Parks in downtown Indianapolis represent an astounding collection of beautiful and practical spaces set aside for the enhancement of the lives of Hoosiers living in Indianapolis, the great capital city of Indiana. From the gorgeous Canal Walk and White River State Park to the awe-inspiring monuments and Indianapolis museums in the famous Indiana War Memorial Parks at Monument Circle, Indianapolis parks in the downtown sector address every possible reason a park has to exist.
The scope and breadth offered by Indianapolis downtown parks contribute enormously to the staunch, creative character of Indianapolis culture and society itself. Below is a directory of the amazing downtown Indianapolis parks. Each of these locales provides something different, extravagant and awesome to experience. Grab the whole family and explore the inspiring opportunities available in the downtown Indianapolis parks for your lucky Indianapolis children, or just spend some time rejuvenating your own inner self.
Downtown Indianapolis Parks
|Indiana War Memorial Plaza Parks – This important section of downtown Indy, set in the very heart of the Circle City, contains 24 acres within six full city blocks of monuments, fountains, sculptures and green spaces. Within this Indianapolis park area are the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, University Park, the Indiana War Memorial Museum, the Veterans Memorial Plaza, the American Legion Plaza and the USS Indianapolis Memorial.|
|Military Park – The oldest park in Indianapolis, Military Park encompasses 14 acres of prime real estate in Indianapolis‘ bustling downtown sector. Military Park is a frequent venue for Indianapolis music concerts and other large Indianapolis events. Inside the park is the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, located inside the Canal and White River State Park. The White River State Park is one of the most outstanding of Indianapolis attractions, and Military Park is a part of it.|
|University Park – This pleasant park merits its own listing here, though it resides within the Indiana War Memorial Plaza. A favorite place to roam and find a respite inside the bustle of downtown Indy, University Park offers some lovely landscaping and a large, beautiful fountain encircled with graceful statuary, among other important permanent works of art.|
|Virginia B. Fairbanks Arts and Nature Park – Famous in the Indianapolis art community and a popular tourist destination, the Fairbanks Art and Nature Park offers 100 acres of open-air beauty that merges with the installations by Indianapolis artists to create a magical emerald universe. The Fairbanks, newly opened in June of 2010, commissions art that is specific to the site, the only art park in the nation to do so. Located at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.|
|Watkins Park – Located in the beautiful downtown Indianapolis, Watkins Park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the Circle City. This Indy park offers a gameroom, playground, horseshoe pits and an indoor gymnasium. For sports lovers, there are basketball and tennis courts and football, baseball and softball fields.|
|Canal and White River State Park – A real feather in Indy’s cap, the White River State Park is one of the most visited spots in Indiana, and probably, in the entire Midwest. Within it, visitors will find the world-famous Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, the Hilbert Conservatory, The Lawn at White River State Park, Victory Field and some renowned Indianapolis museums, just to name a few of its major sightseeing destinations.|
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