New Family Center construction has begun

Construction has begun on the new Broad Ripple Park Family Center & we are excited! It is a wonderful amenity for the park and will serve generations of park visitors for years to come. If you have never taken a class in the Broad Ripple Park Family Center, you will have ample opportunity when the new Center is completed.

The new Family Center will offer nearly twice the programming space — built as a programming space, with expanded opportunities for classes. Among the new possibilities are classes in healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and wellness, plus facilities for year-round exercise. Bonus: The ample windows will offer expansive views of both the park and White River!

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Garlic mustard 2021

For the seventh year in a row, the Friends of Broad Ripple Park removed invasive garlic mustard from the 10 Acre Woods. With some spot supervision by Wiley the dog, 15 humans spent 72.5 hours filling 101 trash bags during multiple work sessions. Those 15 humans included nine members of the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club. Nice work, all!

Below, you can enjoy a short video and a photo album.

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Pollinator gardens 2020

The pollinator gardens along the sidewalks near the pool are looking great! A wide variety of native plants are healthy and growing, and the buzzing pollinators prove it. Not only that, but monarch butterfly caterpillars are munching away on the common milkweed as they prepare to go into their chrysalis stage to be followed by their butterfly stage. Nature at work. This is a project paid for and sustained by Friends of Broad Ripple Park volunteers led by Master Gardener Mary Durkin. Enjoy the photo album!

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