Sports & Recreation
Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever. In addition, the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play just a short trip away at Victory Field.
On the hockey front, the Indy Fuel, the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, plays just a few miles south at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The team recently invested millions of dollars in Fishers, remodeling what is now called the Fuel Tank into a practice facility for the team and home of youth hockey in our community.
There is no shortage of youth sports in our community. From baseball to rugby, from basketball to lacrosse, families in Fishers have a number of opportunities for sports and recreation.
Fishers has a robust park system that boast amenities for residents of all ages, ability levels and interests. As an inclusive city, we prioritize play opportunities that inspire learning, creativity and physical development, as well as nature programming. With shelters and/or community buildings located at most of the parks, community gatherings large and small have a place at our parks.
In addition, the parks and recreation department continues to develop new, unique amenities for the community. In the fall of 2015, Fishers opened Flat Fork Creek Park in the southeast corner of the community. The new park was a first for Indiana, offering a 60-foot sledding hill and mountain bike course, and greatly diversified the public offerings in Fishers.
Fishers has prioritized connectivity through trails with a dedicated budget line-item; each year, adding more sidewalks and trails to the already developing network. Currently in development, the Nickel Pate Trail will run through the community and connect various destinations including Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Cheeny Creek Natural Area, the Nickel Plate District and Conner Prairie.