Phyllis Boyd was previously executive director of youth-oriented organization Groundwork Indy, but she also has a background in landscape architecture and urban planning.
Indy Council OKs $25M in bonds for city parks projects
The projects are part of the Circle City Forward infrastructure initiative announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett in February.Read More
Former east-side golf course to become Grassy Creek expansion
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.Read More
Parks department plans to buy Broad Ripple community center after construction
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.Read More
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 money will go toward design, construction and inspection for nine trail and greenway projects, including Pleasant Run Trail and Pogue’s Run Trail.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett appointed Angie Clark, chief financial officer of Indy Parks, as interim director starting Aug. 7.
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.
A city hearing examiner recused herself from ruling on a variance for a proposed 40,000-square-foot health and family center at Broad Ripple Park. The recusal automatically advances the proposal to the city’s Metropolitan Development Commission.
A deal to build a new family center at Broad Ripple Park could be just the first of several privately funded projects considered by the park system.
The project—part of a $70 million master plan for the park approved last year—is expected to feature a 40,000-square-foot building in place of the existing park center.
Riverside Golf Course’s assets will be auctioned off in early December prior to the 119-year-old course’s closure. Meanwhile, with Coffin Golf Course going under new management, some of its assets will be sold.
Changes are in the works for several city-owned golf courses, after the Indianapolis Parks Department agreed to new, 10-year management contracts that are awaiting approval from the City-County Council.
The impending closure of Riverside Golf Course—which opened in 1900 as only the fourth municipal golf course in the country—is part of the city’s master plan for Riverside Park. The city’s second oldest municipal course also is slated for closure.
A towering limestone monument to a long-ago Indianapolis mayor will be transformed into a performance venue at Riverside Park, thanks in part to a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant.
The Indianapolis Parks Department is proposing the creation of public-private partnership involving a health care provider to help pay for a new family event center at Broad Ripple Park.
The plan calls for construction of a 75,500-square foot community center, a river walk and event pavilions, among other attractions.
City park leaders are seeking public input as they kick-start a master-planning process for improvements to the 62-acre piece of land along the White River.