Indy Parks is Renovating Playgrounds Around the City

Spring has sprung, and we know as the temperatures heat up, playgrounds are the spot to be! With more than 130 playgrounds around the city, kids can play, get exercise, meet new friends and enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. 

This year, you may notice some construction on our playgrounds. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, $16.7 million is going toward 27 playground renovations in 26 different parks. After public meetings, the design teams came up with exciting new concepts for each park to fit the community’s needs. The parks included are: 

  • Bluff
  • Brookside Memorial Grove
  • Brookside
  • Centennial & Groff
  • Christiana Oaks
  • Clayton & LaSalle
  • Denver
  • Forest Manor
  • Frank Young
  • Gateway West
  • Graham Edward Martin
  • Gustafson
  • John Ed
  • Lentz
  • McCarty Triangle
  • Municipal Gardens
  • Orange
  • Oscar Charleston
  • Porter
  • Pride
  • Ringgold
  • Ross Claypool
  • Sexson
  • Stacy
  • Washington
  • Watkins
  • Willard Park 

The playgrounds listed above are due to be completed by the spring of 2024.   

In addition to the American Rescue Plan Act funds, $8.38 million is being set aside from the $80 million Lilly Endowment grants to renovate a further 18 playgrounds. Those included are Arsenal, Babe Denny, Bellamy, Christian, DeQuincy, Doris Cowherd, Eagle Highland, Faculty, Highway Parcel #15, James Foster Gaines, Hanover North, Moreland, Patricia, Paul Ruster, Ridenour, Thatcher, Virginia Lee O’Brien and WISH Parks. These playgrounds are targeted to be completed by 2025.

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