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Our Parks

We manage and maintain more than 700+ park acres throughout Carmel, including 20 parks and greenways. In partnership with the Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF), we are the first park system in the state of Indiana to be certified as wildlife and habitat-friendly.

Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, playing, or running, our parks have fun for everyone! Amenities include playgrounds, splash pads, park shelters, restrooms, greenspace and more. Explore all of our park activities by clicking “Choose An Activity” below.


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Parks & Greenways


Lost and Found 

Did you leave behind a belonging while enjoying one of our parks and greenways? We may have it in our lost and found!

To inquire about missing items, please contact the following:

  • General Lost Items (not bikes): 317.848.7275
  • Lost Bikes: 317-573-4036

Bear Creek Park

Bear Creek Park

Undeveloped parkland on Carmel's northwest side.

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Brookshire Golf Course

18-hole golf course operated by City of Carmel. Course not managed by CCPR.

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Carey Grove Park

This 5-acre park neighborhood playground features a 1/2 basketball court and outdoor exercise equipment.

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Central Dog Park

A park just for your four-legged friends!

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Central Park

161 acres of greenspace, soft-surface/paved trails and picnic areas.

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Cherry Tree Park

Featuring open greenspace making it the perfect spot to throw a frisbee or fly a kite.

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Flowing Well Park

Fill up on the best water in Carmel and take a stroll along the nature trails.

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Founders Park

Great for a walk, picnic, and a kids' play!

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Greyhound Trail

Get your hiking shoes ready for a scenic trail walk!

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Hagan-Burke Trail

Paved paths connect to other trails and nature.

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Hazel Landing Park

An 18-hole disc golf, fishing, trails, and greenspace offer fun for all!

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Lawrence W. Inlow Park

Time for a visit to the splash pad and a family picnic!

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Lenape Trace Park

Perfect for a picnic or stroll in the park.

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Meadowlark Park

Play a pick-up game of basketball or bring your fishing pole!

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Carmel Midtown Plaza

Midtown Plaza + Monon Boulevard

Events hosted at Midtown Plaza are organized by the City of Carmel.

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Monon Greenway

This asphalt trail runs five miles from 146th to 96th Street.

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Prairie Meadow Park

Enjoy the prairie grass along this quarter-mile trail stroll!

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River Heritage Park

A playground, shelter and White River overlooks are available in one spot!

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Vera Hinshaw Preserve

Vera J. Hinshaw Park & Preserve

11.73 acres of undeveloped natural area along the Monon Greenway.

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West Park Playground (2022)

West Park

Ampitheater, 2+ miles of trails and more make this park a must visit!

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White River Greenway

Paved trails make this wooded nature walk a perfect outing!

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Shelter at Carmel Park surrounded by nature and greenspace. You can reserve park shelters online or at the Monon Community Center
Shelter Rentals

Our outdoor shelters are perfect for hosting your next family or private event!

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General Park Rules

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, please follow these rules and courtesies



  • Bag and dispose of pet waste
  • Place all litter in appropriate trash containers
  • Drive and park only on roadways and designated parking areas
  • Wildlife and vegetation should not be disturbed


  • Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, spray parks, water features or buildings
  • Adult supervision recommended for children in playgrounds and spray parks
  • Report inappropriate conduct to Carmel Police
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails or park grounds
  • Fires are permitted only in permanent park-provided grills
  • Swimming, wading and ice fishing are not permitted
  • Skateboards, bicycles, and rollerblades are not permitted in shelters, buildings or on playgrounds


  • Keep all pets leashed
  • Exercise pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet
  • Avoid playing loud music that disturbs others
  • Soliciting or use of parks for profit is prohibited without a permit
  • Help keep wildlife wild – Please do not feed waterfowl or wild animal
  • Fishing is permitted with fishing license (required for those 18 and over only). May keep 5 total 14″+ Largemouth Bass or 10 total Channel Catfish at any size. Click here for more information.

For the full list of park rules, please click here.

Report inappropriate conduct to Carmel Police: 317.571.2580
Report maintenance concerns to Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: 317.573.4044