Family Campout To Be Held Overnight August 16 At Noblesville’s Forest Park



Join the Noblesville Parks Department and families all across the country for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. For this unique event, families will need to bring a tent, sleeping bags, camping gear and food while the parks department will provide the activities. Families are invited to camp overnight in Forest Park beginning at 3 p.m. August 16.

Parks department staff will be onsite the entire time and will be available to answer camping questions, as well as, to help lead outdoor experiences for children and families like hiking, exploring, camping education, scavenger hunts and other adventures. Campers are also welcome to bring charcoal to cook meals on the grills or enjoy the fire pits.

In addition to the campout activities, campers can take advantage of other park amenities available that weekend. The parks department is partnering with the Forest Park Aquatic Center to host a Flick ’N Float with the screening of “Aquaman,” which can be viewed from the pool. The movie starts at dusk and pool admission fees apply. Campout participants are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Forest Park Carousel Corner, which includes carousel rides, concessions and mini golf. Wristbands can be purchased at the carousel for all-day unlimited rides and mini golf rounds for $10 per person.

“We are excited to help beginner campers learn the ropes of camping while being close to home,” said Recreation Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Smith. “This event provides families with fun summer memories of being together outside after dark and gazing at the stars. The Great American Campout is the perfect way for kids to experience outdoor time and is the only time camping is allowed at Forest Park.”

Pre-registration is required for this event and the cost is $30 per tent. Deadline to register is August 14. For more information or to register, call (317) 776-6350 or visit