All posts in In the Park

Exploring Indianapolis parks

  • In the Park: Willard Park
    December 27, 2014, 5 Comments

    One mile east of downtown Indianapolis on Washington Street, you’ll find Willard Park.  The land of this eleven-acre park had many identities in its history, but has always played an important role in uniting the community around it. Wil ...

  • In the Park: JTV Hill Park
    December 13, 2014, No comments

    A cold wind whipped through the bare trees as I walked the perimeter of JTV Hill Park.  There was no denying it: winter had arrived in the Circle City.  Temperatures are dropping, Indy Parks remain open.  Though JTV Hill Park’s [&helli ...

  • In The Park: Christian Park
    November 29, 2014, 2 Comments

    As trees begin to drop the last of their crisp leaves and the sun sets ever earlier, there’s no denying it: winter has descended upon the Circle City.  While a trip to your local park in chilly temperatures may be […]

  • In the Park: Skiles Test Nature Park
    November 15, 2014, 3 Comments

    Just across the street from Woollens Garden you’ll find another of the city’s most primitive parks, Skiles Test Nature Park.  There’s no better place to take in the sites and sounds of fall than this eighty-one acre forested area on ...

  • In the Park: Woollens Garden
    November 1, 2014, 3 Comments

    The northeast section of Interstate 465 is one of Indianapolis’s busiest roads.  Travelers speed through it on their morning commute, perhaps unaware that one of the City’s most picturesque parks lies beneath this road, just south of F ...

  • In The Park: Babe Denny Park
    October 18, 2014, No comments

    This fall, over half a million football fans dressed in their blue and white finest will visit downtown to cheer the Indianapolis Colts to victory.  As they trek to the stadium, many will unknowingly pass one of Indianapolis’ smallest pa ...

  • In the Park: Highland Park
    October 4, 2014, 1 Comment

    Indianapolis’s second highest elevation is found in a park in the Holy Cross Neighborhood, near 1100 East New York Street.  The park’s unimaginative name?  Highland Park.  But what this green space lacks in clever naming, it makes up ...

  • In the Park: Spades Place Park and Brookside Parkway
    September 20, 2014, No comments

    Just down the street from Brookside Park, you’ll find Spades Place Park.  This thirty-one acre neighborhood park at 1800 Nowland Avenue is one of the Windsor Park neighborhood’s most picturesque features.  But it’s not Spades Park ...

  • In the Park: Brookside Park
    September 6, 2014, 4 Comments

    One of my favorite things about Indianapolis is that the city has something for everyone.  Whether you’re looking for unique cuisine, world-class art, kid-friendly activities, or the thrill of a sporting event, you can find it in the Cir ...

  • In the Park: Douglass Park
    August 23, 2014, 3 Comments

    Indianapolis is a city rich in sports tradition.  We have the Indianapolis Indians, minor-league baseball’s second oldest team; the Indiana Fever, who won their first WNBA title in 2012; the Pacers, three-time American Basketball Ass ...