Field trip for student gardeners

Students from Christian Park Elementary relished a surprisingly snowy tour of the Broad Ripple Park Pollinator Gardener as Master Gardener Mary Durkin identified the plants and described how each benefits our buzzier friends. It was a particularly relevant visit because the students enjoy a salamander rain garden at their school.

Afterward, the students hiked in the 10 Acre Woods before being treated to a warm fire and s’mores courtesy of some generous park neighbors.

View photos on the Christian Park Elementary Facebook page.

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Family Center update

Construction of the new Broad Ripple Park Family Center should be complete by the end of this year, which means new expanded programming could begin sometime during 2023. We are excited for all the possibilities and the view of White River and the park from both inside and outside the building will be amazing! During the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan process, you, the neighborhood, repeatedly asked for a larger facility that also engaged with the river and this is it!

floor plan of new Family Center

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Enjoy the pollinators!

The Friends of Broad Ripple Park Pollinator Garden is displaying its high summer splendor! Take a walk past it the next time you visit our favorite park and enjoy the many happy pollinators sampling the nectar. And watch the video to learn about the garden and its dedicated volunteers, especially Master Gardener Mary Durkin.

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Friends of Broad Ripple Park Pool Party

Volunteers from the Friends of Broad Ripple Park gathered to pull weeds, rake leaves, and sweep the park pool deck. We made quite a difference in a short amount of time, before rain chased us away, and filled 20-plus bags with debris. Visit the photo gallery:

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Volunteers removed garlic mustard from the Broad Ripple Park woods

Again this year, we removed invasive garlic mustard from the 10 Acre Woods!

This aggressive invasive will crowd out the lovely native wildflowers unless we control it, so each year the Friends of Broad Ripple Park pull & remove the plant. As in past years, we got a lot of help from other local organizations.

April 27: Six Broad Ripple Farmers Market volunteers pulled garlic mustard. View the photo gallery below.

May 4: Six Broad Ripple Kiwanis volunteers pulled garlic mustard. View the photo gallery below.

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