Parks & Recreation

Outdoor Recreation in Boone Country

Want to get outside and enjoy the seasons? Boone County has plenty of parks and places to visit the great outdoors. Come in early Spring when the flowers are in bloom or visit Boone County outdoors in the Fall when our leaves explode with beautiful foliage all over the land.

Lions Depot Park
Thorntown, Corner of Main & Pearl Streets
Located on the former railbed & depot site of the Big 4 Line, the park lies on the Keewasakee Trail and is home to many public programs, festivals and events.
Starkey Nature Park
Zionsville, Sugarbush Drive
(317) 733-2273
This 77-acre park is located on the south side of Zionsville. Offers foot path and nature trails.
Turkey Foot Park
(317) 733-2273
This heavily-wooded, 16-acre park is located along Eagle Creek on the flood plain. This park is being developed into a nature preserve.
Tom Johnson Park
A public park located adjacent to Thorntown Elementary School that hosts Little League baseball diamonds, playground, shade trees, horseshoe pits and picnic facilities.
Rail Trail Park
(317) 733-2273
This 21-acre park is part of the former railroad right-of-way located northwest of the Nancy Burton Memorial Park.
Thorntown Keewasakee Trail Thorntown
This walking trail extends from the north side of Sugar Creek Bridge to Serum Plant Road on the south.
Pleasant Acres Nature Park
P.O.Box 165, Jamestown
(765) 676-6331
This 17-acre park features paved and stone walking trails, shelter house, restroom facilities, scenic overlook, bridges and a wide variety of native Indiana trees, foliage, flowers and wildlife species. A tributary of the Big Walnut Creek winds through the park.
Zionsville Lions Park
Zionsville Elm Street & S.R. 334
(317) 873-5540
Lions Park has a beautiful gazebo and two playground areas, six baseball and four softball diamonds (in season), tennis courts and a sand volleyball court. Walk the Eagle Creek trail, have fun with the kids on the two playgrounds or take time out for a picnic lunch by the creek
Hot Pond Park
Lebanon, 700 Block of E. Noble St.
Ideal for fishing and picnics.
Lincoln Park
Zionsville, Oak & Second Streets,
(317) 733-2273
One-acre park in downtown Zionsville. Features beautiful gazebo, benches, picnic tables and a fountain.
Creekside Nature Park
An 18-acre property bordering Eagle Creek used as a canoe launch. Multi-use trails are currently in the planning stage.
Lebanon Memorial Park
130 E. Ulen Dr., Lebanon
This 40-acre community park offers: tennis courts, fitness walking course, wooden creative play centers, log cabin, basketball complex, baseball complex, picnic shelters, picnic areas and 50 meter pool.
Brookshire Arboretum
This 14-acre nature lab is maintained as a nature preserve for wildlife and vegetation. On S.R. 39 about 1.5 miles south of Middle Jamestown Rd.
Jennings Field
Hal Sharpe Road & Bloor Lane, This 10-acre park features four soccer fields, a refreshment building with restroom facilities, a picnic shelter and a partial playground area.
Abner Longley Park
This 50-acre community park offers: tennis courts, basketball court, playground equipment, football field complex, soccer field, nature trail, softball diamonds, reservable shelter, picnic areas and a sledding hill. Access through Beck Street or Hendricks Dr.