Several Indianapolis neighborhood groups are taking issue with the city’s plan to spend up to $26 million in tax revenue earmarked for neighborhood redevelopment to acquire the new family center.
Financing plan for Broad Ripple Park Family Center advances despite neighborhood group concerns
A City-County Council committee on Tuesday unanimously recommended approval of a measure that would allow up to $26 million to be spent to acquire the new Broad Ripple Park Family Center.Read More
Indy Parks to take over management of downtown’s University Park
The agreement gives Indy Parks the authority to “beautify, improve, maintain, and regulate the use of” the one-block park at 325 N. Meridian St., subject to the same rules, regulations and laws that apply to city-owned parks.Read More
Taggart to host New Age spin on Shakespeare comedy ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’
The production places its characters in a modern secluded sanctuary where four young men want to be smart but are proven to be otherwise through battle-of-the-sexes escapades.Read More
Pedestrian-only section of Circle to open Saturday through Nov. 2
The Monument Circle quadrant outside of the Emmis Corp. headquarters and South Bend Chocolate Co. will serve as a pedestrian-only experience in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.Read More
The park, named after the Indianapolis-born jazz guitarist, will soon be home to the city parks system’s first covered outdoor basketball courts.
The city said the investment will pay for a new plaza, pavilion and public art at the park in the Kennedy King neighborhood north of downtown.
Forty-two Indianapolis parks will receive improvements due to historic grant funding from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
The project set for 1616 E. 25th St. calls for a 45,000-square-foot building with a gymnasium, fitness rooms, a walking track, park offices, and community and meeting rooms.
The American Lifeguard Association estimates the shortage affects one-third of U.S. public pools. That is expected to grow to half of all pools by August, when many teenage lifeguards return to school.
Local officials and not-for-profits are exploring the potential sale of carbon credits to finance the maintenance and preservation of city parks, and to purchase land for more.
Phyllis Boyd was previously executive director of youth-oriented organization Groundwork Indy, but she also has a background in landscape architecture and urban planning.
The Indianapolis City-County Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a plan to acquire four plots of land adjacent to existing parks.
More than two dozen Indianapolis parks will receive funding allocated to Indianapolis under the American Rescue for renovations to their playgrounds, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration announced Thursday.
The projects are part of the Circle City Forward infrastructure initiative announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett in February.
The money will go toward design, construction and inspection for nine trail and greenway projects, including Pleasant Run Trail and Pogue’s Run Trail.
When Indianapolis Parks and Recreation staff saw a large piece of land up for sale near a well-loved park, they jumped at the chance to add greenspace to the city’s property rolls.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett appointed Angie Clark, chief financial officer of Indy Parks, as interim director starting Aug. 7.
Indy Parks said Tuesday that it expects to spend more than $20 million to acquire the 40,000-square-foot facility and avoid shelling out nearly $1 million per year as part of a long-term lease agreement.
Each dollar spent on Indianapolis Parks and Recreation generated about $3.13 in the local economy in 2019, with an economic impact of $106.8 million that year, researchers at IU’s Public Policy Institute estimated.
The 117-year-old caboose has occupied a tiny parcel of city-owned land adjacent to the trail for a half-century. But Indy Parks & Recreation and the Department of Metropolitan Development want it gone.
The decision comes nearly three years after city officials began debating the appropriateness of its placement.
The Indianapolis Parks Department has preliminarily agreed to pay nearly $1 million per year to lease space in a new family center planned for Broad Ripple Park.