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‘For the love of parks’ raises awareness and funding for local parks

July is nationally recognized as Parks and Rec Month + we’re sharing with you all the ways you can help support The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis.

Highland Park view of the skyline

If you want this as your view, consider moving to the Holy Cross neighborhood.

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July is nationally recognized as Parks and Recreation Month + to celebrate, The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis and Sinclair Recreation are bringing back “For the love of parks” — a local campaign to raise awareness and funding for our parks.

All month long, The Parks Alliance is curating micro-fundraisers that celebrate parks and support local businesses. The campaign is already underway, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved.

  • Sun Up to Sun Down | Today, July 18 | 11 a.m.-3 a.m. | 745 Mass Ave., Indianapolis | Visit Mass Ave Pub + enjoy your favorite drink while also contributing to The Parks Alliance’s local campaign.
  • Specialty beer release with Guggman Haus | Thursday, July 20 | 12-10 p.m. | 1701 Gent Ave., Indianapolis | Guggman Haus Brewing Co. is giving back with a special release of their newest craft beer, For the Love of Parks Hazy IPA.
  • Poster Screen Printing Pop-Up | Friday, July 21 | 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Highland Park, 1100 E. New York St. | Enjoy the beauty of Highland Park while embracing the creative spirit at this pop-up event.
  • “NDY” statue at Highland Park | Now-July 31 | Dusk to Dawn | 1100 E. New York St. | One of downtown’s most iconic parks has a picture-perfect opportunity to show your support. Take a picture with the “NDY” statue + share it online using #FortheLoveofParks and #LoveIndy.
  • Give back at Tinker Coffee | Now-July 31 | 1120 Waterway Blvd. + 380 E. Market St. | When you purchase one of this month’s signature drinks — a coffee-based beverage or a refresher — 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Parks Alliance. You’ll also have the opportunity to round up to support our city’s parks, trails, and green spaces.
  • Limited edition T-shirt by Becker & Supply Co. | Now-July 31 | Online | Local brand Becker Supply Co. — known for supporting the environment by donating to environmental partners — designed a limited-edition T-shirt that supports The Parks Alliance.
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