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We manage and maintain more than 500 park acres. Throughout Carmel, you will find 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.

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

  • Parks are open from sunrise to sunset, except for approved activities.
  • Parks are tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping, alcohol and drug-free zones. 
  • Help keep your parks beautiful, safe and fun!



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 Rentals

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

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Carmel Trails and 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!

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General Park Rules

For 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 water fowl or wild animal

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