Day camps, Touch A Truck, Pack the Parks — it’s all here! Download our Summer 2018 Fun Guide (PDF, 4.2 MB) and get ready for lots of fun learning. Registration begins May 4.
Come share your ideas! The City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks is continuing the process of developing a comprehensive Broad Ripple Park Master Plan with more public open houses in the near future. This plan will guide future development and partnership opportunities in the park. The online survey now is closed, but you still can visit the project web site.
To gauge the community’s vision for the park, the planning process includes a citizens steering committee, stakeholder interviews, and pop-up events in various Broad Ripple neighborhood venues. The team also has a project web site and a Project Studio in the Broad Ripple Park Family Center for people to visit and learn more as the master plan develops.
Classes & programs:
Download our Fun Guide-Winter Spring (PDF, 3 MB) to find lots of great things to do at Broad Ripple Park this winter and spring. Register now! Call (317) 327-7161 or visit the Indy Parks online registration web site.
Summer 2018 Day Camp registration has begun. Register now! Call (317) 327-7161 or visit the Indy Parks online registration web site. Camp fees increase after March 31.
Summer Day Camp Counselors needed! This is great hands-on experience for those wanting to pursue any field dealing with children. There will be nine weeks of camp, May 29 to July 27 (plus one week of paid training, May 21-25). Starting at $8 per hour. Must be 16 years old. Go to indy.gov/jobs to apply. For questions or more information, e-mail Kathy Fitzgerald at Kathy.Fitzgerald@indy.gov.
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, Kathy.Fitzgerald@indy.gov
Deb Howard, Assistant Park Manager, Deborah.Howard@indy.gov
Broad Ripple Park is a 62-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.