Coming up in 2020

MLK Craft & Play

Martin Luther King, Jr.Come join Indy Parks staff for a fun day of play January 20, 2020 and learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be arts and crafts available all day. Starting at 10 a.m., we will have an open play time until noon. Crafts and open play geared to ages 2 to 8. The event is free, but pre-registration is necessary. Call (317) 327-7161 or register online — hope to see you here!

Christmas tree recycling

Christmas tree drop off detailsAgain this year, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Indy Parks will accept live Christmas trees for recycling. Beginning Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Friday, January 31, 2020, residents can drop off live trees at Broad Ripple Park and other locations. Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and all other decorative materials. Trees should be dropped off only in the main parking lot between the playground and the dog park, and only between dawn and dusk. The Indianapolis live tree recycling service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends.

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About your park

Sign up now for winter & spring programming!
Download our 2020 Winter Spring Fun Guide (PDF, 7 MB) and sign up now! Our programs include everything from Easter Egg Hunts to Acrylic Painting to Zumba, and much, much more. Register now — visit any park office, call (317) 327-7161, or register online at

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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Family Center plan

Indy Parks planners will present a proposed plan for the new Family Center, asking for public input and comment Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the current Family Center.

The new facility will feature larger and more versatile programming space and the opportunity for expanded class offerings, while its restored riverbank, outdoor plaza and increased green space will provide greater access to river views. Its design is guided by the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan which gathered input from hundreds of community residents, both online and during several public meetings.

Please come to the meeting and offer your comments and questions about this proposed plan.

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Scout project benefits Broad Ripple Park

A recent Eagle Scout project gave some much-needed love to the park — such as a beautiful new split rail fence beside the south parking lot near the playground, freshly-painted picnic tables in the large shelter, and bat boxes in the 10-Acre Woods. Many thanks to Eagle Scout P. J. and his family, fellow scouts, and friends.

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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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