Tarkington Park

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Exterior photo of Tarkington Park in Midtown Indianapolis, showing the playground
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Tarkington Park, located in the heart of Indianapolis, is a vibrant urban green space that serves as a focal point for community gatherings, recreation, and relaxation. Spanning over 10 acres, this park offers a range of amenities for visitors of all ages, including playgrounds, basketball courts, a splash pad, and a fitness trail. The park's design incorporates open grassy areas, shaded walking paths, and landscaped gardens, providing opportunities for both active pursuits and peaceful contemplation. Tarkington Park frequently hosts events such as concerts, festivals, and fitness classes, fostering a strong sense of community engagement and connection among residents. With its welcoming atmosphere and diverse offerings, Tarkington Park stands as a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike, embodying the spirit of urban renewal and public enjoyment in Indianapolis.

Phone1317) 308-9521


Approximate location on a geospatial gridNorth Central Indy
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Home to Butler University and adjacent to other Midtown neighborhoods Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler, Butler-Tarkington’s residents love its older homes and tree-lined streets, as well as its educational, cultural, and recreational amenities. Anchored by the esteemed Butler University, the neighborhood enjoys a vibrant cultural scene with the iconic Clowes Memorial Hall hosting diverse performances. Residents can explore the scenic beauty of Holcomb Gardens, a botanical retreat adjacent to the university, and enjoy numerous recreational facilities, including swimming pools and tennis courts, at The Riviera Club. The neighborhood also features unique shopping and dining options, including locally-owned Lunch Money Boutique, Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, and Byrne's Grilled Pizza at Butler-Tarkington's charming "Main Street" at 56th & Illinois.

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