP-UP EVENTS Holland Park Building | Free Our popular summer Pop-Up Events are back for the winter! Exciting events will be ‘popping up’ this February and April at the Holland Park Building. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the pop-up event alerts.

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

Programs Fishers Parks & Recreation engages with a variety of smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial professionals throughout the community in order to provide unique experiences and programs to residents. This spring, we’ve added more diverse and exciting programming through our new Community Professional Partners (CPP’s) group. Our CPP’s have demonstrated the highest levels of customer service and experience-based programs. CPP’s are noted in the program descriptions, and you can register for these programs along with other Fishers Parks & Recreation programs online at fishers.in.us/Register, by mail, or in person at our office. Interested in becoming a CPP? Visit fishers.in.us/CPP to learn more.

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PROGRAMS

PLAYFULL HOURS

Time to play! Our PlayFULL Hours programs

GO! GO! GO!

allow children ages 1 to 5 the opportunity for

SOUNDS & STEPPIN’

Tuesday, January 23 | 10 - 11 AM

unstructured play and the chance to explore

Wednesday, March 21 | 10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5 | Billericay Park | $2

different activities centered around various

Ages 1 - 5 | Holland Park | $2

Little ones can explore different forms of

themes. Parents, these programs require your

Have

transportation with toy vehicles, airplanes,

participation and include a chance for you to

motion objects, and activities during this

and more during this indoor program.

THE GREAT INDOORS

socialize with other parents, too! PlayFULL Hours offers two payment options.

fun

with

musical

indoor program.

FUN WITH THE FOUR SEASONS

Monday, February 26 | 10 - 11 AM

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

Monday, April 23 | 10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5 | Holland Park | $2

program details) or purchase a Flex Pass for

Ages 1 - 5 | Holland Park | $2

Have fun with outdoor-inspired activities

$6, which includes entry to five programs.

including animal puppets, games, and

To learn more about programs and payment

activities during this indoor program.

information, visit fishers.in.us/Register.

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER

instruments,

Children can explore and have fun with seasonal

themed

objects,

games,

and

activities at this indoor program.

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PROGRAMS PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

LITTLE VIRTUOSOS

CHIME-IN GLASS FUSING

Tuesdays, January 16 - March 20 | 10:30 - 11:15 AM

Saturday, January 20 | 2 - 3 PM

Ages 2 - 3 | Cumberland Park | $120* (10 Classes)

Ages 8+ | Holland Park | $24

Preschoolers will enjoy music and movement fun during structured

Children can learn the techniques of glass fusing and create their

and unstructured play with a variety of rhythm instruments.

own wind chime. No experience necessary and all materials are

Parent participation is required. Register for this CPP program led

provided. Finished projects can be picked up 14 days after the

by Mary Hoffman by January 9. *A sibling discount is available.

program at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office. Register for this CPP program led by Creative Escape by January 18.

MUSICAL MAESTROS Tuesdays, January 16 - March 20 | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

SPA-IENCE

Ages 4 - 5 | Cumberland Park | $120* (10 Classes)

Saturday, February 10 | 10 AM - Noon

Children can build their musical foundation through storytelling,

Ages 6 - 12 | Cumberland Park | $30

active movement, and expression while learning about pitch, beat,

Children can experiment with science while creating spa-themed

rhythm, and more. Parent participation is required. Register for

items like lip gloss, bath fizzes, bubbles, and more. Register for

this CPP program led by Mary Hoffman by January 9. *A sibling

this CPP program led by Sparkle4Girls by February 2.

discount is available.

FATHER DAUGHTER SWEETHEART DANCE PRE-K PROM

Tuesday, February 13 | 7 - 8:30 PM

Friday, April 27 | 6 - 7:30 PM

Ages 5 - 12 | Mill Top Banquet & Conference Center | $10 per attendee

Ages 2 - 5 | Saxony Hall | $10 per attendee

Fathers and daughters are invited to this annual dance at the Mill

Little ones and their parents can get dressed up and dance the

Top (802 Mulberry Street, Noblesville). Get dressed up in your

night away while enjoying refreshments and a fun photo booth.

semi-formal attire and enjoy dancing, light refreshments, and

Tickets for this event must be purchased for both children and

prizes. Tickets for this event must be purchased for both children

parents. Register by April 20.

and parents. Register by February 6.

