Come share your ideas! The City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks will begin the process of developing a comprehensive Broad Ripple Park Master Plan with a public open house on March 7. The plan will guide future development and partnership opportunities in the park.
Broad Ripple Park Master Plan – Public Open Houses
When: March 7, April 4, May 2, & May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Broad Ripple High School, 1115 Broad Ripple Avenue
To gauge the community’s vision for the park, the planning process will include a steering committee, stakeholder interviews, and pop-up events in various Broad Ripple neighborhood venues. The team is also developing a project web site, preparing a community survey for broad distribution, and defining ways social media and other engagement tactics can be implemented. Soon, the Broad Ripple Park Family Center will feature a project studio 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
Need help with your taxes? Contact the Broad Ripple Park office at (317) 327-7161 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Appointments continue through April 13. Download the 2018 Tax Prep Flyer (PDF, 1 MB) for more information.
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.