West Indianapolis Parks: Friendly to People, Pets and Wheels

Some of the finest parks in the long and glorious succession of Indianapolis parks can be found on the west side of Indianapolis. Though this sector of Indiana is fairly dominated by all the venues, Indianapolis attractions and activities surrounding the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, West Indianapolis parks certainly offer indisputable value in their own right.

Below you’ll find a list of the superb parks on Indianapolis’ west side. For more details and lots of photos, just click on any links you find interesting.

West Indianapolis Parks

Sign for Eagle Creek Park Eagle Creek Park – One of the largest urban parks in the United States, Eagle Creek  boasts the Earth Music Center for concerts and special Indianapolis events, the Earth Discovery Center, the Indianapolis Rowing Center, the Marina Music Stage, the Marsh & Bird Sanctuary, the Ornithology Center, the Peace Learning Center, a pistol and archery range, retreat centers and a full 36-hole golf course. Here you can find swimming, boating, camping, hiking, biking and trail walking opportunities amidst enormous stands of hardwood trees, rolling lawns and meadows. Over 500,000 visitors enjoy the park every year.
Dogs playing at an Indianapolis Bark Park Indianapolis Bark Parks – Don’t forget, there are lots of green areas set aside throughout the Circle City where your four-legged friend can take you to play.
O'Reilly Raceway Indianapolis O’Reilly Raceway Park – The hugely popular Indianapolis 500-mile auto race and other racing events in Indianapolis’ west suburb, Speedway, Indiana, have spilled out of the boundaries of the city and created yet another racing arena, O’Reilly Raceway Park. Known for decades as Indianapolis Raceway Park, the O’Reilly Raceway covers some 300 acres with a racing facility that hosts all types of auto racing, showcased by the Indy Grand Prix.