The Near Eastside has numerous Parks in the area to enjoy.


brookside Park

This 108-acre community park is located at 3500 Brookside Pkwy. S. Dr.  Amenities include: community center, pool/spray, playgrounds, picnic shelters, an eighteen-hole disc golf course, and wooded nature trails.



spades park

Just down the street from Brookside Park, you’ll find Spades Place Park.  This 31-acre park at 1800 Nowland Ave. is located in the the Windsor Park neighborhood.  Feast of Lanterns Festival is held in the Park.



highland park

Indianapolis’s second highest elevation is found in a park in the Holy Cross Neighborhood, near 1100 East New York St.  

Pogue's Run Art & Nature Park

Established in 2003 as part of a massive floodwater-mitigation project. Wildlife thrives in the park. The 2.3 miles of trails along the man-made wetlands and open waters on 22.5 acres are part of Pogue’s Run, a meandering small creek that runs from 46th St. and N. Arlington Ave., through the east side to downtown.

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This 18.8 acre neighborhood park was established in 1937, to meet the needs of families moving out of the heart of downtown and into the city’s growing suburbs.   The park is located at 2000 Forest Manor Avenue, just south of 21st Street and east of Sherman Drive.

Willard Park

One mile east of downtown Indianapolis on Washington St., you’ll find Willard Park.  The land of this eleven-acre park had many identities in its history, but has always played an important role in uniting the community around it.  Willard Park is named for William Willard, founder of the Indiana School for the Deaf.