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Eagle Creek Park

 

Photography for Citizen Science

Work Day Description: Learn the key features of plants, animals, and fungi that will help your photographs become useful data within the iNatruralist platform.

Participants must wear clothes appropriate for outdoor field work.  Long pants and closed toe shoes are required (NO Crocs or Keens)

Meeting Location: Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center. Use the W 71st Street entrance off Lafayette Road (71st Street becomes Eagle Creek Parkway after you enter the park); turn right on W 65th Street (there is a sign indicating this is the way to the Ornithology Center); turn left on Delong Road; park in the Ornithology Center parking lot. 

PDF Park Map can be found here


Background Provided by Indy Parks and Recreation Land Stewardship

One of our six regional parks, Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. The park includes almost 1,400 acres of water and over 3,900 acres of land.  J.K. Lilly (Eli Lilly & Company) owned the land and gave it to Purdue University in the late 1950's. The University later sold the land to the city of Indianapolis. A dam was built to control flooding and the result is how we know Eagle Creek today.  It was established as a park in 1962. Visit the park website to learn more: 
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/Parks/List/Pages/EagleCreekPark.aspx


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