Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park

Free park on the river at Newfields

A free riverfront park that is part of the Newfields campus, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, is the perfect place to enjoy art and nature simultaneously. Site-specific contemporary art lines trails through floodplain forests and Indy’s largest native pollinator meadow that wrap around a 35 acre lake. The Central Canal Towpath trail connects within the park as well.

Park Location

1850 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN. The park is only accessible from westbound 38th Street using the White River Parkway East Drive exit. It is also accessible from White River Parkway East Drive.


Full Park Details

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Park Activities


This park has accessibility features.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Trails designed for walking in natural spaces.

Progress Updates

  • 2020

    In 2020, Newfields completed riverbank stabilization and reopened the riverfront trail in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.

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