FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Kara Hall (317) 614-5848 email@example.com
March 29, 2023 (FISHERS, IND.) – Spring is right around the corner, and the City of Fishers and Fishers Parks are gearing up for a season of outdoor adventures and favorite community traditions.
The spring event and programming lineup includes:
Fishers City Hall & Arts Center Beam Signing Beam available to sign now | North of construction site at 1 Municipal Drive Be part of Fishers’ next chapter and sign your name on a beam for the new Fishers City Hall & Arts Center, opening next year! The beam will be available to sign beginning today after 1 p.m., just north of the construction site at 1 Municipal Drive. Stop by anytime to sign the beam, but it will only be out for a week or so before it will need to be installed, so act fast and don’t miss your chance to be part of Fishers’ next chapter!
Storywalk April: Cheeney Creek Natural Area (11030 Fishers Pointe Blvd.) May: Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road)This spring, Fishers Parks’ self-guided Storywalk hike features Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris in April and The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld in May. Visit playfishers.com/Storywalk to see the full 2023 Storywalk schedule.
Fishers Sesquicentennial Trail Ongoing | Citywide The City continues its 150th birthday celebration this spring with a self-guided tour of Fishers’ history, culture, and community favorites on the Fishers Sesquicentennial Trail. During your Spring Break staycation, pick up a trail passport from various locations around the city and begin checking off destinations as you explore. Enjoy the spring flowers at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, soak up the sunshine with a stroll along the Nickel Plate Trail, and cap off your adventure with a sweet treat at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. The first 150 finishers receive a gift card to a local business and a trail finisher t-shirt. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/Fishers150Trail.
Free Yoga Classes Wednesdays, April - May | 9 – 10 a.m. | Billericay Park | Free Wednesdays, June | 9 – 10 a.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free Saturdays, May - September | 8 – 9 a.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free Third Thursday of the month, May – September | 5 – 6 p.m. | Fishers AgriPark | Free Fishers Parks is expanding its free yoga programs with opportunities throughout the week at Billericay Park, the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, during the Fishers Farmers Market, and at Yoga on the Farm at the Fishers AgriPark. No registration is required for any session. Learn more at playfishers.com.
Fishers AgriPark OpeningOpens for the season Tuesday, May 2 | Fishers AgriPark (11171 Florida Road) A 33-acre urban farm and one of the city’s most unique assets, the Fishers AgriPark is one of the nation’s largest urban farms and pays homage to Fishers’ agricultural roots. Every year, May through October, residents are invited to the AgriPark for u-pick opportunities in the public fields and gardens, animal encounters, and special programming. Learn more at playfishers.com/AgriPark.
Mental Health Awareness MonthJoin the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long. The City of Fishers and Fishers Health Department will host the annual Hope for Happiness event at the Fishers Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon in partnership with Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School’s Bring Change to Mind student clubs to raise awareness about mental health and the city’s Stigma Free initiative. The Forgiving Sea Project, a nonprofit multi-media collaboration from Indianapolis artist Carolyn Springer and composer Joseph Lamm funded by the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission, will provide an interactive art installation at Hamilton County Community Foundation Collaboration Hub and four public events throughout the month. Learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth.
Fishers Farmers MarketMarket at NPD AMP: Saturdays, May 6 – September 30 | 8 a.m. – noon | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive) | FreeMarket at Saxony: Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.| 13578 E. 131st Street | Free Rated one of the top farmers markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers Market showcases vendors from Central Indiana offering fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more. Learn more at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.
Free Fishing DaySunday, May 7 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Flat Fork Creek Park (16141 E. 101st Street) | FreeJoin the Fishers Parks team for free, pop-up fishing! Bring your own supplies or borrow equipment on site. Free Fishing Days are designated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Indiana residents do not need a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters on these dates. Learn more at playfishers.com/fishing.
