In September 2022, Denison Parking began the management of Broad Ripple Garage, a 328-space public parking multi-use facility in one of the top cultural districts in Indianapolis. This facility also offers retail space and two convenient entrances.
“Denison Parking is pleased to provide our signature seamless parking service to Broad Ripple. This facility supports commerce for a thriving cultural district while keeping street parking available for residents.”
—C. Perry Griffith, III, President of Denison Parking
Broad Ripple Garage is located at the Broad Ripple Avenue and North College Avenue intersection on Westfield Boulevard by Central Canal Trail. This location is across North College Avenue from The Vogue, one of the Midwest’s most popular and storied music venues.
About Broad Ripple
One of the seven cultural districts of Indianapolis, Broad Ripple is known for its unique shops, dining, and nightclubs. It is also a favorite stop on the Monon Trail, a popular shared-use path from the former Monon railroad line, which once connected Indianapolis to Chicago. Bicyclists, walkers, runners, wheelchair users, and inline skaters can often be found on the 27-mile-long paved trail.
In March 2022, the City of Indianapolis broke ground on $6.73 million in improvements to the Broad Ripple area to support the area’s continued growth. Along with stormwater management, the project includes the first phase of the River Walk project, which will connect Broad Ripple Park to the Monon Trail.
Even long-time Indianapolis residents who know Broad Ripple might not know some of these facts!
- The area’s name comes from the poem “Broad Ripple” by James Whitcomb Riley, about a picturesque fishing trip “beyond the heat and dust of town.”
- Broad Ripple Park’s “Bark Park” was the first dog park in Indianapolis. The site has been a popular place for furry companions to stretch all four legs since 1999.
- The Broad Ripple Art Fair celebrated its 50th year in 2022. This nationally ranked, highly selective, juried art fair has been held (with the exception of 2020) every year since 1971. The fair also benefits the Indianapolis Art Center as its largest annual fundraiser.
- From 1906 until 1908, Broad Ripple Park was home to an amusement park similar to Coney Island with roller coasters, water rides, carousels, and shows. A fire in 1908 brought a quick end to the uninsured amusement park. Another amusement park took place in 1911, and the area continued offering similar attractions until 1945. Animal figures from the park’s carousel continue to delight children on the top floor of Children’s Museum of Indianapolis where the carousel has been refurbished.
- Famous alums of Broad Ripple High School include television host David Letterman and architect Michael Graves.
The Denison Difference
Denison Parking has expanded across the nation, now in 12 states. We have recently added Indiana locations in Hamilton County, Plainfield, and Fort Wayne. Broad Ripple Garage is Denison’s first location in the Broad Ripple neighborhood.
Denison Parking comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, the company’s long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone is treated like family, from employees to customers and clients.
Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.