The Broad Ripple Park Master Plan has passed through its approval stages and now is available in final form. To gauge the community’s vision for the park, the planning process included a citizens steering committee, an online survey (with an eye-popping number of responses), stakeholder interviews, four public meetings at Broad Ripple High School, and five pop-up events at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, the Glendale Public Library, and the dog park. You can read the 2018 Broad Ripple Park Master Plan online. The Friends of Broad Ripple Park have endorsed the plan.
The Friends also support a proposed Riverwalk Promenade to connect Broad Ripple Park with Broad Ripple Village and make it easier for people to visit the park on foot or by bicycle. You can download and read the Riverwalk brochure or watch this video.
A third plan currently is being developed and your comments and questions are welcome. The White River Vision Plan is being developed as a joint effort by the City of Indianapolis and Hamilton County. It is being done to develop a comprehensive and coordinated regional, community-driven plan to enhance 58 miles of the White River in Marion and Hamilton counties. The goal of the vision plan is to create an accessible, recreational, and cultural environment that encourages a unique sense of place for the community as a whole. Visit the White River Vision Plan web site to learn more and share your thoughts with an online survey or use their really cool interactive mapping survey! Do it!