With state-of-the-art play structures and lots of space to run, these Indiana playgrounds will bring out the inner child in everyone.
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Meadowlark Park in Carmel has now reopened to the public, and features a completely reimagined playground experience! The new playground at Meadowlark Park features three big play structures for kids of all ages to enjoy. The structure for big kids includes geometric domes that kids can climb up to and through, and metal slides that send you back to the ground. There’s also a play structure for climbers and parkour enthusiasts that features bridges to cross, monkey bars to swing from and other obstacles. The play structure for babies and young kids also invites tiny tots to climb, slide and explore, but everything is scales smaller for the youngest adventurers.
Old City Park
304 S Meridian St, Greenwood, IN
Old City Park includes an 18-foot wide promenade next to Pleasant Creek, seamlessly integrating into the creek’s natural landscape; a custom climbing wall and, for younger children, a custom climbing net; extensive open space for non-structured developmental play; a new pedestrian bridge, urban porch swings, bocce ball courts and more.
Finch Creek Park
16233 Boden Road, Noblesville, IN
There is something for all ages and abilities at Finch Creek Park, the newest Noblesville park with an amazing, all-inclusive playground. Located on the east side of Noblesville, this 200-acre Wayne Township park opened in the spring of 2020, and the playground is truly a sight to behold.
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Lawrence W. Inlow Park
6310 E Main St, Carmel
The Carmel’s newly remodeled Lawrence W. Inlow Park is something out of a child’s wild imagination. The playground’s crowning feature is a “skywalk” that is so massive and tall that it can be seen from the street. The skywalk includes an enclosed, 32-foot long and 16-foot high rope walkway, banked by slides and numerous rope climbing structures on either side.
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Colts Canal PlaySpace
Canal Walk, Indianapolis
Located on the north end of the Downtown Canal Walk off of West Walnut Street, the nearly one-acre playground boasts a swirling roller-coaster-looking climbing tower, ladders galore, slides for kids big and little, swings, a spinner bowl, twister nets and stepping stones. Many of the playground’s features require climbing, so the Colts Canal PlaySpace is especially fun for older, school-aged kids who like to scale and be adventurous. Little climbers will have a blast making their way up the huge structure to the top of the lookout, which is the only way to get to the entrance of the giant, fast-moving metal tunnel slide.
Parkside Dr, Columbus, IN
Designed for children with special needs in mind, this playground was imagined and made possible by two mothers who wished to fill a void for inclusive play spaces in their city. Covering 25,000 square feet, this playground offers fun and excitement for all kids.
Daleville Town Hall Park
Daleville, IN (Walnut St behind Town Hall)
Daleville Town Hall Park is located about an hour north east of Indianapolis, between Anderson and Muncie — is a small town of around 1,600 people, but it has one of the coolest parks and splash pads in central Indiana. This dynamic playground is designed to naturally fold into the existing landscaping. here are bridges, ropes to climb, slides, stairs, rocks — it’s a great place for active kids to expend some energy. Both of the playgrounds are outfitted with Astroturf, so the ground is nice and soft.
2851 Old State Rd 37, Bloomington, IN
On the northern edge of Bloomington off Old State Road 37, Lower Cascades features a huge, fully accessible playground with swings, slides, climbing apparatus, and a toddler play area. The main play structure is over 2 stories high, with twisting slides.
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park
1 Park Dr, Fishers, IN
In addition to its massive play structures, Roy G. Holland Memorial Park has something everyone to enjoy: Soccer, baseball and softball fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, wooded areas, picnic areas and an active community building perfect for special occasions. Just walk the loop trail to catch the action or to meet up with friends and neighbors out on a beautiful day.
Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion
3000 W. 116th Street, Carmel, IN
There is no shortage of fun parks and playgrounds in Carmel. The Nature Adventure Playground — tucked into the woods behind Jill Perelman Pavilion — is another great addition to that list. This playground is truly a hidden gem, and it’s the only public park in the area with a zip line!
1402 West Deffenbaugh Street, Kokomo
If you’re looking for a park that has it all in Kokomo, you’ll find it at Highland Park, the oldest and most historic park in town. This 80-acre park is truly worth the drive and is a little less than an hour from Indianapolis. The playground has something for all ages, with a merry-go-round, zip line and lots of opportunities to climb and take (safe) risks.