Indiana has plenty of amazing parks and outdoor spaces to explore. While the state parks get a lot of love, there are also some small town parks that are definitely worth a visit. If you’re looking for new places to explore, check out these 9 small town parks.
1. Deming Park - Terre Haute
This well maintained park is perfect for kids and adults alike. Enjoy a gorgeous place to walk your dogs, an imaginative playground, a picnic lunch, walking trails, and even swimming in warmer months. Find it at 500 S Fruitridge Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803.
2. Franklin Park - Plainfield
This gorgeous park is the perfect mix between relaxation and play. Enjoy a quiet and scenic place to walk, jog, or run, or spend some time with your kids on the awesome playground. This park also has pavilions that are great for family get togethers, sports fields, a volleyball pit, and much more. Find it at 202 N St, Plainfield, IN 46168.
3. Bonneyville Mill County Park - Bristol
This hidden gem will have you believing you stepped into the past. Come enjoy gorgeous gardens, blue heron sightings, the old red mill, picnic areas, and several walking trails. Visit at 53373 County Road 131, Bristol, IN 46507.
3. Ashland Park - Clarksville
If it's an amazing view you seek, Ashland Park in Clarksville is the destination for you. This charming park sits alongside the Ohio River and is a perfect getaway for residents and visitors. Find it at E Riverside Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129.
5. Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve - Chesterton
This gorgeous nature preserve is the perfect, scenic spot for hiking, walking, and just enjoying nature. You'll likely spot some wildlife here (such as deer), which makes this park a delight for many kids. Find it at 2401 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304.
6. Arbuckle Acres Park - Brownsburg
This pretty park has a little bit of everything, making it perfect for any visitor. With gorgeous waterside walking trails and a huge playground area, this park is bound to keep everyone happy.
7. Glen Miller Park - Richmond
If you're looking for a park that goes a little beyond expectations, you have to check out Glen Miller Park in eastern Indiana. This gorgeous park has a large play area, complete with a kids splash pad, tennis courts, a frisbee golf course, a small lake, walking trails, and picnic tables for mid-day snacking. Find this park at 2514 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374.
8. Matter Park - Marion
This stunning park in Grant County offers typical park attractions like sports fields, a fishing pond, a walking trail, and a playground. However, it also has a gorgeous butterfly and wildflower garden inside that you won't want to miss. Find it at N River Rd & Quarry Road, Marion, IN 46952.
9. Jim Yellig Park - Santa Claus
Christmas isn't the only thing the small town of Santa Claus does right. The Jim Yellig Park is an incredible natural attraction with a fun playground and scenic hiking trails. There are also plenty of baseball fields, a batting cage, basketball court, and sand volleyball court to check out. Find it at Ashburn Road, Santa Claus, IN 47579.
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