Herron-Morton Place Park

Located in historic north downtown Indianapolis, Herron-Morton Place Park is a great place for kids and adults alike. The park is a tribute to the neighborhood’s history, and includes a playground, open-air pavilion for concerts and performances, and plenty of spaces to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

The Playground

Sometimes, all you need is a little space to play and burn off some energy. Herron-Morton Place Park playground offers that and more. The playground includes a big structure with two slides (a tube slide and a regular tall slide), a rock climbing structure, monkey bars, a standing swing, and little interactive activities at the bottom of the structure for young kids. The playground is outfitted with wood chips on the ground.

The playground also has swings (two big-kid swings and two baby swings), as well as spring riders to play on. The playground area and the swings area are separated by a big planter that includes beautiful native flowers and plants.

One of the great things about this playground is that it’s big enough to entertain a young kid for a while, but it’s also small enough that you can see your young kid from wherever they’re playing at the park. There are also several benches around the park underneath trees, so you can sit and watch the action from a nice, shady spot.


The Pavilion

At the back of the park, there is a large open-air pavilion for group gatherings, concerts and performances. Residents can rent the pavilion for their own use, and it’s often the site of community musical performances during the summer.

Near North Farmers Market

During the late spring and all throughout the summer, Herron-Morton Place Park is the location of the Near North Farmers Market, which typically takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. 


More Info

Street parking is available on Alabama Street, and ample bike racks are available inside the park. For more information or to reserve the park or pavilion, visit herronmorton.org/foundation/park

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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