Beech Grove Parks Department
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Our city parks offer clean picnic shelters, playgrounds, beautiful creeks and an abundance of towering shade and flowering trees. Facilities throughout the parks include basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer. Educational sport programs such as softball and basketball clinics are offered periodically throughout the summer.
Athletic activities are only a portion of the scheduled activities for our Beech Grove Parks. They also offer a number of special events, such as Senior Citizens Day, Children’s Mornings, the annual July 3rd Celebration with fireworks sponsored by the Beech Grove Promoters Club, and the park’s annual Halloween Costume Contest and Visits with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Other programs have included magic shows, storytellers, dance troupes and drama groups, concerts, and the Fire Department’s Kids Fun Day. The Beech Grove Parks Department aims to please the citizens and visitors of Beech Grove and is endlessly upgrading facilities and activities for the parks.
Park hours are dawn until dusk. Hours may be extended for special events by approval of the Parks Board.
Reservable shelters are available in Sarah T. Bolton and Don Challis Parks. Shelter reservations are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 3:00pm at the Hornet Park Community Center. The cost is $65.00, Cash or Check only. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis and must be secured with your advance payment.
The Parks Department supports the planting of new trees and plants as one of the most important steps an individual or organization can take to restoring our environment. Our policy is to plant trees and plants native to Indiana. Native trees and plants are best suited for the soil and weather conditions in our area. As a result, natives require less fertilizer, fewer pesticides, and less water. Native plants are necessary for healthy wildlife populations and help prevent the spread of invasive, exotic species. Donate a tree or a plant so it can be enjoyed by the entire community.