Heritage Trail Park to open

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Zionsville’s newest park, Heritage Trail Park, located at 4050 S. 875 E., is set to open in the spring.  Heritage Trail Park will be the fourth new park to open in Zionsville since 2008.

This will be the first park located in the Rural Service district in Zionsville.  The park will extend the Zionsville Rail Trail and will have internal park pathways to connect Heritage Trail Park to the Rail Trail. The park will provide a children’s playground geared for ages 2 to 5, a picnic shelter, a bocce court, a hard surface sports court and to reduce maintenance, native planting will be used.

At a future date, community garden plots, currently located on the site of the future Zionsville Fire Station, will also be incorporated into the park area.

“The Town of Zionsville has an extensive and long-term commitment to creating park spaces, with nearly 18 acres of park land per 1,000 Zionsville residents,” said Matt Dickey, superintendent of the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dept.

“Compared to many other communities in Indiana, Zionsville residents have a significant amount of parkland. Still, the demand is there for more. A recent Zionsville study indicated that 75 percent of residents would like to see even more parks in Zionsville.”

Within the last six years, 5.15 miles of paved trails have been completed and three parks were opened for the public: Mulberry Fields Park, Turkey Foot Nature Park and Elm Street Green.

After a competitive bid process, Brandt Construction, Inc. was selected to be the lead contractor on the Heritage Trail project. Heritage Trail Park is already scheduled to be featured in a catalog for the manufacturer of the park’s playground equipment, Landscape Structures, Inc., one of the leading commercial playground equipment manufacturers in the world.

Photos of the park are available by emailing Matt Dickey at MDickey@zionsville-in.gov

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