Parks department unveils new fall programming


Several new programs have been created by the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Dept. to celebrate the fall season.

Beginning this month and continuing through November, a variety of events will be offered for kids and adults alike, ranging from creative classes for kids to social gatherings for senior citizens.

“When we’re creating new events or programming, we try to see what other people are doing that we’re not offering, or we look at where we might be lacking in programming, like senior or teen programming,” said Kaitlyn Smith, recreation program coordinator of events for the City of Noblesville. “We really want to engage different groups in the community to ensure that there’s something for everyone to attend and something everyone can take part in.”

Monthly senior citizen luncheons are being reintroduced.

“A couple years ago, there used to be a senior club where members would pay a fee and take part in luncheons and outings,” Smith said. “A different organization took over those programs, so we’re trying to reintroduce those to our department.”

Here’s a breakdown of the new programs:

Little Pumpkins & Little Turkeys

What: Crafts games and more for kids ages 2 to 5. Register at

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 30 (pumpkin theme) and Nov. 20 (turkey theme)

Where: Forest Park Lodge, 701 Cicero Rd.

Cost: $10/residents, $12/non-residents.


Monthly Senior Luncheons

What: A themed lunch and other activities to celebrate the holidays while socializing with new friends. Register at

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 19

Where: Forest Park Inn, 701 Cicero Rd.

Cost: $12/residents, $14/non-residents


Parents Night Out

What: An opportunity for parents to have a night to themselves. Recreation staff will provide games and other activities for kids ages 4-12. Register at

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15

Where: Forest Park Lodge, 701 Cicero Rd.

Cost: $10/child


Finals Week Care Package

What: Parents can assemble a care package to help their college kids get through final exams. Register at

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16

Where: Forest Park Lodge, 701 Cicero Rd.

Cost: $35/package


An Evening with Michael Kelsey

What: The launch of the parks department’s inaugural intimate concert series, “Ones to Watch.” Singer-songwriter Michael Kelsey will perform.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9

Where: Auditorium at the Recreation Annex at Ivy Tech, 300 N. 17th St.

Cost: $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 317-776-6350.