Accessibility

Fishers is recognized as being one of the best places to live in America, and it is important that this is true for all residents. We aim to optimize accessibility and to provide safe and usable pedestrian facilities, buildings, and parks for all residents. Through ongoing public input and a commitment to education and awareness, the city continues to ensure that Fishers one of the most livable, accessible, and best places to live in the United States.

Programs, Services, & Activities

Fishers will, upon request, provide appropriate aid and/or assistance and services leading to effective participation for people with disabilities to participate equally in Fishers programs, services, and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid, assistance, or service for effective participation or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a service, program, or activity, should contact Kelly Lewark via email or at 317-595-3487, no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled event.

Brooks School Park 

This 16.5 acre park includes an ADA Accessible playground for kids of all abilities with play areas for ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12.

Flat Fork Creek Park

Flat Fork Creek Park includes amenities such as mountain bike trails, a 60-foot, ADA-accessible sledding hill, and roughly 20 dedicated acres of reforestation efforts. The facility also showcases ADA-accessible tree houses ensuring play for all ability levels.

Ramp Up Grant Program

The Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability is partnering with Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND) and Habitat for Humanity on Ramp Up, a grant program through the state that offers ramps for accessibility into homes. Learn more and request more information.

Hamilton County Express

Janus Developmental Services, Inc. is proud to operate the public transit system for Hamilton County. The program is an affordable origin to destination service that meets the transportation needs of individuals enrolled in programs and services on site at Janus Developmental Services, Inc. as well as the public.

ADA Transition Plan

Fishers is undertaking an ADA Transition Plan to determine what right-of-way facilities require improvements in order to provide greater accessibility. Learn more about the plan by calling Ross Hilleary, Planner II and ADA Coordinator at 317-588-1436.

Special Needs Registry for First Responders

It can be vitally important for first responders (a police officer, fire fighter, emergency medical technician) to know that a resident at the address has visual, hearing, mobility, or other special needs during an emergency situation. Citizens can participate in this free service by completing the online form.

Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability

Get involved with the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability to stay connected with community resources, educational events, social opportunities, and interactive forums focusing on accessibility within Fishers. Please contact Ross Hilleary, Planner II and ADA Coordinator by email or at 317-588-1436 to learn more.

A sub-committee of the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability plans events for March Disability Awareness Month.

The City of Fishers Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Fishers. The City's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation via this form or by mail to:

Attn: Ross Hilleary, Planner II & ADA Coordinator 
City of Fishers Department of Planning & Zoning 
1 Municipal Drive 
Fishers, IN 46038learn more

Additional Resources

Please visit the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities website to learn more.