Founders Park

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Founders Park

Founders Park 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. It also hosts some of our campers every summer as part of our Summer Camp Series.

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Location

11675 Hazel Dell Parkway
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Features

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Fishing
  • Prairie Grass
  • Open Greenspace
  • Playground
  • Soccer/Lacrosse Field
  • Soft Surface & Paved Trails
  • Picnic Shelter (with electricity)
  • Year-round Restrooms
  • Wilfong Pavilion
  • Bike Rack

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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