East Indianapolis Parks: Inviting, Invigorating and Green

East Indianapolis parks are some of the most unique and inviting areas in all of Indiana. Within the space of a day, you can explore the sweeping beauty of Fort Harrison Park, play a full game of golf there, enjoy a picnic at family favorite Riley Park and, after dark, scare yourselves silly as you enjoy the thrill of ghost-hunting in the haunted hundred acres of Ruster Park. And that’s just a starter list of great things to do in Indianapolis parks for you and your Indianapolis kids.

Below is a short directory of some of the great parks in the Indianapolis east sector. To see lots of detailed information, just click the links of any listing that you find interesting.

East Indianapolis Parks

Fort-Harrison-State-Park-entrance-Lawrence-Indiana Fort Harrison State Park – A premier east Indianapolis attraction, Fort Harrison Park boasts the self-contained, 18-hole Fort Golf Course, water parks, preserves, picnic areas, facilities and sweeping parklands, plus many residential areas. The park occupies 1,700 acres just outside of Lawrence, Indiana, a suburb of east Indianapolis. Lots of opportunities for hiking, biking and trail walking, too.
Paul Ruster Park – This massive 100-acre park borders Buck Creek and offers lots of green space in which to skate, sled, picnic and generally spread out in a lovely natural setting. Gryphon’s Perch inside the Paul Ruster Park is a meeting place for live action games of fantasy, including medieval jousts on the green. Miles of scenic trails and one of the friendliest bark parks in Indianapolis.
Raymond Park – (AKA) Indy Island Aquatic Center is located at this south side Indianapolis park. It offers a splashing good time for Indy families. Fitness classes for Indianapolis kids and adults are available in the areas of yoga, pilates, dance, tumbling, aerobics, personal training and much more. This Indy park has it all.
Old-Church-near-Riley-Park-in-Greenfield-Indiana Riley ParkGreenfield, Indiana is the Indianapolis suburb that hosts Riley Park, a popular gathering place to enjoy favorite adults’ and children’s activities in Indianapolis‘ east side. Riley Park has 40 emerald green acres with a big skatepark, basketball and tennis courts, five baseball fields and lots of playground equipment. Pleople love to go to Riley Park to fish along the Brandywine Creek or swim and play at the Riley Pool and the Patricia Elmore Center.