Dillon Park | Exciting Skate Park, Splash Pad, Disc Golf, and Playground

Dillon Park | Exciting Skate Park, Splash Pad, Disc Golf, and Playground


Written By Stephanie Greenwald

Squeals, screams, and laughter fill the air at this 77-acre multi-activity park in Noblesville. You could easily spend all day exploring and playing in this outdoor fun land. While Dillon Park is technically in Noblesville, it is just at the border of Carmel to the South and very close to Westfield and Fishers.

Among the largest parks in Noblesville, Dillon Park offers plenty of green space and recreation amenities for all ages. From a skate park to a splash pad to creek stomping to disc golf, there is something for everyone!

Dr. James A. Dillon Park

Named in honor of Doctor James A. Dillon, a member of the Noblesville Parks and Recreation board for nearly 40 years and a physician in Noblesville for 50 years, Dr. James A. Dillon Park has room to get away for a while. Determine which activity you want to start with and that should help you decide where to park as there are three parking lots to choose from. Near each lot are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms with changing tables, water fountains, and paved walkways which connect you to all other areas of the park.

two girls swing on a companion swing, a toddler in the toddler swing facing an older child on the regular swing, at a park over mulch

So Many Activities at Dillon Park

At Dillon Park, you’ll find an 18-hold disc golf course, a skate park, a splash pad, a playground with a gaga ball pit, athletic fields, hiking trails, a creek to stomp in, a shelter with picnic tables and bbq grills where you can cool off from the sun or grill for the family, and an events pavilion where you can catch a summer concert put on by the Noblesville Summer Concert Tour.

Shred on Your Skateboard at the Skate Park

Noblesville has a pretty cool skate park where the little and big kids in your world can shred on their boards (or skates or BMX bikes). Here you can find a three-level concrete park with stairs, rail slides, bowls, and more. Perfect your alley-oop at this extreme sports complex. The skate park at Dillon Park offers a safe place for skaters to practice or just hang out.

the rules to the skate park are posted on a metal sign hanging on the black fence enclosing the skate park. 3 individuals are inside the skate park.

There are benches and a concrete wall to sit on and watch if you are not participating. Restrooms and drinking fountains are available here as well. The Dillon Park skate park can be found at 6001 Edenshall Lane. If you want to walk a paved path from the playground to the parking lot, we suggest setting your GPS device to “Dillon Park Skate Park” to get to the best spot.

Run, Climb, and Slide at the Playground

The splash pad parking lot at 6001 Edenshall Lane is the best bet if you’re looking for all of the typical park activities. Here you will find mature trees surrounding a mulch-covered playground. Toddlers’ attractions at the playground include multiple slides, a companion swing, things that spin and wobble, things they can climb up and slide down, and lots of space to run around.

several children play in the toddler part of the playground at dillon park. one is climbing up a rock wall while others play on jungle gym over mulch.

The other end of the playground is geared towards the bigger kids. There is a huge curly slide, and plenty of contraptions to balance on, climb up, and spin on. This is also where you will find the gaga ball pit. Gaga ball has become a popular game for school-aged kids and it is really easy to just jump in and join a game in progress. You might want to bring a ball to play with in case there isn’t one already there.

about 12 school-aged children play in an octogonal gaga ball pit made of wood and filled with wood chips at dillon park

Play a Round of Disc Golf

The disc golf course at Dillon Park snakes through the park property and offers different challenges for even an experienced disc golfer. You can find the first tee of this 18-hole course just to the west of the pavilion. The disc golf course offers tees in both open and wooded areas, well-maintained mounds, and buffalo grass. A few tees even surround a pond. Here, you will play on concrete tees and DISCatcher holes. The course also has duel tees and alternate pin locations. Yardage is posted at each pad. Check out www.discgolfscene.com for information on tournaments and group meetings.

Cool Off in the Splash Pad

The splash pad includes a lot of sprinkler and spray-type features timed at different intervals. The kids will love running and splashing through the cool water. The splash pad usually runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day but has been known to stay active until October.

lots of young children are playing in their swim suits on the large splash pad at dillon park. several fountains spray water and one tall stream shoots a yellow cone in the air.

Drinking fountains and restrooms with changing tables and handicap stalls, along with a soda vending machine are next to the splash pad. Plenty of picnic tables can be found under the covered, open-air pavilion as well as a charcoal grill suitable for all your hot dog cooking needs.

Walk the Trails

Dividing the two playgrounds and throughout the park you find a wide, paved trail perfect for bikes, scooters, strollers, and wheelchairs. Using these trails, you can access every other feature of the park. Follow the paved trail towards the parking lot entrance and you will find a Little Free Library with benches surrounded by landscaped flower beds.

a little wooden red library holds books for exchange at dillon park. the splash pad and park shelter are in the background of the photo.

Just south of the playground are three athletic fields. Throughout the summer you may find summer camps running obstacles or playing a game. To rent a field for your event or team-building flag football game, visit www.cityofnoblesville.org. Dillon Park even has a concession stand you can make available for your event.

Stomp in Kirkendall Creek at Dillon Park

Kirkendall Creek runs through the park so expect to do some creek stomping. You can search for minnows and wildlife – we have even seen snakes! Most of the creek is easy to maneuver through, but deeper pockets may appear after a good rain. You will also find fallen trees and plenty of rocks to trek across.

2 boys and 1 girl walk in a creek surrounded by lush green trees and leaves.

Access to the creek is not really marked; just search for the dirt trail running next to the paved trail near the playground and find a clearing to enter the water. If you stick to the paved trail and head towards the skate park from the playground, you will find a little bridge that goes over the creek. This is a popular spot to creek stomp, collect shells, and throw rocks. Stomp your feet and splash your friends.

Catch a Summer Concert at the Events Pavillion

The event pavilion, found at 6351 Midland Lane, hosts free summer concerts on its massive lawn with enough space for 4,000 people to spread out while enjoying open-air concerts. The Summer Concert Series, held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. throughout the summer, brings local Indianapolis-based bands to perform songs from the past and today. The complete summer concert schedule is available on the Noblesville Parks and Recreation website.

This area of Dillon Park also offers restrooms and drinking fountains for two and four-legged friends as well as a paved loop path to walk, run, or bike around.

a busy dillon park has parents sitting on benches and children on all of the park equipment like a saucer swing, a pyramid merry go round, and a tall winding slide.

More To Do Near Dillon Park

Dillon Park is located right behind the Big Woods and Kroger shopping complex at the intersection of 146th Street and Hazel Dell. Get your grocery shopping done after your trip to Dillon Park or while your kids are at the skate park. Also, less than ten minutes Northeast of Dillon Park, you will find Spencer Farms. Depending on what time of year you visit you may be able to pick berries, shop for fresh produce and ice cream, or visit their family-friendly winery.

Between the creek stomping, playgrounds, splash pad, disc golf, and skate park we are certain you will find plenty to fill your day with fun at Dillon Park. What are your favorite things to do at Dillon Park? 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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