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Zionsville Parks and Recreation

  1. Tails on the Trails

    September 1, 2021, 8:00 AM - October 31, 2021, 8:00 PM @

    Various parks in Zionsville

    Here’s a chance for you and your dog to get out and explore the Zionsville Parks this fall. Registration for Tails on the Trails is free. Visit for more information and to register for the program. Join us for weekly dog walks, September 1 – October 31.

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  2. Family Night Hike

    October 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Zion Nature Sanctuary

    Join a naturalist for a guided hike to explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night! On the hike participants will keep their eyes and ears open for the calls of owls and maybe even spot some bats swooping down to feed on insects. We will discuss nocturnal animals and how to use our senses to help us navigate the forest at night.

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  3. Animal Lunch

    October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Zionsville Nature Center

    What does a turtle eat for lunch? How about a salamander? Join us for this monthly program and get an up-close look at how we feed and care for our resident live animals!

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  4. Halfway to Earth Day!

    October 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heritage Trail Park

    Celebrate Earth Day in October! Participants will design and create a reusable tote, enjoy a recycling craft, learn about environmental stewardship, and enjoy time in the great outdoors. Ages: 4 years and older

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  5. Reptiles of Indiana

    October 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Zionsville Nature Center

    It’s National Reptile Awareness Day! Did you know that Indiana is home to over 55 different species of reptiles? Join a Naturalist at the Zionsville Nature Center to learn what species of reptiles live in Indiana and meet one or more live reptiles!

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  6. Women Who Walk

    October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Elm Street Green

    Join us for Women Who Walk! A great way to stay active and gather in nature! We will walk for an hour, decompress from the busy day, and learn about happenings in the parks and socialize with the others in our community!

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  7. Trick or Trees - Registration FULL

    October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elm Street Green

    Join Zionsville Parks and Recreation for this family friendly Halloween event. Explore the forest and meadow in fall and collect treats along the way on our trick-or-treat trail. Come dressed in your favorite family friendly costume. Enjoy apple cider and roasting marshmallows by the campfire, fun fall activities, mad scientist experiments and more! Registration is encouraged as space is limited.

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  8. Roll & Read

    October 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Elm Street Green

    Don't miss this last Roll and Read of the season! Grab your wagon or stroller and join us as we read the latest story along the new StoryWalk trail at Elm Street Green. Our adventures will include opportunities for creativity, movement, and learning.

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  9. Nature 101: Bats

    October 25, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @

    Registrants will be emailed Zoom link

    Tim Shier, Assistant Nongame Mammologist with Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be joining us for a in depth program on bats. Tim will discuss bat species native to Indiana, their habits, conservation, why bats are important, the threats they face, as well as dispelling the many myths of these important nocturnal creatures.

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  10. Preschoolers in the Park

    October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Elm Street Green

    Join the Zionsville Parks for outdoor play, learning, and exploration. Activities will focus on local themes, literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, movement, and the arts relevant to children’s daily lives and experiences. Ages: 6 & Under w/Adult

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  11. Not-So-Scary Animals

    October 27, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Zionsville Nature Center

    With Halloween only a few days away, come learn about some not-so-scary critters! Join us for a short presentation and activity breaking the myths about “creepy” creatures that often get a bad reputation, such as snakes and spiders. Then meet some of our own not-so-scary animals that call the Zionsville Nature Center home.

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  12. Introduction to Pickleball

    October 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Tennis Courts and Tot Playground

    Join us for an introduction to pickleball! This class will cover the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, and more. Paddles and balls will be provided. For safety reasons, the class will not meet if the courts are wet.

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  13. Magical Park after Dark

    October 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mulberry Fields

    Join the Zionsville Parks for some GLOW-in-the-dark Halloween fun under the stars in our digital playground Magical Park! Fitting for all people of all ages, Halloween costumes are optional. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a device with cellular service.

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  14. Halloween Dog Walk

    October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Zion Nature Sanctuary

    Dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary. This walk also counts as a group walk for Tails on the Trails. Then enjoy a tasty treat, for both dogs and people, after our hike through the woods.

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