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.
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!
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.