Krannert Park Family Center outside

Krannert Park and Family Center

In January 2024, The Krannert Park Family Center reopened its doors following a $10.8 million renovation that was part of Mayor Hogsett’s Circle City Forward Initiative. The Circle City Forward Initiative invested $45 million into major park redevelopment projects across the city.

The renovations to the Krannert Park Family Center included a new indoor pool with large garage doors to connect it to a new outdoor splash pad, a new weight room, improved and expanded office and meeting space, renovated lockers and restrooms, heating and cooling improvements, and a new enclosed outdoor program and event space.

The Krannert Park Family Center has free and low-cost programming, monthly passes, and more! Low-cost and free programming includes youth art classes, free tot time, free dance programs, martial arts classes, workout classes, monthly game nights and bingo, senior Euchre clubs, and more.

Krannert Park Family Center Hours

*Hours are accurate at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please contact the venue before you visit to verify that they will be open.

Monday-Friday: 9 am-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm

Park hours: Dawn-Dusk

Monthly Memberships

Weight Room: $10

Open Gym: $15

Open Gym and Weight Room: $20

Open Gym, Weight Room, and Pool (open and lap swim): $25


Inside the Krannert Park Family Center, you will also find a gymnasium, this space is utilized for basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and for family open gym. Family and Youth open gym is available daily from 3 to 5 pm and on Saturdays from noon to 3:30 pm at no cost. Unaccompanied children must present a student identification for entry.

Basketball – Adult open gym only, weekdays from 1 to 3 pm. Cost is $3

Pickleball – Weekdays from 9 to 1 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Cost is $3

Volleyball – Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Cost is $3

*These times and dates are subject to change based on rentals of the gymnasium.

Weight Room

One of the biggest renovations was to the new state-of-the-art fitness room. This area features a walking track, treadmills and other cardio equipment, weightlifting machines, dumbbells, and free weights. The Weight Room is open to anyone 15 years of age or older. If 17 years of age and under, a waiver must be signed, and a guardian must be with the minor at all times.

The weight room is open weekdays from 9 am to 7:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Open Gym daily passes and memberships are available.

Fitness Programs

The Krannert Park Family Center also offers low-cost fitness classes including Zumba and Extreme Hip Hop Step that are offered at $3 per class, and Indy in Motion, which is a free fitness program. The center also has a personal trainer that offers private training programs.

Indy in Motion

Monday is Aerobic Step from 5:30- to 6:30 pm

Tuesday is Yoga from 6 to 7 pm

Wednesday is Strength Training and Cardio from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Indoor Pool

The pool area features two separate pools. One pool has a zero-depth entry with a small slide and the second is a lap pool with a water vortex twist slide. The cost to access the pool is $3 for youth/seniors, $4 for adults, and ages 2 & under free. There is a 3-month swim pass offered at $45. The Krannert Park Family Center also offers parent and me, preschool, and youth swim lessons, as well as private swim instructions.

Lap Swimming

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11 am-1 pm

Open Swim

Weekdays: 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturdays: 12-3:30 pm

Family Splash

Tuesday and Thursday: 11 am-1 pm.

This is a specific time for families to swim with their kids in the zero-depth entry pool. The maximum capacity is 30 people.

Splash Pad

New with the renovations was the inclusion of an outdoor splash pad. This area operates seasonally and is free to the public. The splash pad features a slide and other splash and spray features.

Little Rollin’ Library

Inside the family center building, to the left of the welcome and admission desk is a seating area with two carts of children’s books. The Little Rollin’ Library was sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 4995.

Free Activities for Children

Make sure you follow the Krannert Park and Family Center Facebook page for updated information on upcoming free activities for children.

Dance Class

This spring the Krannert Family Center received a grant that allowed it to offer a free Ballet For Beginners class, free of charge.

Tot Time

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 am to noon

Tot time is a FREE program in one of the multi-purpose rooms, kids can play on the tumbling mats and soft foam shapes. There is also other equipment like hula hoops and balls for kids to play with. This activity is designated for children ages 1 to 5 and requires guardian supervision.

Arts For All

Wednesdays, 5 to 6 pm

This is a FREE community program that features art activities for kids to do and where they can take their art home the same day. This art program is for children ages 5-12, and adult supervision is required.

Krannert Park Playground

Krannert Park received $3.7 million dollars from the Lilly Endowment Grant to improve their outside facilities. With the Lily Endowment Grant, Krannert Park will upgrade the playground, courts, and trail around the pond. The Lily Endowment Grant distributed $80 million dollars in 2022 towards improvements across 42 parks in the Indy Parks system with the completion of these renovations in 2025.

Fishing Pond

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources stocks Krannert Lake and most recently was stocked with 225 catfish. Fishing at Krannert Lake is permitted with a valid fishing license or on Free Fishing Days where people can fish in public lakes and ponds without a valid fishing license. There is also the Krannert Kids Fishing Club that meets once a week for 8 weeks. No fishing experience and no fishing license are required, and parent supervision is required.

Nature Trails

There is a partially wooded area with trails. The Lily Endowment Grant will be used to improve these trails.

Krannert Park also has some Environmental Educational Programs.

Skins and Skulls is designated for children aged 8 to 12. This free program teaches about animals and their habitat and diet. This is offered on the first and last Friday of the month from 4 to 5 pm.

Guided nature hikes are offered on the first Monday of every month from 9 to 10 am. The cost for the guided nature hikes is $2.

Two children play in Krannert Park Family Center's gym with soft climbing blocks for toddlers and preschoolers.

Krannert Park and Family Center Space Rentals

Table and chairs, access to the kitchen, set up, and clean up time are all included in space rentals. No alcohol is permitted in the park or facility. Rentals canceled with over 2 weeks advanced notice are subject to a full return minus a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations made with 1 week to 2 weeks’ notice are subject to a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for cancellations made with less than a week’s notice.

Indoor Facilities

Multi-Purpose Room A

$55 per hour

Holds about 80 people

Multi-Purpose Room B

$45 per hour

Holds about 85 people

Meeting Room

$30 per hour

Holds about 30 people

Conference Room

$25 per hour

Holds about 20 people


$50 per hour or $30 per hour for half of the gymnasium

Holds about 100 people

Indoor Swimming pool

$300 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours

$150 per hour for half of the pool with minimum 2 hours

Holds about 200 people.

Outdoor Rentals

Shelter #1 (Large shelter)

$110 for the day

Holds about 120 people

Shelter #2 (Small shelter)

$85 for the day

Holds about 30 people

Turf area

$40 per hour

Holds about 30 people

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