than 300 Citizens Energy Group employees have made improvements to the Brookside Park Family Center as part of Citizens’ 10th
Sharing the Dream event, a multi-day community service project that gives
employees a chance to serve Central Indiana and honor the life of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Park is a 108-acre municipal park on the near-eastside of Indianapolis, just
north of the Rural-Sherman neighborhood. Park amenities include a swimming
pool, family recreation center, tennis and basketball courts, fields,
playgrounds, shelters and a disc golf course. Throughout the two-day service
project, volunteers will spend time painting walls, installing new lighting,
refurbishing the auditorium and stage, expanding the kitchen area, moving the
reception desk to a more visible location and much, much more. Citizens is also
currently doing work in the park as part of its Upper Pogue’s Run CSO project.
As part of that initiative, we are making enhancements to the park’s grounds,
including adding trees, extending a portion of Pogue’s Run Trail and restoring
the disc golf course.
Brookside Park was also the first Sharing the Dream project in 2009.
employees donated nearly 2,000 hours of volunteer time during Sharing the Dream,
and Citizens and its generous partners donated nearly $900,000 either
monetarily or in-kind. A special thank-you goes out to those partners, especially
Marksmen Construction Services and Mitsch Design, for their efforts prior to
and during the Sharing the Dream event.
About Sharing the Dream
Sharing the Dream is an annual service project
to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s service project is the
10th Citizens project in partnership with Indy Parks and the
Indianapolis Parks Foundation. Citizens has donated close to $3 million during
Sharing the Dream projects over the years for improvements to Brookside Park
Family Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park’s pool and bathhouse, Pride Park
Community Center, Municipal Gardens, Eagle Creek Hide-A-Way, Perry Park’s Ice
Arena, Thatcher Park, Krannert Park, Garfield Park and Riverside Park.
Perry Park Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-4 p.m.
Call (317) 888-0070
Indy Parks Customer Service Hours (in-person and telephone)
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Call (317) 327-7275 (select option #2)
Visit: 1720 Burdsal Parkway (at Riverside Park)
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Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive
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