We are Teaming for Adventure! The Riverside Regional Park: Adventure in the Making project is the opportunity for a transformational change in Riverside Park on the former Riverside golf course. Riverside Park is one of the largest urban parks in Indianapolis’ historic system.

V3 and Green 3 are partnering to lead the project team. Working with the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Department (Indy Parks) and with surrounding neighbors and the larger Indy community, the design team will produce a plan that furthers the Riverside Regional Park Master Plan vision and activates and opens the site for enjoyment and recreation through the public engagement process. One common thread we heard from the Master Plan process was that many neighbors haven’t had a reason to visit the former golf course grounds so the park open house and art opening on September 12 aims to give people a reason to visit and experience the site.  

V3 Companies, a multi-disciplinary firm with unique expertise working with the natural environment. They will utilize landscape architects, civil engineers, natural resource scientists, and surveyors to understand the site, the master plan, and public input. They will use this understanding to create a park design that  provides a nature-based recreational experience for the local community and the Central Indiana region. 

Groundwork Indy is a non-profit organization that changes places and changes lives by engaging youth in community-based projects that equitably enhance environmental, economic, and social well-being. They are headquartered in the Riverside neighborhood and have been working alongside neighbors for many years. They will utilize this relational strength and intimate knowledge to lead public engagement.  This is a new park opportunity for the surrounding neighborhoods and addressing their needs will be critical for a successful park development.

Green 3, LLC is an environmental planning and design firm founded in 2002 and is located in the Fountain Square Historic District in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over the past 18 years Green 3 has gained an award-winning reputation as a small firm with big talent. Green 3’s staff is an eclectic team of planners, ecologists, historians, and cultural resource specialists. Green 3 is providing cultural resources research and project team support for all aspects of the project.


An integral part of the process will be working with surrounding neighbors and the larger Indy community to make this portion of Riverside Park a destination for everyone. By seeing the site first-hand, hearing information that has been collected and providing feedback on what they want to see, the community will help serve as designers in the plan.

steering committee

Throughout the process, a Steering Committee comprised of community advocates and technical resources will guide the project team. The Steering Committee will represent local leaders working at the neighborhood level, in schools, places of worship, environmental organizations, and at the City level.

Meeting Notes 

  • Technical Advisory Committee Minutes- April 28, 2021, 10am-12pm, Download
  • Community Advisory Committee Minutes- April 28, 2021, 2pm-4pm, Download
  • Technical Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 2p-4p, Download
  • Community Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 10am-12pm, Download
Meeting Recordings

April 28, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting

January 13, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting

community advisory group

Rhonda Bayless, Center for Wellness of Urban Women

Tyrone Chandler, Rivers Edge Resident

Katie Dorsey, Riverside High School

Peggy Gamlin, Riverside Resident & Riverside Civic League

Kevin Hardie, Friends of White River

Teddrick Hardy, Haughville Resident & CICF Ambassador

Emily Krueger, 16 Tech

Dean Peterson, Marian University & KW30 Neighborhood

Rev. Eugene Potter, New Life Development Ministries

Ron Rice, Near Northwest Community Builder & Co-Chair of Arts, Parks, and Public Space Action Team

Rosezalynn Sanford, Riverside Resident & CICF Ambassador

Rev. Shaune Shelby, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Derek Tow, Riverside Business Association

  • Community Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 10am-12pm, Download

TECHNICAL advisory group

Brad Beaubien, Visit Indy

Jake Brinkman, DPW, Land Stewardship

Linda Broadfoot, DPW, Indy Parks

Bob Bronson, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Jeffery Burgin, Mayor’s Office

Jenny Cash, Indianapolis Parks Foundation

Donald Colvin, DPW, Indy Parks

Andre Denman, DPW, Indy Parks

Jamaal Diaby, DPW, Indy Parks

Yolanda Echols, DPW, Indy Parks

Phyllis Hackett, Neighborhood Historian

Brenda Howard, DPW, Land Stewardship

Kim Irwin, Health By Design

Julee Jacob, DPW, Indy Parks

Tony Johnson, DPW, Indy Parks

Brent Kintner, IMPD, Park Rangers

Carmen Lethig, DMD, White River Vision Plan

Don Miller, DPW, Land Stewardship

Ronnetta Spalding, DPW, Indy Parks

Jennifer Stansberry, Citizens Energy Group

LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Artist

Mark Taylor, DPW, Maintenance

John Trypus, Citizens Energy Group

Gretchen Zortman, DPW, Engineering

  • Technical Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 2p-4p, Download