Fishers Parks and Recreation has been given the keys to Saxony Beach, a beautiful sand beach with a lake for swimming.
Saxony Beach is a 20 acre man-made lake that has a roped off swimming area, standing paddleboard rentals, kayak rentals, paddle boats, fishing and beautiful sand to build sandcastles and dig holes in! Our Saturday visit was so nice and relaxing, street parking was free and plentiful when we went around 1pm, and the admission was free!
We spread out our towels and then hit the water! There were lifeguards on duty on the waterfront, a restroom and a small picnic shelter with a couple of picnic tables. The waterfront had full sun and was hot, hot, hot but we loved it!
From Indianapolis, take I-69 North to exit 10 (IN-238 toward Noblesville/Fortville).
Turn right onto IN-238 E/Southeastern Pkwy.
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Olio Rd.
Turn Right on 131st Street.
Turn right onto Pennington Road. BEACH TIME!
When you visit, here are some things you should know:
Saxony Beach and Lake is open SEVEN days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day! Hours of operation are 11am-7pm.
Because the only shade available is at a picnic shelter away from the waterfront, you will need an umbrella, hat, sunscreen and maybe a little tent. We saw all of these things on the beach.
There are now daily visits from food trucks.
Children under the age of 16 must have an adult with them.
No pets allowed.
Only soft balls such as nerf, beach and koosh balls may be thrown on the beach and in the water.
There was no official rule posted about floatation devices and rafts other than US Coast Guard approved life vests but I saw people floating on rafts and pool noodles.
Every hour there is a 15 minute adult swim time. It took place on the hour while we were there.
There is a nice dock across the lake that is perfect for fishing!
Fishers Parks will offer residents of all ages an opportunity to enjoy programs such as beach yoga by Metamorphosis and group fitness classes on the beach hosted by RevolutionX. Freedom Kayak Adventures also offers residents a chance to explore water sports with kayaks and stand up paddle boards, and an Independence Celebration kayak on July 3 where residents can enjoy a sunset paddle to view fireworks from the water.
Saxony Beach & Lake 13288 Pennington Rd - Fishers Details
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