Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

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7840 West 56th Street (317) 327-7110

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    The 4th-Largest City Owned Park

    by djramey Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Eagle Creek Park is the 4th largest city owned park in the United States and this vast park area does not let one down when visiting. The Lilly family of Indianapolis (See: Lilly pharmaceuticals such as prozac) helped fund and purchase this land to the Northwest of Indianapolis. The area makes up 3,100 acres of park and 1,300 of water and was given to Purdue University of West Lafayette in the 1950's. The University unable to keep the land appropriately sold it to the City of Indianapolis.

    The park is open year-round from dawn to dusk much like Central Park in New York City. It includes the self named Eagle Creek Reservoir and offers canoeing and kayaking. Out of the water the park has many trails and paths which you can tramp and walk as many families do. A lot of wildlife run free like deer and rabbits that walkers can also so. A semi-new nature center has a huge arboretum with trails and a 600 year old tree log.

    My time in the Eagle Creek were well spent and I would suggest you to visit if you're in the city. Times there can be fun, romantic, or just completely light hearted. Visit with your family, your mate, or your significant other!

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    by Al.S Written Jul 24, 2009
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    There are many great opportunities to rent unique cycles and boats. With everything from beach cruisers and mountain bikes, to four wheelers, to surreys that can fit up to eight, the whole family will be happy. Bikes and boats can be rented at the Eagle Creek Park Marina.

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