Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to explore Hendricks County and all that it has to offer, from restaurants to disc golf and beyond. But perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy Hendricks County in the spring is by visiting one of the many excellent parks in the area. There are a lot to choose from, so we’re highlighting six in this article.
This is the largest park in Brownsburg and it’s a great place to enjoy the spring weather. Choose from the paved track, which offers a flat surface, or the Maple Ridge Trail, which is a crushed stone nature trail that has offshoots of secondary trails along White Lick Creek. The park has a popular playground, basketball courts, shelters, and more.
W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park
Explore 70 acres of woods, prairie, ephemeral creek, and ponds at this park with over two miles of well-marked trails. There are two ponds, picnic areas, nature-themed playgrounds, and two pavilions. The 18-hole disc golf course is also a great place to enjoy the warmer weather!
Sodalis Nature Park
There are several trails offering beautiful views at this 210-acre nature preserve. Located near Plainfield, it’s a wonderful spot for a picnic or some fishing on a sunny afternoon.
Arbuckle Acres Park
A one-mile paved loop trail at this park connects to the White Lick Creek Greenway, so it’s an excellent place to explore. It also includes a story walk featuring stories selected by Brownsburg Public Library. There are playgrounds, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and more.
McCloud Nature Park
This park features 6.5 miles of well-marked trails and a nature center that includes interactive exhibits. You can explore Big Walnut Creek and an arboretum. There are a variety of nature programs offered for all ages to enjoy.
Visit the nature center at Pecar Park, explore the wetlands, and then check out the trails at neighboring Pock Woods. This park offers a community fire pit, geocaching opportunities, an outdoor classroom, and other great ways to explore Hendricks County.