Grand Opening

Nickel Plate Trail grand opening

You're invited!

Join Fishers Parks and the City of Fishers as we celebrate the grand opening of the Nickel Plate Trail, presented by First Internet Bank, during events on Saturday, May 14!

NPT 1-Miler pint glass

Nickel Plate Trail 1-Miler

8 a.m. Saturday, May 14

Be one of the first to run/walk through the Nickel Plate Trail tunnel and kick off our grand opening festivities! Registration for the inaugural Nickel Plate Trail 1-Miler is opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, and the event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14! The course is an out-and-back, and participants will be released in waves to start at the intersection of North Street and the Nickel Plate Trail. All participants will receive a commemorative pint glass.


Afternoon Celebration

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14

This free, family-friendly celebration will be our first public kickoff event to welcome the public to explore the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail while enjoying live music, food trucks, public art, and more, extending south to activities at the Fishers Parks HQ at the trail and 106th Street (inside the Hub & Spoke building at 8100 E. 106th Street).

Prior to this event, the Fishers Farmers Market will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, which will be hosting the annual Hope for Happiness event in partnership with Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools' Bring Change to Mind student clubs to raise awareness about mental health and the city's Stigma Free initiative.

Evening Celebration

7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14

This free, adult-oriented evening celebration will welcome Fishers residents to enjoy food and drink from local breweries and food trucks while strolling the downtown portions of the Nickel Plate Trail. Guests will enjoy public art, live music, and more.

Grand Opening Shopping Deals
with Nickel Plate District Businesses

Celebrate the grand opening of the Nickel Plate Trail and shop local with these deals at businesses along the trail starting on Saturday, May 14.

Burn Boot Camp

8607 E. 116th Street
4:30 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday

Get 4 weeks for $99 when you purchase by Saturday, May 21. Valid for new members only.

Citizens State Bank

9 Municipal Drive
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Get Simply Free personal &/or business checking, and during the month of May, receive your choice of a grill tool set, serving tray, umbrella, or cutting board when you open a new account.

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

8760 E. 116th Street
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Get 2 small cones for $6. Not valid with any other offers. Valid through May 31.


8626 E. 116th Street 
5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (brunch) 

10% off a Nickel Plate Rosé Wine Flight. Dine in only. Valid through May 31. 

Midwest Balloon Rides

11389 Lantern Road
Hours vary

$29 off a Share the Fun hot air balloon ride. All rides are weather permitting.


Free street and garage parking is available throughout the Nickel Plate District. Garage parking is available in The Depot garage, Flats at Switch garage, Police Station garage, Spark Apartments garage, and First Internet Bank garage. Accessible parking is located in the parking lot immediate east of City Hall and south of the City Services building. View and download a parking map here.

2022 event parking map with First Internet Bank

Recently, the logistics surrounding the upcoming Nickel Plate Trail Grand Opening events have shifted due to an increase in expected attendance. Therefore, event staff has decided that a parking restriction and road closure are necessary during the Saturday, May 14, events. Parking will be prohibited on Municipal Drive along the east side of Central Green, in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Additionally, from 5 to 10 p.m., there will be a road closure in effect for this section of Municipal Drive beginning at 116th Street. The remaining portions of Municipal Drive will remain accessible via Fishers Center Drive, North Street, and Lantern Road. Switch garage access will remain accessible via North Street.

parking map

Press Release

March 30, 2022 -  The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks announced today the public opening of the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail, including the pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street, on Saturday, May 14. With the opening of the downtown section, users will be able to travel from 146th Street to 106th Street.

Learn More

NPT 116th ramp

Special Thanks to Our Grand Opening Presenting Sponsor!

First Internet Bank