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There are so many great parks in the Indianapolis area. From the Canal and White River State Park in downtown Indy to Eagle Creek Park on the city's northwest side, there is plenty of fun and recreation to be had in the city's great collection of parks. Below are the latest headlines.

5 Things to Pack for a Fun Go Ape Adventure

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I have now been to Go Ape Adventure in Eagle Creek Park twice. Clearly that makes me some sort of expert. It’s a really fun time, and I loved sharing it with 11-year-old this summer. We visited with her Girl Scout troop. So, naturally, we went prepared. My daughter and I each carried a lightweight […]

Who’s Napping Now?

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Indianapolis used to be called “Nap Town” for it’s sleepy demeanor. As recently as 25 years ago, downtown Indianapolis was shuttered up and locked down after the business crowd left at 5:00pm and weekends could be described as “ghost town.” Oh, how times have changed! No one can accuse Indianapolis of napping any more. Just […]

5 Fun Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indy

Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indianapolis

Have you heard of summer brain drain? With a long 10 weeks between the last day of school and the first day of the new school year, kids are at risk of sliding back in their education. The first month of school ends up focusing on a review to catch them up again before moving […]

Fish, ride and more at Fort Harrison

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Cities can cause claustrophobia in me, especially in the summertime. I grew up in the Chicago area, and my family and I loved to escape on vacation to a campground or lake where we could be outside and not surrounded by buildings. When I started feeling this same need in Indy, I drove out to Fort […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Garden of Delight: Holliday Park Rock Garden

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After a long, cold winter, the entire city of Indianapolis seems to be taking to the parks. My family landed at Holliday Park last Sunday. As the kids hit the playground, I wandered a little bit and happened upon a rock garden. The rock garden was originally designed in the 1930s. The rock at the […]

Grand Park to Open Early in Westfield, Indiana

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Grand Park is the newest park in Westfield, Indiana. Opening next month, the new sports complex will feature 26 baseball/softball diamonds, 31 fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse, and 2 indoor facilities for year-round sports. At a preview event in October, Grand Park showcased its field turf and pride in a state-of-the-art […]

Local Bark Parks for our Furry Four-Legged Friends

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The following four Indy Bark Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk: Broad Ripple Bark Park: 1610 Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN, US 46220   Eagle Creek Bark Park: 5525 Elkhorn Dr Indianapolis, IN, US (317) 334-9633   Paul Ruster Bark Park: 11300 E Prospect St Indianapolis, IN, US 46239   Smock Bark Park: […]

Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience

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Grab your family and head over to Fort Harrison State Park this weekend for the ultimate Hoosier Outdoor Experience. On September 21 – 22 from 10 am – 6 pm you’ll be able to experience over 50 activities and 120 grassroots partners for free!  The weather should be perfect to get outside and experience everything […]

Songbird Capture and Release Program at the IMA

Head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to get up close and personal with Hoosier songbirds before they fly away for the winter. The IMA welcomes Chief Naturalist of Wild Birds Unlimited, John Schaust, to the 100 Acres Art and Nature Park for a very special Indianapolis event. Head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art […]

Herron-Morton Oktoberfest: Downtown Neighborhood Party

Indiana history is inextricably linked to that of German immigrants to the United States. With rich German landmarks like the Indianapolis Propylaum and Athenaum, its easy to experience a taste of Germany in Indianapolis. The historic Indianapolis neighborhood, Herron-Morton, plans to celebrate this German heritage at their Oktoberfest, September 24, 2011. This Indianapolis event features […]

Brookside Park Family Center: Where the Wild Things Are

Head to the new and improved Brookside Park Family Center for a FREE screening of Where the Wild Things Are, Monday, July 25 at 3 pm. This Indianapolis event is designed specifically to get your Indianapolis kids out and about this Summer, instead of staying in and playing video games. Pack a picnic; play on […]

Tour de Indy: Indy Criterium Takes Cylcers By Storm

Cyclers of Indianapolis unite! It’s Tour de France season, and there is something big brewing in the Circle City. Do you watch that famous French race unfold on T.V.? Do you take your bike to the trails pretending to ride for Team USA? Fantasize no longer about your moment of cycling glory! The Indy Criterium […]

Little Red Door Cancer Agency Asks Indy to Unite to Fight

The Little Red Door Cancer Agency is truly doing its part to help Hoosiers fight cancer. For instance, they are letting Indianapolis people know that 65% of all cancer deaths can be prevented with simple lifestyle choices. This amazing Indianapolis not for profit organization is taking their mission to fight cancer in Central Indiana to […]

Michael Kelsey Taps, De-Tunes, and Loops His Way to Broad Ripple Park

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Michael Kelsey isn’t your typical singer songwriter. While most musicians in this genre are content to simply strum their guitars and warble along, Michael Kelsey uses his instrument more as an extension of himself than as an inanimate object. Kelsey uses almost every part of his guitar to make music, often pinging, tapping, beatboxing, and […]

W.C. Fields Comedy Night at Garfield Parks

W.C Fields (a.k.a. William Claude Dunkenfield) delighted early nineteenth century audiences with his variety comedy. Garfield Park honors this comedic legend in their Vintage Movie Night Series. This Saturday, June 18 head to Garfield Park for W.C. Fields Comedy Night featuring three of his greatest short films. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are only $3, […]

The Black Keys Break It Down at White River State Park

Each Summer, the White River State Park becomes a hub for activity. Indianapolis fairs and festivals use this Indianapolis park by day. By night, the Lawn at White River State Park becomes an unparalleled Indianapolis music venue. The Black Keys perform at the Lawn at White River State Park Friday, June 10 with opening acts […]

10th Annual All-American Kids’ Fishing Derby: All the Family Bonding, None of the Hassle

Ah, the fishing trip. A traditional father and son outing that’s as old as the hills. For generations, parents have packed their station wagons full of coolers, poles, life vests, tackle boxes, live worms, and apprehensive children, traced their route to some Godforsaken puddle in the middle of a mountain range, and driven off into […]

East Meets Midwest at Asian Fest in Garfield Park

It’s festival season in Indiana. Every Hoosier loves a good walk through the park, with the chance to taste exotic and unusual foods, hear new music and join in various fun times. Asian Fest in Garfield Park is no exception. Hoosiers will gather in Garfield Park Sunday, June 5 for Asian Fest, a celebration of […]

Dog Olympics at Broad Ripple Parks Raises Funds for Pets

Pooches compete in the Dog Olympics at Broad Ripple Park Saturday, May 21 beginning at 10:30 pm sponsored by the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership. The Indianapolis Animal Welfare Alliance and the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership team up to raise money for homeless pets with hilarious competitions designed specifically for doggies. These Indianapolis not […]