Little Flower is an urban neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. We pride ourselves on offering the best of urban and sub-urban living. Listed below are just a few highlights of the amenities within walking distance of our neighborhood. In Little Flower you can hop on your bike and be at your office downtown in twenty minutes, have room for your pets and families, grow your garden, walk to grocery stores, restaurants, parks, bars, and entertainment venues. We are a welcoming community for all neighbors and families!
Ellenberger Park (est. 1903). Landscape architect and urban planner George Kessler developed this park and Pleasant Run Parkway in the early 1900s. In 1930, the park added a pool, and in 1962 an ice rink was installed. The park also includes two playgrounds, eight tennis courts, a baseball diamond, softball diamond, football field, fitness trail, beach volleyball court, and a hill perfect for winter sports such as sledding and snowboarding. Ellenberger Park hosts outdoor movie screenings in the summer.
Brookside Park (est.1898) is 108 acres of rolling wooded green space located less than five minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The heart of Brookside Park is the 20,000 square foot Family Center, which was built in 1928. The Family Center is an architectural delight with intricate design and appearance. The Family Center is home to numerous programs and activities aimed at both youth and adults, and has become a popular choice for many family reunions, anniversary events, and wedding receptions year round.
Little Flower Catholic Church & School
Little Flower Catholic School, an educational ministry of Little Flower Parish, exists to provide quality Catholic education for the Eastside and beyond as it has since 1926. Little Flower is a compassionate, caring community for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade that celebrates the growth of each person. We welcome all families who share our philosophy and mission. Little Flower is a member of the Eastside Catholic School Partnership.
Scecina Memorial High School
Scecina Memorial High School, established by the Archbishop of Indianapolis, is a co-educational Catholic college and life preparatory school that motivates our diverse and gifted community of students to attain educational excellence, be lifelong learners, and live as servant leaders in the inspiring footsteps of Father Thomas Scecina.
Irvington is a historic and vibrant neighborhood to our Southeast. It is home to many restaurants, shops, and a public library along Washington Street, as well as gorgeous historic homes. Irvington hosts many events, most notably the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EAST
Just blocks away from Little Flower, Community Hospital East has been serving the Eastside of Indianapolis since 1956. They recently announced a $175 million investmet in the East hospital, including a focus on redevelopment of the area.
CENTER POINT BREWING
Just down East 10th Street sits Center Point Brewing! Center Point's mantra is "precision engineered, craft beer for everyone." We're laid back, but sweating out the details. Their Tap Room, like their beers, reflects their style.
Whether you are just stopping in for a pint, filling a growler, or hanging out with friends, their Tap Room is the place to be!
Located near 16th and Emerson, the Shi-Kay Lounge is the neighborhood bar for our Annual Speed Neighboring event, and the place to hob nob with the locals from the area!
The Shi-Kay offers friendly atmosphere and lots to do! Electronic bowling and golf; pool; soft tip and steel darts! Drink specials daily! Not to mention they often have Sunday Pitch In's!
Nearby Ellenberger Park connects to two fully paved Greenways: the Pennsy Trail, and the Pleasant Run Trail. Pennsy will soon run from Ellenberger through Historic Irvington to Ritter Avenue. Plans call for it eventually to reach as far as Cumberland, IN. Pleasant Run Trail is fully paved and finished, connecting Ellenberger to Garfield Park on the South Side of Indianapolis. It follows the path of Pleasant Run, a scenic park filled creek that runs through the Eastside.
Little Flower is also connected to downtown Indianapolis by bike trails along New York and Michigan Streets that offer a safe and quick commute for downtown workers!.
J. CLYDE'S PUB
This local watering hole is located at 10th and Bosart, and over the years, has become home grounds for alot of the Indianapolis music scene, with the Emerson Theater right next door.