April 1, 2022

Fishers prepares for public celebration of Nickel Plate trail

A public opening is planned in May for the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail in downtown Fishers.

A public opening is planned in May for the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail in downtown Fishers.

A public opening is planned in May for the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail in downtown Fishers.

Parks Director Sarah Sandquist said city officials have worked over the last several years to plan, develop, and build the 3.8-mile paved, multi-use trail, strengthening connectivity within the community. 

“We’ve really tried to focus on what was in the master plan and matching that to this downtown portion of the trail.”

The city will unveil the downtown portion of the trail with the Nickel Plate Trail Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 14.

With the opening of the downtown section, users will be able to travel from 146th Street to 106th Street.   Last summer, the city began construction on the Nickel Plate Trail pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street.

The downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail also features the Monumental Stairs with a built-in bike ramp that allows pedestrians and cyclists to access the trail at 116th Street and provides seating overlooking the trail-level plaza.


Meanwhile, planning is underway with Indianapolis for the southern portion of the trail between 96th Street and 106th Street and will be announced as funding becomes available.  

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