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Park swimming pool opens May 25
The Broad Ripple Park swimming pool will open Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. It will be open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., after that until August 4. The first Friday of each month, the pool will feature an evening swim from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fees remain the same as last year — $3 for adults, $2 for youth & seniors.

Summer program registration begins May 3!
Get fit, get fun, get crazy! Download our Summer 2019 Fun Guide sign up for classes beginning May 3! To register, visit www.indy.gov/activity/indy-parks-programs-and-classes or call 317-327-7161 or come visit us at the Broad Ripple Park Family Center!

Broad Ripple Park Original Music Series 2019
We have four summer concerts and one Shakespeare play coming to the large shelter in Broad Ripple Park this summer! All performances are Friday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. and all are free! Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Follow the links to learn more about each of the performers.

June 7: “As You Like it”
— A one-hour abridged performance by Indy Shakes Traveling Troupe.
June 21: Saint Aubin
July 5: Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
August 2: Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars
August 23: Frisson Band

Work as a pool lifeguard this summer
Indy Parks is hiring lifeguards for the Summer 2019 season at the Broad Ripple Park pool. Apply for a lifeguard position today!

Indy Parks is hiring more than 400 positions this summer — lifeguards, day camp counselors, cashiers & more. To apply, visit www.indy.gov/activity/parks-summer-job-opportunities or call (317) 327-7275.

Dog park passes, shelter rentals, & all other park-related questions
Visit the Broad Ripple park office or call (317) 327-7161.
Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Manager, Kathy.Fitzgerald@indy.gov
Ashley Greene, Assistant Park Manager, ashley.dyer@indy.gov

About this web site
This web site is maintained by the Friends of Broad Ripple Park and does not represent the views of Indy Parks or park staff. To learn the most current information about open hours and fees, contact park staff using the phone number or email addresses above.

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Wildflowers in 10-Acre Woods

This is a great time to treat yourself to a walk in the 10-Acre Woods at Broad Ripple Park. The spring ephemerals are healthy & growing — trillium, trout lily, a sea of dutchman’s breeches, and mayapple everywhere. If you cannot get there today, take a moment to enjoy our spring ephemerals photo album.

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Service Day, April 8, 2019

happy volunteersMany thanks to a crew of steadfast, hard-working folks from SalesForce who performed a service day project in Broad Ripple Park. They weeded gardens, scoured the recycling area, traipsed the grounds to pick up litter, and cleaned the swimming pool deck. In just two hours, they filled 18 trash bags and gathered a pile of fallen limbs for city crews to pick up. Thank you, SaleForce employees, we appreciate your diligent commitment to making Broad Ripple Park a better place for all to enjoy!

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Garden Work Day, April 6, 2019

Many thank to the Friends of Broad Ripple Park volunteers who contributed a labor of love on behalf of the park and its visitors this past Saturday. This is a beginning of a project to introduce many more native plant species into the sidewalk gardens and support all of our native pollinators. Volunteers transplanted many of the daffodils to gardens next to the old family center and at the park’s Broad Ripple Avenue entrance. More to come on this project as the Friends work to make this special park even better!

The day became even more special as McKay and her wedding party stopped by (on the way to a wedding in the park!) but had no flowers. We were happy to supply ample bouquets!

Many thanks to volunteers Mary Durkin and Susie Walsh for initiating and planning this project as well as those who bent their backs to make it happen: Don Arbogast, Morgan Bennett, Neal Bennett, Carol Buetens, Steve Challaird, Joanne Durbin, Terri Gill, Emily Leiserson, Kathy Rosenberg, Casey Seaton, Dana Seaton, and Brad Warnecke.

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About the proposed Family Center

Broad Ripple Park has a rich history of hosting iconic public events for more than a century. Friends of Broad Ripple Park’s (FBRP) mission is to support, supplement and share Broad Ripple Park as an historic, natural and recreational resource on behalf of the community at large.

FBRP was actively involved in the process to shape the park’s future, and our group provided an official endorsement of the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan. FBRP believes this is the best path forward for making desperately needed improvements to allow people to safely enjoy all the park has to offer while maintaining public ownership of the space.

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Recycling area cleanup

It was chilly and sunny the morning of January 5, 2019 as seven volunteers worked from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to clean up the Broad Ripple Park recycling area. Many thanks to Joanne Durbin who initiated the event. Thanks also go to Carl Scott, who saw the post on Next Door Neighborhood, and Barbara Ralston, who happened by on a walk and asked how she could help. (We had plenty of brooms, rakes, shovels and trash bags!) Friends of Broad Ripple Park volunteers included Mary Crowley, Kathy Rosenberg, Morgan Bennett (who made seven or eight trips to the front parking lot, hauling the 30 Christmas trees dumped in the recycling area), and Tom McCain.

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Winter hats & gloves drive

PDF flyerThe hats and gloves were delivered to ACE Prep Academy and Eliza Baker Butler Lab 55. With your help, we collected 44 hats, 42 gloves, and two sets with hats & gloves. Thanks for supporting the little friends of our community

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