Beech Grove Parks and Recreation


Beech Grove, Indiana prides itself on the many Beech Grove parks and recreation areas for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.  Several sporting events and annual Indianapolis festivals take place in the area preserves, attracting numerous attendees for a fun day in the small town.

The Sarah T. Bolton Park is so named after the estate the land was purchased from in 1930.  Bolton’s farm was named “Beech Bank”, and contributed to the naming of the Indiana city.  Visitors to Indianapolis enjoy taking Fido to the Paw Patch: the 1-acre fenced Indianapolis bark park available at the Sarah T. Bolton Park.

Video of fireworks at Sarah Bolton Park in Beech Grove, Indiana

Beech Grove’s South Grove Park is located at 1100 South 9th Street, adjacent to the South Grove Intermediate School.  Several playground and picnic areas there are typically used for private parties and Indianapolis events.

Hartman Park may be found at 700 South 9th Street, and features 5 baseball diamonds which host several summer camps and local Little League games.  Beech Grove parks are typically used for basketball, softball and baseball, volleyball, skateboarding, horseshoes and summer sports camps.

The Community Center at 5245 Hornet Avenue houses the popular Hornet Park Fitness Center, which offers day and guest passes.  Tai-Chi, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Boot Camp, Spinning, Aerobics and Line Dancing classes are offered at the center.  Local events which are sponsored by the center include annual bike-a-thons and Indianapolis health fairs.

Festivals and special events hosted in the city of Beech Grove, Indiana include a Senior Citizens Day, Children’s Mornings, July 3rd Celebrations and Halloween Costume Contests.  Like Indianapolis parks, some Beech Grove parks have local open-air stages that regularly feature magic shows, storytellers, dance troupes and drama groups for public entertainment.

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