Pioneer Park Trails - Mooresville
Pioneer Park , located in Mooresville, just 10 miles southwest of Indianapolis, offers 6 asphalt – covered well – marked and well – maintained trails for walkers, runners, bikers, and even inline skaters and wheelchair users. Mooresville is a small town in Morgan County, the county seat being Martinsville. It was founded in 1824 by Samuel Moore, a Quaker from North Carolina. Mooresville is located next to a major distribution center and air hub. It is becoming the new home to many businesses and families.
Pioneer Park is 130 acres in size and was established in the 1970’s with many forest trails, creeks, ball fields, and the town’s only public pool. The park has now grown to several ball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, 3 playgrounds and an aquatics center. The park also provides many picnic tables and park benches, picnic shelters, a gazebo, restrooms, and plenty of parking for your ease and enjoyment. Another offering is many special events throughout the year for the whole family.
As previously mentioned, the marked trails in Pioneer Park are wide asphalt, consisting of 6 major trails, totally almost 6 miles. All trails are easy in level of difficulty of use. The opportunities in mileage are a .43 mile, .49 mile, .52mile, .62 mile, .77 mile, and the longest trail being 2.91 miles. All trails in some way encircle the park. The atmosphere of the trails is mostly woodsy, with some open areas. One can cross White Lick Creek via one of the trails with a covered bridge for non – motorized traffic only. Another trail runs partially adjacent to an active rail line. There is lots of vegetation and ground cover to be seen along the paths, including horsetail. Wildlife includes many bird types and squirrels. The park provides doggy care bags as another feature. For more scenery or adventure, hikers can take off on one of the many dirt paths of Pioneer Park.
Pioneer Park Trails offer hours of scenic outdoor recreation, and taking in the other amenities of the park would make for a full day’s worth of enjoyable outdoor exploration and rest.