Welcome to the Official Site of Zionsville, IN!

1 – Starkey Nature Park – 667 Sugarbush Drive

This 72-acre park, located a quarter-mile southwest of the Village, 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’s wooded  bottom land along Eagle Creek offers scenic beauty, hiking trails, nature study, and perfect settings for photography. Youth and adult educational programs are offered throughout the year. This facility is a restricted-use nature park.

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Click here for Starkey Park Trail Map

2 – Lincoln Park – 41 South 2nd Street

This one half-acre park is nestled in the village. Abraham Lincoln, on his way to Washington, D.C. to be inaugurated to the Presidency of the United States, stopped to visit in 1861. The tranquil setting is ideal for a quiet interlude. The gazebo at the north end of the park is used for summer concerts, weddings, and other special events. Other amenities include picnic tables, benches, a fountain, and a memorial dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.

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3 – Jennings Field – 1130 Bloor Lane


This 10-acre park, located northwest of downtown, was donated in 1977 by Bill Jennings, the developer of an adjacent housing development. It contains four, multi-use athletic fields, a refreshment building with restroom facilities, a picnic shelter, and a playground area. The expansive parking area also serves as convenient parking for Rail Trail enthusiasts.

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4 – Tennis Courts and Playground – 115 South Elm Street


Two lighted tennis courts are located on the east side of the village, adjacent to Lions Park. The one half-acre mini-park also includes a tennis practice area and an extensive playground which is a favorite of neighborhood children.

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5 – Zionsville Rail Trail


This multi-use trail is a major component of the town¹s pathway system. The current total length of the trail is 3.5 miles. A Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant of $59,700 contributed to the development of the Rail Trail. The trail begins at Nancy Burton Memorial Park (5A), which was donated to the Parks Department in 1991 by Lee Burton, in memory of his wife. In honor of this donation, the southern portion of the Rail Trail from Eagle Creek to Oak Street has been designated the Nancy Burton Corridor of the Rail Trail. Near the southern terminus at Eagle Creek, a switchback down, and a trail along the creek, provide a connection to Starkey Park. Heading north, the Rail Trail continues beyond Mulberry Street, where a tunnel provides safe passage under the street. The section of trail that continues north to County Road 875 East is known as the Dave Brown Corridor of the Rail Trail (5B).

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6 – Mulberry Fields – 9645 Whitestown Road


This 38-acre parcel was purchased by the Town in 2003. The park includes multi-use athletic fields, a skate park, splash park, sledding hill, prairie-meadow plantings with interpretive signage, and pathways.

Mulberry Fields has 3 picnic shelters, you can view photos here.

 

The original farmstead has been preserved for educational programs and is managed by Maplelawn Farmstead, Inc. via a long term lease. Further information is available at: www.maplelawnfarmstead.org 

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7 – Creekside Nature Park – 11001 East Sycamore St


Dow AgroSciences donated this 18-acre property bordering Eagle Creek in 2001. A Recreational Trails Program grant in the amount of $62,800 assisted in the development of the park. The park contains a parking lot and .6 mile handicap accessible pathway from the parking lot to Eagle Creek, the pathway then runs along Eagle Creek back to the parking lot. This property is on the south side of Sycamore St across from Lions Park.

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8 – Elm Street Green – 165 Elm Street


This 15.5-acre site was designed through an intensive public input process in 2009. Phase One was implemented in 2010 and includes many passive features such as shelters, benches, a decorative fountain, and .8 mile of trails. The park also includes components installed as demonstration features for various environmentally friendly green techniques. These include permeable pavers, bio-basins, and drip irrigation for stormwater quality purposes. There are also LED street lamps to reduce electrical use and the park’s carbon foot print. Additionally, prairie-meadows were planted to reduce mowing costs, increase stormwater infiltration, and provide a varied, beautiful habitat for butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

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9 – American Legion Trail Crossing – 721 Ford Road


The local American Legion Post donated this two-acre property in 1998. This quiet contemplative site is adjacent to the Zionsville Rail Trail, honors Zionsville citizens who have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. The small parking area also serves as convenient parking for Rail Trail enthusiasts.

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10 – Carter Station – 4643 Pebblepointe Pass


Robert Carter donated this eight-acre property in 1999. The park is adjacent to the Zionsville Rail Trail. Currently the site has been developed for passive trail use by the installation of .4 mile of trails. This facility’s parking is accessed via a lane from Pebblepointe Pass in Cobblestone Lakes.

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11 – Zion Nature Sanctuary


In 2001, Zionsville Community Schools donated this 10-acre property, located west of Eagle Elementary School. The park, developed in part with a $200,000 grant from the Land & Water Conservation Fund, offers wooded areas, nature trails, wetland areas, and an outdoor classroom

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12 – Turkey Foot Park – 4795 Turkeyfoot Avenue


This nature park consists of 23 forested. primarily bottom land, acres. Robert Carter donated 16 acres in 1995 and seven acres were donated by LEFBO in 2001. This nature park has a footbridge over Eagle Creek, hiking trails, paved parking area, and pathway connection east to Red Bud Lane.

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13 – Zion Nature Center – 690 Beech Street


The facility is leased from Zionsville Community Schools. The facility offers a wide variety of nature programs and exhibits. For more information, call 317-873-8950. Hours of operation: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit the Nature Center Website.

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14 – Town Hall Park – 1100 West Oak Street


This park offers easy access to the Zionsville Rail Trail and is located behind Zionsville Town Hall at 1100 West Oak Street. A shelter house with picnic tables is located on the property. Other improvements are under consideration.

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15 – Village Corner


This 1,400 square foot pocket park is at the corner of Cedar and Main Streets, in the center of downtown Zionsville. Established in 2001, it is a restful, cozy oasis with benches and plantings. The park also includes a street clock with carillon and an historical marker.

16 – Wetland Area – 4392 Greenthread Drive


Robert Carter, in 2001, donated nearly 20 acres of wetlands. In 2010, the Park Board determined that currently, this land should be left undeveloped in it’s natural state as part of a strategic greenspace reserve.

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17 – Zionsville Golf Course – 10799 East 550 South


No place is more conveniently located for a game of golf than this public, nine-hole facility. Located just north of the village, this par 36, 3,000-yard course offers a challenge for players of all skill levels. Leagues and lessons are offered for men, women, and children. Family and company outings are welcome.

Tee times are available seven days a week. For more information, call 317-873-4218

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18 – Azionaqua Swim Club – Willow Road


The Azionaqua Swim Club features a full-size pool and a junior/baby pool filled with clean, cool water. Enjoy both pools by becoming a member. For information, call 317-873-3913 in the summer and 317-769-5645 all year round. Or visit their website at: www.azionaqua.org

19 – Lions Park


The Zionsville Lions Club operates this 18-acre recreational facility. The park consists of seven baseball and softball diamonds, a lighted sand volleyball court, an enclosed shelter house, a covered picnic facility, a gazebo, picnic shelters, and other amenities. Scheduling, reservations, and contact information may be found at: www.zionsvillelions.com

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