In the early 1900’s Broad Ripple Park was home to a premier amusement park complete with roller coaster, log ride, bumper cars, beach, petting zoo, carnival games and more!
Join us as we celebrate the history of Broad Ripple and the Indiana Bicentennial with a four-day festival, August 11 through 14, at Broad Ripple Park.
The festival will featuring carnival rides and games, food and drink, a craft beer garden, live entertainment and programs and community booths. A history exhibit provided by Broad Ripple Gazette will be on display and Sunday will feature an artisan and vintage market. Admission to the event is FREE! The event is rain or shine.
Broad Ripple Celebrates the Bicentennial is brought you by State Farm – Elizabeth Marshall with support from IndyParks, Pet Supplies Plus, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, HiFi, Jazz Kitchen, 92.3 WTTS, Indy’s Child and Broad Ripple Magazine.
Download our Fall 2016 Fun Guide (PDF, 1.4 MB) to find lots of great things to do at Broad Ripple Park!
There is lots of fun learning to be had this fall at Broad Ripple Park! Choose from active exercise classes to classes that will expand your creative horizons. Don’t delay, sign up today! Call (317) 327-7161 to register for classes or ask questions.
The fun continues! Download the March edition of the Broad Ripple Park Newsletter (PDF, 1.6 MB) including information about all the activities in the park!
Broad Ripple Park is a 61-acre park on the northeast side of Indianapolis, bordering the White River. It offers a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages, and welcomes an estimated 150,000 visitors annually. The Family Center schedules scores of classes throughout the year in dance, safety, sports, fitness, arts, crafts, health, self-defense and other subjects for all age groups. Programs are generally fee-based, and registration is usually required.
In addition to the Family Center, Broad Ripple Park facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball diamond, multi-use athletic fields, playground, picnic shelters and areas, a viewing platform over the White River, a bark park, a wooded preserve, a walking/jogging/running/bicycling and fitness path, and a boat ramp to the White River.
The park has a rich history in the community as the home of a 1920s amusement park, carousel (now at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum), a steam locomotive (now at the Transportation Museum in Noblesville), and as the location of the Olympic tryouts for swimming in 1924 and 1952.