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.

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 […]

Garfield Parks’ Vintage Movie Night: I Can’t Escape

Garfield Park, in Indianapolis downtown, presents the 1934 film “I Can’t Escape” as part of their Vintage Movie Night Series. Pack a picnic, bring some chairs and plenty of blankets to enjoy this classic early talking picture at the Garfield Parks Art Center on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $3.00 per […]

Earth Day Festival at White River State Park Downtown

Celebrate our home, the Earth, with a free outdoor Indianapolis festival. The Earth Day Indiana Festival takes over the White River State Park in Indianapolis downtown Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free Indianapolis event offers family friendly fun for Indianapolis kids in the heart of Indianapolis. Don’t miss the biggest […]

High Tech Adventure at Indy Parks

Indy Parks and Recreation is integrating a new adventure in their Indianapolis parks this Spring and Summer: “geocaching.” This global phenomenon has tech-savvy Indianapolis people combining a love of electronics and fresh air. In an advanced game of hide and seek, Hoosiers can discover treasures that exist in their very own backyards. Anyone with a […]

Indy Parks 100 Year Celebration Kick-Off Event: A Century of Innovative Green Spaces

Indianapolis hasn’t always had the far reaching and comprehensive system of parks that it does today. In the mid 1800’s, in fact, the Circle City only had Military Park, a former militia training ground that had been outfitted with fountains and walkways. When the city’s population skyrocketed at the turn of the century, the city […]

Garfield Park and Conservatory Turns Red and Green December 2010

It’s finally December, and you know what that means: the Circle City is throwing on some tinsel, stringing up its lights, and getting ready to welcome Santa Claus in Central Indiana. Holiday events are taking place at Indianapolis attractions everywhere: so far, has been keeping you up to date on all the Christmas goings […]

October Events at Garfield Park: Fun, Affordable, and Educational

Everybody knows that Garfield Park and the Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens are a popular spot in Indianapolis year round. This Indianapolis park contains all sorts of examples of natural beauty, from Indiana and beyond. The park itself, located conveniently in downtown Indianapolis, is the oldest Indianapolis park and features 128 acres of Indianapolis […]

White River State Park: Extraordinary Beauty and Unique Events in Indianapolis

There are two great things about the White River State Park: There’s always something going on, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. This lush Indianapolis park space is the one and only urban state park in the entire United States. And it’s located in downtown Indianapolis. A couple of under-touted happenings in downtown Indianapolis along the Canal […]

Indiana State Parks: Acres and Acres of Things to Do

Though Indianapolis parks are usually more than enough to keep nature lovers in Central Indiana interested, Indiana state parks are where residents go to be truly immersed in the countryside. There are over 25 state parks in the Hoosier State, several of them within easy driving distance of Indianapolis. Below are a few of the […]

Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Indiana

Some Hoosiers mispronounce the name of this Indiana park as “oo-ba-chee.” However, Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Indiana is actually named for the Wabash River, which runs through it. The French spelling of Wabash is “Ouabache,” but many travelers mistake it for a name from the time when Miami Indians occupied the area. As one […]

Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana

Beautiful rolling hills and scenic bogs alongside a chain of 11 lakes make up this Indiana attraction. Boating, fishing, hiking and camping are just a few of the most popular things to do at Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Some other activities include swimming, skiing, picnicking, horseback riding and many more fun things to do […]

Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana

Limestone preserves countless fossils at this southern Indiana attraction. Falls of Ohio State Park is a great place to spend a quiet outdoor afternoon, or find some challenging nature adventure on a day trip from Indianapolis. This Indiana park is located just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky, so it attracts visitors from all over […]

Harmonie State Park in New Harmony, Indiana

On the banks of the Wabash River in New Harmony, Indiana is a quiet and serene atmosphere full of natural adventures. Harmonie State Park is located in the southern Hoosier State, 25 miles north of Evansville, Indiana. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular things to do on a day trip from Indianapolis. Swimming, boating […]

McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer, Indiana

McCormick’s Creek State Park is a gemstone in the Hoosier state park collection, because it was the first one in Indiana history. On July 4, 1916, the 350-acre Indiana attraction was dedicated, and nearly a century later it still functions as an outdoor escape for family getaways, field trips, vacations, retreats and even day trips […]

Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana

Indiana State Parks don’t get any bigger or better than the Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. It stretches on for 15,696-acres, making it the largest Indiana park by far. The rugged terrain of the southern Hoosier State makes this an excellent day trip destination for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. It features […]

Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks July 28 to Aug 1

All season long Indy Parks and Recreation have created great Indianapolis events to keep Hoosiers entertained. FREE and affordable concerts plus summer movies in the park make for a range of Indianapolis culture just waiting for Indianapolis people to engage with. This week Indianapolis parks offer concerts at Eagle Creek Park and Garfield Park and […]

Free: Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks (July 20 to 25)

Indy Parks and Recreation is all about creating those special Summer memories that last a lifetime. That is why this Indianapolis organization has created a whole menu of FREE to affordable Summer fun to bring families and friends together. Concerts and film galore fill grassy knolls across the city with Indianapolis people, their blankets and […]

Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks July 16 and 17

Summer fun continues at Indianapolis parks this weekend with a cool concert and a hot film at Ellenberger Park Pool and Holliday Park. Indy Parks and Recreation does its best to fill the Summer months with free and affordable Indianapolis events to keep Hoosiers entertained and outside as the heat rolls on. Join fellow Indianapolis […]

1st Annual HVAF Summer Festival in Indianapolis Downtown July 17

HVAF (Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation) proudly presents their first ever HVAF Summer Festival in Indianapolis downtown Saturday, July 17. This Indianapolis festival is designed to bring together the Indianapolis community to raise awareness for homeless veterans and their families. Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis event in the heart of Indianapolis downtown from 10:00 pm to […]

FREE Family Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks: July 9 to 11

All Summer long Indy Parks and Recreation has created tons of FREE and affordable Summer fun for families across Indianapolis parks. This weekend is no exception. The fun continues with concerts and movies at several parks all weekend long. The weather may be hot, but its still better than staying couped up inside during and […]