The Parks Department has started construction on Heritage Trail Park Phase II to provide improvements and additional amenities at the park. Park improvements include expanded parking, a multipurpose pathway along 875 East, dog park drinking fountains, new sidewalks and an additional inclusive playground for older children (ages 5-12). The department will also be installing a hoop house for future gardening programming.
These improvements are part of the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Five-Year Master Plan. Improvements are expected to be complete in August of 2021.
In December 2020, the Parks Department opened the Heritage Trail Dog Park. The opening of the dog park, planned extension of the Big-4 Rail Trail to the north and increased development in western Zionsville are creating a need for additional parking and improvements at this location.
“The new amenities will excite a larger audience and provide a destination for new and familiar visitors alike,” said Parks Superintendent Jarod Logsdon. “I’m particularly excited about the inclusive playground for older children and the hoop house which will serve as a base for future garden programming. With the increased activity we are also expanding the parking capacity of the park to accommodate all our garden plot holders, Rail Trail visitors, dog park users and general park enthusiasts.”