Touch-a-Truck Tuesday, May 16 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free In honor of National Public Works Week, check out Fishers’ fleet of big rigs, including a firetruck, snowplow, police car, and more at this family-friendly event around the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/TouchaTruck.
Geist Waterfront Park Grand Opening Opening Day: Saturday, May 27 | Noon – 8 p.m. Regular Beach Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Geist Waterfront Park (10811 Olio Road) | Fishers SmartPass required for entry after May 27 Celebrate the opening of Fishers’ newest park on Geist Reservoir! Beach access is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. Learn more at playfishers.com/GWP.
Splash Pad Opening Day Opening Day: Saturday, May 27 Open Daily | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The free splash pads at Holland Park (1 Park Drive) and Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road) and the fountain at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Pavilion (10 Municipal Drive) will open daily beginning Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting) through Labor Day. Learn more at playfishers.com/WaterAmenities. Saxony Lake & Beach will not open in 2023 as Fishers Parks opens the new Geist Waterfront Park beach this summer.
Free Tuesdays Concert SeriesEvery Tuesday in June & July | 7 p.m. | Free The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater's annual Free Tuesdays series offers free, weekly shows every Tuesday evening in June and July. The Free Tuesdays lineup is as follows:
See the AMP’s complete summer schedule at npdamp.com.
Summer Concert TicketsVarious dates | Nickel Plate District AmphitheaterTickets are on sale now for RIPE, performing July 15, and Snarky Puppy, performing September 8, at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in partnership with Fishers Parks and MOKB Presents. Get tickets at npdamp.com and stay tuned for more upcoming shows to be announced soon.
Summer Camp RegistrationFishers Parks offers camps for children ages 4 to 19 to explore their interests, make friends, and shake their summer break boredom. Whether your kid is an adventurer, nature-lover, artist, all-star athlete, or scientist-in-training, Fishers Parks offers something for everyone to keep kids active and learning. Register for summer camp at playfishers.com/SummerCamp.
Memorial Day CeremonyMonday, May 29 | 10 a.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free Join the City of Fishers to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at this special ceremony. After the ceremony, take a walk around the Central Green and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the new light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty servicemembers in the Fishers community. You can also honor a hero by purchasing an Engraved Brick Paver, which will become a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway. Learn more at fishers.in.us/FishersHonors.
Spark!Fishers Tuesday, June 20 – Saturday, June 24 | Nickel Plate District | FreeDon’t miss the biggest celebration of the summer! The weeklong celebration features concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater on Tuesday and Friday nights, a 5K fun run and walk on Wednesday evening, a Car & Art Show on Thursday, and a Street Festival with live music, family activities, a parade and aerial show on Saturday. Registration is now open for the annual Spark!Fishers 5K and Kids Fun Run and the Spark!Fishers Car & Art Show, as well as applications for Street Fair vendors, parade spots, entertainment, and more. Sign up or learn more at sparkfishers.com.
Fishers Maker Playground Workshops Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Fishers Parks HQ (8100 E. 116th Street) Take a shop class, learn power tool basics, discover the art of stained glass, and more at the Fishers Maker Playground and Fishers Parks Maker Labs. Register for classes at makerplayground.com.
Get Involved Looking for ways to make an impact in the community? Whether you’re volunteering solo or as a group, there are ways to get involved for all ages, interests, and abilities. See current volunteer opportunities for Spark!Fishers, the Geist Half Marathon & 5K, Fishers Farmers Market, Fishers AgriPark and more at volunteerfishers.com.
About Fishers Parks Fishers Parks create a community of exploration and discovery for all ages. Whether you are looking for the perfect summer camp, a makerspace to tinker, a night to let loose, or the perfect spot to unplug, our parks and activities are made for making memories. With 24 park properties totaling over 591 acres, 131 miles of nature and multi-use trails, and vibrant events throughout the year, find your next adventure with Fishers Parks. Learn more at playfishers.com and find updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About City of Fishers The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. With a population of 91,832 (2017), Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.