Zionsville Indiana‘s largest park is a 77-acre stretch of land located north of Indianapolis, just off of I-465. Starkey Park is a quarter of a mile from the historic Zionsville village. The park’s three miles of nature hiking attracts community groups, families and nature lovers all year round.
There is access to Starkey Park from Eagle Creek Park, located on the west side of Indianapolis. Both Eagle Creek and Starkey Parks are heavily wooded areas that have extensive nature preserves. Starkey Park is a hallmark in Indianapolis history and Zionsville history, named in 1974 after the generous land donor Lucile Starkey. Her wish was to conserve nature and help educate people about human impact on the environment.
Starkey Park is home to the annual Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon. It was originated by a person who was rejected from the Indianapolis 500 Festival‘s Mini Marathon. As a statement against established corporate events, the Zionsville Running Club member started a new tradition. Every spring approximately 250 runners take part in the no-frills Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon, which has no registration frr, no t-shirts and certainly no water stations on the path.
The park is a relaxing getaway from the nearby hustle and bustle of downtown Zionsville. It’s a highly wooded area with beautiful landscape, perfect for an afternoon outdoors or an evening under the stars. There is no other Zionsville park quite like Starkey.
State Road 334 and Sugarbush Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077
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