Indianapolis parks are strategically placed throughout the Circle City, as a kind of oasis from the concrete jungle that Indianapolis tends to spiral toward. These green heavens not only provide beautiful landscape for walking, hiking, picnic and more, but also special events and programs to help Hoosiers get in touch with their naturalistic side. Garfield Park and Holliday Park are two Indianapolis parks that offer fun and affordable activities for families looking to celebrate Earth Day this weekend.
The staff of Garfield Park and Conservatory hosts Celebrate Spring, Saturday, April 25. Holliday Park asks Indianapolis people to get down and dirty to work on their gardens and trails Saturday, April 24. And on Sunday, April 25, Holliday Park offers Indianapolis kids a chance to meet some Opossums up close at their Creature Feature. Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis events.
Garfield Park: Celebrate Spring
This weekend Garfield Park hosts Celebrate Spring, a special Indianapolis community event designed to help families connect with nature. Bring the whole family to Garfield Park this Sunday, April 25 for Celebrate Spring. Explore the gardens together as it blooms with the wonders of Spring. See newly blossomed flowers, buds on trees, interesting leaves and maybe even a bit of wildlife as you soak in the wonders of Springtime in Indiana.
Indianapolis kids and their parents will be able to participate in a craft to take home, designed to help kids learn about the signs of spring. This Indianapolis event costs $6.00 per family and goes from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Advanced registration is required. Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis event as Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens Celebrates Spring!
Holliday Park: Work Days and Creature Feature
Holliday Park hosts two separate Indianapolis events this weekend. On Saturday, April 24, they seek volunteers to dig in the gardens and a walk the trails, clearing them of litter. Sunday, April 25, Holliday Park invites Indianapolis kids to attend their Creature Feature, where opossums will be the topic of discussion.
Holliday Parks Garden Work Days and Volunteer Work Days are important events for this Indianapolis attraction. Home to the famous Ruins and located just minutes from Historic North Meridian Street and the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, Holliday Park is a great place to go for a lazy day outside or a vigorous hike along the White River. But this understaffed Indianapolis park needs to call on a few noble Indianapolis people once and while for a little help to stay beautiful.
Holliday Park lets volunteers choose their involvement. Gardeners can pull up their sleeves, don their gloves and straw hats and get down into the dirt as a steward of these beautiful grounds. Whether you are looking to fill a master gardener requirement or just want to give back to this beautiful city, join Holliday Park to dig in the garden. No registration is required.
If gardening is not your thing, but you still love and enjoy the grounds of Holliday Park, you can give back in their Volunteer Work Day. Volunteer will spend the morning working on various projects including trail maintenance, non native plant control, cleaning up the Ruins and more. Registration is required for this event. Call 317.327.7180. For both of these events, tools, equipment, gloves and refreshments will be provided. They both run from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and are both FREE.
The on Sunday, as Holliday Park looks rejuvenated from the hard work of volunteers, Indianapolis kids will enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful Indianapolis location. Opossums are up for discussion in this month’s Creature Feature. Creature Feature offers a hike through Holliday Park led by a staff naturalist once a month. Each hike takes and in depth look at some of Indiana’s most amazing creatures. The group will spend time both inside and out, and may even get a chance to see these animals up close.
This event runs from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 25. The cost is just $3.00 per person and registration is required.
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Sunday, April 25
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
2450 Shelby Street
Holliday Park Garden Work Day
Holliday Park Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, April 24
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Holliday Park Creature Feature
Sunday, April 25
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
6363 Spring Mill Road