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September 26, 2010

Parks and wrecks: At a glance

Here are the Anderson city parks, along with brief descriptions of the offerings for each.

1. Allis Park, 2800 W. Eighth St.

Green space for soccer, flag football; site of parks tree nursery.

2. Anderson Town Center

1200 Meridian St.

Plaza and anchor for downtown activities; play equipment, interactive water feature, open stage.

3. Athletic Park

Eighth and Wilcon streets

Green space along White River and former harness racetrack; Athletic Park Pool, closed, rare example of 1920s above-ground pools.

4. Belmont Park

29th and Dewey streets

Small park with picnic shelter, tables, grills, basketball court and playground equipment.

5. Canine Companion Corral

2108 W. Eighth St.

Fee-funded dog park.

6. Circle Park

Ringwood Way, Meadowbrook

Green space, playground equipment.

7. Denny Field

Brown and 30th streets

Youth football facility

8. Edgewater Park

801 E. 10th St.

Green space with White River and trail access.

9. Funk Park

315 W. Eighth St.

Passive, landscaped, meditative park with gazebo and benches for weddings and events.

10. Geater Community Center & Park

1611 Chase St.

Playground equipment, basketball courts, softball and flag football sites; indoor gym, fitness center, activity rooms, library and park headquarters.

11. General Pulaski Park

38th Street and Forest Terrace

Baseball, basketball, tennis, fitness trails, fishing and green space.

12. Grandview Golf Course

1907 Northshore Blvd.

Municipal course for golfers of all ages and abilities; golf pro, lessons and clinics available; pro shop and restaurant.

13. Grandview Harmon Park

2030 VanBuskirk Road

Neighborhood park with play structure and shelter area.

14. Horne Park

Seventh and John streets

Playground, basketball court, small green space

15. Jackson Park

22nd Street and Raible Avenue

Mature trees, walking trail, shelter, playground.

16. Killbuck Wetlands

Grand Avenue

Trail connects to Shadyside trail; abundant wildlife and scenic views.

17. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

22nd Street & Madison Avenue

Passive, meditative park with memorial and statue of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

18. Mays Park

Tenth Street & Madison Avenue

Tennis courts, outdoor skate plaza, extreme sports shop and green space.

19. Meadowbrook Park

3600 Madison Ave.

Linear park winding through Meadowbrook with green space and small playground elements.

20. North Anderson Community Center

101 E. Oak St.

Site of North Anderson Senior Center and the Parks Athletic Club (formerly known as the PAL Club)

21. Rangeline Nature Preserve

1200 S. Rangeline Road

180-acre nature area with mountain bike trails; also enjoyed by hikers, fishermen and nature enthusiasts.

22. River Bend Park

Second and Sycamore streets

Undeveloped natural floodplain along White River with access trails and canoe launch.

23. Shadyside Memorial Park/Shadyside Recreation area

1112 Broadway Ave.; Cross Street and Alexandria Pike

Terraced gardens, botanical walk, amphitheater, Veterans Commons, playground, trails, baseball, fishing, nonpowered boating, volleyball, marina, shop.

24. Shepherd Park

Rangeline Road and Debra Drive

Undeveloped, site of Aspire Indiana Community Garden.

25. Streaty Park

19th Street & Park Avenue

Open space with several recreational elements.

26. Thomas R. McMahan Riverwalk

Connects to White River Trail from Third to 10th streets downtown. Kennedy Crossing pedestrian bridge crosses White River, connects to Edgewater Park trail.

27. Walnut Park

1700 Walnut St.

Shelter, basketball court and open play space.

28. Warren Miller Park

2700 Madison Ave.

Baseball facility with grandstands, concessions, picnic shelter, play area, mature shade trees.

29. White River Trail

Grand Avenue

The 2.3-mile main trail begins at the bridge on Grand Avenue and follows the north/east bank of the river.

Source: Anderson Parks Department. For more detailed information, view the parks facilities website:

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