• Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Bertha Ross Park

    Today we head north from our last featured Watkins Park,  on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, to Bertha Ross Park, at 3700 North Clifton Street.  Indianapolis purchased this twelve-acre green space in 1925 to provide...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: The Riverside Bear Pit

    Forty years before Indianapolis Star columnist Lowell Nussbaum organized a fundraising drive for an Indianapolis Zoo, Riverside Park housed two bears, five foxes, two eagles, one monkey, 12 alligators, and eight deer. Built at the...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Watkins Park

    The crack of a baseball bat; the screech of the referee’s whistle; the cheers of an excited crowd.  These are a few of the sounds of spring in Indianapolis and there’s no better place to...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Indy Parks & Recreation

    Reader’s Question: I saw that Indy Parks may privatize our city’s parks, which makes me wonder about the history of the park system.  Can you tell me the who, what, why, when, where, and how...

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