CREATIVE ESCAPE POTTERY

VALENTINE HEART BOX

Children can get creative by painting pottery pieces based on

Saturday, February 3 | 2 - 3 PM | Ages 2 - 10 | Billericay Park | $18

popular children’s books. All materials are provided, and adult

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by painting your own lovely heart

supervision is required. Pottery pieces are ready to pick up 7 days

pottery box for your lucky Valentine! As you work, you’ll get

after the program at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office. These

to listen to a reading of Splat the Cat Funny Valentine. Register

CPP programs are led by Creative Escape.

by January 27.

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Saturday, March 10 | 2 - 3 PM | Ages 2 - 10 | Billericay Park | $18 Get colorfully creative as you paint a caterpillar pottery piece while listening to a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Register by March 3.

BIRD HOUSE POTTERY Saturday, April 14 | 2 - 3 PM | Ages 2 - 10 | Holland Park | $18 Enjoy a reading of There is a Bird on Your Head! while you work on painting your very own colorful pottery birdhouse. Register by April 7.

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PROGRAMS 350 EDIBLE ART BAKERY DECORATING CLASSES Join award-winning bakery Edible 350 Art as you decorate amazing and delicious bakery items. These CPP programs take place after the Winter Farmers’ Market at the Holland Park Building from 12:30 - 1:45 PM.

EDIBLE SNOWMAN CUPCAKE ART

EASTER EGG CAKELETS DECORATING

Saturday, January 6 | Ages 12+ | $25 | Register by December 24

Saturday, March 24 | Ages 8+ | $25 | Register by March 10

SNOW GLOBE & MITTEN SUGAR COOKIE DECORATING Saturday, January 20 | Ages 12+ | $25 | Register by January 6

BOX OF CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DECORATING Saturday, February 10 | Ages 6+ | $25 | Register by January 27

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL CUPCAKES DECORATING Saturday, February 24 | Ages 8+ | $25 | Register by February 10

LEPRECHAUN HAT CAKELET & FAIRY LAND DECORATING Saturday, March 10 | Ages 8+ | $25 | Register by February 24

MAD SCIENTISTS

YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC

Tuesday, February 20 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21 | 10 - 11:30 AM

Ages 5 - 12 | Billericay Park | $17

Ages 7 - 12 | Flat Fork Creek Park | $50

We’re transforming the Billericay Park Building into the ultimate

Learn the basics and hit the trails with Professional Mountain Bike

science lab for little scientists. Your child will get to enjoy STEAM-

Association coaches Danielle and Kate Nolan. Participants must

themed learning and experimenting complete with gloop, lava

have their own bike, helmet, and proper shoes. Register for this

lamps, optical illusions, and more. Register for this program by

CPP program lead by DNK Presents by April 13.

February 13.

SPRING BREAK FUN!

PARKS AFTER DARK: FULL MOON HIKE Friday, March 2 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM All Ages | The Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens | $4

SAFE SITTER

Join us during the first full moon of March as we trek along the

Friday, March 30 | 9 AM - 2:30 PM

trails of the Heritage Park while learning about this tradition of the

Ages 11 - 14 | Billericay Park | $38

night hikes. Hikers are invited to grab a roasting stick for toasting

Learn tips on recognizing and responding to medical

marshmallows, and are welcome to bring blankets, camping chairs

emergencies, as well as ideas for entertaining children and

and an evening picnic to enjoy. Register by February 24.

the business of babysitting from this nationally recognized program. Register for this program by March 23.

FAIRY TALE PARTY Saturday, March 24 | 10 AM - Noon

LITTLE CHEFS

Ages 2 - 10 | Saxony Hall | $20 per attendee

Tuesday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 4 | Noon - 3 PM

Princes and princesses are invited to Saxony Hall for a royal party!

Ages 7 - 12 | Holland Park | $20

Your children will enjoy refreshments and get to participate in

Learn cooking skills and techniques at this popular drop-off

fairy tale themed activities. A special princess will also stop by for

program. Kids will make breakfast, dinner, and dessert items

a story, song, and photo opportunity. Children and their parents

and create their own recipe books. Register by March 27.

must register for this event by March 19.

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER

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PROGRAMS GET EXCITED FOR SUMMER CAMP!

