Will You Tell Me a Story?

Walk with us through the Garden Gate!

You may know that Garfield Park is the oldest city park in Indianapolis and that it’s 126 fantastic acres packed with fun and activity for your entire family. But did you know that Garfield Park is on the National Registry of Historic Places? This distinction is judged by how great the Park’s impact has been on the city of Indianapolis, since its founding! Way back in 1876 when it was Southern Park.

With over 100 years of history…it surely means there are a lot of  interesting Garfield Park stories out there. Whether it’s your personal story or a family memory passed down from earlier generations, we ‘d love to hear them.

You can share your stories right here on the website, just below this post.

And if you have any supporting photos from Garfield Park that you’d like to share, they can be emailed to us here at info@GarfieldParkIndy.org. Just be sure and mention they are in support of a GP story or memory submitted through the website.

If you or your family have ever lived in the Garfield Neighborhood, you surely have some special memories to share. Maybe you’ve been sledding in the park on a school snow day, taken swim lessons or played basketball or baseball in the park. Your parents and grandparents have surely attended weddings, strolled in the sunken garden, maybe even gotten engaged down by the Fountains.

The MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts first opened in the 1920’s as a theater for repertory actors presenting a new play each week. Many famous performers have graced this stage over these many years. Surely you have some stories to share about some of the performances you’ve enjoyed here at the Park. Ask you folks! Share their stories too!

Whether your stories are from this summer at Garfield or 100 years ago, we’d love to hear them!

Maybe you just enjoyed the a self-guided tour of Historic Garfield Park and you want to share your feedback.

Perhaps you’re a teacher and you have  used our Teacher’s Guide to Walk Talk and Teach at Garfield Park!

Stories help us appreciate each other more and they inspire our park preservation efforts too.

The Friends of Garfield Park thank you in advance for sharing your family stories about Garfield Park.

And…we hope to see you soon…coming through the Garden Gate.

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