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Indy Parks hosting community open houses

Nearly 60 local parks around Indy are benefiting from enhancements, so Indy Parks is hosting several open houses for the community to learn more about the projects and share their input.

A colorful playground with a slide and suspension bridge

The upgrades to Frederick Douglass park included a new playground, plus lots of other indoor amenities at the Family Center.

Photo by Indy Parks

A couple weeks ago, Indy Parks cut the ribbon on the newly completed Frederick Douglass Family Center + playground at 1616 E. 25th St. The $23 million project was part of Mayor Hogsett’s Circle City Forward Initiative and Indy Parks’ Master Plans to enhance and evaluate future park development.

Thanks to Lilly Endowment’s $80 million investment in Indy Parks infrastructure + facilities, a total of 58 local parks are benefiting from enhancements, like updated playgrounds, new amenities, and more.

Indy Parks wants the community to be involved in the process, so it’s hosting several Community Open House events to create an opportunity for residents and community members to provide input and learn more about upcoming projects.

Schedule of events:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-8 p.m. | Perry Park, 415 E. Stop 11 Rd.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 6:30-8 p.m. | Frederick Douglass Family Center, 1616 E. 25th St. (for Eagle Highlands, Faculty, Highway Parcel 15, James Foster Bruiser Gaines, Moreland, and Patricia parks)
  • Thursday, June 13, 6:30-8 p.m. | Gray Road Baptist Church, 5500 Gray Rd. (for Tolin-Akeman Park)
  • Saturday, June 15, 2-5 p.m. | Riverside Family Center, 2420 E. Riverside Dr. (booth at the Riverside Reunion Event for Taggart Memorial Playground)
  • Thursday, June 27, 6:30-8 p.m. | East 91st St Christian Church, 6049 E. 91st St. (for Sahm Park)
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