Fishers Community & Recreation Center
Announcement: Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms
The City of Fishers has announced plans to build a 105,000-square-foot on Hoosier Road near 121st Street.
The new community center was designed based on input from residents. In 2021, a steering committee chaired by Fishers City Councilor Todd Zimmerman was formed to identify and prioritize community needs and how they could be served by an indoor facility. Nearly 3,500 residents completed a survey to share the amenities they most desired in this facility. Top items like a dog park, indoor playground, track, and aquatics facility were included in the design.\
For several years, the City of Fishers has discussed the need for a community and recreation center. While previous attempts at a facility with private investors have ultimately failed, the need for a community and recreational space- and the corresponding amenities-- have continued to grow.
In recent years, the City of Fishers has found itself in a favorable financial and economic position to independently offer a community and recreational center to Fishers residents.
In ensuring the facility or facilities reflect the wants and needs of our diverse community, the City tasked Fishers City Councilman Todd Zimmerman with organizing a steering committee, to help identify the perceived needs of the community, as they pertain to a community center.
Composed of thirteen community stakeholders, the steering committee provided insight from a variety of perspectives, including industry professionals, residents, and leaders in the Fishers community.
This document summarizes the recreational and arts/culture needs of Fishers, as perceived by the steering committee, City Staff, and resident survey input throughout a community-based needs assessment.
The vision presented in this document is conceptual and will be utilized as a guiding tool as the City moves forward with Phase II of the development of a facility or facilities. Suggested amenities and programming in this document serve as reference for the City and future consultants, as they establish a financially feasible and equitable plan to meet the physical, operational, and budgetary needs of a future facility.