November 8, 2021

City-County Council approves additional funding for Indy parks

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

The Indianapolis City-County Council approved a proposal Monday night to allocate nearly $3 million in additional funds for Indianapolis Parks and Recreation. 

The money will be used, in part, to purchase land that will increase the footprint of numerous Indianapolis parks and trails.  District 14 Councillor LaKeisha Jackson said the investment in her district is welcome.

“This is going to preserve and expand connectivity, the opportunity for growth in parks on the Far Eastside, there at Grassy Creek,” Jackson said.

Proposals to purchase land to expand Eagle Creek and extend trail connectivity on the city’s west side were also approved by the council.

District 15 Councillor Jessica McCormick said the land will become a trailhead.

“This is a once and a lifetime opportunity for us in the city to acquire this property and it will be a great addition not only for the city but the residents of the Westside,” McCormick said.

The council also passed a special resolution supporting federal legislation to provide health care for all.

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