We’ve been out exploring parks all year long. We have our go-to favorites where we are regulars but then there are the days that we want to try something new or we’re visiting a friend who knows of a great space for the kids to play! Here are 10 playgrounds near Indianapolis that you should check out!
Coxhall Children’s Garden in Carmel is the perfect place for kids with BIG imaginations. The beautiful gardens and activities will keep children and their adults busy for a long time. The playhouses and building facades provide hours of fun!
Stout Field Park is the first park we’ve ever visited that has electronic games and exercise equipment! If your kids love to climb, this is the perfect space for your family. Plus, a great splash pad for warm summer days!
Cool Creek Park has a nature center, hiking trails, a creek for creek stomping and a whole lot of fun for all ages.
Holliday Parkis a favorite for many area families — the indoor nature center, Habitat Hall provides a lot of hands on fun and learning, the ruins are a great point of interest and the wide open spaces are perfect for little explorers…and big ones too!
Forest Park in Noblesville has a carousel, mini-golf, paved bike paths and more! This HUGE park is a full day of fun.
Just south of the Greenwood Community Center Building, across from the baseball diamonds is a grouping of new play areas for young children. Check out Craig Park and the Bees, Trees and Butterfly playgrounds!
Flowing Well Park in Carmel has a well…that’s flowing! Bring your water bottles, take a hike, go creek stomping. Be sure to pay attention to recommended water safety instructions.
Mulberry Fields Park in Zionsville is one of our favorite summer and winter parks. During the summer, the playground is a hit with my kids but mostly they enjoy the splash pad runoff area — a creek-like play space. When it snows, Mulberry Fields has the BEST sledding hill in the Indianapolis area.
Independence Park in Greenwood has the goal of letting all children play together, no matter their abilities or age. This accessible playground even has an inclusive basketball area and musical instruments!
Running, jumping, climbing, splashing, hiking, rolling down hills, West Park in Carmel is the best for all of these activities. This farm themed park is a hit with most age groups. Don’t miss the wildflower maze in the summer months.