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Mayor Hogsett announces plan to invest $16.5 million in city parks playgrounds

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Oct 14, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — More than two dozen Indianapolis parks are getting playground makeovers.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced on Thursday a plan to invest $16.5 million in playground repairs and renovations at 27 local parks.

The City said a playground overhaul could cost up to $800,000.

“Too many of our playgrounds, basketball courts, and tennis courts are underfunded and in need of repair,” Mayor Hogsett said. “With the American Rescue Plan funding unanimously passed by the City-County Council, we can bring them up to date and looking better than ever.”

“The pandemic has only highlighted the need for safe and accessible park spaces for everyone in our community,” said City-County Councilor Kristin Jones. “As a member of the City-County Council and the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee, I’m proud to work alongside Mayor Hogsett and Indy Parks to renovate these spaces that have been well-loved through the years.”

Hard courts for basketball and tennis will also be upgraded.

The playgrounds and courts that will benefit from this round of funding include:

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