Spark!Fishers is committed to providing a supportive, welcoming, and accessible environment for families and children of all ability levels at this event.
What resources are available for those with accessibility or sensory needs?
- Accessibility/Sensory Check-In Area located in the Police Department lobby (4 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038). Pre-register for the Check-In Area.
- Accessible parking is located in the public parking garage behind the Police Department (4 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038)
- Accessible event shuttles equipped with wheelchair platform lifts
- Assisted Listening Devices available for Nickel Plate District Amphitheater stage can be picked up at our Info Booth or at our Accessibility/Sensory Check-in at the Police Department
- Sensory bags and weighted lap pads available for check out
- A limited number of LifeBOKS tracking devices available for check out
- A Sensory Quiet Zone located in the Pavilion between City Hall and the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
- Wheelchair accessible and sensory-friendly viewing locations for the parade and fireworks show
- Accessible restrooms and portlets are located in the Pavilion building, City Hall and throughout the festival
- Mobility devices can be charged in the Police Station lobby, or in our Sensory Quiet Zone
- Questions on accessibility can be answered at our centrally located Information tent, or our Accessibility and Sensory Check-in area at the Police Station.
Where is accessible parking for the event?
- Accessible parking is in the Police Department garage for individuals with a disability license plate, parking placard, or Police Garage parking pass (pre-register for the Check-In Area).
- Our event shuttles, which leave from the Forum Conference Center and First Internet Bank , are also ADA accessible.
What is the new Sensory Check-In area?
This is a place for individuals with accessibility or sensory needs to get resources that will help to create a positive Spark!Fishers experience. In this area, you can borrow an assisted listening device, sensory bag. Complimentary weighted lap pads and LifeBOKS tracking devices (first come, first served) are also available for check-out. If separation from your group is a concern, you can connect with an officer from the Fishers Police Department, who will take some basic information and a photo to help expedite reunification if a family member strays during the event.
Can I share my information for the Sensory Check-In ahead of time?
To best accommodate everyone’s individual needs, this is recommended but not required. Learn more here.
Where is the Sensory Quiet Zone at Spark!Fishers?
The Sensory Quiet Zone is located in the Pavilion between City Hall and the Nickel Plate District AMP, in the heart of the Spark!Fishers festival. This is a quiet space to retreat when the activities from the day are overstimulating and become overwhelming for individuals with special sensory needs. No formal programming or activities will take place in the Pavilion, however sensory-friendly activities will be included as part of the Kid Zone. This space is wheelchair accessible and available to all on a first come, first serve basis.
How do I access the Accessible/Sensory-Friendly fireworks & parade viewing locations?
Wheelchair accessible seating locations for the fireworks are available on a first come basis at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater. Accessible/Sensory-Friendly Parade viewing location map can be found at any info booth or at our Accessibility/Sensory Check-in.
Sensory Friendly Viewing Areas
Special thanks to our Sensory Friendly Area sponsors, including ClearObject and Meyer Najem.