River

27 Parks & Trails.
Dozens of Attractions.
116 miles of shoreline.
Endless possibilities.

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White River

Discover our defining natural resource.

Our Vision

Our collective efforts are focused on the health and vibrancy of the river and the communities it connects.  That means building economic strength. Creating meaningful partnerships across boundaries. Ensuring access for all. And always making sure the river’s waters reflect a bright future.

Healthy River. Healthy Community.

White River is a beautiful, diverse ecosystem—but there’s still great potential to make its waters and shores healthier and more inviting. Learn about White River’s water quality, current clean-up efforts, development, ecology, and the people and organizations working together to make it a great place to experience.

Plentiful Parks

Adventure awaits at the many parks and riverfront spots that truly make White River a worthy destination. Whether you’re into canoeing, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing by the water, you’ll find something to enjoy.

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Things to Do

Looking for live music? Art exhibitions? Fun runs? Cultural activities? Boat launches? Outdoor movies? White River has all of that—and much more.

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White River Reaches

Reaches are sections of the river with a unique character based on the cultural landscape around it. We’ve identified six reaches, each offering unique (and free!) public parks.

North Reach

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Lafayette Trace Park, and Strawtown Koteewi Park

Meadow Reach

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White River Greenway (Noblesville), Potter’s Bridge Park, Forest Park, and Federal Hill Commons

Quarry Reach

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River Road Park, River Heritage Park, Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve, Hazel Landing Park, Heritage Park at White River, Town Run Trail Park, and Oliver’s Woods

Village Lakes

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Central Canal Towpath, Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Blickman Educational Trail Park, Marott Park, Holliday Park, Broad Ripple Park, and Holcomb Gardens

Protected Reach

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Urban Wilderness Trail, Central Canal Towpath, White River Greenway (Indianapolis), Riverside Park, Municipal Gardens, and White River State Park

South Bluffs

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Southwestway Park

White River Reaches

Reaches are sections of the river with a unique character based on the cultural landscape around it. We’ve identified six reaches, each offering unique (and free!) public parks.