Indy Parks programs update

Programs cancelled through April 5
Other than the food program, all Indy Parks programs are cancelled through April 5. You can stay up-to-date on further developments by visiting the Indy Parks web site.

Summer food program available through April 5
The Indy Parks “Grab & Go” food program is operating weekdays through April 5 and Broad Ripple Park is one of the pickup locations. This is a unique circumstance and children may leave the location with the food, which is packaged safely and brought to the park. The van will be parked outside the Family Center.

  • Only for children under the age of 18 years of age.
  • Children must be present.
  • Parents cannot take meals for children.
  • One meal per child/per day.

Weekday locations and hours are listed below:

  • Broad Ripple Park, noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Georgetown Apartments, noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Twin Hills, 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Carriage House East Apartments, 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Hawthorne Place Apartments, 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Rowney Terrace Apartments, 2:30-3 p.m.
  • Bethel Park, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Brookside Park, 3:30-4 p.m.
  • Garfield Park, 4-4:30 p.m.
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About your park

Enjoy Broad Ripple Park outdoors
While indoor programming is temporarily suspended, Broad Ripple Park still offers the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the park’s features. One great option is walking the park, especially as the spring ephemeral wildflowers begin to pop up in the 10-Acre Woods. As usual, the first to appear is harbinger-of-spring. Look carefully — it is tiny!

Harbinger Of Spring

Indy Parks is hiring for summer jobs
Seasonal positions are available for Broad Ripple Park and others. Apply today — visit

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,
Ashley Greene, Assistant Park Manager,

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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Family Center plan

Indy Parks planners will present a proposed plan for the new Family Center, asking for public input and comment Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the current Family Center.

The new facility will feature larger and more versatile programming space and the opportunity for expanded class offerings, while its restored riverbank, outdoor plaza and increased green space will provide greater access to river views. Its design is guided by the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan which gathered input from hundreds of community residents, both online and during several public meetings.

Please come to the meeting and offer your comments and questions about this proposed plan.

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Scout project benefits Broad Ripple Park

A recent Eagle Scout project gave some much-needed love to the park — such as a beautiful new split rail fence beside the south parking lot near the playground, freshly-painted picnic tables in the large shelter, and bat boxes in the 10-Acre Woods. Many thanks to Eagle Scout P. J. and his family, fellow scouts, and friends.

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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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