About Brownsburg Parks
Brownsburg Parks is your place to play! Along with offering affordable family fun and entertainment, we offer fitness and healthy lifestyle activities for all ages. We encourage personal development through enrichment activities and help foster community by hosting social gatherings ranging from concerts to holiday celebrations.
We are proud to manage more than 300 acres featuring 15 miles of trails and four parks. We offer programs including aquatics, nature education, active adults fitness, and before- and after-school enrichment.
Browse our website to learn about future park development, our strategic business plan, and to view publications and videos that share the Brownsburg Parks story.
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To enhance the quality of life in Brownsburg and further its economic development goals to create a community of choice to live, work and play now and for future generations.
To maximize resources in providing beautiful parks, recreation activities, and quality facilities to the Brownsburg community that enhance residents’ health and promote economic vitality for long-term sustainability.
We embrace different ways of thinking to help build a community for everyone.
We challenge ourselves to have a bigger impact on the community.
We strive to build the respect and trust of the community.
We build relationships to connect with our community.
We create opportunities for community members to live a healthy lifestyle.
Parks Make Life Better!
Socially | Parks and recreation strengthens community ties.
Physically | Parks and recreation engage all ages in healthy lifestyles.
Mentally | Parks and recreation provide enrichment opportunities all year for youth and adults.
Economically | Parks raise property values, recreation provides jobs to area youth, and special events contribute to the economic impact to local business.
A Look at Brownsburg Park Board Achievements
Here’s a brief look at the achievements made thanks to the hard work of Park Board members over the years. Click on the arrows to learn more about their achievements through the years.
The Town of Brownsburg officially created the Park Board. Just a year before, the Town entered into a lease with the family of Alex H. Arbuckle to create the Town’s first park, Arbuckle Acres.
The Park Board acquired the Williams Park property, and the following year received ownership of Stephens Park from Lincoln Township.
The Park Board hired the Town’s first Park Director and charged him with creating recreation and fitness programs to increase the health and well-being of residents.
The Veterans Memorial Garden, located just to the north of the Williams Park entrance, was dedicated. Created by a committee made up of community members, the garden features four inscribed brick walkways that lead to a circular path that surrounds a black granite monument. The monument bears the names and dates of military actions that our country has been a part of. As you stroll the circular walkway you can read storyboards that describe seven major wars in American history, from The Revolutionary War to Vietnam.
The Cardinal Park Property was acquired in a land swap with the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The 15-acre property is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
The B&O Trail Association, Brownsburg Parks and the Town of Brownsburg entered into an agreement to develop the first section of the B&O Trail from Green Street east to Co. Rd. 300 N.
Brownsburg Parks acquired the property at CR 300 N and CR 900 E. In 2019, the property was named Virgil Park, in honor of Hall and Diana Virgil, who dedicated years to ensuring the creation of the B&O Trail, which abuts the property.
Brownsburg Parks acquired the West Wynne Property off Northfield Drive.
A second agreement among The B&O Trail Association, Brownsburg Parks and the Town of Brownsburg was entered into that expanded the trail east from Co. Rd. 300 N to the Ronald Reagan Parkway.
Design of the White Lick Creek Greenway between Northfield Drive and Arbuckle Acres Park is completed.
Brownsburg Parks acquires the 51-acre Tague Property on W. Main St. The site offers possibilities for multiple field sports activities and the creation of a nature center.
Brownsburg Parks acquired a little over 9 acres through a donation to the park system. This land will be used in the development of the White Lick Creek Greenway, preserving natural resources and allowing for the trail to continue south to Arbuckle Acres Park.
Received a $4.4 million Park District Bond to fund improvements at Stephens Park, and construction of White Lick Creek Greenway’s phase one and a portion of the new Virgil Park.
Received a $25,000 Community and Urban Forestry Assistance grant to help with invasive species eradication and to plant new trees.
Town’s first dog park opens at Cardinal Park. Residents provided the site’s name: Cardinal Bark Park.
Took over management of the Town’s Farmers Market.
With help from a $15,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Parks conducts a tree inventory of nearly 5,000 trees.
COVID-19 converts in-person fitness classes to virtual ones. Parks launches a Virtual Recreation page on its website.
The Town’s first piece of public art, partially funded by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, is installed at the Williams Park entry circle, a sculpture of a whimsical human-size bee playing a violin.
Work is completed on Phase 1 of the White Lick Creek Greenway. The trail now provides access from the I-74 trailhead to Arbuckle Acres Park.
Stephens Park renovations are completed, providing the community with six pickleball courts, outdoor fitness equipment, universal play features and a trail surrounding the park, parking for 25 cars, and a year-round restroom.