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Independence Park

This 13.5-acre park boasts Indiana’s first all-accessible playground area for persons with disabilities. Independence Park was developed and constructed in 2000 with the help of more than 200 businesses, civic organizations and individuals. The park provides the only green space park located in White River Township and hosts thousands of visitors each year. The park accommodates those who enjoy walking and jogging as well as those who are there to walk their furry, four-legged friends.


Join Our Campaign to Replace Playground Equipment at Independence Park. 

We are at 68% of our goal of $320,996.00

Information updated December 27th, 2019.

Your Support Is Truly Appreciated.

Support Greater Independence
for Those With Disabilities

Johnson County Parks and Recreation is in the process of replacing the playground equipment at Independence Park. This playground will revitalize the park and add even more opportunities for everyone to come and play together. For more information about the fundraiser or how to donate please click on the links below. 

Playground Design

Sponsorship Brochure 

Sponsorship Levels

Where to send Donation

Donor Information Sheet

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Trail (zero grade, 1/4 mile asphalt)
  • 1/2 mile asphalt Hiking Trail
  • 3  Picnic Shelters available for rentals
  • Full-Court Basketball Court
  • Wheelchair Accessible Basketball Court – great for small children, too
  • 8,000 square foot Playground Area with more than 100 components – all-accessible with rubberized surface underneath each component
  • Sensory Playground Area with 20 components for children with Autism
  • Large Gazebo with benches overlooking playground area
  • A StoryWalk along a portion of the trail. Books are changed seasonally.


  • All pets must be on a leash at all times. Doggy bags are provided to dispose of waste.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Please be aware that some playground equipment is is designed for use by wheel chairs only and can be hazardous when used incorrectly. Protect your children by monitoring their play.
  • Parking on the grass is not permitted.
  • Unreserved shelters are first-come, first-served.
  • Alcohol is NOT allowed in Independence Park at any time.
  • The Park is open from Dawn to Dusk, but the roadway and walking trails are not maintained in the winter months. The park will remain closed during times of heavy snow and ice.

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