Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis

Friends of Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis, Indiana

Seasonal jobs at Broad Ripple Park

Broad Ripple Park is hiring! Do you want a summer job, like people, like water, love kids, enjoy having fun in a great environment? The park may have a spot for you!

Indy Parks needs summer camp counselors and swimming pool lifeguards for Broad Ripple Park. Please visit the Indy Parks web site to apply.

Survey posted about Bark Park

Indy Parks invites you to complete an online survey on what you’d like to see done at the Broad Ripple Bark Park.

Big thanks to all who helped

Although Broad Ripple Bark Park didn’t capture top honors in the dog park makeover contest, we were awarded a $15,000 second place prize just because of your enthusiasm and wonderful efforts on behalf of our furry friends. We hope you were able to attend the official celebration this past December 3.

Thank you, thank you for caring so much about Broad Ripple Park!

Broad Ripple 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.