Special Events

Upcoming Spring and Summer Events

Party in the Park

Thursday, May 25

  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Rd

Join the Zionsville Parks as we celebrate the last day of school with a party at Mulberry Fields Park. Enjoy games and activities with your favorite park staff, a visit from the Zionsville Nature Center, live music, and the opening of the Mulberry Fields Splash Pad! Chick-fil-A and Fundaes will be on hand to grab a snack or dinner.

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Zionsville Butterfly Trail 

June 1 - August 31

Brought to you by Robert Goodman Jewelers. Zionsville is often called a town within a park with over 500 acres of parks, many of which remain in their natural habitats. Along with preserving and restoring our native wetlands, forest and prairie habitats, Zionsville is committed to supporting the monarch butterfly and other native pollinators and an active member of the National Wildlife Federation Mayors Monarch Pledge Leadership Circle. 

The Zionsville Butterfly Trail returns this summer. Visitors search for and take photos with the unique wings found in several parks and at businesses around the community. Each set of wings will be painted and designed by local artists.

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Zionsville Nature Play Days

June 2 - 11, 2023

Brought to you by Zionsville Parks Foundation
The goal of Nature Play Days is to get kids outside and remind families that nature play is important and can happen close to home. Zionsville Parks and Recreation and its community partners offer free nature, art, cultural and recreational programs during this ten-day-long event. Zionsville Nature Play Days is in partnership with Indiana Children and Nature Network.

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Barns and Brews

June 15 and 29

Enjoy a summer evening down on the farm. Join the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department for a 20+ fundraising event for Maplelawn Farmstead. Each Barns and Brews evening will highlight a different speaker and a local brewery all within the setting of the beautiful Maplelawn Farmstead. After the evening presentation there will be time to mingle with friends around the fire, enjoy a few beverages, and tour the historic barns and home site. The evening includes photo opportunities, yard games and great conversation. 

Purchase Your Tickets HERE!

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June 15 - Sponsored by RCX Sports Leagues

  • Boone County and Zionsville History with Local Author Heather Lusk
  • Brewery: Trader's Brewing Company

June 29 - Sponsored by Sugarbush Ecological Landscapes

  • Gardening for Wildlife with Indiana Wildlife Federation
  • Brewery: Trader's Brewing Company

Game of Throws: Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dodgeball Tournament

Friday, July 7

Who will take the throne in this epic dodgeball tournament? Game of Throws is s fundraiser for Zionsville Parks and Recreation programming. Teams of 6 - 10 participants will descend on Mulberry Fields Park, where the pickleball courts will be transformed into dodgeball playing fields.

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More Summer Events Posted Soon!