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Eli Lilly donates campus park to the city

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 22:22:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS —Eli Lilly is opening part of its campus to the community.

Tuesday the company officially donated South Street Square Park to Indianapolis. The company says transferring the property was always part of the plan.

Eli Lilly developed the park on its corporate headquarters downtown Indianapolis to provide a place for people to enjoy green space in the middle of the city.

"We are honored to say to you — and the entire community — welcome to our front yard. And today it is truly ours, as in all of ours, in this wonderful city we call home," Tiffany Benjamin, the Lilly Foundation president, said during Tuesday's ceremony.

The ceremony for this gift comes two days before Eli Lilly's annual Global Day of Service.