Dog park to open soon

As of this evening, the opening for the Broad Ripple Park dog park is the week of July 15. The contractor needs to work though some final details.

The swimming pool will be open again tomorrow.

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About your park

Park swimming pool
The Broad Ripple Park swimming pool is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., until August 4. The first Friday of each month, the pool features an evening swim from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fees remain the same as last year — $3 for adults, $2 for youth & seniors.

kids climbing on a cement mixer truckSummer events at Broad Ripple Park
We have four summer concerts, one Shakespeare play, lots of trucks & more! Concerts take place in the large shelter, Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and all are free! Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.

June 7: “As You Like it” — A one-hour abridged performance by Indy Shakes Traveling Troupe.
June 16, noon: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team World Cup Watch Party — free in the large shelter.
June 21, 9:30–11 a.m.:
Touch-A-Truck, registration required. Big trucks, little trucks, red trucks, blue trucks — lots of trucks.
June 21: Saint Aubin
June 27, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.: IMPD North District Community Day — come meet your local police officers!
June 29:
Pack the Parks — free swimming & more!
July 5:
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
July 28: Family Floats — hosted by Friends of Broad Ripple Park & Friends of the White River.
August 2:
Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars
August 8–11: Broad Ripple Carnival — carnival rides and games, food and drink, a craft beer garden, live music entertainment, community booths, & a history exhibit.
August 23:
Frisson Band

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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Touch-A-Truck 2019

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Garlic mustard pull, April 2019

A seemingly innocuous plant can, over time, kill a maple forest. Brought to this part of the world as a cooking condiment by European settlers, garlic mustard has no natural enemies and therefore proliferates. Because it also kills maple seedlings, volunteers across the country pull it out by the roots for disposal. For the fifth year in a row, the Friends of Broad Ripple Park pulled garlic mustard threatening the 10-Acre Woods, filling 13 bags in two hours.

Many thanks to Christine Carlson, Mary Pat Crowley, Mary Durkin, Tom Durkin, Tom McCain, Rachel Russell and Barbara Wilder for donating a chunk of their Sunday to make Broad Ripple Park a better place for us all.

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Wildflowers in 10-Acre Woods

This is a great time to treat yourself to a walk in the 10-Acre Woods at Broad Ripple Park. The spring ephemerals are healthy & growing — trillium, trout lily, a sea of dutchman’s breeches, and mayapple everywhere. If you cannot get there today, take a moment to enjoy our spring ephemerals photo album.

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Service Day, April 8, 2019

happy volunteersMany thanks to a crew of steadfast, hard-working folks from SalesForce who performed a service day project in Broad Ripple Park. They weeded gardens, scoured the recycling area, traipsed the grounds to pick up litter, and cleaned the swimming pool deck. In just two hours, they filled 18 trash bags and gathered a pile of fallen limbs for city crews to pick up. Thank you, SaleForce employees, we appreciate your diligent commitment to making Broad Ripple Park a better place for all to enjoy!

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Garden Work Day, April 6, 2019

Many thank to the Friends of Broad Ripple Park volunteers who contributed a labor of love on behalf of the park and its visitors this past Saturday. This is a beginning of a project to introduce many more native plant species into the sidewalk gardens and support all of our native pollinators. Volunteers transplanted many of the daffodils to gardens next to the old family center and at the park’s Broad Ripple Avenue entrance. More to come on this project as the Friends work to make this special park even better!

The day became even more special as McKay and her wedding party stopped by (on the way to a wedding in the park!) but had no flowers. We were happy to supply ample bouquets!

Many thanks to volunteers Mary Durkin and Susie Walsh for initiating and planning this project as well as those who bent their backs to make it happen: Don Arbogast, Morgan Bennett, Neal Bennett, Carol Buetens, Steve Challaird, Joanne Durbin, Terri Gill, Emily Leiserson, Kathy Rosenberg, Casey Seaton, Dana Seaton, and Brad Warnecke.

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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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Recycling area cleanup

It was chilly and sunny the morning of January 5, 2019 as seven volunteers worked from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to clean up the Broad Ripple Park recycling area. Many thanks to Joanne Durbin who initiated the event. Thanks also go to Carl Scott, who saw the post on Next Door Neighborhood, and Barbara Ralston, who happened by on a walk and asked how she could help. (We had plenty of brooms, rakes, shovels and trash bags!) Friends of Broad Ripple Park volunteers included Mary Crowley, Kathy Rosenberg, Morgan Bennett (who made seven or eight trips to the front parking lot, hauling the 30 Christmas trees dumped in the recycling area), and Tom McCain.

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Winter hats & gloves drive

PDF flyerThe hats and gloves were delivered to ACE Prep Academy and Eliza Baker Butler Lab 55. With your help, we collected 44 hats, 42 gloves, and two sets with hats & gloves. Thanks for supporting the little friends of our community

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