The draft Master Plan for W. S. Gibbs Memorial Park, adopted by the Hendricks County Park Board on September 4, 2013, is the culmination of a lengthy community planning process establishing a collective vision for W. S. Gibbs Memorial Park as a centerpiece of the Hendricks County Parks system that will serve Hendricks County residents and visitors for generations!
The master plan unifies a park designed in harmony with its natural systems, a place that accommodates a wide variety of community events and recreational activities unique to the region, a design that recalls the site’s rich agricultural heritage while looking to its future as a key community recreational asset, and a place that promotes active, healthy lifestyles for all ages.
All community members are welcome and encouraged to view the master plan and learn more about the future of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park.
- W.S. Gibbs Park Master Plan Book (2013)
- W.S. Gibbs Park Final Concept Plan and Sketches (2013)
- W.S. Gibbs Park Special Task Force Recommendations for Opening (2017)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long until the park is developed?
In the spring of 2019, Hendricks County Parks & Recreation contracted with CECON and Green3 to design Phase I of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park. Construction of Phase I (roughly 70 acres of the property) is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020.
Our maintenance crew began clearing out dead, invasive, and undesirable trees and underbrush on the property in the summer of 2019. They’ll continue with this project through the fall and winter months to prepare the property for construction in the spring.
Meanwhile, CECON took soil samples in the summer of 2019 to find the best area for the pond to be constructed. They and Green3 continue to plan the layout of Phase I.
Which amenities will be developed in the first phase?
Phase I will include a park entrance and drive, parking, a pond, a nature playground, picnic areas, some green space, and some trails.
Future phases will likely include a disc golf course, a nature center, and other amenities.