Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is this planning process?

A: The Master Plan started in February 2018 and will be completed in July 2018.

Q: How do I learn more about the process?

A: This website contains a wealth of information on the project and will be updated with new content throughout the process.  You can learn about the team, the process, find events to attend, or connect with team members.

Q: How do I participate?

A: This website contains several ways to participate in the master plan.  Visit the schedule page for public meetings, project studio times, and community pop-up events if you would like to come and talk with the team.  You can also take an online survey or contact our team directly.

Q: Who is leading this study?

A: The City of Indianapolis, Department of Parks and Recreation (Indy Parks) has hired a design team lead by Context Design to study the park and make recommendations.  Learn more about Indy Parks and the Design Team.

Q: What is a Signature Park?

A:  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.

Q: 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.