We're taking kids to an amazing new place.It's called outside.

Time spent outside with nature goes a long way toward creating a happy, healthy childhood. So we're giving kids a place they can call their own. Literally.

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This land is your land. So get a deed.

Our goal is to provide a deed to a piece of our park to every elementary, middle school and high school student in Indiana.

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Fall Fun Activities

Looking for some ways to stay connected to nature this fall? Here are some ideas for outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy!

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Cool Creek Nature Center

Cool Creek Park is one of Hamilton County's most popular parks, offering a variety of features and activities. The entire family is sure to enjoy this beautiful 90-acre park year-round. The park includes 4 miles of wooded trails, perfect for hiking, jogging and bird watching. Scenic paved roads that wind through the park are ideal for those who cycle and roller blade.

Check out the playground, softball diamonds, soccer fields, or basketball court. For something slower paced, enjoy our nature trails, wetlands, prairies and benches along the trails, installed by Eagle Scouts.

This park is home to the Cool Creek Nature Center, where families, school groups and nature lovers can explore the science of Indiana woodlands and learn about the importance of preserving plants and animals in their natural habitats. The center is open Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

The park and Nature Center provide programs throughout the year for children, bird watchers, animal lovers and volunteers.

Cool Creek Park offers 4 shelters for you and your guests to enjoy. The shelter provides grills, picnic tables and trash disposal for convenience.


Kids Need Nature!

Like all moms, Alison wants the best for her children and understands that time spent in nature is important.  Nurture a love for nature with your kids by downloading their Nature IN-Deed today, then head outdoors!


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