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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Service Day, April 8, 2019

Many 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Winter hats & gloves drive

The 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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