Summer has finally arrived with temperatures in the 90 degree range. Admittedly, that is warmer than I like it, but hey, I won't complain, since I wasn't sure we would finally hit 70 degrees. Last weekend officially marked the opening of neighborhood and community pools in Indianapolis. School is also out and there is no place children would rather be than in the pool this time of year.
Central Indiana has some great water parks if you are looking for a day worth of fun for the little one's. Actually, I think the adults enjoy water parks as much as the children do. Between water slides and aquatic gyms, diving pools and lazy rivers, there's a whole summer ahead to take in a water adventure or two.
Here's some favorites of my friends and family. These parks feature outdoor...
In 1864, the first park in Indianapolis opened after Governor Oliver P. Morton donated the land now known as Military Park for use as a recreational area. Today, Indianapolis is home to some of the nation’s finest parks and greenways. More than 100 years ago, forward-thinking officials hired George E. Kessler, a city and park planning expert and landscape architect from St. Louis, to design the Indianapolis Park and Boulevard System.
Mr. Kessler studied botany, forestry, landscape design and civil engineering in his native Germany, and then returned to the United States in 1892 to pursue his livelihood. Mr. Kessler’s impressive career spanned 40 years, where his work and legacy spread through 100 cities across 23 states, Mexico and China. He worked on more...
While driving down 56th street today, I again marveled at the beauty of Eagle Creek. When you pass Eagle Creek area off 56th Street, it is no longer a creek, it is the Reservoir. It is one of the most beautiful places in Indianapolis.
Immediately off the exit is the entrance to Eagle Creek Park and if you have never been, Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy a drive through the park. As you travel west, you cross the bridge over the Reservoir and today the sailboats were out, the sun was just starting to peek through the clouds and the fall colors made me want to stop right there to take pictures and enjoy a bit of the magnificence of the beauty.
It must be wonderful to live along the reservoir...
Posted By Paula Henry on Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:55:00 AM | 3 Comments
I took the afternoon yesterday to drive through Eagle Creek Park and captured the wonder of fall to share with you. There's nothing more peacful than an early fall drive through Eagle Creek.
The forest ground is blanketed with fallen leaves. There’s still lots of green, so opportunity to take the trip and enjoy fall, in all it’s beauty.Grab a blanket, a picnic basket and get away from it all for awhile.You'll be glad you did :)