Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is to present initial Bear Creek Park concepts

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation invites the community to participate in the third Bear Creek Park public input meeting. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Jill Perelman Pavilion, 3000 W. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032.

Why Should the Community Attend?

Want a say in developing your community park? Now is your chance! Input gathered at public input meetings will help shape the vision and final park design. 

CCPR and its consultants, SmithGroup, gathered community feedback at the first two public input meetings regarding amenities and programming. At the Jan. 25 meeting, SmithGroup will present initial park concepts showcasing several possibilities within Bear Creek Park. These concepts reflect public input as well as facility and programming needs identified in CCPR’s 2020-2024 master plan.

The community will have the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback on the park concepts. This workshop will help CCPR develop the Bear Creek Park Master Plan, which will guide the ultimate design of the park’s development over the next several years.

Background on Bear Creek Park

Bear Creek Park was purchased in 2020 and comprises 26+ acres of undeveloped land located in northwest Carmel at 146th Street and Shelborne Road. The park is open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stay tuned to CCPR’s social media and for more information.


Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. In addition, CCPR has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), a before and after-school care program for K-6 students located at all eleven Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15. For more information, visit