Fun this fall:
Gymnastics, zumba, yoga — stay active this fall with classes listed in our Fall Fun Guide – 2018 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
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
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.
The Broad Ripple Park Master Plan has passed through its approval stages and now is available in final form. To gauge the community’s vision for the park, the planning process included a citizens steering committee, an online survey (with an eye-popping number of responses), stakeholder interviews, four public meetings at Broad Ripple High School, and five pop-up events at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, the Glendale Public Library, and the dog park. You can read the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan online. The Friends of Broad Ripple Park have endorsed the plan.
The Friends also support a proposed Riverwalk Promenade to connect Broad Ripple Park with Broad Ripple Village and make it easier for people to visit the park on foot or by bicycle. You can download and read the Riverwalk brochure or watch this video.
A third plan currently is being developed and your comments and questions are welcome. The White River Vision Plan is being developed as a joint effort by the City of Indianapolis and Hamilton County. It is being done to develop a comprehensive and coordinated regional, community-driven plan to enhance 58 miles of the White River in Marion and Hamilton counties. The goal of the vision plan is to create an accessible, recreational, and cultural environment that encourages a unique sense of place for the community as a whole. Visit the White River Vision Plan web site to learn more and share your thoughts with an online survey or use their really cool interactive mapping survey! Do it!
Broad Ripple Park is a 62-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.