Our Parks

“You Run All of the Parks in Hendricks County, Right?”

Actually, we don’t. We know it’s confusing, but there are several Parks & Recreation departments within Hendricks County that run their own parks. We operate parks that are owned by the Hendricks County Park Board. Towns and townships operate parks owned by their respective governing bodies. We don’t oversee any town or township parks departments.

We operate McCloud Nature Park, the western portion of the Vandalia Trail, and W.S. Gibbs Park.

If you’re looking for a park that we don’t operate, we can help you out with that, too.

Other Parks Within Hendricks County

If you’re looking for other parks within Hendricks County, check out the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County’s online map by clicking here

If you have a particular town in mind, here are the major Parks & Recreation departments within the county and which parks they operate.


Avon Parks & Recreation

  • Avon Town Hall Park
  • Gable Park
  • WWII Memorial Park
  • Visit Website

Washington Township Parks & Recreation

  • Washington Township Park
  • Splash Pad
  • Pavilion Center
  • Paw Park
  • Visit Website


Brownsburg Parks & Recreation

  • Arbuckle Acres Park
  • Williams Park (including The Watermill splash pad)
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Visit Website


Danville Parks & Recreation

  • Ellis Park (including Gill Family Aquatic Center)
  • Danville Athletic Club
  • Blanton Woods
  • Jack Willard Community Park
  • Gary Eakin Community Park
  • Visit Website


Town of Pittsboro


Guilford Township

  • Hummel Park
  • Splash Pad at Hummel Park
  • Performing Arts Center Amphitheater
  • Visit Website

Plainfield Parks & Recreation

  • Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex
  • Anderson Park (including skate park)
  • Bark Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Friendship Gardens Park
  • Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center
  • Sodalis Nature Park
  • Splash Island
  • Swinford Park
  • Vandalia Trail (Plainfield section)
  • Visit Website