The public is invited to join the Noblesville Parks Department this year as they visit several popular destinations in Indiana, Chicagoland and throughout the Midwest through its annual bus trips. Reserve your spot early and join the fun on the following trips:
• May 11 – Churchill Downs in Louisville. Visit the “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and place your bets on a winning thoroughbred. Cost is $50 per person. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 9 a.m. and will return at approximately 8 p.m.
• June 5 – Shipshewana Flea Market. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to search for great bargains in the Midwest’s largest flea market. Cost is $46 per person. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 7:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 8 p.m.
• June 23 – Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds baseball game. Before seeing the Reds take on the Cubs, take a tour of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Cost is $75 per person and includes bus, Hall of Fame Tour and game ticket in Sections 421 and 422 behind home plate at Great American Ball Park. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 11:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 9:30 p.m.
• July 20 – Summer in Chicago shopping/sightseeing. Enjoy the coast of Lake Michigan, shop along Michigan Avenue or take in the sights of the city. Pick-up and drop-off at Navy Pier. Cost is $50 per person. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 10 p.m.
• Oct. 24 – Brown County shopping/sightseeing. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as you shop the quaint shops in downtown Nashville, Ind. Cost is $40 per person. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 8:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 6 p.m.
• Dec. 1 – Christmas Shopping in Chicago. Knock out a chunk of your holiday shopping with the numerous stores and shops in the “Windy City.” This trip always sells out, so beat the rush and register today. Cost is $50 per person. The bus will leave the City Hall parking lot at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 10 p.m.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registrations are now being accepted for all trips. Pre-registration is required and recommended no later than two weeks prior to the trip as long as seats are still available.
If the parks department does not have the required number of participants for a trip by the deadline, the trip will be cancelled and fees will be refunded.
Bus trip fees include transportation to and from trip location only unless otherwise noted.
For more information or to register, call the parks office at (317) 776-6350, or visit www.noblesvilleparks.org.