Upgrades coming to Simon Moon Park


The City of Westfield will invest $6.8 million into expansion at popular Simon Moon Park, with upgrades slated to begin this spring.

The park will undergo a transformative expansion to add to the current facilities, according to a press release issued by the city Feb. 13. Plans include expansion of the parking lot, an outdoor education classroom, fishing piers, boardwalks, an updated playground, and a reengineered sledding hill. The expansion will also turn the old wastewater treatment lagoons, which have been properly cleaned and converted, into recreation ponds.

Construction will be completed by Norcon, Inc. of Indianapolis, which submitted the winning bid for the project. The $6.8 million price tag is below the original engineering estimate of $8.2 million.

The park expansion, along with upgrades made to the neighboring Newby property, will be paid for via park impact fees. Those are one-time fees assessed on new residential properties constructed within Westfield. The updates will not require any taxpayer funds or bonds, according to the city.

“We are thrilled to expand Simon Moon Park and provide our community with even more opportunities for outdoor recreation and social engagement,” said Westfield Mayor Scott Willis. “This project is a testament to our commitment to creating vibrant and inclusive spaces that fosters a sense of community and well-being.”

Construction is anticipated to begin in early April 2024.