Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve

Wooded escape in the center of a bustling commercial district

Tucked alongside the quiet natural space of the White River and steps from Keystone at the Crossing, Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve is a natural immersion among a vibrant commercial district. Volunteers have worked to build trails, grow native plants and remove invasive species from the woods. The preserve also offers a canoe launch and event space.

Park Location

8825 River Rd, Indianapolis, IN


Full Park Details

This nature preserve is privately owned by the Central Indiana Land Trust and open to the public.

Park Activities


This park has accessibility features.



Formal or safe informal places to paddle from.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Trails designed for walking in natural spaces.

Progress Updates

  • 2021

    In 2021, the Oliver’s Woods nature preserve opened along the river, nestled in the busy Keystone at the Crossing Area. The 53-acre park includes nature trails and a canoe launch on the river.

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