• Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Washington Park

    There’s nothing better than a sunny summer day at the park and there’s no better place to enjoy the summer’s most beloved activities than at George Washington Park.  When arriving at this 128-acre community park...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Edna Balz Lacy Family Park

    Lacy Park is located at 700 Greer Street in the Fletcher Place neighborhood. Nestled into the quiet corner of Greer and East streets lies Edna Balz Lacy Park.  This two-acre neighborhood park in Fletcher Place...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Tarkington Park

    Welcome to Tarkington Park!  The 10.32-acre neighborhood park is found near the intersection of 39th and Meridian Streets.  The Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood on Indianapolis’s old northwest side is rich with history.  It draws its name from...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Fall Creek Greenway

    It’s 7:30 on a Monday morning.  I’m weaving in and out of traffic on Fall Creek Parkway en route to an 8 am meeting downtown and as usual, I’m running late.  I attempt to squeeze...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Marott Park

    Welcome to Marott Park! Long before Indiana became a state, it was a lush forest filled with elm, ash, and oak trees.  It was said that a squirrel could travel from Ohio to Illinois by...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Picnic Time

    Young girls on a picnic circa 1946. When you don’t have a picnic basket, a stock pot will work just fine! Image: courtesy Flanner House Records, Indiana Historical Society There’s nothing more relaxing than wiling...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Fairview Park

    Long before the grounds of Butler University became the home of the Bulldogs, this picturesque 246 acres on the city’s northwest side was known as Fairview Park. The suburban trolley park was located north of...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Arsenal Park

    Just one block east of where the Monon Rail Trail meets 46th Street, you’ll find Arsenal Park.  The 13-acre neighborhood park at 1400 East 46th Street was originally named Haverford Park, since Haverford Avenue forms...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Bertha Ross Park

    Today we head north from our last featured Watkins Park,  on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, to Bertha Ross Park, at 3700 North Clifton Street.  Indianapolis purchased this twelve-acre green space in 1925 to provide...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Watkins Park

    The crack of a baseball bat; the screech of the referee’s whistle; the cheers of an excited crowd.  These are a few of the sounds of spring in Indianapolis and there’s no better place to...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: The Monon Rail-Trail

    Springtime brings blooming trees, March Madness, and longer days to Indianapolis.  It also means increased traffic at one of Indy’s most popular parks, the Monon Rail-Trail.  You may not think of the nearly 17-mile paved...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Alice Carter Place

    “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” could be the slogan for Alice Carter Place in Midtown Indianapolis. Though small in size, this green space is a picturesque gateway to the North Meridian Street Historic District....

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Riverside Amusement Park

    A vintage view of Riverside Amusement Park (image: ebay) “In The Park” has visited Wonderland Amusement Park on the near east side and White City on Indy’s north side. The last stop on our tour...

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  • Posted in: In the Park Saturday in the Park: Wonderland Amusement Park

    Welcome to Wonderland Amusement Park! At the turn of the 20th century, residents desirous of lively entertainment flocked to the east side of town for a day of frolicking at our very own—Wonderland Amusement Park....

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Ellenberger

    Indianapolis’s Irvington neighborhood, located five miles east of downtown, is a well-established community.  The quaint homes lining its streets have stood for decades.  Neighbors share conversation over breakfast at local eateries like The Legend. It...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Holliday Park

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I...

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  • Posted in: In the Park Saturday In the Park: Broad Ripple Park

    There’s something magical about walking through freshly fallen snow. The crunch of each step breaks the winter silence as the snow gives way beneath your boot. Sunbeams reflecting off the white powder bask the chilly...

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