Cool Creek Park
- Basketball Court
- Bike Trail
- Music Pavilion
- Nature Center
- Nature Trail
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Field
Cool Creek Park is one of Hamilton County's most popular parks, as it offers a wide variety of features and activities. Members of the entire family are 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 wind through the park are ideal for those who cycle and roller blade.
View the Cool Creek Park history page for more information.
Looking for even more activities? Check out the playgrounds, soccer fields, or basketball court. For something slower paced, enjoy our nature trails, wetlands, prairies and benches along the trails, installed by Eagle Scouts.
Cool Creek Nature Center
This park is also 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cool Creek Nature Play AreaThe new Nature Play Area features natural elements in a wooded and shady area and is designed to encourage unstructured play in a natural setting, meant to inspire a child's imagination and an enhanced appreciation for the outdoors.
The area, serviced by a paved parking lot, is open during regular park hours, and can be found by following the signs along the road in front of the Cool Creek Nature Center!
Bring your imagination and sense of adventure and come join in the fun!
Programs & Events
The park and Nature Center provide a variety of programs throughout the year, including programs for children, bird watchers, animal lovers and volunteers. Visit our Calendar for upcoming items.
Facilities for Rent
Cool Creek Park offers 4 shelters for you and your guests to enjoy. The shelter provides grills, picnic tables and trash disposal for your convenience. Shelters hold approximately 50 people. Reserve a shelter online.
|Shelter||Size||County Resident Rate*||Out of County Resident Rate*|
|Shelter A||20 feet by 30 feet||$53.50||$85.60|
|Shelter B||20 feet by 30 feet||$53.50||$85.60|
|Shelter C||20 feet by 30 feet||$53.50||$85.60|
|Shelter D||20 feet by 30 feet||$53.50||$85.60|
*Note: Fee includes tax.
Cool Creek Nature Center Auditorium
The Cool Creek Nature Center Auditorium is the perfect setting for any gathering. Rental includes full use of tables, chairs and kitchenette, and a security guard for after-hour rentals. The auditorium is 44-foot by 52-foot. No rentals past 11 p.m. Alcohol is prohibited. Occupancy is 140.
|Type of Rate||Fee|
|Facility Rental Rate During Business Hours (||$107 for 3 hours (min.), $187.25 for non-residents|
|Additional Hours (During Business Hours)||$42.80 per hour|
|Facility Rental Rate After Hours ||$160.50 resident, $240.75 non-resident minimum of 4 hours|
|Additional Hours (After Hours)||$42.80 per hour|
Cool Creek Solar Panels
We use solar panels for some of our electricity. To find out how it works, and how much energy is produced check out Cool Creek Solar Panels.