Reimagined Playground Brings Park to “New Heights”
Carmel, Ind. (October 19, 2022) – West Park, located at 2700 W 116th St, is now partially open for the public to enjoy. The popular west-side park received a complete transformation as part of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s (CCPR) Reimagining Parks initiative. Park updates were made possible by the Clay Township Impact Program.
Parkgoers can explore West Park’s new features, with exception of the splash pad, which operates seasonally. Portions of the park with freshly seeded prairie or turf are also cordoned off to protect these areas until they’re established.
Explore Park Updates
The whimsical new playground equipment takes play to new heights—literally. A towering clock structure and more await!
Splash Pad with Waterfalls
The new integrative splash pad incorporates elements from the park’s most beloved feature, Jill’s Hill. Splash through the “canyon,” waterfalls, and more!
CCPR splash pads open daily Memorial Day through Sept. 30.
“The design at West Park plays off imagination and incorporates features of the park completely different than anything I have seen,” said Kurtis Baumgartner, CCPR Assistant Director/COO. “The park’s design was inspired by the kids who attended our focus groups in 2019. We can’t wait for them to see how their ideas have come to life.”
Additional updates to the park include year-round restrooms, expanded parking lot, picnic shelters (reservations available starting in 2023), improved trail system, and a restored prairie maze.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials and dignitaries will be held at a later date.