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Brownsburg’s Stephens Park ready for a makeover and pickleball

Brownsburg’s Stephens Park ready for a makeover and pickleball

By Lindsay Doty

Stephens Park, the small forgotten playground that sits off William Drive in Brownsburg, is being prepped for construction this week. It’s getting a big makeover.

The Brownsburg Town Council has awarded MacDougall Pierce Construction a $912, 555 contract to overhaul the space. The project was named as a top priority back in 2012 in the Brownsburg Strategic Master Plan.

“We’re glad to finally get construction underway to maximize the space in this neighborhood park to address some of the outdoor recreation priorities that were identified by the community during our master planning process,” said Brownsburg Community Engagement Manager Mary Louise Bewley.

The 3.3-acre pocket park will get an updated playground for all abilities, parking, a shelter house, restrooms, upgraded lighting and landscaping, an outdoor fitness area, and pickleball courts.

“Our growing group of pickleball enthusiasts in the community will appreciate the six courts dedicated solely to the sport,” said Bewley.

Stephens Park will also incorporate nature play features and a loop path around the multi-use open space that currently exists.

Brownsburg is known for some of the best parks in Hendricks County,  including nearby Williams Park that boasts the Watermill Splash Pad, along with a large playground and trails. Project leaders say the idea is not to compete with Willams,  but to give Stephens Park its own identity in the local park scene.

“ The enhanced features and amenities will make Stephens Park a destination in its own right.”

The project is expected to be mostly complete by early spring.

Construction crews prep Stephens Park in Brownsburg for an overhaul that will include an updated playground and pickelball courts. (Photo by Lindsay Doty)

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