Washington Township Park

Last week we took our dogs for a walk on the paved trails (this avoids muddy paws!) at the Washington Township Park in Avon, IN.  We’ve been to this park a few times, but this is our first post.  The park itself covers 160 acres, and you can find open green spaces, wooded and paved trails for biking and walking as well as numerous pavilions.  There is even a fenced off dog park section, which, to our knowledge, is the only one in Hendricks Country.  The park website is pretty good, so definitely check it out if you are interested in visiting this park.  This is among the more kid friendly parks we’ve posted about.

To get into the park, you take Broyles Road off US route 36 and you will come to a parking lot on your left once you arrive.  It is easy to find and parking is usually ample.  From there you can start walking downhill on Broyles Road and at this point it becomes a paved portion of the Indianapolis State Road Trail.  Continue this trail until you come to the Whipple Iron Truss Bridge.  If you turn right, as we did, you will be on the White Lick Creek Trail, which hugs the White Lick Creek.  You can follow this trail for a very scenic hike across a prairie area and you even go under Avon’s Haunted Bridge.  We did not hear or see any ghosts, but there are several legends of bridge workers falling to their deaths and still haunting the area.

Scene from the prairie area
Iron Truss Bridge
Caught this guy with his mouth full!
  • Parking: Easy to find with ample spaces
  • Trail conditions: Paved and flat, well maintained, easy to navigate
  • Amenities: Restrooms open year-round, several pavilions, playgrounds

We like this one as a close-to-home place for walking our two extremely unruly dogs.    Both us and the dogs had a nice leisurely walk.  We’ll be back!

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