Contrary to what some kids might believe, there are no lions living at Lions Park in Zionsville. (Although, wouldn’t that be interesting?) The 18-acre recreational park gets its name from the Zionsville Lions Club, which owns and manages the park. Lions Park has seven baseball and softball diamonds, a full-size lighted basketball court, two lighted tennis courts/pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court and two playgrounds.
Lions Park Playground
The playground at Lions Park is actually two playgrounds. The playground closest to the parking lot has something for all ages, including a six-person merry-go-round, a four-person teeter totter, a large playground tower with slides, a climbing structure shaped like a dinosaur, swings, a play house and lots more. This playground is for older kids, and has lots of opportunities for climbing and active fun.
A toddler playground is located a short walk down a paved path, near the basketball courts. This playground is perfect for young kids and babies, and features a small playground structure with lots of bright colors and images, slides, a teeter-totter, swings and lots of objects to touch. This playground is surrounded by trees, so it’s a nice, shady area to play. The playground also has a soft, rubberized floor to cushion falls.
Athletic Fields and Courts
Lions Park has six baseball diamonds and four softball diamonds located throughout the park. During the spring, summer and fall, there is usually always a baseball or softball game going on at the park, because Lions Park is the home field for the Zionsville Little League and Zionsville Softball League.
Lighted basketball courts are adjacent to the toddler playground, as well as a sand volleyball court.
Festivals at Lions Park
Lions Park is the site of many festivals and events in Zionsville, because it is centrally located in downtown Zionsville. Here are just some of the festivals that take place throughout the year at this park:
- Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival: usually the weekend after Labor Day
- Pumpkins & Hayrides: usually in October
- EGGnormous Egg Hunt: usually the Saturday before Easter
- 4th of July Fireworks
- Sunday Concert Series: usually Sundays during the summer
Lions Park is just steps away from downtown Zionsville shops and restaurant. There is a path that starts near the baseball fields that will take you to downtown Zionsville, and you’re a short walk away from The Scoop ice cream shop, Zionsville Pizzaria where you can get fresh pizza by the slice, and My Sugar Pie or The Lemon Bar where you’ll find lots of desserts.
Lions Park is located at 115 S. Elm St. in Zionsville.