Coxhall Gardens is a 125-acre park located on the west side of Carmel, Indiana at the northeast corner of 116th Street and Towne Road. You can’t miss the iconic twin 90-foot bell towers that welcome you at the entrances and chime each hour. Jesse and Beulah Cox donated this land to Hamilton County Parks and Recreation in 1999 with the intent “to be an oasis amidst a sea of homes.”
Today, Coxhall Gardens is one of Carmel’s most popular and picturesque parks, with plenty of green space to spread out, flat paved trails ideal for walking and biking, a recreation lake and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Coxhall Gardens free?
Yes, Coxhall Gardens is free and open to the public, 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk. Occasionally, access to certain parts of the park may be limited due to private events, like weddings.
What is there to do at Coxhall Gardens?
There are so many options of things to do at Coxhall Gardens. You can walk, run or bike along the paved trails, fly a kite, pack a picnic, fish in the recreation pond, observe nature at the prairie wetlands area, listen to live music at concerts in the Centerpiece, and more.
Kids can enjoy the Children’s Garden area and a small playground, too.
Coxhall Gardens is also a popular place to take prom photos, family portraits or senior photos.
Can I fish at Coxhall Gardens?
Yes, fishing is permitted.
Can I have my wedding at Coxhall Gardens?
Yes, Ritz Charles manages the facilities at Coxhall Gardens. The Mansion and Cripe Pavilion are available for rent, as well as the Centerpiece, which includes a gazebo, fountain and tiered amphitheater seating.
Coxhall Gardens is also ideal to host family reunions and other social gatherings, be it a formal gathering or a casual picnic.