Parks & Riverfronts

There’s always more to explore!

A Park for Every Passion

A series of city, county, and state parks and trails are nestled along the White River. You can easily access the river through walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails. Opportunities for adventure include archery, ziplines, camping, cultural programs, and much more. You’re invited to connect with natural spaces, view the river, and enjoy the experience!

Park Locations

More than two dozen parks touch the White River. Find a park near you or discover one in a nearby community.

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

World-class urban greenway connecting all Downtown Indy has to offer.

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Urban Wilderness Trail

Nature trail through floodplain wildlife habitat in the heart of the city.

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Central Canal Towpath

Trail alongside historic canal waterway linking Broad Ripple Village with Newfields and Riverside Park.

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White River Greenway (Indianapolis)

Paved trail following the river in Indianapolis

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White River Greenway (Noblesville)

Paved trail through the floodplain forest in Noblesville

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Blickman Educational Trail Park

Riverfront trails connecting Marott and Holliday Parks.

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Lafayette Trace Park

Popular fishing and boating access spot.

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Strawtown Koteewi Park

For family adventure in every season, Strawtown Koteewi Park is a MUST see park.

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Potter’s Bridge Park

To see the only covered bridge in Hamilton County, visit Potter’s Bridge Park.

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Forest Park

Filled with attractions and activities, Forest Park is a destination for the entire family!

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Federal Hill Commons

Federal Hill Commons offers community fun in every season.

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River Road Park

River Road Park is a park that includes something for everyone.

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River Heritage Park

Visit River Heritage Park’s accessible playground and more.

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Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve

Visit for a quiet natural escape.

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Hazel Landing Park

Actively reconnect with nature at Hazel Landing Park.

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Heritage Park at White River

Visit this park with your family to explore the beautiful gardens and the Historic Ambassador House.

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Town Run Trail Park

Pack your bike and go to Town Run Trail Park.

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Oliver’s Woods

This nature preserve offers a quiet pace amongst the busy shopping & business district of Keystone at the Crossing.

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Marott Park

This small, wooded park includes a nature preserve, spring wildflowers and is perfect for birdwatching.

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Holliday Park

For a nature immersion within the city, visit Holliday Park.

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Broad Ripple Park

A dog park, outdoor pool, walking trails, great playgrounds for kids, and more all along the White River.

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Holcomb Gardens

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Riverside Park

Get active! Golf, launch a boat, enjoy the courts all within Riverside Park’s 860+ acres.

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Municipal Gardens

Tucked in downtown Indy, Municipal Gardens is the perfect escape for families.ll

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White River State Park

For an urban park offering world-class attractions, visit White River State Park!

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Southwestway Park

Southwestway Park is the perfect park for families looking to stay active!

Plentiful Parks

Love to walk a trail? In need of a quiet spot? Want to explore an open green space? Take the Find Your Parks quiz to discover which park(s) is perfect for you.

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One river. Six Reaches.

Throughout the 116 miles of riverfront shoreline in Hamilton and Marion Counties, there are six river reaches. Each “reach” is an ecological zone of the river with a unique character that makes the White River special. Take a moment to explore the six reaches: North, Meadow, Quarry, Village Lakes, Protected, South Bluffs, and discover the parks that anchor these locations.

North Reach
Meadow Reach
Quarry Reach
Village Lakes
Protected Reach
South Bluffs
North Reach

The North Reach is the northern most portion of the 58-mile stretch of White River through Marion and Hamilton Counties. It showcases great biodiversity from the rich woodlands, historic wetlands, to an immense prairie boasting a variety of wildlife.

Popular fishing and boating access spot.

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For family adventure in every season, Strawtown Koteewi Park is a MUST see park.

camping Canoeing Family Friendly Fishing Nature Trails
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Meadow Reach

Located from 126th Street to 206th Street, the Meadow Reach features the most park systems of the reaches. Also found within this reach are Conner Prairie Interactive History Museum, Downtown Noblesville Square, and historic neighborhoods.

Paved trail through the floodplain forest in Noblesville

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To see the only covered bridge in Hamilton County, visit Potter’s Bridge Park.

Canoeing Family Friendly Fishing Nature Trails
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Filled with attractions and activities, Forest Park is a destination for the entire family!

Canoeing Family Friendly Nature Trails
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Federal Hill Commons offers community fun in every season.

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Quarry Reach

Located from 82nd Street to 126th Street, Quarry Reach is the only reach to span Hamilton and Marion Counties. Filled with shopping attractions, great restaurants, and several parks, the Quarry Reach offers a lot to visitors.

River Road Park is a park that includes something for everyone.

Canoeing Family Friendly Fishing Nature Trails
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Visit River Heritage Park’s accessible playground and more.

Family Friendly Nature Trails
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Visit for a quiet natural escape.

Nature Trails
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Actively reconnect with nature at Hazel Landing Park.

Canoeing Family Friendly Nature Trails
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Visit this park with your family to explore the beautiful gardens and the Historic Ambassador House.

Family Friendly Nature Trails
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Pack your bike and go to Town Run Trail Park.

Canoeing Nature Trails
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This nature preserve offers a quiet pace amongst the busy shopping & business district of Keystone at the Crossing.

Canoeing Nature Trails
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Village Lakes

Located between 29th St. and 86th St. in Indianapolis, Village Lakes reach is home to Broad Ripple Village and the Indianapolis Art Center. The Village Lakes reach is a vibrant area filled with shopping, dining, arts, events, and plenty of great river access points.

Trail alongside historic canal waterway linking Broad Ripple Village with Newfields and Riverside Park.

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100 acres to enjoy art and nature.

Nature Trails
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Riverfront trails connecting Marott and Holliday Parks.

Canoeing Nature Trails
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This small, wooded park includes a nature preserve, spring wildflowers and is perfect for birdwatching.

Nature Trails
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For a nature immersion within the city, visit Holliday Park.

Family Friendly Nature Trails
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A dog park, outdoor pool, walking trails, great playgrounds for kids, and more all along the White River.

Canoeing Family Friendly Fishing Nature Trails
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Protected Reach

Located between 29th Street and Riverside Park on the northern end and I-465 on the southern end, the Protected Reach is anchored by downtown Indianapolis. The Protected Reach is the most dense and urban reach within the 58 miles of the river. Museums, music, dining, shopping, and special events create an environment rich in arts and culture in the heart of Indy.

World-class urban greenway connecting all Downtown Indy has to offer.

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Nature trail through floodplain wildlife habitat in the heart of the city.

Nature Trails
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Trail alongside historic canal waterway linking Broad Ripple Village with Newfields and Riverside Park.

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Paved trail following the river in Indianapolis

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Get active! Golf, launch a boat, enjoy the courts all within Riverside Park’s 860+ acres.

Canoeing Family Friendly Fishing Nature Trails
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Tucked in downtown Indy, Municipal Gardens is the perfect escape for families.ll

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For an urban park offering world-class attractions, visit White River State Park!

Family Friendly Nature Trails
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South Bluffs

Located on the southern most portion of the 58 mile stretch, South Bluffs reach remains one of the most natural sections of the White River in Central Indiana. Anchored by Southwestway Park, South Bluffs is rich in nature and poised for restoration and growth.

Southwestway Park is the perfect park for families looking to stay active!

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If you have a question or concern—or just want to know more about how you can help achieve the community’s vision for the White River—we want to know!