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Best Parks in Indianapolis

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White River State Park

White River State Park welcomes you to sample its myriad delights. Located in the heart of the city, this enormous park beckons you to visit its premises and learn more about mother nature. It houses the Indianapolis Zoo, which is home to a variety of species of wild animals that children and adults alike will love to see. The two museums within the park ensure that you're well versed with local history, culture and traditions. Visit the on site Baseball Park and have a gala time cheering your favorite teams to victory. Ride your bike around the park or explore the scenic waters on boats. If you suddenly feel like watching a film, the Imax movie hall is close at hand. You can also book the facilities for hosting private events. The park is also home to a bevy of local and community events and cultural festivities held at one of the numerous event spaces within: the Lawn, amphitheaters and amusement zones. The visitor's center is an ideal place to stop and get your bearings before you wind your way through the park. Check website or call the park for more details.

Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Garfield Park

One of the finest green spaces in the city, the Garfield Park is a garden spread over a vast expanse that is the ideal spot to get a breath of fresh air. Supported by a group called the Friends of Garfield Park, the space is also used to host several large-scale functions and events. You can attend musicals and theatrical performances by production companies like the Shakespeare and More Theatre Company. If you are weary of the noisy city and want to escape to a peaceful heaven, Garfield Park is the place to go.

Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Broad Ripple Park

Established in 1946, the Broad Ripple Park area has served the community in a variety of ways over the years, including being home to an amusement park and hosting Olympic tryouts. Today the area is a park and recreational area with a swimming pool, playground, picnic area, tennis courts, athletic fields, dog park, boat ramp to the adjacent White River, a wooded area, and a half-mile unpaved fitness trail. Picnic shelters are available for rent. The Family Center offers a list of classes and activities for all ages.

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Eagle Creek Park

The Eagle Creek Park is a delightful and spacious stretch of green. With the countless entertainment opportunities available, you won't know what to do first. The beautiful park serves as home to the beautiful lily lake, hiking trails, a waterfowl sanctuary, nature and retreat centers. It even offers space for picnics and areas to go fishing. Eagle Creek Park is a place where you can see a variety of flora and fauna. The site is also the beginning point for many beautiful hiking trails. Designated as a nature reserve, it is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon for any nature lover. Check website for more details.

Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Fort Harrison State Park

Also known as Fort Ben, Fort Harrison is a state park that was established in 1996. This park offers an unique blend of history and scenery, and has something for everyone. History buffs can explore the historic Citizen's Military Training Camp and the Museum of 20th Century Warfare. Nature lovers can visit the Nature Center or simply walk through the trails of this green oasis. Other activities at the Fort Harrison State Park include fishing, hiking, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. It is also home to the Fort Golf Resort & Conference Center. There's even a dog park on-site, so you can give your furry friend a great day out.

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