There’s lots of public art on the Monon Trail, and the best way to see it all is by bike! Join Julia Moore, Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and students from IUPUI’s Public Art class for a spirited 12-mile ride and tour of murals, sculpture, and more. We will start at the trailhead at E. 67th Street and then ride south on the Monon Trail to 10th Street. The return trip will take us off the trail to nearby works of art. Bring water and dress in layers. Registration is limited to 12 so sign up early to reserve your spot.
Spring is on the way and this is a great time to shake off the cold winter and get back out on the greenways. Join an Eskenazi community physician in a walking discussion of the new physical activity guidelines for older adults from the Move Your Way campaign. We will explore ways to incorporate balance and muscle strength training into a walk on the Eagle Creek Greenway. Although the program will include tips for older adults, kids and all ages are welcome to attend. This event is free and bilingual.
Don’t let the winter weather keep you inside! Winter can be one of the best hiking seasons. It’s a great way to take in the sights and sounds of the season and see things along the trails that you might not normally see when the vegetation is in full bloom. Its also a great way to get some physical exercise and mental release. Join us for a family-friendly winter hike at Skiles Test Nature Park on the Fall Creek Greenway. Ecologists from Indy Parks/DPW will lead a hike through the park, sharing the unique natural history of the park and discovering a few surprises along the way. The event is free, but you must register.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, marking the beginning of the coming winter. Traditionally, it is a day for reflection where people spend time with family and friends. This year, grab your flashlights, lanterns, or other creative, custom-designed and non-combustible light source and join us for a Winter Solstice Parade of Lights celebration as we “light up” the historic Pennsy Trail near Irvington. This is an informal 1.25 mile walk and will begin near Kittley Avenue (behind the old Marsh Plaza). Participants can start at the beginning or join us in progress along one of the trail’s many access points. The parade route will follow the Pennsy Trail east to Ritter Avenue, then north to Washington Street to Irvington where participants can partake in seasonal specials with local merchants. Join us for a celebration of the season, warm lights, and warm treats as we celebrate the Winter Solstice on the Pennsy Trail.
Looking for a fun activity to usher in the holiday season? Need a little extra face time with Santa to go over Christmas wish list items? Join us for holiday walk with Santa on the Pleasant Run Greenway. This family-friendly event provides an opportunity for kids and families to take a short walk and have a fun conversation with Santa. In addition to the walk, there will be exercises, singing, treats, crafts and a special time for each child to talk with Santa. The event is free but you must register.