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Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis

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Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. It is located at 7840 W. 56th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana and covers approximately 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of water and 3,900 acres (16 km2) of land. There are about 10 miles (16 km) of paths within it. Eagle Creek Park serves primarily as a nature reserve. Before coming into the possession of Indianapolis, the land was owned by Purdue University, and by Josiah K. Lilly Jr. before that. The Eagle Creek Park Foundation serves to promote volunteerism and provide funding for the Park and its programs.

Eagle Creek Park has hosted a number of notable sporting events, including the NCAA Rowing Championships (2002, 2003, 2013, 2014, and 2019) and the World Rowing Championships (1994). The park served as venue for the Archery, Canoeing, Modern Pentathlon, and Rowing competitions of the 1987 Pan American Games.
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  • It's cold right now, but the leaves are colorful; and it must warm up in May. They have eagles, osprey, blue herons, wildlife. They have boating, fishing, walking paths, a 36 hole golf course...  more »
  • Great place for a hike, a picnic, fishing....all these things! You can take your dog if you like (must be on a leash)  more »
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  • We love to come to Eagle Creek. We have 3 young children and they love it too. We see deer and other wild life. They also have playgrounds and picnic areas all over. They also have clean restrooms. Huge plus☺. Just an all around great place to visit
  • Took our toddler for the first time. Spent most of our time at the Ornithology Center & walking the Bird Sanctuary loop. Easy to walk, even while carrying a kid. 😊 Trails were managed well, plenty of benches to catch your breath or enjoy the peaceful surroundings, & minimal trash spotted on trails or in the water. Can't wait to return & see what adventure awaits us.

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