Park Programs

For upcoming Monthly Programs Click Here.

Explore some of our larger park wide programs below:

Lincoln Park Concert Series

  • Lincoln Park
    41 S 2nd Street
  • Presented by the Zionsville Cultural District and the Zionsville Park and Recreation Department
  • Wednesdays in June-July, 7 p.m.
Link to our program partner’s Facebook page (the Zionsville Cultural District) for information as they post it. Information such as current schedule, food updates, weather announcements, etc.

Reserve Lincoln Park Gazebo

For information about reserving the Gazebo at Lincoln Park, please contact us at 317-733-2273.

Starkey Nature Park iNaturalist Project

Starkey Nature Park at 72 acres, is the largest park in Zionsville. Starkey Park is named for Lucile Starkey who bequeathed a major portion of the land to the Town in 1974 for use as a nature park.

The park features wooded bottom land along Eagle Creek, prairie meadow plantings through the power line right away and forest in mixture of growth patterns.

The iNaturalist project runs throughout 2017. Anyone can submit observations through the iNaturalist App. This project is a way for the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department to gather a list of the plants and animals that utilize the habitats of Starkey Park both year round, seasonally or for different stages of their lives. The list of species gathered will provide background information for future conservation and educational programs.

A crowd of people watching a concert under the gazebo
Starkey Park Meadow

April is Pull for Parks Month

  • We are searching for groups interested in helping with our annual Pull for Parks April. 
  • Zionsville area scouts, church groups, civic organizations and classes are encouraged to help Zionsville Parks remove invasive garlic mustard from target areas.

Pull for Parks Email Blast

Individuals can sign up to receive our Pull for Parks email blast. Throughout the month of April, when the weather looks favorable, we will plan garlic mustard pulls at several of our Zionsville Parks. Participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Dress for the weather, and bring a good pair of garden gloves!

Pull for Parks

Zionsville Bike Challenge

  • The bike challenge will return in Spring of 2017
  • Free to join, four challenge levels, and chances to win weekly prizes.
  • Register via email 

Zionsville Parks and Recreation, DOW AgroCyclists and Zionsville Triathlon Team have teamed up again for the third Zionsville Bike Challenge. Join us for group rides throughout the month. Details will be emailed to participants. Complete your challenge level and win a t-shirt. How many miles can you do?

Challenge Levels:

  • Family Fun (90 minutes per week)
  • 200 miles in 6 weeks
  • 400 miles in 6 weeks
  • 600 miles in 6 weeks

Bike Challenge 2016

Zion Nature Center Summer Day Camps

For detailed information on 2017 Summer Day Camp dates, times and locations click here.

Camp registration OPENS Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9 a.m.

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration must be completed in person at: Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech Street, Zionsville, IN 46077 during normal business hours.
  • To register please bring:
    • Completed waiver forms – one per child
    • Check payable to Zionsville Parks, exact cash amount or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover are accepted)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Waiver form and payment must be received during registration to secure your child’s spot. Mail-in registration will not be accepted. Children must be correct age at start of their camp. Registration forms are available by clicking HERE, or can be picked up at the Zion Nature Center during normal business hours (Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays 12 – 5 p.m.)

Focus on Forests

Garden Plots

  • Heritage Trail Park (40 plots available)
    4050 S 875 E
  • Elm Street Green (30 plots available)
    165 N Elm Street


Sign-up begins in March (the Thursday immediately after the March Park Board meeting) for the departments tilled, 20 feet by 20 feet garden plots available.
  • Plots are reserved each season.
  • Weather permitting plots are ready by May 15 or earlier.
  • Plot fee is $25.
  • Contact us at 317-733-2273 for questions or additional information.
  • Sign-up at the Zionsville Town Hall 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Plots of gardening land with rows of vegetation


Join us for our annual celebration of Eagle Creek through recreation, stewardship and education. Creekfest features activities for all ages including a stream cleanup, kayak demonstrations, DNR Backyard Bass Casting Station, Creekstomp for Kids, educational booths, activities and much more. Participants may register their group or family to participate in the stream cleanup or just show up for the fun and festivities! 

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Tails on the Trails

  • Tails on the Trails returns Fall 2017.
  • For specific Tails on the Trails information click here.
Tails on the Trails is an opportunity for you and your dog to stay active.
Look for weekly Tails on the Trails Tips on our Facebook page, and share your experience #zionsvilletailsonthetrails.


Registration will begin Fall of 2017.
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