Broad Ripple Park Homes for Sale
Beautiful Broad Ripple Park, situated along the White River in Indianapolis, is part of Broad Ripple Village, one of the six distinct Indianapolis cultural districts. The park boasts a long and fascinating history.
Since its inception in 1946, it has served its community as a place to play, convene and just be with nature and has long been a favorite of all the varied things to do in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Broad Ripple Park plaque Indianapolis Indiana During its early days it sported a carousel, which has since been relocated to the Indianapolis Children's Museum, an amusement park and an actual steam locomotive, which can now be viewed in the Indiana Transportation Museum in nearby Noblesville.
These days, people run its trails, swim in its pool in the great outdoors, play games like softball and tennis and enjoy the Broad Ripple Park family center, where one can view photos of the park and postcards from the 1920s until the present.
Picture of a winding Broad Ripple Park trail
Broad Ripple Park shelter Indianapolis IndianaThere are also two sheltered picnic areas, a playground for young kids, a regulation baseball diamond and multi-use athletic field, a dog bark park and a convenient ramp for boat access into the White River.
Photo a boulder in with a dedication plaque
To the north rests a splendid forest, actually a wetland formed by the confluence of the Culbertson Ditch and the White River. Broad Ripple Park, added to the rest of the body of beautiful Parks in Indianapolis, comprise some of Indianapolis, Indiana's most important attractions.
Picture of the Broad Ripple Park tennis courts
Native hardwoods such as the blue ash, red maple, sycamore, silver maple, cottonwood, American beech, sugar maple, white ash, black cherry and butternut do well there, under the caretaker's watchful eye. The caretakers make sure the wooded area is well drained and well cleared, where necessary, while respecting the natural beauty of one of the most visited of Indy's parks.
Photo of a deck overlooking the White River in Broad Ripple Park