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

ADULT PROGRAMS TAI CHI FOR HEALTH Saturdays, January 6 - April 28 Ages 18+ | Billericay Park* | $40 per month (first class free) Derived from martial arts, Tai Chi allows you to improve your flexibility, balance, and overall health while focusing on flowing movements and mindful breathing in this program. Register for this CPP program led by Vinh Tran by December 29. Classes on April 14 and April 21 will meet at Holland Park.

Beginner Level One Classes meet 9:45 - 10:45 AM Intermediate Classes meet 8:30 - 9:30 AM DIY: ARTISAN FLORAL DESIGN Friday, February 9 | 6 - 8 PM Ages 21+ | Holland Park | $40 Create your own artisan flower arrangement as local floral designer Autumn Gasior teaches the techniques of floral design. All materials will be provided for this class, and beer and wine are Fishers Parks & Recreation offers an endless array of summer

welcome at this program. Register for this CPP program led by

camp programs for children of all ages. Visit fishers.in.us/

Eventful Blooms by February 2.

SummerCamp to explore our all our summer camp options.

SPRING SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Registering for camp is easy:

Sundays, March 18 - June 10 | Noon - 6 PM • ONLINE

Ages 18+ | Holland Park | $472

Registering for an account may take up to 2 days, so we

Get ready for some friendly competition - our spring softball league

recommend registering your account in advance.

is back! Adults are invited to compete in this 10-week league with

• IN PERSON

three different levels of play. No games on April 1, May 13 or May

Stop by our office to register, and visit our website for tips on

27, unless needed for rain makeup dates. Playing as a free agent?

how to prepare for Registration Day.

Contact the Fishers Parks & Recreation office to be matched with a team. Register by March 9.

Registration for Fishers residents begins March 1 at 8:30

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AM and nonresident registration begins on April 2. For more

MANDATORY CAPTAINS’ MEETING

info, visit fishers.in.us/SummerCamp or call (317) 595.3150.

Wednesday, March 14 | 6 - 7 PM | Holland Park

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER


PROGRAMS SENIOR PROGRAMS FLOWER VASE POTTERY Saturday, February 24 | 2 - 3 PM Ages 50+ | Billericay Park | $23 Paint your very own beautiful spring vase in this program. All supplies are provided, and projects are ready to pick up one week

DIY: EASTER DINNER CENTERPIECE

later at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office. Register for this CPP

Friday, March 23 | 6 - 8 PM

program led by Creative Escape by February 16.

Ages 21+ | Holland Park | $40 Create your own centerpiece with help from local floral designer

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON

Autumn Gasior. You’ll learn helpful tips and tricks for designing

Friday, March 16 | 11 AM - 1 PM

a welcoming holiday dinner table and create a centerpiece from

Ages 50+ | Holland Park | $10

fresh, seasonal flowers and foliage. All materials are provided, and

Join us for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, where guests

beer and wine are welcome at this program. Register for this CPP

will enjoy a delicious catered lunch, along with bingo and great

program led by Eventful Blooms by March 16.

prizes. Register by March 9.

ADULT MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINICS Men’s Clinic - Saturday, April 14 | 9 AM - 1 PM | Flat Fork Creek Park

SENIOR CLASSES by Oasis

Women’s Clinic - Sunday, April 15 | 9 AM - 1 PM | Flat Fork Creek Park

Oasis offers a variety of classes for ages 50+. For more

Learn the basics, advance your technique, and build confidence

information and to register for classes, call (317) 369.3751 or

in these clinics taught by Professional Mountain Bike Association

visit oasisindy.org. *There is a one-time $15 fee per trimester

certified coaches Danielle and Kate Nolan. Participants must have

for all Oasis classes.

their own bike, helmet, and proper shoes before participating. Register for this CPP program led by DNK Presents by April 6.

CHAIR PILATES A National Institute of Fitness and Sport Instructor will lead

POTTERY WHEEL CREATIONS - SPRING STACKED VASE

the class, which promotes balance and good posture.

Monday, April 16 | 6 - 8 PM Ages 21+ | Holland Park | $29

SESSION 1:

Learn how to use a pottery wheel while you create your beautiful

Tuesdays, January 16 - March 6 | 8 Sessions | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

spring vase by hand during this adult-only program. No experience

Holland Park | $40*

necessary and beer and wine are welcome. Register for this CPP program led by Rocky Ripple Clayworks by April 9.

