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Dog on a leash outside of a gated dog park
The Dog Park at Immanuel is a community/volunteer-run dog park, but is strict on its rules to keep pups safe. | Photo by INDYtoday team
With warmer weather on the way, as a pawrent you may be looking for a park to take your fur baby to. Dog parks are a great way to socialize your pup and give them a chance to run around (or be chased).

Note: Going to dog parks is voluntary and at your own risk — and you should understand the risks + respect dog park rules. You are responsible for your dog’s behavior.

Membership required

Broad Ripple Dog Park, 1426 Broad Ripple Ave. | This is a great place for dogs to get off the leash, run around, and socialize. The fee for the dog park is $75 yearly for one dog or $112.50 for two dogs. Learn more about the city’s dog parks and passes.

The Dog Park at Immanuel, 382 Prospect St. | This dog park has been open since October 2020 and is the first of its kind — it’s volunteer-run and was created in partnership by neighbors and Immanuel United Church of Christ, with support from local businesses. There is a $50 yearly fee.

Free-for-all

Metazoa Brewing Co., 140 S. College Ave. | This local craft brewery has a pet-friendly taproom, a patio space with tables, and a dog park with a nice skyline view.

Two golden retrievers enjoying the dog park at Metazoa Brewing Co.

Sip on a local brew while your pooches play at the Metazoa dog park.

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Photo by @stellajune13

Natural State Provisions, 414 Dorman St. | This casual counter-service restaurant in the Holy Cross neighborhood has an outdoor seating area that also features a fenced-in dog park with turf.

Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville | You can bring your dog with you to Hamilton Town Center because there’s a dog park located across from COhatch. It’s free for your furry friends, and then you can shop numerous dog-friendly stores, like Three Dog Bakery.

Do you take your furry friend to a different dog park that’s not on our list? Let us know.
 
 
Events
 
Monday, April 15
  • Creative Writing and Drawing | Monday, April 15 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Indianapolis Public Library, 5420 E. 38th St., Indianapolis | Free | Learn how to write and illustrate your own stories, while using the library for inspiration and research — for ages 6 and up.
Tuesday, April 16
  • Indianapolis Indians vs. St. Paul Saints | Tuesday, April 16 | 6:05 p.m. | Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis | $13+ | Bring your appetite + devour hot dogs, peanuts, potato chips, popcorn, Cracker Jack, and churros — all available for just a buck.
  • Carmel Hambone’s Trivia | Tuesday, April 16 | 7 p.m. | Sun King Carmel Distillery, 351 Monon Blvd., Carmel | Free | Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including sports, music, science, geography, television, nature, and movies — for all ages.
Wednesday, April 17
  • Candles ‘Til Cocktails | Wednesday, April 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Parlor Public House, 600 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis | $45 | Join Penn & Beech and Parlor Public House for an evening of custom candle pouring and cocktail sipping.
Thursday, April 18
  • Spring Style Swap | Thursday, April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Maven Space, 433 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 100, Indianapolis | $15-$18 | Enjoy activities, food, and drinks, and mingle with fellow Mavens while swapping preloved clothes for new-to-you pieces.
Friday, April 19
  • Garcia’s Gardens Farm Tour | Friday, April 19 | 5-6 p.m. | Garcia’s Gardens, 11717 42nd St., Indianapolis | Free | Come check out the farm + shop from the stand stocked with local goods.
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • Tre, a third restaurant from the owner of Sangiovese Ristorante, is opening late this month on Main Street in Carmel. The 4,800-sqft restaurant will feature unique versions of classic Italian dishes, outdoor seating, a private dining room, and a full bar.
Sports
  • The Pacers closed out the regular season at Gainbridge Fieldhouse yesterday with a 157-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks — clinching a spot in the playoffs. The Blue and Gold will face off with the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 21 in their first playoff appearance since 2020. (WTHR)
Trending
  • Get those No. 22 jerseys ready. All eyes are on the Fever as they will likely take Caitlin Clark with the first pick in the WNBA Draft tonight. As of Sunday night, tickets were still available for the draft party at Gainbridge Fieldhouse tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Closing
  • All six Indiana The RoomPlace store locations are going out of business and liquidation sales are happening now, offering “once-in-a-lifetime furniture sale prices.” Get more info.
Job
  • Meijer Grocery is set to open a store in Noblesville at 5956 Promenade Shops Blvd. later this year + is looking to fill 250 part- and full-time positions, including clerks, cake decorators, customer service, cashiers, receiving, and meat cutters. Apply online.
Arts
  • Indiana Sports Corp and Indy Arts Council announced the five central Indiana artists who have been selected to create the 2024 “All Lanes Lead to Indy” artworks in celebration of the US Olympic Swimming Trials. Learn more about artist opportunities.
Sports
  • The Indianapolis Colts will be on the clock for the 2024 NFL Draft in less than two weeks. Should Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell be at the top of their draft board? Listen to burning questions with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
     
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    Do you work in the design industry or just want to learn more about design in all different forms? You should check out the sixth annual Indy Design Week taking place from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27.

    IDW is Indianapolis’ premiere design celebration and this year’s theme is Diversion, “inviting attendees to divert beyond their daily routines to discover the unexplored alleys of creativity which drive innovation and lead us to discover new perspectives.”

    There’s a big lineup of both in-person and virtual events, but here are some of the highlights:
    This is the last week to sign up for workshops. See the full schedule and get tickets.
     
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    I don’t have a dog park located near me, so I appreciate the parks that don’t require a membership. Another favorite that I’ve visited is the dog park at Monon 30, but it is seasonal and closed for the winter. I haven’t seen an update on reopening, so I’ll let you know when I hear more.
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