Arbuckle Acres Park

Tree leaves surround the Arbuckle Acres Park bridge

Arbuckle Acres Park is the oldest park in Brownsburg. The original 38-acre tract was purchased in 1958 from Mattie Tolle who had inherited the property from her father, Alex H. Arbuckle. At Mrs. Tolle's request, the park was named in honor of her father.

Today, the park boasts beautiful mature shade trees on its 52 acres. Amenities include baseball fields, lighted basketball and tennis courts, 1.3 miles of trails with eight-foot-wide asphalt paths, and a playground shielded with a canopy of trees. A large open area is home to several recreational activities, practices and organized events. Three of seven shelters in the park are located next to White Lick Creek.

Park Amenities

  • Basketball Courts
  • Bundy Lodge
  • White Lick Creek
  • Open Space
  • 1 Mile Paved Walking Trail with Benches
  • Playground
  • Tiny Tots Playground
  • Storywalk
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis and Pickleball Courts
  • Wooded Areas
  • White Lick Creek Greenway

Park Accessibility Features

Tiny Tots Playground

The Tiny Tots Playground is a developmental growth-focused playground for children ages 2-5. The Tiny Tots playground has wheelchair accessible rubber surfacing and builds sensory, motor, cognitive, and social skills through interactive play. 

Nonverbal Communication Board

The nonverbal communication board, made possible by the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County in partnership with the Hendricks County Community Foundation, features common words, numbers, and symbols to encourage and facilitate communicating by pointing to pictures as a way of expressing thoughts and feelings. 

Arbuckle Acres Park Shelter Rentals

Reserve a Shelter

  • The most convenient way to reserve a shelter is to reserve online.
  • Reservations may also be made in the office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • You may also call the office at (317) 858-4172 to register your shelter. 
  • Resident discount rate is for families that live in the incorporated area of Brownsburg.

Please note:

All shelters not previously reserved with Brownsburg Parks' Administrative Office are on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is no "Reserved" sign outside of the shelter, it is free to anyone for that day.

All rentals are for one day only. The shelter reservation is from 5 a.m., when the park opens until the park closes at dusk.

Any rental used for a fundraiser, any fees charged, or using a food truck needs to submit an Event on Town Property application online

Shelter Reservation Fees

Facility Regular Resident Discount  Non-Profit Weekdays, Regular Weekdays, Resident
Shelter 2 $88 $66 $22 $44 $44
Shelter 3 (Pavilion) $132.50 $110.25 $22 $110.25 $55.65
Shelter 4 $88 $66 $22 $44 $44
Shelter 5 $44 FREE $22 FREE FREE
Shelter 6 $66 $44 $22 $44 $44
Shelter 7 $110.25 $88 $22 $44 $44
Shelter 8 $88 $66 $22 $44 $44