subject guide: The Great outdoors

Do you ever want to be outside, but you don't know what to do?  This guide can help! Below are field guides, camping guides, trail guides and other books related to the great outdoors. Our websites and FAQs can help you find something to do outside in Greenwood or Indiana. Enjoy the great outdoors!

Library Materials

Woodall's North American campground directory 2010
by Woodall Publications Corporation
917 WOO

 

Websites

Greenwood Parks and Recreation - http://www.greenwood.in.gov/department/index.php?fDD=10-0
If you're looking for Greenwood parks, events, or recreation activities, this is the place to start.  Along with upcoming community events and recreational team sports, this website provides links to information about the amphitheater, city pool, community center, four paws dog park, and disc golf locations.

Indiana State Parks Camping Locations - http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Do you want to go camping, but can never figure out where to go?  On this website, you can search for an available campground by park, location, date, or type (RV, horses, large group, etc.).  You can also use an Indiana map to search for a state park.

Indiana Campground Owners Association - http://www.campindiana.com/index.html
Search for a campground by name, city, amenity, or a state map.  This site also includes camping etiquette.
 

Indiana Trails Inventory - http://www.in.gov/dnr/outdoor/4240.htm
Looking for a place to go hiking?  At Indiana Trails Inventory, you can search for a trail by type of activity, including: hiking, biking, off-road bicycle, motorcycle, rail trails, horses, etc.  You can also see each trail's status, or use an interactive map to select an open trail.

Otte Golf and Family Fun Center - http://www.ottegolf.com/
A family fun center in Greenwood, Indiana, provides lots of enjoyable outdoor activities, including putt-putt, golf, and batting cages.

Greenwood Freedom Festival - http://www.greenwoodfreedomfestival.com/
The annual Greenwood Freedom Festival offers something for everyone. There is a parade, fireworks, live entertainment, concerts, food and business vendors, Kids' Fairs, and much more. 

Organizations

City of Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department - http://www.greenwood.in.gov/department/index.php?fDD=10-0

Johnson County Park and Recreation Deparment 

National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

FAQs

What are some family outdoor activities to do near Greenwood?
Visit the Greenwood city pool or a park.  Play putt-putt, golf, or Frisbee / disc golf.  Go hiking or biking.

Where can I play miniature golf near Greenwood?
Ottos Golf Family Fun Center, Orchard Golf Center, Greatimes Family Fun Park, Southport Putt-Putt, and Rascal's Fun Zone all have putt-putt courses available.

What golf courses are nearby?
Valle Vista Golf Club, Smock Golf Course, Otte Golf & Family Fun Center, Orchard Golf Center, Hickory Stick Golf Club, or Dye’s Walk Country Club.

Where do I go to play Frisbee golf?

Freedom park has a Frisbee golf course.  Visit the City of Greenwood's Disc Golf Course site for a map, scorecard, and driving directions.  To find other Frisbee Golf course in Indiana, visit Live Strong 

What are some family outdoor activities to do in Indianapolis?
Visit the Indianapolis Zoo or White River Gardens, or walk or ride a paddle boat along the canal.  Visit an Indianapolis park or the Indianapolis Museum of Art's outdoor gardens or Hundred Acres.  You can attend a Crown Hill Cemetery tour.  For more ideas of what to do in Indianapolis, go to Visit Indianapolis - Sports and Recreation.

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