With a playground unlike anything in Carmel or the metro area, the West Commons Playground at Central Park is a favorite destination for kids and their families.
Carmel Playground and Park
The park encompasses more than 25,000 square feet and includes numerous areas for climbing, swinging, sliding, exploration, and water play. By incorporating universal design principles, kids of many abilities will be able to enjoy and create memories on this mega-playground.
The playground has a futuristic appearance, which should spark the imagination of kids of all ages. Nestled within a hill that helps keep kids contained and masks the true magnitude of the playground, highlights include:
§ Two 32-foot-tall enclosed towers with bridges, walkways and slides
§ Climbing opportunities throughout the play area
§ Numerous tunnels and coves
§ Two specific zones for age-appropriate play (2-5 years and 5-12 years)
§ An electronic game, similar to whack a mole (music, tap lighted posts)
§ Rubber safety surfacing throughout, with rolling hills and dots for creative play
In an adjacent but separately contained zone, this Carmel Splash Pad, is inspired by the surrounding prairie within Central Park. The splash pad area will provide interest for kids of all ages, with opportunities to spin and rotate features and most importantly, cool off during hot Indiana summers. Giant cattails, flowers, and playful critters join a symphony of sprays and geysers to entertain kids throughout the summer. The splash pad will be open annually beginning Memorial Day weekend until temperatures begin cooling in late September. Both the playground and splash pad are free amenities, with the playground open daily from sunrise until sunset.
Shelters and Seating at West Commons
Shade structures and benches are located throughout both the playground and splash pad areas, providing a respite from the sun and a place for parents, grandparents and caregivers to comfortably observe all the fun. The main community shelter situated between the playground and splash pad has restrooms and changing tables. Four additional shelters area available for rent for birthday parties, family reunions, baby showers and similar events.
Parking at West Commons Park
Parking is located along the Central Park West Drive just east of the College Avenue entrance and provides convenient parking for the new West Commons attractions and a perfect jump off point for the park’s trail network.
1195 Central Park Drive West