Southwestway Park

Large natural park popular with mountain biking and horseriders

Southwestway Park is a 587-acre park in the southern most part of Indianapolis. Visit Southwestway for a trail system that includes hiking, running, and horseback riding. Hit the links at Winding River Golf Course. Explore Cottonwood Lakes, and take advantage of the baseball diamonds, soccer fields and other recreational sports available here.

Park Location

8400 Mann Road, Indianapolis, IN


Full Park Details

All IndyParks properties are open sunrise to sunset every day. Hours of individual facilities or ticketed venues or activities may vary.

Horseback riding is permitted on designated, marked trails, and trailers must be parked on the west side of Mann Road near the soccer fields as parking by the trailhead is limited.

Park Activities


This park has accessibility features.

Athletic Fields & Courts

Fields and courts for sports.

Equestrian Trails

Trails that allow for horseback riding.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly


Public or publicly-accessible golf course with riverfront views.

Mountain Biking

Trails designed for mountain bike riding.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Trails designed for walking in natural spaces.

Picnic Areas

Designated picnic tables or shelters.

Progress Updates

  • 2023

    In 2023, the Lilly Endowment awarded $80m for improvements across the Indy Parks system, including several major grants for White River-adjacent parks. Holliday Park is receiving $4.5m for playground and signage improvements, walkway upgrades, and gazebo maintenance. Major Taylor Skate Park, part of Riverside Regional Park, is receiving funds to expand and add lighting. Riverside Park itself is receiving $11.55 in new funding (on top of $6.5m previously committed by the City) to build a new playground at the Taggart Memorial, upgrades to the soap box derby track, and new sidewalks and nature trails in the new adventure park portion of the park. Southwestway Park received $1.25m for a new comfort station, expanded parking area, and playground.

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