As the oldest city park in Indianapolis, Garfield Park is a major urban park nestled among historic leafy neighborhoods on the near southeast-side of downtown Indianapolis. This urban oasis is located less than 3 miles from the heart of downtown and just south of Fountain Square, and easily reached by bicycle and on foot via the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Pleasant Run Trail.
You may know that Garfield Park is the oldest city park in Indianapolis and that it is 126 fantastic acres packed with fun and activity for your family. But did you know that Garfield Park is listed 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. And there’s more! There are several sites within the park that have been selected to be featured in our multimedia Tour of Historic Garfield Park.
For overall health and well being, most experts agree that more needs to be done to draw people outdoors for fresh air, activities and interaction with nature and neighbors. Enjoying nature, having fun with family and friends and learning about local history and culture help people establish roots in their communities and add to the overall quality of their lives.
Garfield Park Delivers!