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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






Yearly Events:

End of January

Summer Camp Registrations Begin

Mid Feb-mid March
Maple Syrup Season

First Weekend of March  
Public Maple Syrup Day and 
Girl Scout Maple Syrup Day

April and May
Spring Programs

June - July
Summer Camps

Second Monday of August 
Open for Hayrides

Last Sunday in August
Bug Fest

End of Sept - Beginning of Nov. 
Hayride Season

Sept - 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