Indy Parks Master Plans
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Indy Parks is working with the community to design
parks for Indianapolis' future.

Through public meetings and partnerships, the parks department creates park master plans to guide the future of each park.  Once a master plan is finalized, it is presented to the Parks Board for approval.  The plan then must be presented to the Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) for review and approval, before being added into the overall City of Indianapolis Master Plan.

The following park master plans are available as PDF's online:

Alice Carter Park Paul Ruster Park
Arsenal Park Post Road Park
Bowman Park Raymond Park
Carson Park Rhodius Park
Christian Park Riverwood Park
Clayton LaSalle Park Sahm Park
Clermont Park Skiles Test Park
Eagle Creek Park Southeastway Park
Edgewood Park Southside Park
Ellenberger Park Southwestway Park
Fall Creek Stamm Park
Franklin Park Tarkington Park
Garfield Park Thatcher Park

 Tolin Akeman Park

Gustafson Park Wildwood Park
        architectural view
Haughville Park Willard Park
Highland Park Woollens Gardens
Juan Solomon Park Indy Urban Acres
Northwestway Park Taggart Memorial

For additional information on Indy Parks' partnerships with the community, please visit our G.A.P.S page.

Indy Parks and a Master Plan Team are developing a new Master Plan for Tarkington Park
The park, named after famed local author, Booth Tarkington, is located in Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood at 45 West 40th Street.
The public is invited to an open public session to share your ideas and opinions on the park.  The session will be held in the Club Room of North United Methodist Church located at 3808 N. Meridian Street, July 10th from 3:30-4:30pm.
Background and Process:
This master planning process is to formally update the 1987 Indy Parks Master Plan for Tarkington Park and to provide guidance to the City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks for future improvements to the park.  Since 1987, there has been growing interest in what the park could become.  Most recently, Midtown led a series of visioning sessions in 2010 and developed some conceptual ideas for the park.  Indy Parks and the Master Plan Team have been in close coordination with Midtown and are aware of all input and ideas generated during the visioning sessions.  This master planning process is to continue the momentum started by Midtown and gather further input toward the development of a formal master plan.
What to Expect:
The master planning process will include a series of stakeholder group and public input sessions on Tuesday, July 10th.  Members of the public are invited to give their opinions on the park at 3:30pm. The session will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and members of the public will be asked to sign-in to be on the list of speakers.  Individuals will be given a maximum of 2 minutes to provide the master plan team with their thoughts, hopes and dreams for the park space. Input received will be documented and used by the Master Plan Team to inform the development of design concepts.  These concepts will be presented back to the project stakeholders and members of the public on July 13th at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall of North United Methodist Church .  If you can not participate, send all comments to Andre Denman with Indy Parks at or 317-327-5725.