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Our playgrounds, restrooms, Central Dog Park, artesian well at Flowing Well Park and portion of the Monon Greenway are closed until further notice. Open spaces and other trails remain open. Click on our parks below to see detailed maps with trails depicted.


Effective 3/26, the Monon Greenway is closed between Main Street and Gradle Drive and Midtown Plaza is also closed to promote social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Help us keep the rest of the Monon Greenway open. Please practice social distancing when using the Monon Greenway and our parks! If the trail continues to experience heavy usage, it will have to be closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please spread out, use our parks and perimeter trails to enjoy the great outdoors! Click here for an interview with Director Klitzing and the IndyStar.

The artesian well at Flowing Well Park is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors. The rest of Flowing Well Park remains open. 

Based on CDC recommendations, we discourage people from congregating in groups of 10 or more people. We also ask that all park visitors practice social distancing, maintaining distances of at least six feet when feasible.

Explore Our Parks & Greenways

At Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, we manage and maintain more than 500 park acres throughout Carmel, including 13 parks and 4 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.


Growing Parks Through Reimagination

Thanks to the Clay Township Impact Program, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is helping the community by updating and enhancing its parks to become more accessible, safer and available year-round.

Improvements are coming to Flowing Well Park, Carey Grove Park, Meadowlark Park, River Heritage Park, West Park and Lawrence W. Inlow Park. Due to these improvements, parks will experience closures during construction. Stay tuned for upcoming closure details.


Explore Upcoming Improvements

Park, Trail & Bridge Improvements

Projects listed below provide general information and will be updated as necessary. Please be advised that construction timelines and information are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Bridge Work
  • The Hagan-Burke Trail will remain closed through winter due to the installation of the new bridge on Lowe’s Way.
Inlow Park Feature Closure
  • Due to uneven safety surfaces on the playground at Inlow Park, portions of the features have been closed for public use. Please use caution when using the playground.


Reimagining Parks

Flowing Well Park
  • Construction Begins: Spring 2020
  • Anticipated Completion: December 2020
Carey Grove Park
  • Construction Begins: Spring 2020
  • Anticipated Completion: December 2020
Meadowlark Park
  • Construction Begins: Fall 2020
  • Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021
West Park
  • Construction Begins: Late Summer 2020
  • Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021


Roundabout Projects

111th Street & Westfield Blvd. Roundabout 
  • Construction Begins: June 2020 
  • Anticipated Completion: September 2020 
116th Street & College Avenue Roundabout 
  • Construction Begins: July 2020 
  • Anticipated Completion: October 2020 
111th Street & Central Park Entrance Roundabout + Central Park Entrance Modifications 
  • Temporary Connection Road Construction Begins July/August 2020 
  • Construction Begins: September 2020 
  • Anticipated Completion: November 2020

Carey Grove Park

This 5-acre park neighborhood playground features a 1/2 basketball court and softball backstop.

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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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Prairie Meadow Park

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

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River Heritage Park

A playground, shelter and sand volleyball are available in one spot!

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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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Photoshoot Application

Looking to take professional photos in our park system or within any of our facilities? 

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Carmel Trails & Bike Routes

Carmel is bike friendly, so it’s easy to make a day of exploring our city and parks!

With multiple trails to navigate, grab your bike and get moving to your next adventure!

Nature + Sustainability

What’s Blooming? Learn with Wildflower Bingo!

Explore the outdoors and learn about native wildflowers with this fun, all-ages activity!   What’s Blooming Bingo It’s hard to believe it's
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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 park for profit is prohibited without a permit
    • Help keep wildlife wild – Please do not feed waterfowl or wild animal

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