Growing up my little sister and I bundled up and climbed the snow mountain to the ladder that led to the slide on the old metal swing set in my backyard. We had so much fun sliding straight into the snow and then climbing out and doing it over and over. At the time, it seemed that the snow went up to my ears and I couldn’t walk through it.
Now I have the pleasure of being a mom and experiencing the snow with my son. Though the snow may not be up to his ears, it may feel like that to him with his active imagination similar to my memories as a child.
Where to Play in the Snow in Indy
While playing in your own backyard is fun, there are more adventurous places in Indy to get out and explore when we are covered with the cold white stuff. Be sure to pack plenty of towels or blankets and a warm change of clothes for when your snow adventure comes to an end.
Play in the Snow at a Park
Local parks are great for snow play because of the wide open spaces and of course, the playgrounds! Playgrounds can be lots of fun in the snow. Some of my personal favorites parks are Holliday Park and Broad Ripple Park.
Play in the Snow at Your Local School
These are especially great on snow days or weekends when school is not in session. Get out and explore the snow right near your home.
Play in the Snow on the Monon
The Monon Trail may not seem like a place to play in the snow but its great because it is one of the first places that gets plowed so it’s safe to walk on plus the plows leave great mounds of snow on the sides of the trail. There are also plenty of open areas on certain parts of the trail to stop for a quick snowball fight.