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Woodcarver Exhibit at Eagle Creek Park, Mar. 9-10, 2019

February 24, 2019 Leave a comment

Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Kylie Money
On behalf of the event organizers

Indianapolis, IN – Eagle Creek Park is hosting the annual Woodcarver, Woodturner & Woodburner Exhibition. The exhibition is on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

This event will showcase Indiana woodworkers and their wide array of artwork depicting beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna and/or traditional Native Americans through the fascinating art of woodcarving, woodturning, and woodburning.

In the past, both artistic and functional wood pieces on display have included Nativity sets, wine stoppers, salt and pepper mills, animal puzzles, fan pulls, lidded boxes, earring and napkin holders, and much more.

Artists will provide insight into their craft through colorful stories and answering questions. They will even provide some demonstrations for their art pieces.

There will be a family activities area with soap carving, decorating tree cookies, a free play area, coloring pages, and a nature’s woodcarver’s station highlighting how native wildlife utilizes wood.

The exhibition will be at the Earth Discovery Center in Eagle Creek Park and is free with park admission. Park admission is $5 per vehicle for county residents, $6 per vehicle for out of county.

Most of the artwork at the exhibit will be for sale, making for some great gifts or wonderful new decorations for your home! The artist entry and 15% of sales will go toward the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. The foundation works to promote, preserve, protect and enhance Eagle Creek Park through the support of the local community and volunteers.

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Things to do in Indianapolis, May 26-June 1, 2014

Iron Eagle Paddle and Run at Eagle Creek Park, July 26

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Eagle Creek Park. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Sara Holtz
On behalf of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation

For the second consecutive year, the Eagle Creek Park Foundation is hosting a 14k adventure race, the Iron Eagle Paddle & Run, set for Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Eagle Creek Park’s beach, on Indianapolis’ northwest side.

The race has been adopted as the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser in which all proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission to promote, preserve, protect, and enhance Eagle Creek Park through improvements, trail restoration projects and environmental education programs.

Athletes of all ages can explore one of the nation’s 10th largest city-owned parks via land and water, alternating between trail runs, and a canoe or kayak leg.

“The remote setting within the city couldn’t be more perfect for a race. Ultimately we wanted to intertwine a dual-sport challenge while showcasing the park’s assets, all while supporting a great cause,” said Erich Muensterman, Iron Eagle race chairman and Foundation board member. “Racers can work up a solid sweat, cool off on the water, and of course, have fun among family and friends!”

The new race format mimics a Figure 8, and will use the beach as a central hub, offering the added benefit of a spectator area to watch the race, Muensterman said.

It will start with a 2.5-mile trail run from the beach to the boats, a 1.5-mile paddle, and 3.5-mile trail run back around to the beach.

Participants can bring their own kayaks or canoes (with life jackets and paddles), and have the option to enter as an individual or 2-person team, which can be co-ed.

Cost is $50 before June 1, $60 before July 15, and $70 after July 15. Racers are guaranteed a performance T-shirt if registered by June 20.

A limited number of boats are available for rental on before July 23 in addition to the entry fee —$25 for single kayaks, and $35 for double kayaks and canoes.

Following the race, the Foundation will host an after party at the park’s Earth Discovery Center with food, music and awards.

Boat drop-off is at 7 a.m. at the beach; check-in is 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m.

The Foundation is currently raising funds to make the Coffer Dam Trail ADA accessible, install surveillance cameras at the entrance gates and parking lots, as well as web cameras at the nature centers.

With the help of membership and contributions over the past 13 years, the Foundation has been able to invest nearly $3 million into the park by funding the following: construction of the Earth Discovery Center, Edesses & Fitness trails, and backyard habitat; renovation of the Ornithology Center; wetlands restoration and much more.

To register, log on, or call Planet Adventure at 317-324-8299.

Editor’a Acknowledgement: BPS Marketing, Inc.

NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park, May 30-June 1

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Eagle Creek Park. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corporation

Tickets for the 2014 NCAA Divisions I, II, and III Women’s Rowing Championships are on sale to the general public. All-session and single-session adult and student/senior tickets can be purchased through The 2014 NCAA Rowing Championships will be held at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park, 7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30 through June 1, 2014.

All-session tickets are $40 and all-session student/senior tickets are available for $25. Single-session tickets are available for $15 and single-session student/senior tickets are $10.

Notre Dame serves as the NCAA host institution for the championships at Eagle Creek in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp and the Indianapolis Rowing Center.

Indianapolis also hosted the 2013 Championships when Ohio State University (Division I), Nova Southeastern University (Division II) and Williams College (Division III) won national championships. Eagle Creek was the host venue in 2002 and 2003 when Divisions I, II and III conducted their first separate championships. The rowing championship had been a National Collegiate event (all divisions eligible for a single championship) from its inception in 1997 to 2001.

Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit

‘Celebration of Nature’ at Eagle Creek Park, Dec. 7-15

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment
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Eagle Creek Park. staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Sara Holtz
On behalf of Eagle Creek Park

The Earth Discovery Center at Eagle Creek Park will host the “Celebration of Nature” art exhibit and sale, Dec. 7-15, 2013.

“Celebration of Nature” Art Exhibit/Sale

Saturday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Eagle Creek Park, Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana

Free with park admission ($5 per vehicle)

For 26 years, local artists have showcased nature-based photography, sculptures, woodcarvings, oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, pen and ink, and fiber art during this annual holiday exhibit.

All entries emphasize the natural world—wildlife, nature or landscapes in which there are no man-made structures, people, domestic or captive animals.

Artwork is for sale, and makes for great holiday gifts. A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Eagle Creek Park Foundation, a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 1,100 members who help support the future of Eagle Creek Park.

For more information, visit or call Leah Frenzel at 317-327-1196.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: BPS Marketing, Inc.