Riverside Park and Family Center2420 East Riverside Drive(317) 327-7171 (office)(317) 327-7272 (pool)
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Contact InformationPark ManagerTony JohnsonAssistant Park ManagerYolanda Echols
DescriptionRiverside Park was founded in 1898 as a section of land 6 miles in length. Two floods terrorized the park in 1904 and 1913. The city zoo originally located in the park closed in 1916, due to municipal restructuring. In 1927, Riverside was renamed Taggart Memorial Park, then was changed back to Riverside Park in 1930. The diverse recreation area serves the needs of the Indianapolis area in many ways. Athletic leagues, community and civic meetings, swimming, fitness programs, playgrounds, and large special events are the primary focus.
Riverside is located five miles from downtown area, but physically situated in a community at 2400 Riverside Drive. The park is bounded by White River on the west, The Riverside Community on the east, South Grove golf course on the south and The Rivers Edge neighborhood on the north.
Rental Facilities & Fees (2011)
AmenitiesFamily centerGymnasiumProgram spaceLarge multi-purpose roomMeeting roomsWeight room Craft/ceramic room.
Seasonal Aquatic Center
Tennis courts (12)Baseball Diamonds (2)Softball Diamonds (3, 3 lighted)Playgrounds (2)Boat Launch (White River)Picnic Shelters (6)Outdoor Basketball Courts (2)Horseshoe PitFootball Fields (4, 2 lighted)Taggart Memorial