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Indianapolis Parks Guide

Here is a list of some of our favorite parks in Indianapolis!

Indianapolis Park Guide
June 2012

Eagle Creek Park: Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – dusk, unless otherwise posted, the park has almost 1,400 acres of water and 3,900+ acres of dry land activities. Be sure to call or check online for more detailed information. (317) 327-7110, www.indy.gov/parks

Sahm Park: One of the focal points of this 85+ acre park is the outdoor aquatic center, open from May 26 – August 5. Be sure to call or check online for hours as they vary. Regular park hours are dawn – dusk. (317) 849-2227, www.indy.gov/parks

Broad Ripple Park: With 61 acres bordering the White River, this park has much to offer. The Family Center is open all year (except Sundays), offering a variety of programs and activities, and the pool is open during the summer. The park also holds a series of summer concerts. Check online or call for more details. (317) 327-7161, www.broadripplepark.org

Holliday Park and Nature Center: Encompassing 95 acres of woodland and trails along the White River, as well as a playground, arboretum, picnic center, and Nature Center, this park is enjoyable in any weather. The park is open every day from dawn – dusk, while the Nature Center is open Mon – Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (317) 327-7180, www.hollidaypark.org

Garfield Park:Established in 1881, this park is the oldest park in the city. The Family Center, Arts Center, and Conservatory and Sunken Garden, just to name a few of the park's amenities, will surely have something to offer anybody. (317) 327-7226, www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org

Southeastway Park: This 188-acre Regional Nature Park offers a variety of natural habitats to be observed and explored including 80 acres of forest, a pond and wetland, and a prairie preserve, to name a few. Be sure to check out the park camps and events. Office hours are Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sat – Sun, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (317) 327-4834, www.indy.gov/parks

Fort Harrison State Park: From sledding to trail riding to canoeing, this park has something to offer everybody for every season. Among the 1700 acres lie walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, and two national historic districts. (317) 591-0904, www.in.gov/dnr

Ellenberger Park: Located in historical Irvington on the eastside of Indy, this park has much to offer. Since being built in 1903, the park has added a pool, an ice rink, playgrounds, tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, and other sport venues. (317) 327-7176, www.indy.gov/parks

Municipal Gardens: One of Indy Parks' oldest recreation centers, Municipal Gardens offers Hoosiers a gymnasium, spray pool, and outdoor basketball courts, among many, and serves those with special needs of all ages. Be sure to call or check online for hours as they vary. (317) 327-7190, www.indy.gov/parks

Brookside Park: Located on the near-eastside of Indianapolis, this park offers a public swimming pool, community center, outdoor shelters, sledding hill, various athletic fields, and several nature trails. Be sure to check online or call for hours. (317) 327-7179, www.indy.gov/parks

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