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City of Fishers unveils plans for Fishers White River Park

The City of Fishers announced today plans for the new Fishers White River Park, coming just west of the 96th Street and Allisonville Road intersection in 2025. The new park is a key addition to connecting visitors to existing trails and waterways throughout Fishers. See renderings here. 

The park features over 120 acres of parkland with over 5,000 feet of riverfront and unique amenities along the west side of Fishers and Allisonville Road corridor.  Groundbreaking is slated for fall 2024, with an anticipated opening in summer 2025.

“Fishers White River Park is a transformational project that will significantly enhance connectivity across our city, offering our residents access to beautiful parkland,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “This new park is a cornerstone of our vision to revitalize the Allisonville Road corridor, creating a vibrant and thriving community space everyone can enjoy.”

The park plans are based on community feedback and surveys gathered in summer 2023, and include:

  • 2.45 miles of trails, including trail connectivity to Fishers Heritage Park at White River
  • Kayak launch
  • Native plantings
  • Creek stomping area
  • Two scenic overlook boardwalks 
  • Year-round restrooms

The White River Park is made possible with funding from Governor Eric Holcomb’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) program that is moving communities forward by encouraging regional collaboration and data-driven long-term planning to transform Indiana communities, attract talent and improve quality of life for Hoosiers in the short and long term. Through the program, which is led by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the White River region was awarded $20 million in READI 1.0 funding and allocated $4.7 million to the project in 2022.  

“Our vision for Fishers White River Park is to showcase the natural beauty of this 120-acre landscape and provide our community with unparalleled access to the White River,” said Jake Reardon-McSoley, Director of Recreation and Wellness for the City of Fishers. “We want this park to be a sanctuary where residents can escape the daily grind and reconnect with nature.”

Significant revitalization efforts have already begun along the Allisonville Road corridor. The 96th Street and Allisonville Road roundabout project currently underway is a crucial element in the broader revitalization effort, enhancing traffic flow and accessibility in the area. For more information on the roundabout project, visit

“As a state, Indiana is making unprecedented investments in quality of place assets to ensure we have vibrant communities that attract top talent and support Hoosiers and their families,” said Jim Rawlinson, READI Director at the IEDC. “With the support of READI, Fishers White River Park will increase public green spaces and connectivity throughout the community while furthering regional efforts to better leverage the White River waterway throughout the central Indiana region.”

The area also experienced a significant transformation with the introduction of CRG Residential’s River Place development. This $135 million mixed-use project, situated at the northwest corner of 96th Street and Allisonville Road, features a premium apartment community, for-sale townhomes, and vibrant commercial retail spaces.Learn more about the Fishers White River Park at