The master plan for W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park, adopted by the Hendricks County Park Board on September 4, 2013, was 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 140-acre parcel of land is located on Gibbs Road, south of County Road 200 S., in the southwest portion of Washington Township.
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.
On April 15, 2020, the Park Board awarded the construction contract to John Hall Construction, Inc. out of Plainfield, Indiana. Construction began on June 16, 2020, and was completed in December of 2020.
Our maintenance crew will work through the winter and spring to add amenities to the park before its Grand Opening. The facility is scheduled to open to the public in 2021.
Phase I encompasses about 70 acres and will include the park entrance, drive, parking lots, green space, approximately 2 miles of trails, picnic areas, two ponds totaling 5-1/2 acres that will be stocked for consumptive fishing, an 18-hole disc golf course surrounded by native grasses, a large 30-foot-tall sledding hill, and a nature-themed play area. Future phases will add additional amenities.
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