The Southside of Indianapolis is bustling with activities and fun things to do. Greenwood has extensive options for family fun, all around the city! The Indy With Kids team has scouted out all of the best spots, to create this ultimate guide of activities for kids in Greenwood.
Things to Do with Kids in Greenwood
820 West Main Street, Greenwood 46142
Westside Park spans over 27 acres, and includes a variety of amenities, such as a softball diamond, tennis courts, a playground, and a picnic shelter. Pleasant Creek runs through the park, for creek stomping or other water play. Walking trails can be found by the creek, for a scenic natural backdrop for your family walk.
Greenwood Community Center & Kid City
100 Surina Way, Greenwood 46143
After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Greenwood Community Center is brand new and better than ever. Kid City is a two story space dedicated entirely to children, where you will find STEAM play based activities, that are challenging and creative for all age ranges. In addition, you will find a climbing structure, gathering spaces, and fitness studios available for use.
Wrights Southeast – Gymnastics and Ninja Zone
1064 Greenwood Springs Boulevard, Greenwood 46143
Wrights Fundamentals offers a variety of activities, with something for everyone! Kids night out, birthday parties, open gym, and weekly classes are just a few of the options to choose from. From tumbling, to Ninja Training, your crew is sure to have a blast.
Cake Bake Kreations
Greenwood Park Mall, 1251 U.S. Hwy 31 N, Greenwood
Cake Bake Kreations is a DIY cupcake and cake decorating studio. Order ahead and then show up for an hour or two of creating decadent, edible art.
You Are The Artist
200 E Main Street, Greenwood 46143
You Are The Artist is a local art studio where you will find in person classes, that include kits with tutorials. You can create your very own artwork here and they welcome children to attend. Art projects range from home decor, Cricut projects, and more!
Old City Park
304 S Meridian Street, Greenwood, 46142
Old City Park is one of the most historic parks in Greenwood, located in the heart of downtown. The reimagined park features a custom designed playground, an 18 foot wide creek, and a custom designed climbing wall and net to encourage non-structured play. You will also find a pedestrian bridge, porch swings, bocce ball courts and more. This is definitely a unique place to play with a great mix of urban design and natural elements.
Freedom Springs Aquatic Park
850 W Stop 18 Road, Greenwood 46143
If you’ve never been to this aquatic park, what are you waiting for? Freedom Springs Aquatic Park is one of the best water parks in the Indianapolis area, featuring tube slides, a lazy river, lap pools, and the kids splash area. They have Cabanas available for rent as well, on those hot summer days. There is an island that functions as a stage for live performances and so much more, at this seasonal water park.
Otte Golf and Family Fun Center
681 Sheek Road, Greenwood 46143
Otte Golf and Family Fun Center is a great place for a day out with the kids. They have an 18-hole golf course, as well as mini-golf, a driving range, plus batting cages, and a snack bar. They offer unlimited miniature golf for children ages 4 to 12, for only six dollars!
City Center Park
415 Lincoln Street, Greenwood 46142
City Center Park is hidden in Old Town, in the former location of the city pool. You will find a splash pad seasonally, multiple playgrounds, a picnic table, tennis courts, and a basketball court at this extensive city park. Your kids will love the splash pad in the summer, where they will find spray features, water sprinklers, and dumping buckets to play with. Shaded areas have been installed to help everyone stay cool on those hot summer days.
UPaint Pottery Studio
3113 W Smith Valley Road D, Greenwood 46142
One of my favorite things to do with my kids, especially in the winter months, is to create pottery. It is a fun way to get creative, and not have to clean up the mess! I love that it is a budget-friendly option, as they have pieces available at very affordable prices. UPaint pottery studio is a great place to create with your kids. They will fire and glaze your creation for you to come to pick up, and take home to display for years to come.
2100 S Morgantown Road, Greenwood 46143
This newly renovated park is known as Indiana’s first all-accessible playground for people of all abilities. Independence Park offers a state-of-the-art playground that is inclusive and handicap accessible, a music area, a picnic shelter, and a full basketball court. There is also a paved, stroller-friendly trail that is great for a casual walk.
461 Greenwood Park Drive S, Greenwood 46142
Let’s go to the movies! This theater has multiple screens featuring new release films, comfortable plush seating, and a traditional concession stand where you can get the best-buttered popcorn around. They have affordable ticket pricing, which is great for a day out on a budget!
Four Willow Farms
1213 N Franklin Road, Greenwood 46143
Are you looking to branch out and try something new with your kids? Four Willow Farms, located in Greenwood, is a horse riding school. They offer horseback riding lessons, seasonal events, and tours throughout the year. They also offer birthday parties and summer camps if you are looking for more fun with the horses!
Ella’s Frozen Yogurt and Candy Shop
520 IN-135 A, Greenwood 46142
This locally owned Froyo stand will leave your taste buds satisfied! Here you will find frozen yogurt, and a variety of yummy candies and treats. You are in charge as you select from a variety of yogurt flavors, with candy, cookie, and cereal combinations. This would be a great place to go for a fun treat with your kids!
Greenwood Park Mall
1251 U.S. Hwy 31 N, Greenwood 46142
Greenwood Park Mall is the shopping destination on the south side of Indianapolis. You will find an extensive amount of shopping options, as well as super delicious treats and places to eat. They even have a Build-a-Bear workshop if your kids would like to make a new furry friend.
Play Pocket Trail
Starts at Craig Park, and ends at Fire Station 91
Play Pocket Trail is a unique stretch of trail that features four separate play spots with their own themes. There is a bee play pocket, a tree play pocket, a butterfly play pocket, and a firefighter play pocket. The play stops offer interactive play structures while walking on one of the city’s favorite trails.
Board and Brush Greenwood
200 West Street, Greenwood 46142
Are you feeling creative? At Board and Brush, you can create in this do-it-yourself shop making wooden signs. They offer a variety of instructor lead workshops, where you can pick the theme that works best for you. Make sure to check the website before you go, as some of the workshops are for 16 and up, but others are children and young teen-friendly.
Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop and Outdoor Cafe
259 S Meridian Street, Greenwood 46143
This family-owned and operated ice cream shop has been a Greenwood staple since 1962. Mrs. Curl serves up, soft serve, hands spun milkshakes, hotdogs, fries, and other eats and treats. The black cherry vanilla swirl ice cream is amazing, you must try some when you go! The kids will love the fun creations they can make with their ice cream.
275 West Worthsville Road, Greenwood 46143
This park spans over 16 acres, and provides a large green space for open play. You will find soccer fields, a basketball court, and two playgrounds to play at, as well as a large shelter house available for use. They have trails throughout the park as well for walking and exploring nature.
Greenwood is a lively place, full of so much to do and see with your kids. From bowling to hiking, to pottery, you will find it all here in the beautiful city of Greenwood.