SESSION 2: Tuesdays, March 20 - May 1 | 7 Sessions | 9:30 - 10:30 AM Holland Park | $35*

SOCIAL HOURS The Ambassador House and Saxony Hall play host to a variety of

STRENGTH, BALANCE, & FLEXIBILITY

events throughout the year - be sure not to miss out on these

Increase your agility and coordination with resistance bands

exciting programs! Find details on page 17.

(participants are encouraged to bring light weights).

SAXONY HALL TEA SOCIAL

SESSION 1:

Saturday, January 27 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Thursdays, January 18 - March 8 | 8 Sessions | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Ages 16+ | Saxony Hall | $30 per attendee, $150 for a table of 6

Holland Park | $48*

SPRING GARDEN COCKTAIL SOCIAL & FUNDRAISER

SESSION 2:

Saturday, April 28 | 3 - 6 PM

Thursdays, March 22 - May 3 | 7 Sessions | 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Ages 21+ | The Ambassador House | $20 per attendee

Holland Park | $42*

REGISTER TODAY AT FISHERS.IN.US/REGISTER

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Fishers Parks & Recreation offer a variety of fields and courts that are waiting for residents to come out and play.

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


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

Southeastern

ART IN CITY HALL Program

of

Recreational

Team

Sports

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

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

City Hall | Free

to providing youth in the Hamilton Southeastern community with

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

the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive

exhibit is just one way Fishers residents can celebrate public

team sports that promote character development, leadership,

art in the vibrant Nickel Plate District. The rotating exhibit

and physical fitness.

features pieces from established and emerging artists and is open to the public.

S.P.O.R.T.S. is the umbrella organization to individual member leagues including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, football,

WORLD FAIR

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

Saturday, February 10 | 10 AM - 2 PM

S.P.O.R.T.S. works closely with the City of Fishers and the HSE

Fishers High School | Free

School District ensuring that all children have an opportunity to

Join the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis for the 14th annual World

participate. Fishers Parks & Recreation would like to thank Lynda

Fair, a free family event for all ages celebrating different cultures,

Carlino, the organization’s Executive Director, who retired in 2017,

crafts, and cuisine from various countries. Sample authentic food,

for her 18 years of dedicated service to the Fishers community.

make traditional crafts, watch cultural performances, and more from countries and cultures around the world!

We also welcome the organization’s new Executive Director, Scott Spillman. We look forward to working with you! For more

A NIGHT OF HOPE

info, visit hsesports.org.

Tuesday, March 20 Free | Learn more at thepeytonriekhoffoundation.com

FUN TIMES AT CONNER PRAIRIE

The Peyton Riekhof Foundation for Youth Hope invites the community to learn more about mental health and help end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

PASSPORT TO HI-TECH Sunday, March 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM

THE KIWANIS CLUB ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

$8 for non-members, $6 for Girl Scouts

Saturday, March 31 | 1 PM

Visit connerprairie.org for more info

Holland Park | Free

Passport to Hi-Tech in partnership with Women & Hi-

A family tradition, pictures with the Easter Bunny start at Noon,

Tech is the place for girls and boys ages 7 to 12 to learn

with the annual egg hunt beginning at 1 PM. No registration is

about careers in science, engineering, biology, chemistry,

required for this event.

computers, and other STEM disciplines. Participate in hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits, meet experts and professionals working with Indiana-based hi-tech companies, and more.

SHEAR FUN Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 | 10 AM - 5 PM Free with general admission | Visit connerprairie.org for info Bring your hands, mind, and senses together to explore what can be done with textiles. Meet our four-legged fiber friends as you get up close to llamas and watch sheep being

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL OPENING DAY

sheared. Try your hand at various activities like spinning

Saturday, April 21

wool on an ancient drop spindle, felting wool into shapes,

Billericay Park | Free

helping process wool and flax, and more.

Celebrate the start of the season with community vendors, fun activities for children, a silent auction, and more. The special day ends with a beautiful fireworks display.

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CITY INITIATIVES

CONSTITUTION 101

FISHERS CITY GOVERNMENT ACADEMY

Wednesdays, February 7 - March 14

Tuesdays, February 13 - April 17 | 6 - 8 PM

Ages 18+ | Fishers High School Media Center

Ages 18+ | City Hall | Free

Fishers residents have the opportunity to learn more about our

The award-winning City Government Academy (CGA) offers

Constitution and Bill of Rights in the Constitution 101 program.

residents an inside look at local government, from Fire and

This program is a 6-week course for residents 18 and older

Emergency, Economic Development, Wastewater Treatment,

that encourages better understand our Founding Fathers. Each

and more. Participants must be Fishers residents. Register by

participant will receive a copy of We the People: The Citizen

February 8 at fishers.in.us/CGA.

and the Constitution textbook and an American Legacy Pocket Constitution booklet.

