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Official Bark Park opening this weekend
It already is open and busy, and now we celebrate with a paw-ty! Join Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indy Parks Director Linda Broadfoot, and Councillor Colleen Fanning for the grand opening of the newly refurbished Broad Ripple Bark Park. The event begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday, August 17 and will highlight the new turf, shelter, drinking fountain, dog wash station, and card reader system.

Fall programming begins soon!
Fall Fun GuideGet ready for fall fun
— download our 2019 Fall Fun Guide (PDF, 2.1 MB) and start planning your schedule now! Our programs include everything from Aerobics to Zumba, plus Haunted Gingerbread Houses, Baby Gymnastics, Sewing 101, and much, much more. Registration begins Friday, August 16 at 9 a.m. by calling (317) 327-7161 or online at indy.gov/parks.

Family Floats
The Friends of Broad Ripple Park, in partnership with Friends of the White River, hosted 90 novice paddlers for our second annual Family Floats event at the boat ramp! Volunteers coordinated and led paddle trips up and down river along the park waterfront and we saw lots of big smiles from our participants. We also welcomed guests that included the Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club (with their nicely-done scale model of a lowhead dam), the Indianapolis Fire Department Station 14 Water Rescue Tact Team, and BRICS Ice CreamWe offer a big thank you to all who helped!

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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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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Touch-A-Truck 2019

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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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