Fort Harrison State Park is a historic park located northeast of downtown Indianapolis. The roughly 1700 acre park is one of the largest and most popular parks in Central Indiana with plenty of great park features to enjoy all year round. It was established in 1903 as a U.S army post and much of the buildings and structures have been preserved throughout the park.
Riverside Park is one of the largest parks in Indianapolis, spanning over 862 acres. The popular park has a wonderful landscape that includes the White River which flows through the park, open fields, native plants, and lots of mature trees.
The park also has pedestrian trails throughout the entire the park and plenty of other park amenities for people of all ages. During the summer time, plenty of concerts and festivals are held at the Taggart Memorial amphitheater in the park.
Garfield Park is the oldest city park in Indianapolis located south of downtown Indianapolis along the Pleasant Run creek. The 128 acre park also includes an amazing Conservatory and Sunken Garden that are filled with a wide variety of trees, plants, and flowers. There are lots of pavilions and parking lots included all around the park as well as some great amenities for the arts such as the Garfield Park Arts Center and the MacAllister Amphitheater.
Broad Ripple Park is located very close to the heart of Broad Ripple district in Indianapolis and along the White River. The park is free and spans over 137 acres of land including great river views and park amenities.
Popular features of the park include a large fenced in dog park and walking trails that expose you to the whole park as well as the White River. The park hosts community events and concerts during the summer time and also has the Broad Ripple Family Center that includes an indoor playground, indoor track, and conference rooms.
White River State Park is an urban park located in downtown Indianapolis and situated along the White River. The roughly 267 acre park is a popular destination in Indianapolis for locals and tourists.
It is a great place to start and end your day in downtown Indianapolis because of its proximity to other great attractions like the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the NCAA Hall of Champions.
Brookside Park is located on the near east side of Indianapolis between Rural St and North Sherman Dr. The park is over 100 acres and filled with many amenities. It is used all year round for community events, festivals, and sports. Pogue's Run, a tributary of the White River also runs through the park and into the neighbouring Spades Park. There is also a pedestrian trail that connects Brookside Park to Spades Park.
Washington Park is a 130 acre park located north of downtown Indianapolis. The park was also the home to the Washington Park Children’s Zoo which is evident from the acres of wonderful woodland and wetlands spread out all over the park.
Washington park is also a favourite for many local disc golfers in Indianapolis. The Washington park family center provides plenty of great resources, activities, and events for the community.
Southwestway Park is a 587 acre park located in south western Indianapolis. The park is a popular destination for the various hiking and mountain biking trails that are spread throughout the park. It is also conveniently located next to Winding River Golf Course which includes an 18-hole golf course and a driving range.
Northwestway Park is a 100 acre park located in Pike Township, Indianapolis. The park is a popular destination for locals and includes great amenities like an aquatic center, soccer fields, and outdoor fitness station, and a playground. There is also a pedestrian trail that circles the park and includes great nature views as well as a challenging disc golf course.
Arsenal Park is located south of Broad Ripple neighborhood in Indianapolis on 46th Street between Indianola Ave and Haverford Ave. Spanning about 13 acres, the neighborhood park is open all year round and contains beautiful trees, a modern playground with a splash pad, and a skateboard park.
The park also includes a great open field that is often used for neighbourhood community sports like touch football and soccer. A community garden in the park is available to the public for anyone looking to rent a raised garden bed.
Bertha Ross Park is a roughly 15 acre public park located in Indianapolis near the intersection of 38 St and Michigan Ave. The park is named after Bertha M. Ross, a former member of the Northwest Civic Assocation and the Arc of Indiana. She devoted her life to serving the community and co-founded a youth baseball program at the park. The park also contains a beautiful landscape that includes mature trees and a great view of the historic Golden Hill neighborhood.