Urban oasis

Bordered on three sides by Interstate highways and on the other by rapidly encroaching real estate development, Eagle Creek Park sits as a tranquil oasis 12 miles from the hustle and bustle of Downtown ... Full Story
IndyTom

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Aug 22, 2007
Don't forget the huge "Bark Park" right there, too. Great place to let your dog(s) run free.

Also, there are two nice public golf courses at Eagle Creek, known to be cost-effective and enjoyable for all levels of play.

Great article, Star! I enjoy these. I've in fact picked up mountain biking since your the article you ran about Brown County State Park.
thought you should know

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 22, 2007
I'll never go to this park again.

My first and last visit to this park was horable.

It started when my wife and I arrived and went on a walk in what is called the marina.

There was a family picnicing with their children, a coulple of teens getting ready for sailing and 2 men fishing. I list all of the people around because when I looked over at one of the men fishing I couldn't believe what I saw. He was masturbating!!! I made a comment to my wife and said we were leaving. She didn't see anything. After a couple minutes of discussion and not revieling what I saw we continued walking in the area. Then at the same time my wife and I looked over at the man fishing and he was at it again. Both of us disgusted went to the ranger station. No luck! We went back top the marina to see if we could get a license plate number or something of the man but when we returned he was gone.

Secondly we were wanking around on of the lake on a popular path and kept hearing a sound from behind the bushes and in one of the lakes. We came to an opening and what we came across was a dog and a deer in the middle of the lake together. The sound was coming from the deer. It was trying to save its own life because the dog was on its back drowning it. Yes the deer didn't mak it. It disappeared into the depths of the reservoir as thye dog same back to the shore and returned to its owner.

We went to the nature center to report this and they indicated they would get someone right on it. Apparently there was a group of people training their rescue dogs. How ironic!

Thirdly

we left the main part of the park and went to the west side near the bear sculpture. As we pulled in we noticed a ranger in the lot and we were followed in by a police offier and a animal control van. They all got out of thier vehicle, ran out into a grassy area and came back with what appeared to be a rabid animal fighting back from the end of a pole with a noose on it.

I stopped the ranger to let him know about the first incident and he looked at me with a confused look and said "AT THE MARINA" which I replied back "Yes at the marina, why does it usually happen somewhere else?" He shrugged his shoulders and drove off without asking for details or showing any concern

I will not retun!!!!
IndyTom

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Aug 22, 2007
thought you should know wrote:
I'll never go to this park again.
My first and last visit to this park was horable.
It started when my wife and I arrived and went on a walk in what is called the marina.
There was a family picnicing with their children, a coulple of teens getting ready for sailing and 2 men fishing. I list all of the people around because when I looked over at one of the men fishing I couldn't believe what I saw. He was masturbating!!! I made a comment to my wife and said we were leaving. She didn't see anything. After a couple minutes of discussion and not revieling what I saw we continued walking in the area. Then at the same time my wife and I looked over at the man fishing and he was at it again. Both of us disgusted went to the ranger station. No luck! We went back top the marina to see if we could get a license plate number or something of the man but when we returned he was gone.
Secondly we were wanking around on of the lake on a popular path and kept hearing a sound from behind the bushes and in one of the lakes. We came to an opening and what we came across was a dog and a deer in the middle of the lake together. The sound was coming from the deer. It was trying to save its own life because the dog was on its back drowning it. Yes the deer didn't mak it. It disappeared into the depths of the reservoir as thye dog same back to the shore and returned to its owner.
We went to the nature center to report this and they indicated they would get someone right on it. Apparently there was a group of people training their rescue dogs. How ironic!
Thirdly
we left the main part of the park and went to the west side near the bear sculpture. As we pulled in we noticed a ranger in the lot and we were followed in by a police offier and a animal control van. They all got out of thier vehicle, ran out into a grassy area and came back with what appeared to be a rabid animal fighting back from the end of a pole with a noose on it.
I stopped the ranger to let him know about the first incident and he looked at me with a confused look and said "AT THE MARINA" which I replied back "Yes at the marina, why does it usually happen somewhere else?" He shrugged his shoulders and drove off without asking for details or showing any concern
I will not retun!!!!
LOL, so what's the problem?? All natural occurrences. That's why we go there, right?

Just take a cue from the man at the marina, and enjoy yourself...
thought you should know

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Aug 22, 2007
The addmission to the park was cheaper than going to the movies.
it is simple to see

Delaware, OH

#5 Aug 22, 2007
thought you should know wrote:
I'll never go to this park again.
My first and last visit to this park was horable.
It started when my wife and I arrived and went on a walk in what is called the marina.
There was a family picnicing with their children, a coulple of teens getting ready for sailing and 2 men fishing. I list all of the people around because when I looked over at one of the men fishing I couldn't believe what I saw. He was masturbating!!! I made a comment to my wife and said we were leaving. She didn't see anything. After a couple minutes of discussion and not revieling what I saw we continued walking in the area. Then at the same time my wife and I looked over at the man fishing and he was at it again. Both of us disgusted went to the ranger station. No luck! We went back top the marina to see if we could get a license plate number or something of the man but when we returned he was gone.
Secondly we were wanking around on of the lake on a popular path and kept hearing a sound from behind the bushes and in one of the lakes. We came to an opening and what we came across was a dog and a deer in the middle of the lake together. The sound was coming from the deer. It was trying to save its own life because the dog was on its back drowning it. Yes the deer didn't mak it. It disappeared into the depths of the reservoir as thye dog same back to the shore and returned to its owner.
We went to the nature center to report this and they indicated they would get someone right on it. Apparently there was a group of people training their rescue dogs. How ironic!
Thirdly
we left the main part of the park and went to the west side near the bear sculpture. As we pulled in we noticed a ranger in the lot and we were followed in by a police offier and a animal control van. They all got out of thier vehicle, ran out into a grassy area and came back with what appeared to be a rabid animal fighting back from the end of a pole with a noose on it.
I stopped the ranger to let him know about the first incident and he looked at me with a confused look and said "AT THE MARINA" which I replied back "Yes at the marina, why does it usually happen somewhere else?" He shrugged his shoulders and drove off without asking for details or showing any concern
I will not retun!!!!
Why is it so hard to see? The man at the marina, just like so many others, found the serene setting to be overly romantic. You're the wack job for not taking your wife behind the bushes for a quick romp!
thought you should know

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Aug 22, 2007
I was not at all turned on by the sight of a man with a fishing pole in one hand and something the size of a small child in the other. LOL
Police Officer

Decatur, IL

#8 Aug 25, 2007
Unfortunately, Eagle Creek park has quite a few problems with men hanging out to meet other men in certain sections of the part. It can be a downright scary thing to be on a walk with two young children and see something like this too.

The other biggest complaint I see is that the park is way too expensive for the average family to visit. There's something written somewhere that says Eagle Creek Park has to always run at a profit (or something like that). Many people seem to feel like its a park for the rich white people that live on or nearby the lake. I would have to agree with that...maybe not that its primarily for white people...but does seem to be a park that doesn't care too much for the poorer people.

Fishermen complain bc the lake gets very dangerous at times (especially with a predominant westward wind) as they can't allow their bigger motors on their boats. I think the richer folks there wanted to keep it a "sailboat only" type of lake and putting a dangerously low limit on horsepower was a good way to keep the number of boats off of it. That's sad, IMO, bc it seems like parks should be used.

If they are concerned about the numbers using the lake or park, they should build another one.

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