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Posted on: December 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] County Parks Announces Tubing Hill Operations Partner


From: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, Indiana

            15513 S. Union Street

            Carmel, IN 46033

            (317) 770-4400


To:      Media Partners of Hamilton County Parks

Date:   Wednesday, December 6, 2017

RE:      County Parks Announces Tubing Hill Operations Partner


Hamilton County Parks and Recreation (HCPR) has officially named Outdoor Excursions, Inc., (OEI), a company led by longtime Noblesville resident and businessman, Brian Cooley as the operations partner for its unique, new snow tubing facility - Koteewi Run, Seasonal Slopes, located in Strawtown Koteewi Park.  Mr. Cooley has successfully owned and operated the popular White River Canoe Company in Noblesville, for nine years. HCPR Director, Allen Patterson says “HCPR and OEI are extremely excited about entering into this new partnership and the opportunity to offer an innovative recreational experience for our community’s residents and visitors.  The focus of the new partnership will be on providing a quality and safe visitor experience.”  Patterson adds, “Brian and his team bring to our family of staff and partners, a level of customer service, safety and professionalism that we welcome, and quite honestly, expect.”  In response, Mr. Cooley states “we share in the excitement of adding a new "Outdoor Excursion" to our business. The addition of a winter operation allows us to retain year-round staff at OEI and White River Canoe Company and focus on providing a healthy, outdoor recreational experience for our guests – both locally and regionally.”

The opening of Koteewi Run in December of 2017 brings the number of unique adventure offerings at Strawtown Koteewi Park to four.  Koteewi Range, Koteewi Aerial Adventures, and Koteewi Stable and Trails opened in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively.  The operations have been successful in attracting local and out-of-town customers. Strawtown Koteewi Park offers something for everyone.  Visitors to the park can also enjoy adventuress in nature, as more than 500 acres of Koteewi Nature are preserved for birdwatching, hiking, biking and horseback-riding.  Natural resource and natural history education is provided through the Taylor Center of Natural History, and Koteewi Trace interpretive exhibit.  Those resources, combined with the Morris Farm Homestead at Strawtown, serve as the historic foundation for the park.

For more details or to make reservations for your downhill fun at Koteewi Run, Seasonal Slopes, visit or



Please direct all inquiries and requests for additional information to:

Allen Patterson, Director, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation at or 317-770-4401.

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