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Spades Park


Welcome to Spades Park!

Driving/Parking information: Please meet at the intersection of Brookside Parkway North Drive and North Temple Avenue.  They ask that you park along the park side of Brookside Parkway North Drive and NOT on the residential side as we don't want parking in people's front yards. For those of you using GPS to get there, the exact address is: 2589 Brookside Pkwy N Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Spades Park straddles Pogue's Run, a tributary of the White River.




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Park Background: Spades Park found on the North Eastside of Indianapolis, started out as a six acre land donation by real estate tycoon Micheal H. Spades in 1898. The establishing of a bandstand and shelter house in the park courtesy of Spades, led to the park's reputation as a family friendly place, encouraging sports, and the arts. Local residents hold true to the rumors that as a boy, infamous bank robber John Dillinger would play baseball in Spades Park. Today, Spades Park is still the charming place that it was over 100 years ago, only now 25 acres larger. The park offers 2.3 miles of pedestrian walking trails, a playground, and is home to various species of birds; perfect for the avid bird watcher. While the original bandstand is no longer standing, the yearly community event, The Feast of the Lanterns, a Spades Park tradition, still takes place every July. 

Work Day Description: We will be planting trees and shrubs at Spades Park along the riparian corridor.  

Participants must wear clothes appropriate for outdoor field work. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required (NO Crocs or Keens). Water, gloves, equipement and a light snack will be provided. 

For Additional Information: Visit Indy Parks