CONNECTING WITH NATURE

RAISING AWARENESS IN FISHERS

The changing seasons bring warmer weather and more chances to get out and support environmental protection right here in our city. While you’re out, think about changes that you can make to help keep our greenspaces clean and consider these ways to stay involved year-round:

VOLUNTEER Sign up to volunteer in our parks! We can always use help removing litter and invasive plants.

LEARN MORE Find something in nature that interests you and let that turn into a passion as you learn more about it.

#UNPLUGFISHERS Whether you’re enjoying a picnic or walking the trails, the

MARCH DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

winter and spring seasons are the perfect time to enjoy

In honor of National Disability Awareness Month this March,

some ecotherapy. Share your photos with #UnplugFishers.

the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability will host a month-long Share Your Story campaign of events and

SECOND NATURE

awareness to educate the community about inclusion. Learn

Fishers Parks & Recreation offers residents the chance to

more at fishers.in.us/DisabilityAwareness.

check out a free nature exploration backpack that includes field guides, binoculars, and other useful items. Backpacks

FISHERS 2018 DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH KICK-OFF: SHARE YOUR STORY

are available for all ages,from preschoolers to adults. For more information, visit fishers.in.us/SecondNature.

Thursday, March 1 | 9 - 10:30 AM | City Hall Special guest, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Mayor Fadness will kick off Fishers Disability Awareness Month featuring Fishers Firefighter Brandon Anderson as the Keynote Speaker. Brandon shares his inspirational story about returning as a full duty firefighter after a life changing accident resulted in the amputation of his leg and the subsequent need of a prosthetic leg. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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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

SAXONY HALL

& HERITAGE GARDENS

AT SAXONY LAKE & BEACH

Rich in both history and charm, the Greek Revival style home,

Saxony Hall provides an ambiance unlike anything in the area!

private grounds, and lush gardens of The Ambassador House

This newly constructed event facility offers seating for 150 guests

create the perfect ambiance for every special occasion. The facility

with a warm interior atmosphere enhanced by a stone fireplace,

can accommodate up to 200 guests outdoors in the tent or on

and a waterfront terrace providing unforgettable scenery that

the beautiful garden terrace, and 60 guests indoors during colder

your guests won’t soon forget. For more information, be sure to

months. For more information, visit ambassadorhouse.org.

visit saxonyhall.org.

SPRING GARDEN COCKTAIL SOCIAL & FUNDRAISER

SAXONY HALL TEA SOCIAL

Saturday, April 28 | 3 - 6 PM

Saturday, January 27 | 11 AM - 1 PM

Ages 21+ | Ambassador House | $20 per attendee

Ages 16+ | Saxony Hall | $30 per attendee, $150 for a table of 6

Enjoy a party as we raise funds to enhance the beauty of the

Adults and teens ages 16+ are invited to an afternoon tea party.

Heritage Gardens. Adults ages 21+ can visit stations with

Wear your favorite tea dress and hat as you enjoy refreshments

interactive gardening demonstrations, enter to win prizes, and

while listening to a tea talk from a special presenter. Register by

enjoy live entertainment while sipping on herb-infused cocktails.

January 13 at fishers.in.us/Register.

Register by April 14 at fishers.in.us/Register. facebook.com/SaxonyHall facebook.com/AmbassadorHouseHG ambassadorhouse

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VOLUNTEER THE CITY OF FISHERS NEEDS YOU!

Dan Domsic, Fishers Parks & Recreation

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

Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

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

RECOGNIZING VOLUNTEERS CITY SERVICE AWARDS Thursday, February 15 | 6 - 9 PM Location details coming soon | Free Join the City of Fishers as we recognize local volunteers who demonstrate exemplary leadership and service in our community. Do you know a member of our community who goes above and beyond when helping out around the City? Now is your chance to nominate an exemplary volunteer who has served the Fishers area! We are currently accepting nominations for Non-Profit Volunteer of the Year. For more info and to submit a nomination, visit fishers.in.us/Volunteer. All nominations are due no later than January 10.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVENT

DATE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Saturdays, Now - March 10

2 (per Saturday)

