View all facilities

Strawtown Koteewi Park


Park Board Response to IndyStar Article

Map Strawtown Koteewi Park

Master Park Plan - Strawtown (PDF)


  1. Aerial Adventure Trails
  2. Archery Range & Pro Shop
  3. Bike Trail
  4. Canoe Launch
  5. Equestrian Trail
  6. Fishing
  7. Greenspace
  8. Hiking Trails
  9. Natural History Center
  10. Nature Trail
  11. Prairie
  12. Sport & Target Archery
Strawtown Koteewi Park is a must see for any history buff. The park has become a site of archaeological activity in recent years, with students from Ball State University, IPFW, Indiana University and Indiana State University contributing their time to the collection and curation of artifacts found in the park.

Park History
View the Strawtown Koteewi Park history page for more information.

Park Attractions

If history doesn't interest you, this 750-acre park also includes a canoe launch on the White River for boating and fishing, nature trails for hiking or cycling, equestrian trails for riding, and wetlands and prairies for enjoying the park's natural beauty. 

Many exciting future developments are planned for the county's largest park including a lake, sledding & tubing hill, prehistoric interpretive exhibit, expanded trail system, and a lodge. Check out the already completed Koteewi Archery, a state-of-the-art target and 3D shooting range, along with Koteewi Aerial Trail Adventures, treetop trails and zip lines that provide thrills for everyone at every skill level! 

Property History
Researchers have discovered that the major occupancy of this property dates back to 1200-1400 A.D. Artifacts found include arrowheads, pottery and remains of what the occupants may have eaten, including bear and elk. Researchers have also discovered evidence of post holes, storage pits and fire pits that show the location of early villages and huts on the property.

Taylor Center of Natural History

This park offers all ages a chance to learn more about the historical and archaeological significance of Strawtown Koteewi Park by visiting the new Taylor Center of Natural History. The center includes an archaeology lab, classrooms, exhibit area and artifact curation area.

The center is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Programs & Events
Together, the Taylor Center of Natural History and Strawtown Koteewi Park offer a variety of programs, focused on topics ranging from Native Americans to star gazing, and bird / nature hikes to history. Check out our Calendar for upcoming programs and events.


  1. Koteewi Archery Range

    View Subfacility