Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis

Friends of Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis, Indiana

Broad Ripple Carnival

An amusement park was built on the site of Broad Ripple Park in 1906 and the carousel that once was in the park is now at the Children’s Museum.

Broad Ripple will celebrate the history of the area with a four-day festival, August 10-13, 2017.

Come to the Broad Ripple Carnival for carnival rides and games, food and drink, a craft beer garden, live entertainment and community booths. A history exhibit provided by the Broad Ripple Gazette will be on display and Saturday will feature an artisan and vintage market.

The Broad Ripple Carnival is brought to you by State Farm – Elizabeth Marshall in collaboration with Presenting Sponsors IndyParks, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indy’s Child Magazine, WTTS-FMBroad Ripple Magazine, Antioch Indianapolis Church, Deloitte317 Burger, and Supporting sponsors: David Electric, McAteer Realty, HopCat, Jiffy Lube, and Athletico.

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 Fall Fun Guide 2017 (PDF, 1.2 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, Kathy.Fitzgerald@indy.gov

Taylor O’Neal, Assistant Park Manager, taylor.oneal@indy.gov


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.