Winnie the Pooh Day

January 14

22

Heart Hike

February 10

14

Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

February 13

3

Mad Scientists

February 20

2

Fairy Tale Party

March 24

2

Little Chefs

April 3 - 4

3 (per day)

Keep Fishers Beautiful

April 14

No Limit

Pre-K Prom

April 27

2

Winter Farmers’ Market

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VOLUNTEER

KEEP FISHERS BEAUTIFUL Saturday, April 14 | 8 AM - 1 PM | Throughout Fishers The Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB) initiative is excited to announce this year’s annual day of service on Saturday, April 14. This day focuses on bringing together residents, homeowner’s associations, local businesses, and organizations to support the vibrancy of our city and neighborhoods. All ages are welcome to participate, and volunteers will receive tree seedlings in honor of Arbor Day. Learn more and register at fishers.in.us/KFB. From Spring Service Day at Ritchey Woods to City Recycling Day, this initiative offers various volunteer opportunities to help us Keep Fishers Beautiful this spring. Check out the following events for more information on how you can get involved and help us Keep Fishers Beautiful!

GROUP VOLUNTEER PROJECTS Come together with fellow residents and work to help beautify our parks and greeenspaces. To register, contact Dan Domsic by March 30 by phone at (317) 595.3151 or by email at domsicd@fishers.in.us.

SPRING SERVICE DAY AT RITCHEY WOODS Spring Service Day returns as we help protect the park’s native wildflowers from invasive plant species. Come ready to dig in

KFB MATCHING GRANTS

at this rain or shine event. Register ahead of time online or

The City of Fishers offers several matching grants to support

in-person the day of.

neighborhood vibrancy.

CITY RECYCLING DAY

• NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANT - Awards funds

Fishers offers a free recycling day at Billericay Park for

to established neighborhoods to plan and complete

residents where electronics, household items, and hazardous

beautification and enhancement projects. Applications are

wastes are accepted. Paper recycling and off-site confidential

accepted annually and due January 31.

document shredding is also available. Some items (such as monitors and TVs) may include a small recycling fee.

• TREE MATCHING GRANT - Awards funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners to plant

NEIGHBORHOOD BLITZ

trees and enhance the natural beauty of the community.

Fishers neighborhoods are invited to beautify their common

Applications are accepted annually and due January 31.

spaces and facades through our Blitz Box program, which includes a small supply of gloves, garbage bags, and the use

• DRAINAGE & WATER QUALITY MATCHING GRANT - Awards

of a 30-yard dumpster. HOA representatives can complete an

funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners

application year-round at fishers.in.us/KFB, and applications

to improve local water quality and drainage function.

must be completed at least four weeks in advance.

Applications are accepted annually and due March 1.

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PARKS & TRAILS 146th St.

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

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DID YOU KNOW...? RITCHEY WOODS

OLIO FIELDS

MUDSOCK FIELDS

HOOSIER WOODS

HOLLAND PARK

Fishers Parks & Recreation offers a

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

variety of park shelters and building rentals for both small and large private events. From birthday parties to baby showers, our facilities are affordable, convenient,

and

fun!

For

more

information about facilities and rentals, visit fishers.in.us/Facilities.

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

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 the summer!

PICNIC TABLES

Construction is underway and the amphitheater will be going through

PLAYGROUND

several improvements this spring. Stay

RESTROOMS

tuned for more details coming soon.

SAND VOLLEYBALL STAY UP TO DATE

SLEDDING HILL

Visit fishers.in.us/FieldStatus for real-

SOCCER FIELDS

time condition updates on parks and

SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

fields, and follow @FishersDPW and

SPLASH PAD

@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 fishers.in.us/Parks to register.

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

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

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

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


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 to (317) 595.3150.

Fishers, Indiana 46037

TONY ELLIOT Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

@FishersParksAndRecreation

elliota@fishers.in.us | @warmtonesmalone

@NPDAmp @AmbassadorHouseHG

ANDREA BABB

@FishersFarmersMkt

Office Manager babba@fishers.in.us

DANESA STOLZ

@FishersParks

Chief Naturalist stolzd@fishers.in.us

DAN DOMSIC

@nickelplatedistrict

Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator

@fishersfarmersmarket

domsicd@fishers.in.us | @FishersDan

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The Fun Guide - January through April, 2018  
The Fun Guide - January through April, 2018  

City of Fishers

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