Not shortage of opportunities for summer fun in Indy Parks

By Isabel Ramsey / Indy Parks public information officer

With temperatures warming up and the sun making an appearance, the parks are coming to life with nature blooming and people venturing outdoors more.

Splash pads are one of the best ways for youth to cool off in the heat and have fun while doing so. Kids and parents alike are probably wondering when one of their favorite summer activities will open as the anticipation rises with each warm day. Get ready, because all splash pads listed below were set to open on Saturday, May 20. The park hours will be effective throughout the summer:

TIME: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Bel Aire Park, 2901 W. Mooresville Road.
  • Bertha Ross Park, 3700 N. Clifton Ave.
  • Carson Park, 5400 S. High School Road.
  • Christian Park, 4200 English Ave.
  • Clayton LaSalle Park, 401 S. LaSalle St.
  • Dan Wakefield Park, 6051 N. Broadway St.
  • Grassy Creek Park, 10510 E. 30th St.
  • Haughville Park, 520 N. Belleview Place.
  • Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Drive.
  • Jake Greene Park, 1700 Franklin Road.
  • Municipal GaRoadens, 1831 N. Lafayette Road.
  • Riverwood Park, 7201 Crittenden Ave.
  • Stout Field Park, 3820 W. Bradbury Road.
  • Wes Montgomery Park, 3400 N. Hawthorne Lane.
  • Wildwood Park, 8100 Southeastern Ave.
  • WillaRoad Park, 1901 W. Washington St.

TIME: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Arsenal Park, 1400 E. 46th St.
  • Centennial & Groff Park, 2300 N. Centennial St.
  • Tarkington Park, 45 W. 40th St.
  • Windsor Village, 6510 E. 25th St.

If a splash pad doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t fret, we have so much more to offer in the upcoming season! We offer plenty of opportunities for you and your family to make the most of the summer.

– Enjoy a summer concert or movie at one of your favorite parks. The Indy Parks Summer Concert & Movie series is returning this year to Garfield Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Riverside Park, Broad Ripple Park, Watkins Park and Eagle Creek Park. View the full lineup at

– Summer programs are now open for registration. Our parks offer a wide variety of programs and activities for those of all ages to make great summer memories. Enjoy programs such as Cultivating Minds, a children’s gardening series at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Walk with a Dietitian on the Fall Creek Greenway, learn several different art mediums at the Garfield Park Arts Center, join in a free fitness class at several different parks with Indy in Motion, get up close to nature at the Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center, and so much more. Learn more about our summer programs and register at

– Explore our 214 parks and 153 miles of trails. Take an adventure around the city this summer and visit parks and trails you have never been to before!

Whatever you do this summer, we’re sure you’ll find something new, fun and exciting. Enjoy the sunshine.

PHOTO ABOVE: The Splash Park at Wes Montgomery Park.