Whether you’re a beginner or already know the drill, Maker Playground members are provided access to the playground of tools to explore and tinker. Makers from the ages of 16+ can begin creating at the Maker Playground. Memberships are based on a tiered structure.
All new members are required to attend an orientation tour to be provided with basic layout of the Maker Playground, rules and responsibilities as it relates to each section, and an opportunity to ask questions.
Additional training classes/modules will be provided by the Maker Playground to enhance member experience and discovery with digital fabrication, metal work, and wood working.
$30 for Fishers residents, $45 for non-resident
For the Maker who is curious in visiting the Maker Playground and would like to tinker and begin or finalize a project. Provides 1-day access to the Think Tank, computer software, and basic tool tinkering.
For makers who want to explore additional education and training for the use of various machinery and more advanced equipment, monthly memberships are available. Members are billed monthly.
$50 for Fishers residents, $75 for non-residents
Provides regular access to any available Maker Playground sections and equipment. Machinery can be reserved based on availability. Additional access can be granted upon completion of other machinery-based training provided at the Maker Playground. See our Class Schedule to register.
Young Entrepreneur Membership (ages 16-21)
$25 for Fishers residents, $38 for non-residents
Access to any available Maker Playground sections and equipment. We encourage Young Entrepreneurs to sign up for additional training and ask questions as they navigate the space.
$100 for Fishers residents, $150 for non-residents
This membership is for the Maker who has honed their craft and is prepared to lead the community at the Maker Playground with innovation and creativity as they continue to create and cultivate their art. Provides regular access, additional training discounts, and available classroom spaces upon availability.
Annual Memberships (10% discount)
- Basic: $540 for residents, $810 for non-residents
- Young Entrepreneur (ages 16 - 21): $270 for residents. $410 for non-residents
- Professional: $1,080 for residents, $1,620 for non-residents
Orientation and training modules are required for access to the Maker Playground, prior to your use of the space. Membership is contingent on following and accepting the Maker Playground waiver and contract. Members less than 18 years of age must have a guardian sign their waiver and agree to the policy and procedure included.
Various machines require training, test, and approval of a Maker Playground administrator before new member usage. Please visit our calendar to register for your new member orientation, or classes for training and testing approval on additional machinery. If members want to use a machine they do not have approval for, staff can assist as available or order parts from the front desk. All access to machines are limited and dependent on availability. Machine access can be reserved via appointment on our Maker Playground calendar.
New members are also subject to a one month probationary period before full access is granted to the shop. This allows for staff to get to know new members and insure proper shop safety is being practiced. Members who neglect equipment or safety can have privileges revoked or suspended.
Monthly withdrawals from your designated banking institution will occur upon your waiver agreement being signed. You may cancel at any time, and will need to notify a Maker Playground administrator of your wish to discontinue in person. As with all Fishers Parks programs and activities, residents will receive a discount.