Skiles Test Nature Park

Address6828 Fall Creek Road

Indianapolis, IN 46256

Parking Info

The parking lot at Skiles is very small, with room for about 15 vehicles. Parking is not permitted on the shoulder of Fall Creek Road. There is a nearby parking lot for the Fall Creek Greenway that will be used for overflow parking. From Skiles, proceed west on Fall Creek Road a short distance to Fall Creek Parkway North Drive (there is a left-turn lane). Turn south (left), and look for the parking lot on the left. You will see a large IndyParks sign that reads "Fall Creek Corridor". The walk back to Skiles from this parking lot takes about six minutes, following the Greenway trail (no need to walk along the road). Be sure to use caution when crossing Fall Creek Road on the way back to the park.

Other Park Info

Skiles Test Nature Park is an 80.91 acre park owned by Indy Parks. It is designated as a natural resource area. Over two miles of trail exist within the park, with more being planned. Most of the property was bequeathed to Indy Parks by the heirs of the Skiles Test estate. Mr. Test was a local businessman who once owned around 700 acres in northeast Marion County. He lived within the current park boundaries from 1913 to 1964. This property was once famous for its miniature railway, unique pool and bathhouse complete with high dives and elevators, and the "House of Blue Lights". No structure exists on the property today.