About Indy Parks
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​Indy Parks' Vision, Mission, and Values


The City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 11,000 acres of parkland, 207 parks, 60 miles of greenway trails, 21 aquatic faci​​lities, 16 family centers, 13 golf courses, 15 spray grounds, 4 nature centers, 4 disc golf courses, 4 dog parks, and a mountain bike trail, an ice rink, conservatory and sunken garden, arts center, Velodrome, skate park and BMX complex.


 Our Vision
Indy Parks will be a national model of excellence and destination for facilities and programs, protecting parks, greenways and open spaces and championing environmental initiatives.


Our Mission
Create fun, safe, engaging and sustainable parks that enhance the quality of
life for individuals, neighborhoods and communities.


Our Values

We are committed to public and employee safety.
We strive to provide outstanding public service.
We support preservation of natural areas.
We encourage healthy living.
We cultivate and foster partnerships.
We are committed to professionalism,
integrity, respect and honesty.


We value transparent stewardship and fiscal responsibility.