Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis

Friends of Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis, Indiana

Swimming pool repairs

As of July 10: Indy Parks reports the swimming pool is likely to be closed all this week. The replacement part still has not arrived.

Contact information for:

Dog park passes: Visit the Broad Ripple park office or call (317) 327-7161.

Shelter rentals: Visit the Broad Ripple park office or call (317) 327-7161.

Classes & programs: Visit the Broad Ripple park office, call (317) 327-7161, or register online at the Indy Parks web site.

Download our Summer Fun Guide 2017 (PDF, 3.7 MB) to find lots of great things to do at Broad Ripple Park. Get going and have fun! Don’t delay, sign up today!

All other park-related questions:

Visit the Broad Ripple park office or call (317) 327-7161.

Kathy Fitzgerald, Park Manager,

Taylor O’Neal, Assistant Park Manager,


June 2017 meeting, Friends group

The June 2017 meeting of the Friends of Broad Ripple Park will be June 14 in the park Family Center. This is a one-time change from the normal schedule of meeting the third Wednesday of each month.

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.