A firm charged with drafting a plan to revitalize and activate the river in the two counties has unveiled a series of concepts that include both passive and active nature experiences.
White River State Park Development Commission Executive Director Carolene Mays-Medley told members of the State Budget Committee on Tuesday that the commission wants to add a permanent stage, seating, restrooms and an artist amenity building to the park.
A coalition of government, business and community groups is posing a big question: How can Indianapolis and surrounding counties best capitalize on the White River?
The executive director at White River State Park is fighting her way back from a ruptured brain aneurysm, a condition that leaves many of its victims disabled, or worse.
White River State Park Development Commission Executive Director Carolene Mays-Medley talked to IBJ about her new job at White River State Park and how she’s navigated her diverse career path.
Progress on redeveloping part of the old General Motors stamping plant land into a downtown concert venue appears to have hit a stumbling block over financing, an official for the RACER Trust told Indianapolis City-County Council members Monday.
What started as a moderate fundraiser in 1986 at Herb Simon’s house with a few hundred guests has grown into possibly the most lucrative single-event fundraiser in the state.
Longtime civic and political leader Carolene Mays-Medley will replace Robert Whitt, who is stepping down to become president of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co.
Visit Indy officials are aiming to begin site inspections of White River’s downtown banks this year to determine the feasibility and costs associated with developing tourist attractions there.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, wants the state to buy the 102-acre General Motors stamping plant site on the western edge of downtown and turn it into an expansion of White River State Park.
The Indianapolis Zoo’s landlocked grounds prevent it from expanding. But leaders think they have found a solution—by joining the ownership group that wants to build an outdoor concert venue on the former General Motors stamping plant site across West Washington Street.
The White River State Park intends to buy part of the former General Motors stamping plant site and might build a concert venue there to replace The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn.
The 4-mile stretch of the Wapahani Trail will connect White River State Park to a multi-use path on Raymond Street near Eli Lilly and Co.’s 255-acre private park.
City leaders once envisioned the Canal Walk as a bustling pathway lined with restaurants and shops, but residential and office buildings have sprouted instead on most of the parcels along the meandering 1-1/2-mile stretch–making it more of a local amenity than a visitor attraction.
Now in its second year, the Wishard Slow Food Garden grows produce for local markets, restaurants and residents alike. And from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, consumers can sample some of the harvest as the Duos Indy Mobile Kitchen sets up shop a few steps away.
Summer on the Central Canal is like a beachfront boardwalk, teeming with life. People push strollers, hold hands and walk
their dogs. There are boats and bikes and Segways for rent. And four museums are steps away from the water. Yet most of them
capture few of the passersby.