Zionsville is known for its historic charm, brick streets, and period architecture—and amid this old-fashioned charm you’ll find cutting-edge fashion boutiques, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, and restaurants that will please every palate. Whether you are here for one of our special events or a day of shopping or just passing through, Zionsville truly has something for everyone. We hope you'll visit and discover Zionsville for yourself.
Founded in 1852 and incorporated as a town in 1866, Zionsville is perhaps best known for its historic downtown area, referred to as the Village. All of the important styles of architecture of the last two centuries are represented in the Village; you can pick up a walking tour guide at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce office. In the heart of the Village lies our brick Main Street, lined with shops and restaurants.
Read about Zionsville’s history here (pdf).
Recreation in Zionsville
Zionsville is home to seventeen parks and facilities with over 400 acres of parkland. For a map of Zionsville Pathways and Park Trails, click here.
Zionsville Trail Park
|Starkey Nature Park
Starkey Nature Park, a restricted-use 72-acre nature conservancy, offers wooded trails and perfect spots for picnics and nature study. For a map of Starkey Nature Park, click here.
Mulberry Fields includes athletic fields, a skate park, a splash park, a sledding hill, prairie-meadow plantings with interpretive signage and pathways. The original farmstead has been preserved for educational programs and is managed by Maplelawn Farmstead.
|Two Lighted Tennis Courts
Two lighted tennis courts are located on the east side of the village, adjacent to Lions Park. The one half-acre mini-park also includes a tennis practice area and an extensive playground, which is a favorite of neighborhood children.
Lincoln Park, a one-half acre park located in the village, is where Abraham Lincoln stopped to visit in 1861 on his way to Washington, D.C. to be inaugurated as President. It offers picnic tables, benches, a fountain, and a memorial dedicated to Lincoln.
|Elm Street Green
The 15.5 acre Elm Street Green includes shelters, benches, a fountain and trails. It also features components that demonstrate environmentally friendly techniques: permeable pavers, bio-basins, and drip irrigation were installed for stormwater quality purposes, and prairie meadows reduce mowing costs and provide a beautiful habitat for wildlife.
|Zion Nature Park
The Zion Nature Center offers a wide variety of nature programs and exhibits.
|Zionsville Lions Club
The Zionsville Lions Club operates Lions Park, an 18-acre recreational facility consisting of seven baseball and softball diamonds, a lighted sand volleyball court, an enclosed shelter house, a covered picnic facility, a gazebo, picnic shelters, and other amenities..
|Zionsville Golf Club
Zionsville Golf Club is a public, nine-hole facility with tee times available seven days a week.
These are only some of the opportunities our park system offers for leisure and recreation. Visit here for maps and much more information about Zionsville’s parks.
Zionsville is full of amazing shops, restaurants and attractions. We have cultural opportunities for everyone.