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Noblesville Parks: Abundant Green Spaces, Tons of Things to Do

Noblesville, Indiana is a community dedicated to providing its residents with the best in city services, from the attracting of new Noblesville business via the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce to the creation of a fantastic educational system with the Noblesville Schools district. A major part of the Noblesville city government is the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department, the government body that manages the Indianapolis suburb’s green spaces, play areas, and youth programs.

Sign for Forest Park in Noblesville, IndianaNoblesville parks provide something for everyone. Each green space kept by the community has a different atmosphere, list of amenities, and things to do. Perhaps the largest and most diverse of Noblesville parks is Forest Park. Forest Park is a 150 acre park that was established in 1925, making it the oldest park in the Indiana city. It’s home to a number of classic Noblesville things to do, in addition to acres and acres of shelter houses, walking trails, Noblesville sports fields, a carousel, a miniature golf course, and more.

Video of a skating competition at the Forest Park Skate Park in Noblesville, Indiana

Some of the most famous Noblesville attractions are located in Forest Park. The Indiana Transportation Museum makes its home in Forest Park; this classic piece of Noblesville history brings guests back to a time when locomotives were the norm, and a visit here is a must for any fan of trains. The Indiana Transportation Museum is responsible for the hugely popular Indiana State Fair Train, which takes Indiana State Fair enthusiasts from Fishers Train Station in Fishers, Indiana to the Indiana State Fairgrounds near downtown Indianapolis for one of the most popular Indianapolis events, the Indiana State Fair. The Indiana Transportation Museum is also the home of The Hamiltonian, an elegant dining car that serves as a gourmet Indianapolis restaurant on wheels.

Video about the Indiana Transportation Museum, located inside Forest Park in Noblesville, Indiana

Other things to do in Forest Park include the Forest Park Aquatic Center and the Forest Park Golf Course. The Forest Park Aquatic Center makes for a great day trip from Indianapolis, especially in the summer months. With an Olympic-sized pool, a climbing wall, a huge water slide, and tons more fun in the sun, Forest Park Aquatic Center is a fantastic addition to the Noblesville parks system. Forest Park Golf Course, another fun thing to do in Forest Park, is the oldest golf course in Hamilton County. Spanning 9 holes of Central Indiana countryside, Forest Park Golf Course makes for a great day out on the links.

Skaters enjoying the skate park at Dr. James A. Dillon Park in Noblesville, IndianaWhile Forest Park is certainly the biggest and coolest Noblesville park, there are several other facilities for residents of Noblesville to enjoy. Dr. James A. Dillon Park, established in 2007, is named after a former member of the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Board and an outstanding figure in Noblesville health; the park spans 77 acres and features a skate park, spray park, playgrounds, a concession stand, a disc golf course, hiking, biking, and walking trails, and tons of sports fields. Seminary Park is a small, one and a half acre neighborhood park between Tenth Street and Eleventh Street. Its gazebo is often used for Noblesville music events and productions by members of the Noblesville arts scene.

Skating video filmed at the skate park inside Dr. James A. Dillon Park in Noblesville, Indiana

But the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department is about more than just maintenance. In addition to the upkeep of all Noblesville parks, the department also is in charge of a number of fun activities for Noblesville residents and their families. One of the most popular of these is the annual Easter Egg Hunt which takes place in Forest Park each year. This fun Noblesville event features a live DJ, air brush tattoos, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and, of course, a massive scavenger hunt for goodies and chocolate.

Video of the 2008 Forest Park Easter Egg Hunt in Noblesville, Indiana

There are also several recreation programs run through the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department that will give you and your kids plenty of opportunities to get out of the house and get active. Residents of Noblesville can take part in spin class, an Adult Boot Camp exercise program, yoga courses, music lessons in drums and guitar, Zumba and salsa dancing lessons, and more. Noblesville children have the opportunity to participate in Children’s Theater, ballet, karate, yoga, Spanish, painting, and cooking classes. There’s never a shortage of things to learn and do within the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department.

Video children’s art classes run through the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department in Noblesville, Indiana

So the next time you’re casting about for something fun to do in Noblesville and are sick of the usual Noblesville nightlife scene or Noblesville bars, consider heading over to a Noblesville park and seeing what these beautiful green spaces have to offer. The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department works hard to make sure each resident is never at a loss for something to do.

Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department
701 Cicero Rd
Noblesville, IN 46060
317.776.6350
Fax: 317.524.1585
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