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Indy Parks Holds Series of Open Houses on Potential Playground Upgrades – Indianapolis News | Weather in Indiana | Indiana traffic

By meerna Jun11,2024

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indy Parks and Recreation wants to hear from families about how to improve parks in their area.

The group will hold a series of open houses across the city. During these meetings, the parks department will present plans for an $80 million investment under the Lilly Endowment grant. Thanks to these funds, approximately 58 parks will be modernized.

Alex Corwright of Indy Parks says he wants the community to engage in these discussions.

“Our parks are a community asset,” Cortwright said. The goal is really to provide… quality of life and opportunity for people living in the community. It’s important that we listen… to their preferences and talk about how we can hopefully incorporate some of these ideas into designs wherever we can.”

He adds that work varies from neighborhood to neighborhood and that’s why they rely on input from the neighborhood.

“We’re looking at everything from trails to playgrounds to sports fields,” Cortwright said. “It also kind of helps us say that we may have already improved the sports field in this part of town, but we really lack the protectors.”

For some parks with more intensive work, Indy Parks plans to hold further meetings to provide updated plans later this year.

Indy Parks open house

  • Tuesday, June 11, 18:30 – 20:00
    • Perry Park, for a playground and shelter
  • Wednesday, June 12, 18:30 – 20:00
    • Fredrick Douglass Family Center for six area parks
  • Thursday, June 13, from 18:30 to 20:00
    • Gray Road Baptist Church in Tolin-Akeman Park
  • Saturday, June 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
    • Riverside Family Center for Taggert Memorial Playground
  • Tuesday, June 25, 18:30 – 20:00
    • Schwitzer Student Center, second meeting for Southside Park
  • Thursday, June 27, from 18:30 to 20:00
    • East 91st St Christian Church in Sahm Park

By meerna

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