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Cool Creek Park


Cool Creek Park Map (PDF)


  1. Basketball Court
  2. Bike Trail
  3. Greenspace
  4. Music Pavilion
  5. Nature Center
  6. Nature Trail
  7. Picnic Shelters
  8. Picnic Tables
  9. Playground
  10. Prairie
  11. Restrooms
  12. 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.

Park History

View the Cool Creek Park history page for more information.

Area Attractions

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 Area

The 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.

Rental Fees

ShelterSizeCounty Resident Rate*Out of County Resident Rate*
Shelter A20 feet by 30 feet$53.50$85.60
Shelter B20 feet by 30 feet$53.50$85.60
Shelter C20 feet by 30 feet$53.50$85.60
Shelter D20 feet by 30 feet$53.50$85.60

*Note: Fee includes tax.

Shelter Images

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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. Alcohol is prohibited. Occupancy is 99.
Rental Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 12:30 - 5:30 pm

View Auditorium photos here.

Type of RateFee
Facility Rental Rate$107 for 3 hours (min.), $187.25 for non-residents
Additional Hours$42.80 per hour

Rent the Auditorium online

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.


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