Dog Days: Keeping Your Pooch Active, Cared For, and Groomed
We're big pet fans here at Home to Indy. We have agents who love horses - others who have cats and still more who own dogs (or do their dogs own them?). Regardless, we understand how important pets are to your family.
For those of you with pups who ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 11, 2014 in Parks and Recreation
Where to Find the Best Running Trails in Indianapolis
If you are a runner, then Indianapolis is a pretty great place to live, even though we may not always have the best weather for it. Runners abound here - in every age and stage of life. (I can't help but wonder if it's because we're home to the ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 21, 2014 in Parks and Recreation
Cycling Indy - The Best Biking in Indianapolis
On the topic of all things green, I don’t know if we’re an early adopter, per se, but I think we’re catching on. And, I think when our city puts its minds to something, pretty cool things happen. Evidence of such determination ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 21, 2014 in Parks and Recreation
Indianapolis area dog park etiquette and guidelines
Indy Parks Bark Parks are a great place where owners and their four-legged friends can enjoy the company of other dogs while being off their leashes! Several Indianapolis parks have special "Canine Companion Zones" or bark parks ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 22, 2013 in Parks and Recreation
Summer time Water Fun in Indianapolis
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 ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 5, 2011 in Parks and Recreation
Indianapolis Parks and Greenways - The History
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 ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 17, 2011 in Parks and Recreation
Exploring the Parks in Brownsburg
As the winter months creep on, it’s nice to plan ahead for spring activities. For residents in the city of Brownsburg, the community’s parks and recreation department offers a variety of programs through the Brownsburg Community Center ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 23, 2011 in Parks and Recreation
Eagle Creek Trail Offers Open Space for Outdoor Fun
If you live near Eagle Creek, you already know the beauty of walking the trails throughout the park. Now, westsiders of Marion County have plenty to anticipate with the continued construction of the Eagle Creek Trail. Upon completion, this network ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 22, 2011 in Parks and Recreation
Washington Township Community Park - Avon Indiana
Washington Township Community Park in Avon offers a place for everyone to have fun or relax. With open green spaces for a game of frisbee or basking in the warmth of a summer afternoon.
Two picnic shelters provide ample space for up to 125 ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 11, 2010 in Parks and Recreation
Living at Eagle Creek
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.
Posted by Paula Henry on October 25, 2008 in Parks and Recreation
Indianapolis Greenways to Expand
The state of Indiana has purchased more than 150 miles of abandoned rail line to further the extension of greenways and trails throughout the state. My childhood home was just south of the neighborhood of Broad Ripple. I remember well the abandoned ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 4, 2007 in Parks and Recreation
Eagle Creek - A Fall Spectacular
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. ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 18, 2007 in Parks and Recreation