Parks and Recreation

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Welcome to the official website of the City of Greenfield, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department. Whether you are looking for information about Programs, Parks, or Athletics, we hope you find our Parks Department website to be helpful and informative.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the stewards of the open space, greenways, trails and park land in Greenfield and to serve its citizens by:

  • Providing responsive and diverse programs and recreational opportunities for all citizens, regardless of race, gender, age, religion or disability.
  • Being adaptable and flexible in its land use, facility use and programming.
  • Creating innovative partnerships with organizations with common value.

Here are a few quick links to popular pages.

div>The January/June 2020 Parks Program Guide is available. Click on the guide photo to download now!

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Do we need parks? Studies say we not only need them but they play an important role in our communities.

Parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and a region.

There are no communities that pride themselves on their quality of life, promote themselves as a desirable location for businesses to relocate, or maintain that they are environmental stewards of their natural resources, without such communities having a robust, active system of parks and recreation programs for public use and enjoyment. Read what the National Recreation and Parks Association has to say about the benefits of a vibrant and active Parks program.


Help keep our parks clean!

Please clean up any litter from your sporting event, gathering or activity. Leaving food and other litter attracts animals and could be washed into the stormwater system or the creek.

If you walk or bring your pet to a park, please use the provided pet waste bags and trash cans to clean up after your pet.Pet wastes contain bacteria that can cause diseases. Plus, no one likes to step in pet waste!

A park is public space, so please cooperate with other park users to take care of something that belongs to all of us.

Thank You!


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Donate to the Parks Endowment

Support quality parks/recreation services and facilities. Help us with citizen recreation and leisure pursuits. Please earmark contributions to the Parks Endowment.

Click HERE to donate.

Donate to the Thornwood Endowment

Support Thornwood Preserve so that it will be protected and kept in its natural state for the enjoyment of future generations to come. Please earmark contributions to the Thornwood Endowment

Click HERE to donate.

Contact Parks

Address: Patricia Elmore Center
280 North Apple Street

Greenfield, IN 46140
Telephone: 317-477-4340
Fax: 317-477-4341
Information: EMERGENCIES - 317-325-1464

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