The Midwestern city best known for its basketball and auto racing is gearing up for a proper game of cricket — the ball-and-bat sport most Americans know only from British films or by surfing through international sports channels.
Eagle Creek Golf Club received a long-awaited face-lift this year under a contract that will rescue the city from most of its expenses stemming from the previous operator’s loan default.
The new Go Ape course is an outstanding excuse to revisit Eagle Creek Park, one of the country’s largest municipal parks.
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation will start looking this week for a replacement for President Cindy Porteous, who plans to retire after 12 years at the not-for-profit.
Bids are due by July 29 for an eight-year contract to manage the golf club. The city intends to sue the former operator in an attempt to recover more than $200,000 after he defaulted on a $3.5 million loan.
Indianapolis’ Community Crime Prevention Board awarded a total of $1.7 million in grants, down from $4 million last year, due to the city budget crunch.
Property along the White River is set to be rezoned to provide for a cross-country track, while a not-for-profit is eying a parcel farther north as one of three potential sites for a tennis center.
Jerry Hayslett, who has managed the golf club on West 56th Street since 1999, will no longer be the operator, effective April 1, after he defaulted on a $3.5 million loan balance, city officials said.
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation plans to use a $150,000 grant from Indiana University Health to start an organic farm on the east side of the city benefiting Gleaners Food Bank.