Prather Park

Riverside mix of restored landscape and active play areas

Prather Park is a 62-acre park located along the White River and includes a launch for non motorized boaters and fishers alike. The park also includes paved trails, a river overlook, native plants, prairies, a playground, soccer fields, and open green space perfect for a picnic.

Park Location

12575 River Rd, Carmel, IN


Full Park Details

All Hamilton County Parks properties are open sunrise to sunset every day. Hours of individual facilities or ticketed venues or activities may vary.

Park Activities


This park has accessibility features.



Formal or safe informal places to paddle from.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly



Safe opportunities to fish from shore.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Trails designed for walking in natural spaces.

Progress Updates

  • 2022

    Through a partnership with MIBOR, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District installed numerous boot brush stations at parks in the White River watershed to reduce the destructive spread of invasive plant species.

  • 2021

    In 2021, Hamilton County Tourism released its South River District Study, proposing improvements and connections between Conner Prairie’s planned River Education Center and two existing and one new park. This new park, Thomas Marcuccilli Nature Park, was also announced.

  • 2020

    In 2020, the White River is featured as a top priority in the Carmel-Clay Parks 2020-2024 Master Plan.

Get In Touch

If you have a question or concern—or just want to know more about how you can help achieve the community’s vision for the White River—we want to know!

Note that for the fastest response, if you have a question about an individual park, partner organization, event, or river destination, use the links above to connect to their websites for more information.