Featured Historical Site: The Conservatory

The Conservatory   In 1908 Indianapolis hired a gifted visionary, George Edward Kessler, a German-born landscape architect with considerable engineering and city planning ability as well. Because he loved his work, he loved Garfield Park. It became his jewel. Kessler had great respect for the rich horticultural heritage of Garfield Park. Today the rainforest exhibit is…

Fountain Fest 2015: An Event Recap

By Mark Bowell Here are a few wonderful memories from Fountain Fest 2015, held September 19th at the Garfield Park Sunken Garden. It was a sunny afternoon and evening in Garfield Park as the Friends of Garfield Park hosted the 2nd Fountain Fest on Saturday, September 19th in the Park’s Sunken Gardens. Attendees listened to…

What’s Up at The Mac?

Pops Series at Garfield Park….MacAllister Amphitheater Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:00 PM Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:00 PM Athenaeum Pops Orchestra Thursday, June 25, 2015 7:00 PM Greater Greenwood Community Band Wednesday, July 01, 2015 8:00 PM Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra w/ Fireworks Presented by the Friends of Garfield Park * (also…

Summer Fun Facts

2015  Friends of Garfield Park SUMMER FUN FACTS CELEBRATE • HONOR • SUPPORT This summer Garfield Park has family fun for everyone. The Friends of Garfield Park supports the efforts of our Indy Parks team and is pleased to support the following Garfield Park events: Music in the Gardens ………………………………………………. WHEN Thursday, June 4th @…

Year-end Giving Letter FOGP

December 22, 2014         Dear Friends, On behalf of the Friends of Garfield Park, Inc., (FOGP) I would like to thank you for your support of our organization over the years. Since our founding in 1998, we have been committed to preserving the values and assets of our city’s greatest park. During this time we…

Our Amazing Conservatory

Welcome to our amazing Conservatory! In 1908: The powers-that-be in Indianapolis, hired a gifted visionary, George Kessler, a German-born landscape architect with considerable engineering, and city planning ability as well. Kessler developed, what is known as, The Indianapolis Parks and Boulevard System, which was adopted in 1909. He had drawn a complete master plan for…

The Statue of Major General Henry W. Lawton

Annie here,Coming to you from The Garfield Alive Welcome Center Celebrating ~FUN WITH LEARNING GrowingDifference-makers in the Park  Join Us! Difference-makers: Young and old—Past Present Future Stay connected—GarfieldParkIndy.org We are moving forward with our InfoGram project and eager to roll them out soon. These recorded messages will be a great resource for all our visitors…

James A. Garfield, A Difference Maker

Annie here, Coming to you from The Garfield Alive Welcome Center Celebrating ~FUN WITH LEARNING Growing Difference-makers in the Park Come see. Difference-makers come in all sizes! Stay connected— GarfieldParkIndy.org Pssst! Digital-Direct Tours at Your Finger Tips! We are developing a simple information tool for all of our guests. You will soon find recorded InfoGrams…