Master Planning Your Broad Ripple Park

Learn more about the project, connect with the team, give input, and discover how to be involved. As the process proceeds, additional information and details will be posted within this site.

Take the Survey

Tell us about how you currently use the park, what you think is important, and your ideas for improvements.

Explore the Inventory Process

View what the design team has been studying and the information they have been collecting to understand the existing park and surrounding influences.

Broad Ripple Park Master Plan

This process will formally update the 1981 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan and provide guidance to Indy Parks for future improvements. Our team will continue the momentum started by the Indy Parks Comprehensive Master Plan, further study the park, and develop a long-term vision for the park to be adopted by the City of Indianapolis.

The Master Planning process will focus on education, public engagement, sound planning, and design. The planning process will include a steering committee, stakeholder interviews, public open houses, pop-up community events in and around Broad Ripple and a project studio will be inside the Broad Ripple Park Family Center.

The team will also use opinion surveys, social media and other engagement tactics to hear from as many voices as possible.

Public Meetings

All public meetings are held at the Broad Ripple High School Cafeteria. Children are welcome.

1115 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 6pm-8pm
Public Open House

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 6pm-8pm
Open House and Public Presentation of Design Concepts

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 6pm-8pm
Open House and Public Presentation of Master Plan Recommendations

Wednesday, May 28th, 2018 6pm-8pm
Open House and Public Presentation of the Proposed Master Plan 

Click below to learn more about each public meeting, community pop-up events, the project studio at the Family Center, and dates for the public approval process.

What is a Signature Park?

A Signature Park helps establish a ‘brand’ for a city, defining an area or community, typically with one or several “Signature” features that creates greater draw than a typical neighborhood or community park. As such, this crowning gem within the local parks system acts as a regional and multi-generational attraction. A Signature Park adds to the quality of life and increases local pride and interest in the community.

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan acts as a roadmap for future decisions regarding the park. Many master planning processes use a 4 step process.

Step 1: Document the current conditions and needs within the existing park, facilities, and community.

Step 2: Listen to and record the community’s ideas, needs, concerns and desires for the park.

Step 3: Propose a future vision for the park and establish priorities for what areas are to be redesigned, renovated, reimagined, and programmed.

Step 4: Provide implementation guidance on funding opportunities, where to focus funding, and a timeline to achieve the vision established during the process.

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