The Geist Greenway will be an approximately five mile pedestrian path, stretching north and south from 96th Street to 131st Street. A typical section of the trail will be 18-feet wide, allowing for two 7-foot pedestrian lanes and 2-foot shoulders.
The goal for this proposed Greenway is to increase connectivity for surrounding pedestrians and bicyclists in eastern Fishers, as well as provide for additional recreational opportunities within the community.
Trails & Greenways Survey
The City of Fishers is also seeking public input for the Trails & Greenways Survey to develop a better-connected network of trails and greenways throughout Fishers. Take the survey at fishers.in.us/Trails through July 31, and stop by the public open houses throughout the summer. Learn more at fishers.in.us/Trails.
Bell Ford Bridge to Connect to Geist Greenway
Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt announced the County’s new pedestrian bridge project for the Geist District that will involve restoring and relocating the Bell Ford Bridge that used to stand in Jackson County near Seymour, Indiana.
The pedestrian bridge will provide a safe crossing over Fall Creek just west of Florida Road connecting the Geist Greenway to the County’s Geist Park. The County will seek funding support from the local MPO for the restoration project.
For questions about the Hamilton County bridge project, please contact Al Patterson, Hamilton Co. Parks Director.
The City of Fishers and Hamilton County Commissioners hosted a public hearing on November 16, 2021, at Geist Elementary School; 14051 East 104th Street, Fishers, IN 46040 that included a formal presentation and an informal open house. Below are the accompanying documents from the public hearing.
- Geist Greenway Public Hearing Presentation
- Geist Greenway Public Hearing Legal Notice
- Geist Greenway Trail Plan Phase 1A
- Geist Greenway Trail Plans Phase 1B
- Categorial Exclusion/Environmental Assessment Form
- Bridge Plans
- Final CE Environmental Assessment
- Notice of Project Advancement
Questions? For more information about the Geist Greenway project, please contact Samantha Wisecup.