Spending a Saturday at the Canal and White River State Park district is easy. Spending almost every Saturday at the Canal and White River State Park district is even easier. With many outdoor and indoor attractions and festivals, activities such as concerts on The Lawn, touring the NCAA Hall of Champions, paddle boating on the Central Canal, or learning about Native American history at the Eiteljorg Museum can keep anyone busy on both sunny days and rainy days.
The Canal and White River State Park District covers the area directly west and to the south of Monument Circle. The canal, named an American Water Landmark since 1971, begins at Eleventh St. runs south to Ohio Street and curves west meeting the White River. Museums, monuments, artwork, and more line the canal on both sides creating a retreat in the city suitable for all ages. Major attractions on the eastside of the river include Victory Field, voted "The Best Minor League Ballpark in America", the Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater, Military Park, and memorials to the U.S.S. Indianapolis and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
Connecting the East and West banks of the White River is the Old Washington Street Bridge, now renamed the River Promenade. Made with authentic Indiana limestone, the River Promenade features artwork and sculptures from varied Indiana artists creating a unique stroll from the White River State Park to the Indianapolis Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This beautiful setting along the canal and White River is highlighted even more by one of the best views of the Indianapolis skyline as the backdrop.
If you love outdoor festivals and events, The Canal and White River State Park District will be the place to be during the spring, summer, and fall months. The Lawn at the White River can hold up to 6,000 people and has hosted music artists including Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Ben Folds, 311, George Benson, Lyle Lovett, The Fray, and more. Taste of Freedom, Rib America, and the Indy Jazz Fest are three of the most popular festivals that take place annually at The Canal and White River State Park.
* The Lawn at The White River State Park
* Military Park
* Canal Walk
* Victory Field
* Indianapolis Zoo
* Eiteljorg Museum
* Indiana History Center
* Indiana State Museum
* IMAX Theater
* NCAA Hall of Champions
* Old Washington Street Bridge, River Promenade
The H. Lauter Lofts are located at Washington and Harding St. just west of the White River and the Indianapolis Zoo. Featuring 1 and 2 bedroom condo lofts ranging from $105,000 to $225,000, amenities include balconies, exposed brick and ductwork, a clean-styled kitchen with premium appliances, and more. H. Lauter Lofts are affordable and urban Indianapolis real estate within walking distance to all the action of the Canal and White River State Park District.
Watermark Town homes is the Canal's only gated- secured town home community. Located just north of Michigan St. off of Senate Ave, these gorgeous, upscale townhouses offer side yards, a private park, gorgeous views and much more. Over 50 homes are in this community and start at $450,000.