Spring wildflowers, 2022

The 10-Acre Woods in Broad Ripple Park is alive with blooming wildflowers! Enjoy this photo gallery, which will grow as more flowers bloom:

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IUPUI students clear invasives

Big shout-out to IUPUI students from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science! Despite a cold drizzle, they removed invasive honeysuckle and winter creeper from the Broad Ripple Park 10 Acre Woods, thereby helping to keep the forest ecosystem native and healthy. The soft, rain-soaked ground allowed these hard workers to remove many of the plants root and all. Great work, thank you! Check out the photos on their Facebook page.

student volunteers in the woods

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Apply today! Indy Parks is hiring lifeguards

Indy Parks announces pay increase for summer aquatic positions! This summer, lifeguards will make $15 per hour, a $2 jump from last year and a $5 increase from 2016. Cashiers ($13/hr.), head lifeguards ($15.75/hr.), and pool managers ($16.50/hr.) are receiving similar pay increases.

With more than 400 summer positions, Indy Parks is offering a sign on and referral bonus. To be eligible, the candidate must submit all hiring paperwork and register for required trainings by May 7. 

Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/indianapolis/transferjobs  to apply and review open positions.

swimming pool
The Friends of Broad Ripple Park provide flower planters for the swimming pool.
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Spring wildflowers will bloom again

flowers in woodsMake sure you visit the 10-Acre Woods in Broad Ripple Park this spring! It is a quiet rejuvenating place for a walk (dog optional) or a jog along the trails. Each spring, the woods comes alive with blooming spring ephemeral wildflowers and the Friends of Broad Ripple Park conduct annual garlic mustard pulls to control that invasive plant. The Forestry Division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works also works to manage invasive honeysuckle and winter creeper, and the result is a high-quality woodlot. Truly a treat to enjoy, as is this photo gallery:

Spring ephemerals 2021

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Split rail fence project

Our new fence looks great, thanks to Troop 133!

An Eagle Scout candidate from local BSA Troop 133 lead a much-needed project in Broad Ripple Park this past October. He and other volunteers removed the old split rail fence at the Evanston Street park entrance and near the tennis courts, and replaced it with all new fencing.

Not only did the Eagle Scout plan the project and secure the materials under the guidance of an adult mentor, he also encouraged the necessary fundraising. The Friends of Broad Ripple Park both donated and served as the fiscal agent for fundraising

We sooo appreciate the Eagle Scout and all his volunteers!

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