Top 5 Summer July Activities
1. Bridge 32, which is also known as Creek Road Bridge, has stood the test of time in Thorntown. Built in circa 1910, the metal truss bridge is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks. The bridge underwent major repairs in 2012 and withstood major damage in 2016 only to be repaired again recently. Near a wooded trail as well as Sugar Creek, a walk across the bridge is sure to be as beautiful as it is peaceful.
2. M.E.L.S. at the Starlite Drive-In Theatre was originally opened in 1946 and continues to provide a drive-in theatre option for area residents. Though the theatre got a late start because of high rains in the spring, it will be open for the summer months. The facility offers concession stands and can accommodate 300 vehicles. Enjoy a double feature for $25/carload. The facility opens at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at dark.
3. The Granville Wells Elementary Playground is a destination location for students with physical disabilities. Located in Jamestown, the handicap accessible, inclusion-based playground equipment is the first in Boone County. Equipment includes a double oodle swing and an omni spinner.
4. Mulberry Fields includes 38 acres of land that features a splash park, three picnic shelters, a skate park and a 1-mile walking loop. The brightly colored splash pad runs off into a man-made creek that kids can explore. The dry playground also offers plenty of challenges for all ages.
5. Starkey Nature Park connects to the Big 4 Trail and is situated just off Sugarbush Drive. Day hikers can enjoy Eagle Creek as well as 80 acres of scenic trails that connect to most of the Zionsville Trail system. The park offers several free programs throughout the month on everything from animals to gardening.