SEC•OND NA•TURE; 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
- Reduces Inflammation
- Increases Happiness
- Improves Memory
- Relieves Stress
- Increases Energy
- Restores Mental Energy
- Improves Vision
- Increases Creativity
- Promotes Serenity, Peace & Calm
- Boosts Immunity
Check Out a Backpack
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!
While engaging in activities in natural areas – please commit to “Leave no Trace”.
Track Your Involvement
Use our log to track your activity in nature. Download a log to start tracking your nature milestones today!
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