Broad Ripple Park

Active park with athletics, trails, swimming, and boat ramp

The 62-acre Broad Ripple Park is located on a river bend just east of Broad Ripple Village.  Welcoming an estimated 150,000 visitors annually, park facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, athletic fields and tennis courts, a playground, picnic shelters, a scenic overlook over the White River, multi-use trails, and a boat ramp to the White River. The park is also home to the city’s busiest dog park (paid pass required). A new family center is currently under construction.

Park Location

1500 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

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Full Park Details

Park Information

All IndyParks properties are open sunrise to sunset every day. Hours of individual facilities or ticketed venues or activities may vary.

Family Center hours may vary:
Sunday, closed
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm
Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm

Park Activities

Accessibility

This park has accessibility features.

Boat Launch

Paved boat ramps for boats on trailers.

Canoeing

Canoeing/Kayaking

Formal or safe informal places to paddle from.

Family or Recreation Center

An indoor facility for recreation and community programming.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Fishing

Fishing

Safe opportunities to fish from shore.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Trails designed for walking in natural spaces.

Picnic Areas

Designated picnic tables or shelters.

Swimming Pool

Indoor or outdoor public swimming pool.

Progress Updates

  • 2023

    In 2023, construction wrapped up on the Broad Ripple RiverWalk promenade, connecting Broad Ripple Park with Broad Ripple Village.

  • 2023

    In 2023, a new significantly expanded Broad Ripple Park Family Center opened, the first step in implementation of the Broad Ripple Park Master Plan completed in 2019.

  • 2023

    The Indianapolis Cultural Trail announced in 2023 that it would receive a $21m extension to connect a current trail spur at Lucas Oil Stadium through the planned Indy Eleven Park and over the planned iconic Henry Street Bridge to White River State Park‘s expansion area.

  • 2023

    The White River Alliance led the development of the White River Report Card with input from throughout the community. This scientifically based Report Card analyzed 9 watershed regions and calculated 142 grades for 18 different categories related to land, water, and community.

  • 2018

    The River House mixed-use development opened in 2019 at the confluence of the Central Canal and White River, offering 86 apartments and first-floor retail overlooking the river in Broad Ripple. 

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