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Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience

Outdoor areas are open for the 2022 season!

The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® is more than a fun park. It’s an interactive athletics wonderland, right here in the heart of sports-loving Central Indiana.

Through “my-sized” sports sampling and inclusive, no-fear fun, the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® encourages a lifelong love of sport in children of all ages and abilities. It’s a starting line where little legends-in-training can learn meaningful lessons, begin healthy habits, and make lasting memories with their Home Team—their family and closest friends.

Discover your strengths in a new sport, or learn about a sport you love in a whole new way. 

This is the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience®.
This is where legends begin.

Know before you go!

  • Bring a refillable water bottle (no glass, please)
  • Closed toe shoes are required for both racing experiences
  • You must be at least 42 inches tall to race in our pedal cars
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
What makes the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® different from any other sports experience?

Accessible Equipment
Adaptive equipment is available for each sport in our outdoor experiences, including:

  • Basketballs, soccer balls, and tennis balls for visitors who are blind or who have low vision
  • Brightly colored, soft material footballs, baseballs, and softballs with holes that are easier to grip
  • Adaptive fitness pad equipment
  • Sport wheelchairs

“My-sized” Sports
The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® was designed with all ages in mind! We have sports equipment for the littlest legends-in-the-making for a memorable “my-sized” sports experience. This includes:

  • We have different-sized basketballs for different-sized hands
  • Our basketball goals have multiple heights
  • Find the perfect-sized putters and tennis rackets

“My-sized” equipment helps make the play better. And when the play is better, the day is better!

Double-Goal Certified Coaches
Our coaches are Double-Goal Coach certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance? We honor the game here, understanding that sports is a tool to help children learn life lessons and strengthen their character. Our coaching philosophy is built upon the R.O.O.T.S.—Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and Self—of Honoring the Game.

7.5 Acres of Outdoor Sports
Run, jump, pass, catch, shoot, rally, putt, race, and score in a dozen outdoor sports. Rookies and all-stars alike will have a ball in this one-of-a-kind experience, where everybody wins because we keep score in smiles!

The Riley Children's Health Sports Legends ExperienceⓇ has been recognized by Aspen Institute as a 2021 Project Play Champion! We hre honored to be recognized as an organization that's taking new, meaningful and specific actions consistent with their strategies for youth sports.
The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience is made possible through lead gift support from The Enid Goodrich Educational Initiatives Fund; Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health; The Herbert Simon Family Foundation/Pacers Foundation/The Herbert and Bui Simon Foundation; Old National Bank; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Efroymson Family Fund; Henry and Christine Camferdam; The Children’s Museum Guild; Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and J. Frederic Wiese Jr.; Indianapolis Colts; NCAA; Ice Miller LLP; Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp, Dr. and Mrs. John Rapp, and Mr. James and Dr. Patricia Rapp; White Oak Foundation (John and Sarah Lechleiter); Church Brothers Collision Repair; Central Indiana Honda Dealers; The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Inc.; Jane and Steve Marmon; Gina and Jim Bremner Family; Indy Fuel; Subway; Sodexo; The Saturday Evening Post Society; National Art Museum of Sport; Kohler Co.; Katharine and Richard Kruse; Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Hulman George Family; Hans and Nila Steck; Indianapolis Indians; Boris and Marian Meditch; The Aletto Family; Seymour and Rheta Holt; Fern Roesch; Pepsi; Susan and Steve Haines; Dorothea and Philip Genetos; Sterrett Family Foundation; Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.; Randy and Janet Belden; Bruce and Jamie McCaw; Lewis/Stitle Families; Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation; Lacy Foundation; Jamie Merisotis and Colleen O'Brien; John and Kathy Ackerman; Caltrider Family; Susie and Jack Sogard; John H. Holliday; Donna Deer; The Pheffer Family; Mr. and Mrs. Barton L. Kaufman; Elizabeth and Chris Cooke Family; Mike and Kristin Sherman; Zender Family; Capital Group; Amanda and Jason Leet; The Jeffrey M. Hagerman Family; Jeffrey H. Patchen; Kathy and Don Dunbar; Mark and Jill Boyce; Emmis Communications; Jerry L. and Barbara J. Burris Foundation; Lisa and Scott Kraege; Sonja and Ezra Burdix; RJE Business Interiors; Maria Quintana; The David and Jane Held Family; Andrew and Karin Held Family; The Paula and Glenn Bloyd Family; USTA; Carol Carlson; Rachel and Andrew Lechleiter; Allison and Dan Lechleiter; Greg and Sara Morris; Sally and Jim Schacht; and Mr. and Mrs. William Weaver.