November 10, 2020

Long-Awaited Ribbon Cutting for Sandorf Park

Indy Parks - Sandorf Park

Indy Parks

Sandorf Park

Indy Parks celebrated the grand opening of a newly re-designed park on the city’s southeast side.

Sandorf Park was selected for upgrades after the city hosted the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in 2018.  In preparation, the city found contaminants on the site and closed the park for remediation.

Indy Parks Director Linda Broadfoot said the work was guided by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the site is now safe. 

“I think people think of regulatory agencies as being a little tough, but IDEM has been right along side us, and the designers and the builders helping us think creatively about using playground surfacing as sort of a cap on the ground and helping us figure out how to keep some of the mature trees in place," Broadfoot said.

The new space will include; a unity spinner, musical sensory plaza, 20-foot fully accessible play structure, and youth fitness challenge course with exercise equipment.

The space will also offer:

  • Color coated Junior NBA Basketball Court with new goals, and a Triple Threat Pump Track for skateboarding and riding bikes
  • The state’s first Multi Use Game Area (MUGA) court, an innovative feature allowing for basketball, futsal, volleyball, pickleball, and more, all in one place;
  •  Multi-purpose greenspace, which is currently the open field, with a full-size soccer field that can be restriped for different sizes
  • Mounds with synthetic turf to encourage free play
  • Playground zone with eight walkways and a synthetic turf and rubberized safety surface

A community celebration and ribbon ceremony took place Tuesday.

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