The Town of Bargersville has three (3) parks available for resident and community use. Witt, Switzer, and Windisch Parks, as well as the new Founders Fountain are all located in the downtown Bargersville area. Bargersville Parks are governed by a six (6) member volunteer Parks Advisory Board with direction from the Town Council. Rules are posted at each park location for your information and safety. Parks are patrolled by Bargersville Police officers.
Witt Park is located in southeast corner of downtown, next to First Christian Church. The park, while small, provides a fenced playground for children’s enjoyment. The park is named after long time Bargersville Clerk-Treasurer Beulah Witt.
Switzer Park is located on the west side of Bargersville on County Road 144, also known as Old Plank Road. The park offers guests basketball court and a playground for young children. The park is named after longtime residents and business owners William (Bill) and Francis Switzer. The couple owned and operated a local tomato processing plant during the 1950s and ’60s. Tomatoes were sold under the “Hoosier” label, providing many locals summertime employment.
Windisch Park is located near the corner of West and North Street. The park offers a paved trail for walking and has beautifully landscaped grounds with tables available for family picnics. The land was donated by the family to honor the memory of Carl and Anita Windisch. Windisch Park has been the recipient of numerous Eagle Scouts projects. The Eagle Scouts have worked on the flower beds, the gazebo, picnic tables, benches, and a brick memorial with the Eagle. In the fall of 2015, the Eagle Scouts re-furbished the flower beds. We hope you enjoy walking Windisch Park and smelling the flowers this spring.
In July 2016, work was completed on the Founders Fountain next to Town Hall. As part of the project, residents can order a brick paver to be installed in the path. The paver has the option of having a message engraved on it. There are a variety of sizes and prices available, which can be found on the order form here or can be picked up from the Main Office of Town Hall. Return any completed forms with payment to Town Hall.
Forward thinking Bargersville Town Council recently purchased approximately 19.5 acres at the southeast corner of County Road 144 and Saddle Club Road (400W) for a future Park or other appropriate use. A design proposal has been submitted to the Town.
A paved trail is planned for Bargersville from the east of the intersection of State Road 135 and County Road 144, going west. Trail work should begin in 2018 with a paved section to the area of Harriman and County Road 144. Travel west on Harriman on the marked trail to Town Hall, turn north on Main Street and continue to County Road 144. The paved section will return with a trail to Switzer Park.