Meadowlark Park

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Making an impact in our community.

Thanks to the Clay Township Impact Program, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is helping improve the community with a focus on parks and public safety. This program will provide benefits for all township residents, schools and businesses and will make our community a better place to live, work and play.

One of the primary initiatives of this program is updating and enhancing existing parks by making them more accessible, safer and available year-round. The Clay Township Trustee and Board Members have been entrusted with making our township a safer and more enjoyable place to live. They have been tasked with providing vital services to our community and this program is an important part of how they serve the residents of our township.

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The following parks will be closed while under construction for the safety of visitors. Stay tuned for closure details.

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Meadowlark Park

Closed April – Spring 2022

Meadowlark Park is currently closed for planned improvements. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $3.5m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Playground
– Restrooms
– Shelter
– Parking Lot
– Pickleball Courts
– Trails
– Fishing Pier

DESIGN + PROGRESS   Updated Playground Renderings   FAQs  Closure News Release    Reimagining Meadowlark Park

Family fishing at Meadowlark Park

West Park

Closed August 2020 – Spring 2022

West Park is partially closed for planned improvements. During the closure, no shelter rentals are available. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $6.2m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Playground
– Splash Pad

West Park Master Plan   Elementary-Age Focus Group Meeting  SCHEMATIC DESIGN REPORT DRAFT    Park Renderings  Closure News Release

Children playing at West Park splash pad

River Heritage Park

Reopening in Winter 2022

We are currently in the planning stages for the improvements coming to River Heritage Park in 2021. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $3.0m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Playground
– Trails
– Restrooms
– Parking Lot

Playground Rendering    Schematic Presentation    Concept Plan

River Heritage Park

Lawrence W. Inlow Park

Closed July – Spring 2022

Inlow Park is closed for planned improvements. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $2.5m. Updates are set to include:

– Splash pad
– Two pickleball courts
– New restroom building
– Expanded parking lot

Schematic Design    Schematic Presentation   Park Renderings  Closure News Release

Children playing at Inlow Park splash pad

White River Corridor

We are currently in planning stages for enhancements along the White River in Carmel, including an expansion of the White River Greenway. This includes the development of funding strategies for a new White River Ecology/Education Center in partnership with Conner Prairie. All proposed projects are closely aligned with the regionally developed White River Plan.

– White River Greenway Expansion
– River Ecology/Education Center
– Parkland Acquisition

North Extension Feasibility Study    White River Plan

White River Planning

Carey Grove Park – Reimagined + Open

Carey Grove Park was reimagined thanks to the Clay Township Impact Program and is now open to the public. Upgrades included two new playground structures, designed by Kompan, year-round restrooms, a larger parking lot, and trails. Take a look back at some of the documents we released throughout the construction process:

Design + Progress    Park Rendering    Playground Rendering     FAQs  Reopening News Release  Closure News Release  Reimagining Carey Grove Park  Explore Reimagined Carey Grove Park Blog

Carey Grove

Flowing Well Park – Reimagined + Open

Flowing Well Park was reimagined thanks to the Clay Township Impact Program and is now open to the public. Upgrades included Cool Creek bank stabilization, year-round restrooms, a larger parking lot, and trails. Take a look back at some of the documents we released throughout the construction process:

Design + Progress    FAQs    Learn About Flowing Well Park    Park Updates with Councilor Aasen  Reopening News Release  Closure News Release  Reimagining Flowing Well Park  Explore Reimagined Flowing Well Park Blog

Flowing Well Park

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