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 Southeast​way Park

5624 South Carroll Road 
New Palestine, IN 46163
(317) 327-4834

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 39088
Indianapolis, IN 46239


Park Manager
Chris Martini

Assistant Park
Frank Rouse​

Facility Attendant/Naturalist
Miranda Sears

Office Hours

Mon.-Fri.  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun  12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Park Information

Southeastway Park is a 188-acre Regional Nature Park managed under the Environmental Education Division of the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Dept. The park is located in the southeast corner of Marion County easily accessible from I-74 at the Acton Road exit. There are a variety of natural habitats on the property including: 80 acres of forest, a pond and wetland, open fields and meadows, a prairie preserve and Buck Creek. The park offers numerous environmental education programs and special events throughout the year. The main operations of the park are broken down into 4 major areas: Environmental Education Programming, Shelter and Site rentals, Hayrides and Summer Camps.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southeastway Park is to foster understanding and appreciation of nature through preservation and enhancement of diverse natural habitats while offering individuals, families and small groups a safe, secure and accessible place for enjoyment and recreation.

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Important Documents

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Southeastway Park Map and Brochure.pdf

Friends of Southeastway Park Brochure.pdf






2016 Events:

January 25

Summer Camp Registrations Begin

Mid Feb-mid March
Maple Syrup Season

February 24 
Homeschool Maple Syrup Day

March 5 
Public Maple Syrup Day

March 6 - Girl Scout Maple Syrup Day

April and May
Spring Programs

April 1 - May 20
Indiana Master Naturalist

April 10, 17 and 24-
Girl Scout Badges

May 31 - August 5
Summer Camps

August 7, 14 and 21-
Girl Scout Badges

August 15 - 
Open for Hayrides

August 28  - 
Bug Fest

September 7
Homeschool Bug Fest

Sept. 24-Nov 5
Hayride Season

Oct. 4
Homeschool Habitats

Nov - Jan
Activity Center Rentals


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Picnic Shelters (6)
Picnic Sites (3)
Comfort Station
Paved Bike/Walking Trail
Hiking Trails (3+ miles)
Activity and Education Center
Open Fields
Buck Creek
Sledding Hill