One of the greatest things about Central Indiana is its abundance in outdoor recreational areas. My son and I recently visited one of the parks in the area, Grand Park, a four hundred acre sports campus in Westfield that opened in June of 2014. While we were checking out this wonderful space, we walked along one of the park’s accessible and paved trails. There are over ten miles of paved trails that you can enjoy for walking, skating and biking. Grand Park is adjacent to the Monon Trail, so you can easily extend your tour along the park’s paths to that trail. In addition to Grand Park’s trails, the park boasts 26 diamonds and 31 multipurpose fields.
After my son and I took a short walk along the trails, we stopped to watch part of a soccer practice at one of the many sports fields. During scheduled games, stop by Urick Concessions for all your refreshment needs. The concession areas also have restrooms, and ice is available to purchase for your coolers.
There is not a lot of shade, so be sure to wear light and comfortable clothing, bring sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. Consider bringing a shade tent and a blanket to sit on in the grass to enjoy a game or picnic.
Want to enjoy some quality outdoor time with your family this summer and fall? Then check Grand Park’s calendar of events for games and activities such as their next Family Friday event. The community is invited to Family Fridays at Grand Park! Come out from 6-8pm and spend the evening enjoying the outdoors and Grand Park’s state-of-the-art playing fields. Attendees should bring their own equipment to play games, enjoy special activities hosted by the staff, and possibly meet some local sports celebrities. The concession stand will also be open.
These events are free to attend and will be held monthly throughout the summer and early fall. All ages and abilities are welcome to come join in on the fun! Family Fridays are held on the synthetic multipurpose fields at Grand Park. Please park in Lot C.
Please take note of the following rules of Grand Park:
- No Pets
- No Smoking
- No Alcohol
- No Unauthorized Motor Vehicles
Please follow Grand Park on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Park-The-Sports-Campus-at-Westfield/219126804791880.
For more information on Grand Park and its calendar of events, please visit http://www.grandpark.org/.
711 E 191st St
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