One of Hendricks County, Indiana's hidden gems is located on the east side of Avon Town Hall Park, just past the shelters, near the maintenance barn.
There you will find Trak 36 -- the only free and public track for radio-controlled vehicles in the county!
Outdoor RC Track
Operated by Avon Parks & Recreation, this outdoor RC track opened in 2016 and is available for public use from dawn to dusk daily. (The track will be closed if the conditions are too wet, but a quick check of the Town of Avon's website will indicate Trak 36's status.)
Do you own a battery-powered RC vehicle, and it's getting boring running it up and down your neighborhood street? Bring it out to Trak 36 and take it for a spin on the winding dirt track there!
RC vehicles have to stay on the track at the park, so you won't have to worry about getting yelled at or seeing your prized vehicle get crushed under a tire.
Covered Driver Deck
You also don't have to worry about the sun beating down on you while you're there because there is a covered drivers' deck that provides shade while still allowing you to see the entire track.
How quickly can you navigate the dirt track, the sharp turns, the hills and the jumps? Users find the track both fun and challenging, and they also get to meet fellow RC enthusiasts.
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Avon Town Hall Park
While you're at the 83-acre Avon Town Hall Park, you can also check out the 2 miles of paved trails, two playgrounds, ping pong tables, a bocce ball court, some cool outdoor public art, shelters with restrooms, grills and picnic tables and more.
The playground on the north side of the park is designed for kids ages 2 to 6 and has toddler swings, crawling tubes, and slides. The playground on the east side of the park, near Trak 36, is for kids ages 5 to 12. It has swings, slides and a climbing wall.
You can also do some catch-and-release fishing on any of the three ponds inside the park. The largest pond is 9 acres in size and is right behind Avon Town Hall.
Feel like playing some disc golf? The park is home to a 9-hole course that is free to play.
So even if you're the only one in your family who enjoys racing RC vehicles, you can bring the entire family to Avon Town Hall Park, and everyone can find an enjoyable activity there while you master Trak 36!
- East side of Avon Town Hall Park
- 6570 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Ind.
- Open dawn to dusk daily, weather permitting
- Free to enjoy