8 Indiana Playgrounds Worth The Drive

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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Old City Park

304 S Meridian St, Greenwood, IN

This brand-new playground 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.

Old City Park

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 spring of 2020, and the playground is truly a sight to behold.

Finch Creek Park
Finch Creek Park

Williams Park

940 S Locust Ln, Brownsburg, IN

Williams Park is known for its Blast-Off Playground, a large, newly painted wooden play structure. This idea for this themed playground was conceived by the children of Brownsburg Community School Corporation, and their vision was brought to life with the assistance of more than 2,500 volunteers who worked to assemble the structure.

Williams Park
Williams Park. Photo Credit: visithendrickscounty.com

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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.

Colts Canal PlaySpace
Colts Canal PlaySpace

Freedom Field

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.

Freedom Field

Daleville Town Hall Park

Daleville, IN (Walnut St behind Town Hall)

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.

Splash Pad at Daleville Town Hall Park
Playground at Playground Splash Pad at Daleville Town Hall Park

Lower Cascades Park

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.

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park

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!

Zip Line at Nature Adventure Playground

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