Commons Park

Commons Park is a bright and cheerful space, full of colorful fun on Indy’s east side. Opened in late 2018, this small but sweet playground features a greenspace, seating and other fun for families.


Playground for All Ages

Tucked into a neighborhood, Commons Parks has a playground that is perfect for older kids and younger kids alike. The main centerpiece of the playground is a giant playground structure that is built for all ages. Older kids will love climbing on a big structure that’s similar to a ropes course. Younger kids will enjoy the toddler play structure that features slides, bridges, monkey bars and more. 

The modern-looking playground also features a geometric climbing structure that kids can climb on top of, under and even through. There is also a merry-go-round on the playground that is so huge, it can easily fit dozens of kids on it. Off to the side of the playground, visitors will find swings, including mommy-and-me swings, where parents and caregivers can swing facing their kids, and a swing that looks like a play car. The entire playground surface features soft tiles that are great for padding falls.

Rounding out the park is an area where you can play table tennis (bring your own paddles and ball!), as well as a barbecue grill.


Fenced Playground

One of the best features of Commons Park is that this park is completely fenced all the way around. This helps to give parents with kids who like to dash some peace of mind. And not only is the park fenced, but it’s small enough to see where your child is wherever they are in the park from the comfort of any of the benches that are placed around the park.

Commons Park History

The area that Commons Park now occupies has a history. The quarter-acre site used to be the home of a motorcycle gang, which was dismantled in 2012. Several years later, the land was given to Indy Parks, which has led the effort to beautify the space and make it into an area where kids and families can gather together.

More Info

  • Commons Park is located at 2202 E. New York Street in Indianapolis. 
  • Parking for Commons Park is on the street, right next to the park. There is not a designated parking lot for Commons Park.
  • There are no restrooms or drinking fountains at Commons Park at this time. Plan your potty trips for before and after visiting!
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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