The City of Fishers announced today community initiatives to seek public input on the new Fishers White River Park and plans to develop a better-connected network of trails and greenways throughout Fishers. Residents and community stakeholders are invited to provide input for each initiative via community-wide surveys and at public events throughout summer.
The Fishers White River Park, coming to the intersection of 96th Street and Allisonville Road in 2025, features over 120 acres of parkland with more than 5,000 feet of riverfront. The new park will offer unique amenities along the west side of Fishers and Allisonville Road corridor.
“The Fishers White River Park will anchor the southwestern portion of our community and will contribute to the Allisonville Road corridor revitalization and new roundabout at 96th Street and Allisonville Road,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “The community has helped shaped our new destinations and experiences, like the Nickel Plate Trail and upcoming Fishers City & Arts Center, and I look forward to hearing what they come up with.”
The Fishers Trails and Greenway Plan will focus on trails that create continuous connections across the city. Community feedback will be used to identify trail gaps in the existing network, determine safety features along the routes, and plan for future trail networks.
“The culture around walking and biking in our community is growing as we install new trail networks such as the Nickel Plate Trail and Geist Greenway,” said Megan Vukusich, Director of Planning and Zoning for the City of Fishers. “We are excited to have representation from so many City departments on this initiative, including the-Fishers Health Department, Fishers Parks, Engineering Department and Public Works team, and we are looking forward to engaging with our residents and businesses to create a safe, more walkable and bikeable community.”
Residents and community stakeholders can submit their feedback for the Fishers White River Park survey at playfishers.com/WhiteRiverPark and the Trails & Greenways survey at fishers.in.us/Trails through July 30.
Feedback for both initiatives can also be shared at a series of events throughout the summer, including:
Fishers White River Park: Geist Waterfront Park Booth Saturday, June 3 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Geist Waterfront Park (10811 Olio Road)
Community Open House: Visioning & IdeasThursday, June 15 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way)There will also be events specific to each initiative, including:
Fishers Greenways & Trails Bike Ride/Walk Thursday, June 15 | 6:15 - 8 p.m. | Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way)Share thoughts on connectivity and trails in Fishers during a community ride/walk around the city. Attendees should bring their own bikes.
Fishers Greenways & Trails Open House: Routes & FacilitiesThursday, August 24 | 4 - 7 p.m.| Hub & Spoke (8100 E 106th Street, Ste. 260)
After community input for both surveys is collected, the City will create comprehensive plans for each initiative. Learn more and take the Fishers White River Park survey at playfishers.com/WhiteRiverPark and the Trails & Greenways survey at fishers.in.us/Trails and take. Be sure to follow the City of Fishers' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional updates.