The Fishers Park Steward Program helps ensure that Fishers' parks are clean, welcoming, and thriving ecosystems for the community. The program coordinates with volunteers who provide monthly trash cleanup, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and reporting vandalism and park damage at one of five different parks in the city.
Individuals and groups are welcome. Park Stewards are asked to work on their park at a minimum of once per month for one year. Available locations are:
The City of Fishers hosts bi-annual, free City Recycling Days in the spring and fall at Billericay Park. At these events, Fishers residents can recycle household electronic or metal items (mowers, treadmills, bikes, grills, batteries, etc.) and household hazardous wastes (paints, pesticides, PCB ballasts, auto fluids, etc.).
To increase water quality and reduce chemical usage, Fishers Department of Public Works created self-sustaining, eco-friendly ponds at Cyntheanne Park and the Nickel Plate District AMP that include underwater aeration systems, fisheries, and aquatic shoreline plantings. These elements supply better quality water to sports fields and turf, producing deeper, healthier root systems and thicker, more lush turf quality.
Splash pads at Holland Park and Billericay Park and the fountain at the Pavilion at the Nickel Plate District AMP are eco-friendly, as well, utilizing a water recycling system that saves the city and environment approximately 100,000 gallons of water a day.
The City of Fishers has been awarded Tree City USA designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation annually since 2007. This designation is bestowed upon cities that continue enhancement of the natural environment and practice sound urban forestry management.