It’s September, it’s officially Fall (my kids have told me at least 20 times today), but here in Indy, it’s as hot as… Let’s just call it “really hot.”

Here are a bunch of places to stay cool this weekend;


These Carmel locations are open through Friday.

Lawrence W. Inlow Park

6310 E. 131st Street, Carmel
A cement slab with above ground and in ground water features. Plenty of bench seating available in full sun. A shaded pavilion also provides seating.
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West Park

2700 W 116th Street, Carmel
A favorite park with 2 traditional above ground sprinkler features and a man-made creek area. Some trees with shade in the immediate area, a covered pavilion nearby. A lot of seating in full sun.
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These Fishers locations are open through the weekend until 8pm each night.

Billericay Park

12690 Promise Road, Fishers
A local hot spot in the summer, this cement slab water splash park is full of moving pieces. Dumping buckets and large stationary water “guns” are available for kids to manipulate. Some shade is found at nearby tables with umbrellas, shade sails and a covered pavilion.
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Roy G. Holland Park

1 Park Dr, Fishers
A cement top area with in-ground water features that surprise visitors with fun patterns and unexpected sprinkles. Located in full sun with shade trees nearby. Some bench seating in the area and a covered picnic area attached.
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Greenwood City Center Park

1415 Lincoln Street, Greenwood

Monon Community Center Indoor Pool

Central Park Drive East, Carmel 317.848.7275
$10 adults/$7 kids, age 2 & under free. Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday 9am-7pm. Waterslides are open 4:15pm-8pm Monday – Friday and during regular pool hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Zero-depth activity pool, Tot slide, Interactive water features, Vortex, Two water slides.

Krannert Family Aquatic Center

605 S. High School Rd., Indianapolis 317.327.7375
$3 adults/$2 kids, kids 2 and under free. Children 9 years old and younger must have an adult in the water with them. Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm-2pm and 4-5:30pm, Saturday 1:30-5:30pm

Indy Island Aquatic Center

8575 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis 317.862.6876
$5 adults/$4 kids weekdays +$1 weekends, kids 2 and under free. Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm, Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm. Our favorite feature is the water playhouse with a small slide, geysers, and lots of spray features!

Thatcher Pool

4649 W. Vermont St., Indianapolis 317.327.7390
$3 adults/$2 kids. Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 11am-12:30pm & 4-5:45pm, Weekday evenings 4-6pm and Saturdays 11-4pm.
Featuring a rock climbing wall.

George Washington Community School Pool

2215 W. Washington St. Door #6, Indianapolis 317.327.5918
$3 adults/$2 kids. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm & Saturday 12-4pm. Aquaclimb rockwall and splashketball hoop.