Indianapolis is a city full of surprises, and one of them is the vast number of parks it has to offer. Indy Parks and Recreation provides 214 parks, 11,608 acres, 130 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, 153 miles of trails, 23 recreational centers, 26 nature centers, 20 aquatic centers, 23 spray areas, 2,400 annual programs and more. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape or an exciting playground for your kids, Indianapolis has something for everyone. One of the most popular parks in the city is Garfield Park.
Located near the south side of Indy, this 136-acre park is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. It features gardening demonstrations, flower shows and the Garfield Park Conservatory which houses 10,000 square feet of plants from around the world. Holliday Park is another great spot for families. With a 5-, 10- and 20-foot slide tower, your children can explore tunnels, bridges and a cobweb that can be climbed through.
The interactive Nature Center is also a great way to explore nature in this 94-acre park as you walk a 3.5-mile trail along the banks of the White River. A major restoration of the mystical ruins that welcome visitors to the park has made this park even more enchanting. Indianapolis has something for everyone when it comes to parks. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape or an exciting playground for your kids, Indy Parks and Recreation has you covered with its 214 parks. So come explore all that Indianapolis has to offer!.