Summer concerts in the large shelter
Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. — Jazz saxophonist Sophie Faught, sophiefaught.com
Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m. — Charlie Ballantine, www.facebook.com/charlieballantineguitar
August class schedule & Family Center hours
Register now! Summer class sessions begin August 3. View the schedule (PDF, 463 KB) & call 317-327-7161.
Starting Monday, August 3, the Broad Ripple Park Family Center will be returning to normal hours of operation.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Indoor restrooms are now open to the public.
Summer day camp & other amenities
- The Broad Ripple Park playground is open with City of Indianapolis outdoor social distancing rules required.
- Nearby open spray parks include Arsenal Park, Dan Wakefield Park, Riverwood Park and Tarkington Park. The fountains at Holliday Park also are flowing.
- The Indy Parks “Grab & Go” food program for children 18 & under is operating Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. near the Family Center. Get a full schedule of meal and mobile serving sites throughout the city at the Indy Parks web site.
- The Broad Ripple Park dog park is open, as are trails & green spaces. Please practice social distancing.
- Swimming pools are open at Frederick Douglass Park, Riverside Park, Perry Park, Bethel Park, and Willard Park at 50% of their regular capacity. Pools will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3:30 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. The Broad Ripple Park swimming pool is closed for the summer.
Yellow pickleball striping on the courts at Dan Wakefield Park.
The Friends of Broad Ripple Park are fundraising donations for pickleball court striping on four of the park’s current tennis courts. The discounted cost for the four courts is $1,200.
This volunteer project is being undertaken knowing the courts likely will be reconditioned and restriped by Indy Parks & Recreation in two to four years, and until then will provide access for this fast growing, all-ages sport. Donations may be made by private citizens or corporations. This effort, if successful, can be a model for the other 88 neighborhood tennis courts within Indy Parks.
You can help! Make a contribution of $10 to $100, or more, and contact all the pickleball players you know. Ask them to contribute and to contact all the pickleball players they know.
Visit www.broadripplepark.org/donate to donate online through our secure portal. A field labeled My donation is for allows you to specify Pickleball. Or you can mail a check, with a notation for Pickleball, to Friends of Broad Ripple Park, 1550 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Donations to the Friends are tax deductible, subject to tax guidelines.
Please donate today and thank you in advance for supporting pickleball at Broad Ripple Park. See you on the courts!
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.