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Indianapolis icon's park project receives federal funding

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 13:41:37-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A major development has been made in gaining funding for a park honoring an iconic Indianapolis civic leader.

The National Parks Service is providing $750,000 to help with the construction of the Rev. Charles Williams Park in Indianapolis.

Earlier this month, Call 6 Investigates detailed how the park established in 2015 had nothing at the site, despite a blueprint established nearly five years ago.

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The new grant is expected to help with playground equipment, a performance shelter, and trails.

Although, the project is still in need off a half-million dollars.

The park was meant to celebrate the life of Reverend Williams, who led the Indiana Black Expo until his death in 2002 due to prostate cancer.