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Coming soon: Fishers White River Park

Director of Recreation and Wellness Jake Reardon-McSoley said, “We want this park to be a sanctuary where residents can escape the daily grind and reconnect with nature.”

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The park will encompass 120 acres of natural landscaping and waterway access.

Rendering courtesy of the city of Fishers

Much of outdoor life in Indy revolves around the White River — and next year, Fishers residents will have even more opportunities to access its waters + surrounding natural beauty.

Yesterday, the City of Fishers announced plans for Fishers White River Park, a 120-acre project located west of the intersection of East 96th Street and Allisonville Road.

The park will be funded by Governor Holcomb’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) program, which encourages regional collaboration + data-driven long-term planning to transform Indiana communities, attract talent, and improve quality of life for Hoosiers. The White River region was awarded $20 million in READI 1.0 funding, and $4.7 million of that sum was allocated to the Fishers White River Park project in 2022.

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The park’s boardwalk overlooks will help visitors catch a glimpse of the river’s wildlife — including kayakers and tubers.

Rendering courtesy of the city of Fishers

The park will include:

  • 5,000+ ft of riverfront access
  • 2.45 miles of trails, including a connection to Fishers Heritage Park at White River
  • Native landscaping, including a prairie restoration area
  • A kayak launch area
  • A creek stomping area
  • A disc golf course
  • A terraced rain garden
  • Two scenic boardwalks
  • Year-round restroom facilities

“Fishers White River Park is a transformational project that will significantly enhance connectivity across our city, offering our residents access to beautiful parkland,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said. “This new park is a cornerstone of our vision to revitalize the Allisonville Road corridor, creating a vibrant and thriving community space everyone can enjoy.”
Groundbreaking is slated for fall 2024, with opening anticipated for summer 2025.

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