Founders Park is one of the newest additions to Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation. It sits at the corner of 116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway.
This 37-acre park offers a large shelter, restroom facility, open sports fields, walking trails and playground area. On the nature-inspired playground kids will find swings, a giant sandbox, climbing and play structures, and so much more. Beyond the playground, you can enjoy plenty of actual nature including native prairie, wetlands and a pond.
Sitting at the top of this park is the Wilfong Pavilion. The pavilion has a beautiful sunset view and is great for large events.
Location11675 Hazel Dell Parkway
- Drinking Fountain
- Prairie Grass
- Open Greenspace
- Soccer/Lacrosse Field
- Soft Surface & Paved Trails
- Picnic Shelter (with electricity)
- Year-round Restrooms
- Wilfong Pavilion
- Bike Rack
General Park Rules
For safety and enjoyment of everyone, please follow these rules and courtesies
- PARK OPEN SUNRISE TO SUNSET EXECPT FOR APPROVED ACTIVITIES
- PARKS ARE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE ZONES
- HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL
- 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
- HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS SAFE
- 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
- HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS FUN!
- 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
- 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.
Report inappropriate conduct to Carmel Police: 317.571.2580
Report maintenance concerns to Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: 317.573.4044