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North Indianapolis Parks: Northside Green Havens for Hoosiers

The northside Indianapolis parks offer a collection of some of the loveliest, most impressive and inspiring manifestations of nature in all of Indiana. From Broad Ripple Village‘s community park, a favorite for hiking, biking and walking the trails of Indianapolis to the lofty, manicured beauty of Holcomb Gardens, a favorite family sightseeing center in Indianapolis, the grand parklands of north Indianapolis graciously enfold the lucky Hoosiers that live there within their bountiful charms.

Below is a directory of the grand parks in the Indianapolis northside. By clicking the links, you will find lots of detailed information and some good photographs.

North Indianapolis Parks

Broad-Ripple-Park-volleyball-court-Indianapolis-Indiana Broad Ripple Park – Broad Ripple Park has served the Indianapolis family culture and community since its beginning as an amusement park in 1946. A great place to be around nature, it’s also a hardwood tree preserve.
parks-forest-sign2-noblesville-indianapolis-indiana Forest Park Noblesville IndianaNoblesville, Indiana, just outside the boundaries of Indy, is an up-and-coming community in its own right, but the contributions of Forest Park cannot be ignored. Within its vast 150 acres, visitors to Forest Park will find the nine-hole Forest Park Golf Course, the Forest Park Aquatic Center, the Forest Park Inn, a carousel, athletics courts, shelters and playgrounds.
Holcomb Gardens Holcomb Gardens – On the lovely, sprawling campus of Butler University, the Holcomb Gardens are a tourist destination of note. A botanical display to rival many, with specimens both common and uncommon, the Holcomb Gardens comprise twenty acres of prime photo-ops for weddings, parties and any other special occasion requiring colorful, natural beauty.
Holcomb-Observatory-Indianapolis-Indiana Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium – This magnificent facility is one of the largest of its kind in the entire world. Open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays along the northern edge of Butler University.
Broad-Ripple-Park-dogs-playing-Indianapolis-Indiana Indianapolis Bark Parks – There are several bark parks to choose from throughout the city, and each offers plenty of room for dogs and their owners to enjoy fresh air
Indy Greenways Indy Greenways – The Indy Greenways constitute the metropolitan recreational trail system which serves to connect the metropolis of Indianapolis via walking, jogging and running paths.
Lions-Park Lions Park – Each year, several community events are hosted at Lions Park, located in Zionsville, Indiana. The Zionsville Lions Club owns and maintains the grounds, where little league baseball and softball practice every season.
Monon Trail Monon Trail in Indianapolis – The Indianapolis, Indiana Monon Trail is the major artery comprising the Indy Greenways, which are fast-becoming famous.
Morse Park Noblesville, Indiana – Sunny beaches can be found in the Hoosier State, at Morse Park in the town of Noblesville, Indiana. This 23-acre park is unlike any other in Hamilton County.
Starkey Park – Right off the I-465 that encircles the Circle City, Starkey Park is a huge green space set aside for nature lovers in its home town of Zionsville, Indiana, and all over greater Indianapolis.