In addition, Fishers received $4.5 million and Noblesville acquired $3.1 million in funding through the Next Level Trails program to build portions of the Nickel Plate Trail north of 96th Street.
Noblesville City Council rejects plan for gravel pit near Potter’s Bridge Park
Noblesville city councilors voted 7-2 against the proposal by Beaver Materials, which purchased 50 acres of farmland adjacent to the 66-acre park with hopes of removing gravel from the property.Read More
Noblesville residents await vote on proposed Potter’s Bridge Park gravel pit
The plan proposed by Beaver Materials and the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department would eventually add 50 acres to Potter’s Bridge Park, but many Noblesville residents have come out in opposition.Read More
Economic study: IndyParks’ green impact goes well beyond plants, trees
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.Read More
$27M park on Geist Reservoir to be developed in waves
The ambitious project, designed by Indianapolis-based Browning Day and projected to be completed in 2040, will provide the first public access point on the 77-year-old, 1,900-acre reservoir.Read More
The city has pledged $1 million in infrastructure work, primarily focused on new sidewalks, lighting, and pedestrian walkways that encourage greater connectivity to the surrounding neighborhood.
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.
County officials have discussed using former quarries to develop trails, exhibits about the limestone industry and an outdoor concert venue.
The Avon resident has been on a decades-long quest to blaze a paved path from downtown Indianapolis to Montezuma, a trail that is slowly taking shape.
Bids for the Grand Junction Plaza, a six-acre park meant to spur economic development in Westfield’s downtown, came in higher than the city expected.
Described by city officials as the largest park in the country dedicated to a working farm, the 33-acre Fishers AgriPark at 11171 Florida Road is designed to offer an agricultural experience and educational opportunities about food production.
The lone council member to vote against the plan questioned whether now is an appropriate time to commit more money to a “nice-to-have” project.
Officials are asking the public to steer clear of the area as heavy equipment is used to install and fill the sand traps and fight erosion during a time of high water levels on the lake.
City planners say the higher fee would help pay for future land acquisition, a park expansion and improvements along the White River. Builders are concerned about the added cost.
Other recipients in the $24.9 million first round of the program included a trail in Greenfield and another in Boone County.
The city’s newest park is springing up on the south side of downtown, a district quickly filling up with apartments, offices and retail—and a noticeable shortage of public green space.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the park northeast of Terre Haute was added to the national registry because of its cultural value to Indiana and its national history.
A group that opposes a public-private partnership to help raise funds for an event center in Broad Ripple Park plans a forum Monday night to discuss the matter, but did not invite city or park officials.
Fishers intends to start construction on the first section of the trail, from 106th Street to 126th Street, later this year.
New restrooms will be ready for concertgoers at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, but a key portion of the venue’s two-year, $27 million revamp must wait until 2020.