Questions about reservations, park programming, and pricing should be directed to the Park Office at 317.327.7161. 

The Family Center Building in Broad Ripple Park has been rebuilt and is now open as of January 2023!  The new facility boasts a colorful interior that overlooks the White River with a long list of amenities including:

  • indoor walking track
  • gymnasium
  • group exercise rooms
  • multipurpose rooms with large windows
  • group meeting space
  • children’s play area equipped with an indoor playground and party room

Indy Parks describes the center as a place to play, explore, and enjoy unlimited opportunities for recreation programs and activities.

Broad Ripple Park serves more than 300,000 people through a wide variety of programs annually.

“With this new space, we are increasing our capacity to serve and offer more valuable resources to community members and their families,” said Phyllis Boyd, director of Indy Parks. “We are committed to providing the programs and activities that really impact a person’s life in the most positive and encouraging ways. Our parks are here for people to enjoy.”

History: Construction started in July 2021.  The existing building was demolished and the Park Office moved to the Old Family Center located in the northeast corner of the main parking lot. The Metropolitan Development Commission passed a proposal in February 2019 which authorized the Department of Metropolitan Development to negotiate a contract with BR Health Holdings, LLC on behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation. This contract was then approved by the City Council. The project cost $19.7 million and never would have been built without the public-private partnership between Indy Parks and Community Health.  The City retains ownership of the land. The City intends to acquire the building in 3-5 years. The pool was unaffected by this project.

This project was included in the Park Master Plan.

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