Spring is JUST around the corner! YAY! We’ve had some warmer days in the last few weeks, and for me, all I want to do when the weather starts to warm up, is be outside! Parks are such an easy (and affordable) way to enjoy the outdoors. And thankfully, Indy has some pretty great ones! I’ve compiled a list of some of Indy’s parks, (and some have dog parks, too!) for you to check out (if you haven’t already!) Indiana may be a pretty flat state mostly full of corn fields, but there are definitely some hidden gems that can make you feel like you’re not in Indiana 😉
- Broad Ripple Park – Right in the heart of Broad Ripple, this park was built in the 40’s and it’s still going strong. The 62-acre park borders the White River and there’s plenty of space to bike, run or walk. And there’s a dog park, too that everybody loves!
- Holliday Park – A 94 acre park on the northern side of Indianapolis. There are more than 3.5 miles of beautiful trails and you can also walk right down to the white river. This park has beautiful gardens and landscaping and there’s also a nature center and playgrounds.
- Fort Harrison State Park – This 1,744 acre state park located in Lawrence is a favorite and has plenty to do. It has beautiful views and trails to bike, walk or run on, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a dog park and SO much more.
- Highland Park – This 4 acre park is a perfect location to have a picnic dinner or bring your take out. It’s known for it’s beautiful view of the Indianapolis Skyline. It’s the perfect place to hang during the day and read a book, or come to for the evening for the sunset.
- Eagle Creek Park– This park has over 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest. You can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking and so much more! They also have a dog park.
Hopefully this gives you inspiration and motivation to get out into Mother Nature and explore. Plan a date night picnic. Go read on your eno hammock on a sunny day. Meet a friend for a walk. Take your dog on a long walk to get some exercise. Take in all the scenic views. Take advantage of the warmer temps and get out there and explore! Some fresh air will do ya good 🙂