The Village offers it all for outdoor enthusiasts. A network of greenways and waterways criss-cross and outline the Broad Ripple neighborhood providing runners, walkers, bikers and people of all ages many opportunities to take part in physical activity or simply enjoy nature.

  • The Canal Esplanade adds to the adventure of a Sunday afternoon strolling through the Village’s central core while soaking in all the sights.
  • Two of the Central Indiana’s most widely utilized greenways are here: the Monon Trail and the historic Central Canal Towpath.
  • Adventurous types can rent kayaks (or bring their own) and explore the White River. Public access to the White River is available at the Indianapolis Art Center’s Efroymson Riverfront Garden and Canoe Launch or at Broad Ripple Park boat ramp.
  • The 62-acre Broad Ripple Park, once the site of an amusement park, offers a playground, picnic shelters, public swimming pool, and wooded-preserve and trails for exploring and hiking. Indy Parks also offers community programs and scheduled activities for all ages. And we can’t forget the first and best bark park in Indy.