Marion County Parks & Trails

From Indy Parks to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Indy Region’s city center in Marion County is almost overflowing with amazing parks and trail experiences for its residents. In Indianapolis, nobody has to choose between bustling city life and great green spaces.  

In the Indy Region, urban living can still be filled with amazing outdoor experiences. 

Indy Parks and Recreation provides parks, greenspaces, trails, and recreation opportunities for Marion County residents and visitors.

The agency offers 213 parks, 11,258 acres of green space, 130 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, 153 miles of trails, 23 recreation and nature centers, 19 aquatic centers, 21 spray grounds, 13 golf courses, and four dog parks. Indy Parks also provides a range of sports, art, education, and recreation programs and more than 2,400 programs throughout the year.

Marion County

Parks & Trails

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, officially the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick, is an 8.1-mile-long urban shared-use path and linear park located in the vicinity of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

White River State Park

White River State Park is an urban park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Situated along the eastern and western banks of its namesake White River, the park covers 267 acres.

Eagle Creek Park

Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. It is located at 7840 W. 56th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana and covers approximately 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of land. There are about 10 miles of paths within it. 

Holiday Park

Holiday Park is a 94-acre city park located on the north side of Indianapolis, where you can explore the nature center, play on one of the city’s best, hard-to-leave playgrounds, and hike more than 3.5 miles of picturesque trails or walk down to the banks of the White River.

Admission to Holliday Park and the Nature Center is free! Some classes and programs have fees.

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