We had 121 racers participate in our 3rd annual Iron Eagle Paddle & Run this past Saturday, plus some dogs even made it through the 7.5-mile course! This is our primary fundraiser, so we're very grateful to every single person who ran and paddled their way through the eastside trails and reservoir for a great cause! These funds will go toward a general support fund for environmental education programs, restoration projects, and park improvements. Photos from the event can be viewed
Foundation perks: Go Ape and more!
Looking for a sky high adventure before summer ends? As a Foundation member, you and up to 4 friends can receive an exclusive 15% off your next Go Ape adventure - recently named by USA Today as one of the nation's top 10 ziplines in the US!
Go Ape will be open 7 days a week through the end of the August, but will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting in September.
Other perks include $5 off any rental at Eagle Creek Outfitters and 20% off purchases at the Earth Discovery Center gift shop. Eagle Creek Outfitters is open daily from 10am-8pm through August, and in September will be open from noon-7pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
Gate passes half off after Labor Day
If you have friends interested in purchasing a Foundation gate pass or perhaps you'd like to buy one as a gift, they will be available for just $25 after Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7). You must be a member in order to purchase a gate pass. They're available online, via phone 317.327.7116 between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, or through Sam at the park office.
Remember, when gate passes are purchased through the Foundation, 40% of the proceeds remain here at Eagle Creek Park. Whereas when purchased through Indy Parks or at the gatehouses, all proceeds are dispersed throughout the city parks.
Did you know?
Most monarch butterflies only live a couple weeks. But the last generation of monarchs (born in late August) are the migratory generation. The fall season's short days and cool temperatures allow them to live around 8-9 months! Long enough to fly south for the winter and back again to reproduce the following spring and summer.