July 9, 2019

July is Chock-full of Events

July is National Parks and Recreation Month and to celebrate Brownsburg Parks has filled the month with activities the whole family will enjoy!

On Tuesdays we offer Walk with a Health Professional from 9-10 a.m. on the lower level trail of Arbuckle Acres Park at Shelter 6. Bring your health-related questions as you enjoy the nearly 1 mile long trail.

Stretch your mind and body with yoga in the great outdoors on Sat., July 13 at 9 a.m. Bring your mat and join us for a free yoga session at Williams Park, Shelter 5.

Can’t make it to yoga because you have the kids in tow? Then head to our Outdoor Classroom just north of Williams Park on Alpha Avenue for Silly Safari. The program starts at 10 a.m. Kids love to pet the animals – from birds to lizards to rabbits – and learn where the creatures live and what they eat. After the program, wander the Maple Ridge Trail to see if you can find other interesting animals and their habitats.

Summertime means music in our parks, and we’ve got a great concert lined up on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Arbuckle Acres Park. The Endless Summer Band takes the stage to perform a wide range of genres, from Big Band to today’s hits. New this year, we’re offering a beer and wine garden. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, but don’t expect to be sitting much, you’ll be too busy moving to the music!

While we don’t operate this event, we want you to be sure to drop in to Arbuckle Acres Park on Sat., July 20 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual Festival of the Arts event. Admission is just $3 for those 12 and up (and free for youngsters!). Thirty-five of the more than 100 vendors are first-time participants, so you’re sure to find something of interest while browsing the tents.

If you ever wanted to try your hand at painting but didn’t want to invest a lot of money in materials, then check out our Painting in the Park event, also on Sat., July 20. Local artist Rachel Davis, owner of The Purple Palette, will guide participants in creating a beautiful piece of art on canvas that will be the envy of your neighbors. The class starts at 10 a.m.

On Tues., July 23 at 6 p.m. come to Arbuckle Acres Park to meet our B.A.S.E. and PEAK staff members as they share the exciting activities they have lined up for the 2019-20 school year! On-site registration will be available. Enjoy yard games, food trucks and giveaways!

Do you enjoy dabbling in photography? On Thurs., July 25 at 7 p.m. at Williams Park we’re hosting a photo meet-up. Community Engagement Coordinator and photographer extraordinaire Shelby Abner will wander the park with participants, finding interesting photo subjects and sharing the best ways to capture them digitally. No experience required!

You’ll want to gather the kids for our blowout bash to celebrate the end of summer on Sat., July 27 at our Party in the Park. From 9 a.m. to noon kids can enjoy arts and crafts, stories and face painting with members of the Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Trail. There will be a petting zoo featuring mini donkeys, mini horses and goats, plus pony rides! (Kids may even spy a unicorn!) There will be a rock climbing wall, reggae music performed by a local band, food trucks, inflatables and much more! The best part? Other than the food trucks, it’s all free!

We can’t wait to see you this month!