All posts tagged parks

  • In the Park: A Baaaaa-a-a-d Idea Turned Good
    February 21, 2015, No comments

      The Indianapolis Parks system history is filled with delightful stories of united communities, honored heroes, and family fun. But there are a few tales in our city’s annals that might also raise an eyebrow or cause a chuckle. At [ ...

  • In the Park: Fall Creek & 30th Park
    February 7, 2015, 1 Comment

    Welcome to Fall Creek & 30th Park!  This seven-acre neighborhood park is nestled into a quaint corner on the north side, where Fall Creek Parkway angles northeast.  It features benches, two full-sized basketball courts, and picturesqu ...

  • Penny Post: Days in the Park
    February 4, 2015, No comments

    Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.   STA. A   SEP. __ 1908  6 PM Message: Sept 15th Dear Corwin My Park Days soon will be over Did your Pa get the ten Dollars I sent him June I never herd I want […]

  • In the Park: Hawthorne Park
    January 24, 2015, 1 Comment

    The Near Westside neighborhood is one of Indianapolis’s oldest and most well-established communities.  In its early days, it was largely a rural area, separated from the “big city” of Indianapolis by the White River.  Afte ...

  • In The Park: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    January 10, 2015, No comments

    On Monday, January 19, our nation will pause to commemorate the work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Though Indianapolis is hundreds of miles from Montgomery, Alabama where Reverend King and his fellow Freedom Riders s ...

  • 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 ...