Fall Programs at Indy Parks

This fall, Indy Parks is offering more than 2,400 programs across the city that are free or come at a low cost to individuals and families. Here are just a fraction of the offerings for youth that are coming up this season! 


Although summer might be over and outdoor pools are closed, Indy Parks has two indoor pools that are open year-round! Thatcher Park Pool and Indy Island Aquatic Center both offer open-swim times and swim lessons.

Arts & Enrichment

Youth can join in several STEM camps this fall and winter at Broad Ripple Park that include topics such as astrology, meteorology, geology and more. Also at Broad Ripple Park, teens can learn how to sew with the DIY Teen Sewing program.

Environmental Education & Outdoor Adventure

Fall is arguably one of the best seasons to venture outdoors and learn about nature at the same time. Little ones will enjoy Garden Storytime and Jungle Tales at the Garfield Park Conservatory; Hike and Seek, Books and Boots, Falcon Fridays and more at Eagle Creek Park; Little Gardeners at Broad Ripple Park; and more. As a family, head to Holliday Park for Friday Night Campfires with a different theme each time. And don’t forget about hayrides at Southeastway and Eagle Creek Parks, which are now taking reservations.

Health, Wellness and Fitness

For the little ones, join in on the Amazing Athlete Tots or Jump Bunch programs at Broad Ripple Park. Families can join the Walk with a Doc or Dietitian on the Greenways program — a great way to get free healthcare advice from health professionals. 

Indy Parks is looking forward to welcoming you into its 214 parks this season, whether through a program, a hike, a picnic or a playground visit. All programs are now open for registration, so secure your spot while you can at indyparks.org.

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