6000 N Post Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Fort Harrison State Park
6000 N Post Rd.
More informationFind more information about Fort Harrison State Park on the DNR website.
Work day description: Work Day Description: Participants will join CEES and Department of Natural Resources staff to remove invasive exotic honeysuckle in the high quality woodland. Participants must wear clothes appropriate for outdoor field work. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. A light snack, water, gloves, and equipment will be provided.
Meeting location: Delaware Lake Parking Area (circled below)
Additional resources: Visit the Topical Resources page for information related to topics discussed during or related to service learning projects and work days. Please refer to your instructor's guidelines for specific requirements regarding course paper research.
History of Fort Harrison
The site began as a military facility in 1902. It was named for the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, an Indianapolis native. When it closed in the 1990’s, the State of Indiana acquired parts of the base designated as natural areas. Fort Harrison State Park is open to the public and includes many activities. Within its boundaries lies a section of Fall Creek and many of its tributaries.
At Fort Harrison, landscape and history blend together at this unique setting on the north-east side of Indianapolis. The 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek and two national historic districts. The former Citizen's Military Training Camp is preserved around the park office in what was once known as Camp Glenn.