Independence Park

ENJOY BEING OUTSIDE

ON A PLAYGROUND FOR ALL

Johnson County Parks and Recreation

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. The park playground was remodeled in 2020, and continues to serve hundreds of people each day. 

The playground also features an interactive Yalp SONA Arch, which was grant-funded by A Kid Again, Indianapolis and the NBA All-Star Legacy Grant. This arch is the first of its kind in Indiana.

INFORMATION
812.526.6809
Johnson County Parks and Recreation

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PARK RULES

  • 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 designed for use by wheelchairs only and can be hazardous when used incorrectly. Protect your children by monitoring their play.
  • Parking on the grass is not permitted.
  • Farm animals on the adjacent property do not belong to Johnson County Park and Recreation. Interaction with them through the fence is not advised.
  • 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.
  • THE GATE WILL LOCK AT DUSK. No Overnight parking is permitted. 

We appreciate your patronage and hope you enjoy our parks.

Johnson County Parks and Recreation

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NOTE: The Gazebo at Independence Park is a public space and not available for rental or events.

DIRECTIONS
SUPPORT GREATER INDEPENDENCE

Join Our Campaign to fund the new Playground Equipment at Independence Park. For more information about the fundraiser or how to donate, please click on the links below, or call

812.526.6809
extension 104

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DONATIONS
By Mail

Send your contribution to:

Johnson County Community Foundation
Johnson County Parks Fund
P.O. Box 217
Franklin, IN 46131

Be certain to write "Johnson County Parks Fund" on your check memo line.

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