All posts tagged neighborhood

  • At Your Leisure: Rebirth Along Tinker Street
    March 20, 2015, 7 Comments

    The neighborhood around Sixteenth and Meridian Streets is identified as the next “in” place to be. Much like Massachusetts Avenue a decade ago and Fountain Square more recently, reinvestment in housing has started to pay off as restaura ...

  • In the Park: Bethel Park
    March 7, 2015, No comments

    Welcome to Bethel Park!  This 14.5 acre community park on the city’s southeast side is located at 2850 Bethel Avenue, and features athletic fields, horseshoe pits, a running track, and an outdoor swimming pool. Bethel Park is located in ...

  • In the Park: A Baaaaa-a-a-d Idea Turned Good
    February 21, 2015, No comments

      The Indianapolis Parks system history is filled with delightful stories of united communities, honored heroes, and family fun. But there are a few tales in our city’s annals that might also raise an eyebrow or cause a chuckle. At [ ...

  • In the Park: Hawthorne Park
    January 24, 2015, 1 Comment

    The Near Westside neighborhood is one of Indianapolis’s oldest and most well-established communities.  In its early days, it was largely a rural area, separated from the “big city” of Indianapolis by the White River.  Afte ...

  • In The Park: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    January 10, 2015, No comments

    On Monday, January 19, our nation will pause to commemorate the work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Though Indianapolis is hundreds of miles from Montgomery, Alabama where Reverend King and his fellow Freedom Riders s ...

  • In the Park: Willard Park
    December 27, 2014, 5 Comments

    One mile east of downtown Indianapolis on Washington Street, you’ll find Willard Park.  The land of this eleven-acre park had many identities in its history, but has always played an important role in uniting the community around it. Wil ...

  • In the Park: JTV Hill Park
    December 13, 2014, No comments

    A cold wind whipped through the bare trees as I walked the perimeter of JTV Hill Park.  There was no denying it: winter had arrived in the Circle City.  Temperatures are dropping, Indy Parks remain open.  Though JTV Hill Park’s [&helli ...

  • At Your Leisure: When Black Friday Comes!
    November 28, 2014, 1 Comment

    Happy Black Friday! After stuffing ourselves on the most thankful of holidays, many will trek out today to find that sought after deal of the century with nearly every other Indy area resident. This typically leads to an area shopping [&hel ...

  • In the Park: Skiles Test Nature Park
    November 15, 2014, 3 Comments

    Just across the street from Woollens Garden you’ll find another of the city’s most primitive parks, Skiles Test Nature Park.  There’s no better place to take in the sites and sounds of fall than this eighty-one acre forested area on ...

  • Misc. Monday: Move to a New Subdivision! In 1916
    October 27, 2014, 6 Comments

    Perusing the pages of early 1900’s Indianapolis newspapers, you will occasionally come across an announcement for a new suburb–plotted out, ostensibly, by some entrepreneurial soul. It frequently appears with an accompanying map ...