We have always loved Holliday Park; between the great playgrounds, hiking trails, open spaces, and free nature center it’s been our go-to park for years.
Holliday Park Nature Center
Habitat Hall truly showcases Indiana forest and wetland habitats for children of all ages. My youngest son was immediately drawn to some of the animal cases that were down low on his level for even better viewing. From there it was all about the White River water table experience, where he experimented with floating leaves. We returned back to this feature several times!
There are so many elements to Habitat Hall we had no problem spending an hour and a half in the relatively small space. Children can play instruments resembling different animal sounds, feel animal pelts, make animal tracks, crawl through a log, hear the sounds of the wetlands, dress up as an insect, mammal, or reptile, read a book, do a puzzle…and the list goes on and on. There are truly so many different ways to enjoy this space.
The floor to ceiling windows in the corner of the exhibit reminds children that they are surrounded by nature. Conveniently located right outside the windows are the birdbaths and bird feeders. There are plenty of forest creatures to be observed and my son kept checking out the wildlife from different angles. If you ascend the stairs children can experience the forest canopy, dress as a bee, do your best bee dance, and practice pollinating flowers!
The best part of Habitat Hall is that it compliments the other rich offerings of a great park. Spend the day at Holliday Park – hit the playgrounds, go creek stomping, walk the trails, eat a picnic lunch, play in the “splash pad” at the Holliday Park ruins and be sure to visit Habitat Hall!
Parking at Holliday Park Nature Center
Enter the south gate off of Spring Mill Road and you’ll find great parking spots with easy access to the playground, the Ruins/water table and Habitat Hall Nature Center. There are separate parking lots near each of these amenities.
Holliday Park Address
The address for Holliday Park is 6363 Spring Mill Road Indianapolis.
6363 Spring Mill Rd