January 17, 2023

MLK Park to receive $5 million in upgrades as part of continued parks investment

The park is the site of a speech given by Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the day of King's assassination.  - Visit Indy

The park is the site of a speech given by Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the day of King's assassination.

Visit Indy

More investment for Indianapolis parks is coming.  This week the city announced $5 million will go towards Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the near northside. The park is the site of a speech given by Senator Robert F. Kennedy on the day of King’s assassination.

The city will use a $5 million bond to create a new plaza, artwork, parking and walkways. Indy Parks has also benefited from a recent rush of private and public funding topping $125 million.

“Indy Parks is dedicated to creating places and experiences that inspire, and as we enhance Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park we are building upon the park’s legacy and ensuring its future,” said Indy Parks Director Phyllis Boyd. “This investment will completely reshape areas of the park and will give neighbors and visitors more space to gather, reflect, and of course play.”

Find a map of the improvement locations here and a list of park improvements here.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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