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The parks in Griffith Indiana are pretty, plentiful and very important to the community no matter your age!

From community gatherings for all ages at Central Park to the smallest of neighborhood parks just for kids, Griffith has a wide range of parks enjoyed by all.

For a complete breakdown of each of the 8 Griffith Indiana parks, read more…



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All The Parks In Griffith Indiana

Griffith Central Park

600 N. Broad St

  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball Fields
  • Restrooms
  • Pavilions
  • Veterans Memorial
  • Picnic Tables
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Wi-Fi

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Cheever Memorial Park

699 N. Elmer St

  • Playground
  • Softball Field
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pickleball Court
  • Handball Courts
  • Drinking Fountains

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Firefighter’s Park

699 N. Elmer St

  • Playground
  • Pavilion
  • Restroom
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Panther Park

319 W. Columbia Ave

  • Next to Bike Trail
  • Workout Station
  • Picnic Table

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South Park

W. Avenue D

  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Basketball Court
  • Restrooms
  • Parking Lot

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Tot Park

349 N. Indiana St

  • Playground
  • Multi-Sports Court
  • Lighted Pavilion
  • Skate Plaza
  • Restroom
  • Drinking Fountain

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39th Street Park

39th Lane and Elmer

  • Playground

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Woodland Park

1601 W. Pine St

  • Playground
  • Trails

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Erie-Lackawanna Trail

  • Paved trail for biking, walking, running and skating

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Other Griffith Indiana Playgrounds and Sports Fields

Franklin Fields

Two softball fields, with concessions. Home to the Griffith Girls Youth Softball

Franklin Playground

Small fenced-in playground left over from the old Franklin School.

Franklin Courts

There’s always a pick-up game at these two fenced-in basketball courts.

FAQs About Griffith Indiana Parks

What times are the Griffith Indiana parks open?

The Griffith Indiana Parks open hours vary. Some open as early as 5 AM and close anywhere from 8:30 to 10 PM. A good general rule of thumb is dawn to dusk. However, check with each individual park for accurate times.

How do I rent a pavilion in one of the parks in Griffith Indiana?

Central Park, South Park, and Cheever Parks in Griffith Indiana are the only ones that have pavilions for rent.

Residents pay $50 for four weekday hours, non-residents pay $75.

Weekend and Holiday prices for the entire day at Central Park are $150 for residents and $300 for non-residents. South Park is $125/$250 and Cheever Park is $75/$150.

There is also a $50 cleaning deposit.

Weddings and extra-large gatherings are subject to additional fees and permits. Baseball Fields can also be reserved for an additional fee.

What is the Griffith Parks 5 year master plan?

The 5-Year Master Plan is a plan of attack to improve all Griffith Parks amenities and continued maintenance. The Griffith Parks and Recreation Department just completed a successful 2016-2021 Master Plan. The new 2022-2026 Plan is in effect now.

The current 5-year plan is to add more parks to the growing neighborhoods in Griffith! Hopes are to also budget for a dog park, splash pad, and community garden.

The Town should also be able to finally add a portable ice rink to Central Park too after a  miss on the previous go-round.

Read the entire 20-22-2026 Master Plan here.