Jumping into Fall at Indy Parks

With 212 parks, 11,254 acres, four dog parks and 135 miles of trails, there’s always something to discover in Indy Parks. As families ease into their fall routines, our team is ready to show off our fall offerings and special events. 

We recently rolled out our fall programs, giving park visitors everything from dance and art to cooking and martial arts.

We’re bringing back favorites, such as Holliday Park’s Beastly Brunch and Hauntless Halloween, Garfield Park Conservatory’s Jungle Tales, and Gingerbread house building at Broad Ripple Park. Making their debut this fall, Robotics at Bethel Park, Painting with Pride at Pride Park, Cooking with Kids at Riverside Park and Red Maple Park’s Bicentennial Community Day. Many programs will provide virtual and in person opportunities, as well.

Another popular service that makes our staff so proud is the meal program. In partnership with Second Helpings and the U.S. Department of Education, Indy Parks offers after school and summer servings meal programs. Since March 16, Indy Parks has provided more than 156,000 meals to families around Marion County. Annually, Indy Parks serves close to 390,000 free meals to youth and adults. With the severity of COVID-19, Indy Parks has expanded its meal service to continue offering much-needed meals to residents who may otherwise go hungry.

Through a sponsorship with Verizon, Indy Parks will bring facilities key items, such as coolers, freezers, ice packs and other meal-related costs to offer the summer meal service.

And we cannot forget about our pools. Although the summer season has ended, we are making plans to open Indy Island, Krasner and Thatcher indoor pools in September. We had a fabulous summer, and are on our way to an even better fall thanks to you, your neighbors and fellow park visitors. 

As you visit our park spaces, we encourage you to practice social distancing and adhere to the health department’s face covering order (when you are not able to social distancing and when you are not actively exercising or swimming). Also, please stay home if you or a member of your household is sick, avoided crowded areas and wash your hands frequently. Together, we can continue to keep our parks and park spaces healthy and safe.

If you need help finding a program or have questions about registering, please call our customer service center at 317-327-PARK or email [email protected].

Indy's Child
Indy's Child
For 40 years, Indy's Child has been the trusted source for Indianapolis families seeking fun, educational, and enriching experiences. Our award-winning magazine and website are dedicated to providing expert advice, insider tips, and up-to-date information on everything from the best local attractions and events to parenting resources and support. As local experts deeply rooted in the central Indiana community, our passionate team at Indy's Child is dedicated to uncovering the best family-friendly experiences and resources our city has to offer. Whether you're new to parenting or looking for new ideas, Indy's Child is here to help you enjoy the adventure of raising a family in central Indiana.

Related Articles



From our Sponsors