P: 812.526.6809
P: 812.526.6809

Independence Park

We would like to make you aware of some REALLY EXCITING changes that will be happening over the next few months at Independence Park!

1. We will begin removing all of the existing playground equipment this week with the help of Atterbury Job Corps Students. (This does NOT include the musical equipment or basketball areas.) Some areas will be roped off, and dumpsters will block some of the parking spots. We ask that you please respect these boundaries for your own safety. The park will remain open to use during this time.

2. Playground installation will begin at the end of March.
Dates will remain fluid and changing at this time, due to the weather. The weather will have a major impact on how quickly we can make progress. The park will need to be closed to the public for certain periods during installation. We will have up to date information here (on our website) and on our facebook pages. We also encourage you to call before you visit, just in case! 812-526-6809 ext.101.

Keep in mind- we will STILL BE FUNDRAISING to help offset the cost of the playground. We will continue to sell bricks and pavers, and we are also participating in Rock the Block to raise funds, so please continue to support this project if you can! Hopefully you are just as excited as we are! Please bear with us during this time of transition. Thank you for your support! 😊❤️

UPDATE- March 4th, 2020: Good morning! We just wanted to update you that the playground has been fully removed from the park. The park remains open to use, but please avoid the area where the playground used to be. We are also working to expand parking near the REMC shelter, so please be aware of equipment working inside the park. We are looking forward to the completion of this project! Deadlines, at this time, are showing the completion in mid-April. Please bear with us! 😃

UPDATE- March 24th, 2020: Hello everyone! Independence Park completely closed to ALL USE on March 18th. The playground installation is still moving forward, despite our current circumstances. We are trying to complete everything as soon as we can, but we do anticipate delays due to weather and restrictions from the COVID-19 virus. We will be ready soon! 🙂

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.

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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.

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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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FEATURES

  • 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.

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 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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