We're taking kids to an amazing new place.It's called outside.

Time spent outside with nature goes a long way toward creating a happy, healthy childhood. So we're giving kids a place they can call their own. Literally.

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This land is your land. So get a deed.

Our goal is to provide a deed to a piece of our park to every elementary, middle school and high school student in Indiana.

Get the deeds
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Kids Need Nature!

Like all moms, Alison wants the best for her children and understands that time spent in nature is important.  Nurture a love for nature with your kids by downloading their Nature IN-Deed today, then head outdoors!

 

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Photo Contest: Kids' Nature Poster

Nature is a great science teacher!  Head outdoors with your kids and apply the first priciple of the scientific method - observe!  What do you observe in nature that you find interesting or inspiring? 

Kids can use a camera to take a photo of what they observe in our natural world, then submit their photo in one of three categories: 1) kids in nature, 2) nature scenery, and 3) nature close-ups.  

Winning photos will be included in a photo collage poster for the Children of Indiana Nature Park. Read the official contest rules and submit your entry from the Outdoor Fun page.

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Holliday Park

One of Indianapolis’ oldest parks, Holliday Park is located just six miles north of downtown and encompasses 94-acres of beautiful green space.  Visitors can explore the nature center, play on a hard-to-leave playground, hike more than 3.5 miles of picturesque trails, or take a stroll around the one-of-a-kind Holliday Park Ruins.  

The professional staff offers environmental education programs year-round to help visitors enjoy all that the park offers. The newly-remodeled Habitat Hall in the nature center is a great spot to visit in the winter or when the weather is crummy.  The park grounds are fantastic no matter the season.
 
Creek stomping is a favorite activity at Holliday Park!  A number of wetland areas, seeps, and springs that all feed the White River can be found here. Because of this variety of wetland habitats, visitors are able to find all sorts of cool aquatic creatures.

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