New Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms Breaks Ground – March 2024

Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms Breaks Ground - March 2024

On March 12, 2024, the City of Fishers broke ground on the new Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms. The Fishers Community Center will be a gathering space for residents, bringing together health and wellness amenities like a 105,000 square-foot recreation center, an indoor playground for kids, an indoor walking track, athletic courts, a huge dog park, an aquatics facility with a two-story waterslide, and a cafe onsite. The community center is slated to be the new epicenter of the community in the City of Fishers once completed.

a rendering of a community center with glass windows surrounded by a parking lot and grass

Fishers Community Center Opening 2025

The Fishers Community Center is projected to open in the spring of 2025. The long-anticipated project has been in the works since 2021 and was designed based on input from residents. A steering committee, chaired by Fishers City Councilor Todd Zimmerman, was formed to identify and prioritize the needs of the community. Nearly 3,500 residents completed a survey and shared the amenities they most desired in a new indoor facility; a dog park, indoor playground, track, and aquatic facility were the top items and all were included in the design.

Amenities For Residents and Non-Residents

Located on Hoosier Road near 121st Street, the new community center will be available to residents and non-residents. The center will offer memberships and day passes, with discounts for Fishers residents. Amenities including the indoor playground, indoor track, and cafe will be free to residents and non-residents.

a rendering of an aquatic center with a zero entry pool in the foreground and a lap pool in the background

Featured Amenities:

  • Aquatics facility with a lap pool and a zero-depth entry warm water pool
  • 18,600 square-foot gymnasium featuring three basketball courts, which can be converted into volleyball and pickleball courts
  • Cafe operated by Sahm’s Hospitality Group
  • Large outdoor dog park
  • Second-level fitness and wellness center, including a spin studio and group exercise room with 100+ exercise machines, free weights, and artificial turf zones
  • Indoor track for walking and running
  • Roof terrace to host outdoor exercise classes

Family Amenities

  • 5,300 square-foot indoor playground with a tall play structure, low climbing and play features, and a separate toddler zone
  • Childcare facility with active play and arts/craft zones and separate areas for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children
  • Zero-depth entry warm water pool with an 18-foot waterslide and play features

a rendering of an indoor play area with a jungle gym that touches the ceiling and play features on the ground

Meeting Space

  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Public gathering spaces
  • Roof terrace to host outdoor gatherings
  • Clinical rooms and offices for the Fishers Health Department


The Fisher Community Center will also be the new home of the Fishers Health Department and Outside the Box’s adult day program to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Other accessibility features include:

  • Adult companion care rooms
  • Zero-entry pool
  • Water wheelchair
  • Accessible fitness equipment

adults and children stand on a dirt plot with shovels in hand and hard hats on with green and yellow construction diggers in the background

The Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farms will be a place to exercise, play, and come together with friends, family, and neighbors. Created for the community by the community, as resident input was integral in designing the center, it is hoped that the center will bring residents together and give individuals a sense of place and community.

The City of Fishers is really bringing it when it comes to things to do, events, activities, gathering spaces, and creating community. In addition to the highly anticipated Fishers Community Center, Fishers boasts excellent hiking and biking trails, the Fishers Agripark urban farm, outdoor adventure at Flat Fork Creek Park, Ignite Studio makerspace and art studio, and Saxony Beach & Lake—just to name a few!

a street sign that says Johnson Farms Way sits on the ground at a construction site in front of two poster renderings on easels and several construction vehicles in the background

What are your favorite things to do in Fishers? What are you most excited about with the new Fishers Community Center at Johnson Farm? Share your comments and photos with us below or tag us on social media using #PLAYindy. Follow Indy with Kids on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for all of the best ideas and things to do with kids in Indy!

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