Brownsburg is a great place to be with the Parks Department boasting more than 250 acres of land and over 14 miles of walking trails around town. Below are just a few of the highlights about each of their facilities, including two new “Little Free Libraries” whose goal is to build community, spark creativity, and inspire readers.
**Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Usually an unlocked small wooden box of books, resembling a large birdhouse, located in a common or public area. For more information, or to build and register your own, visit littlefreelibrary.org.
Arbuckle Acres – The town’s oldest park (purchased in 1958) is split between two levels, covers 68 acres and features White Lick Creek. The park offers several playgrounds, swing sets, and picnic areas as well as basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. Near the entrance to the main playground is a Little Free Library which was officially unveiled in May. The facilities, bridge, and walking trail here provide many prime photo opportunities. The free summer concert series also kicked off here June 4. Follow Brownsburg Parks and Recreation on Facebook for the most current information.
Williams Park – The largest park, at 77 acres, hosts the town’s only splash pad. If it’s between 10am-7pm and at least 72 degrees, the splash pad should be going in full force! Kids love the castle-like, wooden, Blast Off playground at this park as well. Near Blast Off you can find the town’s other Little Free Library.
Stephens Park – Keep your eye on this one. It’s already a great neighborhood asset, with a shelter and play area, but future additions include a rain garden, an expansion to the current play area, and the addition of bocce, shuffleboard, and pickleball areas.
Cardinal Property – Development of this park is in the planning stages, and it is expected to open in 3-5 years. It may seem distant, but get those four legged friends ready. This one has plans for a dog park!
Brownsburg Parks offer a variety of programs and special events throughout the year including swim lessons, exercise classes, and summer day camps that are a great alternative to summer day care. Visit BrownsburgParks.com for more information, to view the summer recreation guide, or to register for a class today.
Let’s get outside, meet some of our neighbors, and make some new friends!