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Second Nature
SECOND NATURE; noun

“A characteristic or habit in someone that appears to be instinctive
because that person has behaved in a particularway so often.” 

 
At Fishers Parks & Recreation, we want to help make spending time in nature YOUR second nature with our various programs. There are ample benefits to spending time in the great outdoors, including:

 • Improves Concentration
 • Restores Mental Energy
 • Reduces Inflammation
 • Improves Vision
 • Increases Happiness
 • Increases Creativity
  Improves Memory
 • Promotes Serenity, Peace & Calm
  • Relieves Stress
  • Boosts Immunity
 • Increases Energy
 

Check Out a BackpackGeist Park Trail
Check out a backpack at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and let us help you explore nature! Backpacks include field guides, binoculars and many other useful items. We have backpacks for all ages, including preschoolers, youth and teens, and adults.  

Backpacks can be checked out for 7 days at a time and can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. We have a limited quantity of each type, so please call our office at (317) 595-3150 to check availability or place the backpack on hold. A
 copy of your driver’s license and a damage deposit of $50 (checks only) are required. Check will be held and returned when backpack is returned in good condition with all accessories undamaged. 

Engage in Activities
Fishers Parks & Recreation has designed several nature activities for preschoolers, youth and teens, and adults. Check out our available activities online and stay tuned for more activities coming soon!

Preschool-Youth: The Shape of Things
Teens: Patterns in Nature
Adults: Hearts in Nature

While engaging in activities in natural areas – please commit to “Leave no Trace”.

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Track Your Involvement

Use our log to track your activity in nature. Download a log to start tracking your nature milestones today!  
  • Excel version: Coming soon!
  • PDF version: Coming soon!

Incentives
We want to recognize you as your reach your nature milestones! Submit your completed activity logs and we'll recognize certain milestones and offer special incentives to participants. More information coming soon!

Natural Areas to Explore
Explore one of our many natural areas that Fishers has to offer! Don't forget to check out our Parks Finder Map and our Parks Trail Guide to help you plan your next Second Nature adventure.

Bee Camp Creek Trail
13870 Ambria Drive
Cheeney Creek Natural Area
11030 Fishers Pointe Boulevard
 
The Woods at Billericay Park
12690 Promise Road
The Creek at Cumberland Park
10580 Cumberland Road
 
The Creek at Brooks School Park
11780 Brooks School Road
The Ponds & Prairie at Cyntheanne Park
12383 Cyntheanne Road
 
Flat Fork Creek Park
16141 East 101st Street
Heritage Park at White River
10595 Eller Road
 
Hoosier Woods
11034 East 121st Street
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
10410 Hague Road
 
Saxony Beach
13362 Pennington Road
   

Join the movement today and share your outdoor experiences with us using #Fishers2ndNature.
Geist Park Trail