Colts Canal Playspace | Downtown Indy Parks Playground

The Colts Canal Playground in downtown Indianapolis will catch your eye from the street when traveling on St. Clair Street. From the street it looks like a rollercoaster meets waterpark. Walking towards the playground near the canal, it’s hard to tell if this is a piece of art or a play space. That’s because the play equipment on the north end of the Indy canal is both! One of the only parks in downtown Indianapolis, everyone loves this downtown playground.

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Colts Playground at the Canal

With non-traditional swings that suit most ages, a tall, tall slide that is only accessible to those who can climb high into the ropes and a smaller slide, the soft surfaced park is suitable for a toddlers and older children, but certainly favors older school-aged children. However, my 2,4,6 and 8 year old all had fun the entire time we were there and it was perhaps my two year old that wailed the loudest when it was time to leave.

This park can best be described as a climbing park, kids will climb rope structures, follow metal footings and play on the rock wall. Bumpy hills on the surfaces are fun for the littlest ones and the sweeping surfaces are comfortable and easy to navigate.

The canal is just a few yards from the play space and provides much added entertainment. Sometimes the ducks swim over, begging to be fed. The Cultural Trail is also nearby and provides even more opportunities to see beautiful art.

Bathrooms at the Canal Park

Public restrooms are a short walk north on the canal at 335 W 9th Street, Indianapolis. There are signs that will direct you to the bathrooms.

Colts Canal Playground Parking

Parking is best found on the street above the canal area. There is a parking lot that was open after normal business hours, however it appears to be privately owned. There are so many things to do at the canal in downtown Indy. This beautiful park is a great addition to the fun for downtown families and those visiting downtown.

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      1. They were just redoing some of the bouncy ground treatment that was peeling up at the edges – you can see the patches when you visit now, but it’s open again! I’m just hoping they put the shade sails back up soon.

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