Indianapolis’s Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, covering 3,900 acres of land and 1,400 acres of water.
That water was created in a 1968 flood-control project. I’ve written about it before: it permanently altered the route of the Dandy Trail, and led to the needless demolition of the town of Traders Point.
This water is a reservoir that provides drinking water to most of northwest Indianapolis. It’s also a popular place for swimming, boating, and fishing.
Margaret and I were out for a hike in Eagle Creek Park on National Trails Day. Our trail skirted the reservoir for a while, and gave us the chance for this photograph.
We’re both badly out of shape after a year of difficulty and challenge. Long walks will be one way we return our bodies to health. We bought an annual pass to Eagle Creek Park so we can enjoy its trails whenever we want. It’s a quick drive from our home.