Reimagining Parks

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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.

We welcome feedback at any time on the proposed plans and throughout this process.
 
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Flowing Well Park

Currently Closed. Tentative Spring (April/May) opening.

Planning stages for improvements are now complete and construction has begun. The park will remain closed to the public through the duration of the project. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $1.9m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Bank Stabilization
– Restrooms
– Parking Lot
– Trails

Design + Progress    FAQs    Learn About Flowing Well Park    Park Updates with Councilor Aasen

Children playing in creek at Flowing Well Park

Meadowlark Park

Closure April 1 – December 31

We are currently in the planning stages for the improvements coming to Meadowlark Park in 2021. 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

Playground at Meadowlark Park

West Park

We are currently in the planning stages for the improvements coming to West Park in 2021. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $6.2m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Playground
– Splash pad

While under construction, portions of this park will be closed, and no shelter rentals will be available.

West Park Master Plan    Elementary-Age Focus Group Meeting    SCHEMATIC DESIGN REPORT DRAFT    Park Renderings    Current Closures + Access Map

Children playing at West Park splash pad

River Heritage Park

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

Schematic Design    Schematic Presentation    Concept Plan

River Heritage Park

Lawrence W. Inlow Park

We are currently in the planning stages for the improvements coming to Lawrence W. Inlow Park in 2021. The projected budget for this park’s upgrades is $2.5m. Upgrades are set to include:

– Splash pad
– Restrooms

Schematic Design     Schematic Presentation

Children playing at Inlow Park splash pad

White River Corridor

We are currently in planning stages for enhancements along the White River within 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

Community White River Planning Meeting

Carey Grove Park

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

Carey Grove

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