Parks Rules & Hours

Park Hours
All parks operated by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation are open 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk, with the exception of Geist Park and Morse Park, which is open 24 hours.

Some sections of the parks may be closed due to special events or shelter reservations. Please call the Administration Office at 317-770-4400 for additional date and time information.
Hamilton County Parks Rules & Regulations
The Hamilton County Parks exist for your health, leisure and enjoyment. To help ensure a positive experience for all park users, please adhere to the following rules and regulations:
  • Organized youth and adult events, practice, tournaments, games, runs / walks, etc are required to complete the Park Use Permit.
  • Youth and adult sports are not permitted at Coxhall Gardens.
  • Special Use Permits are required for specialized activities. Please view the permits or contact 317-770-4400 for more information.
  • No golfing, hunting, radio controlled / motorized boats, airplanes or snowmobiling allowed in Hamilton County Park.
  • All pets must be on leash while in Hamilton County Parks.
  • Please put all trash in trash receptacles.
  • No swimming or wading permitted, except in designated areas.
  • No open burning on park grounds.
  • No soliciting on park grounds.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted (except by permit only).
  • Smoking allowed only in designated areas.
  • Speed limit is 15 mph in all park areas.
  • All vehicles must stay on designated roadways and parking areas.
  • Use of radio / remote controlled planes, drones, helicopters, boats, and cars are not permitted on park grounds.

Special Use Forms & Permits