While Lafayette Square does not have any of its own city or county parks, abundant green spaces between housing developments and aesthetic tree-lined streets provide an aura of natural splendor.
An abundance of parks in the vicinity cater to visitors of all ages, and the Eagle Creek Park serves outdoors enthusiasts of all walks of life. Located 5 miles northwest of North High School, this massive Indianapolis city park covers more than 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of land, making it one of the largest city parks in the United States. Visit the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure within the park for some high-action zip lining fun, or join the Indianapolis Rowing Center for first-class rowing lessons. In addition to boundless athletic possibilities, this park also offers ample bird watching, a marina for launching a kayak or canoe and much more. The only minor drawback is that entrance to this park costs a fee.
Dog owners also can give their beloved pets
a large, expansive space to run around without a leash at the Canine Companion Zone near 56th Street in Eagle Creek Park. Dogs must wear a rabies tag when running around at this park, and owners need to purchase a "Pooch Pass" from the Eagle Creek Park Office. Make sure to keep watch for annual rowing events and other day camps at this park, but every August locals can push their bodies to the limit by attempting the annual Eagle Creek marathon, half marathon or quarter marathon.