Tuesday the Indy Parks Board approved the Broad Ripple Park Master Plan, outlining nearly $70 million in improvements to be implemented over the next 20 years.
Project Manager, Julee Jacob says that many elements of the plan, including a new community center and riverwalk, focus on highlighting the White River, which runs through the park.
"The river is a very important part of the park and the plan definitely addresses how we can create better access to the river," says Jacob.
The plan was developed with input from community organizations and residents.
"We had terrific process working with so many people in the Broad Ripple Park area. Our steering committee represented all kinds of groups and organizations and it was just a really fun process," says Jacob.
The plan still needs approval from the Indianapolis City-County Council Parks and Recreation Committee and the Metropolitan Development Commission.