TEAMriverside REGIONAL park: ADVENTURE IN THE MAKING
TEAMING FOR ADVENTURE!
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.
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.
RLR Associates is a graphic design team leading the development of the signage and wayfinding master plan to guide branding and signage across all of Riverside Regional Park. Their work will also include design for entry and wayfinding signage at Riverside Adventure Park.
Meticulous Design + Architecture was formed in 2015 as a collaborative practice of architecture, planning and construction management. Their architectural work will focus on the Central Nature Zone iconic shelter.
HCO Architects is an award-winning and nationally published architecture firm based in Indianapolis. Their architectural work will focus on the River Zone iconic shelter.
Mader Design is a landscape architecture firm whose work includes projects with civic, community, parks and recreation, education, healthcare, and commercial clients. Their design work will focus on the River and Racing Zone improvements.
JQOL is an engineering firm who works with clients to provide core solutions that can help improve lives, giving their work greater purpose and contributing to the vision of improving quality of life through engineering. They are providing site civil engineering in the River and Racing Zones, and structural engineering for the iconic shelters.
KBSO Consulting is a Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology Design and Energy Engineering firm providing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design for the project.
THE INDY COMMUNITY
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.
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.
- Community Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 10am-12pm, Download
- Technical Advisory Committee Minutes- January 13, 2021, 2p-4p, Download
- Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda- February 17, 2021, 10a-12p Download
- Technical Advisory Committee Minutes- April 28, 2021, 10am-12pm, Download
- Community Advisory Committee Minutes- April 28, 2021, 2pm-4pm, Download
- Community Advisory Committee Meeting- February 17, 2022, 2p-4p, Download
February 17, 2022 FRAP_TAC Meeting
April 28, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting
January 13, 2021 Steering Committee Meeting
community advisory group
Bob Getts, Soap Box Derby
Careena Jackson, Riverside Civic League
Carolyn Watts, NNW-NWAQOL Governance Council Co-Chair / NW Planners
Dave Benson, Marian University EcoLab
Dean Peterson, Marian University
Deb Lawrence, Marian University
Derek Tow, Riverside Business Association
Eric Miller, 16 Tech
Esther Earbin, Riverside Civic League
Katie Dorsey, Riverside High School
Scott Salmon, Friends of the White River
Michelle Brittain-Watts, Riverside Regional Park Foundation
Nathan Smurdon, Nine13 Sports
Nigel Long, Northwest Civic Neighborhood
Peggy Gamlin, Riverside Civic League
Rev. Eugene Potter, New Life Development Ministries
Rev. Shaune Shelby, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Rhonda Bayless, Center for Wellness of Urban Women
Ron Rice, NNW Community Builder/Co-Chair Arts, Parks, Public Space
Rosezalynn Sanford, CICF Ambassador - Riverside
Sherri Brown-Webster, Rivers Edge
Teddrick Hardy, CICF Ambassador - Haughville
Tyrone Chandler, Rivers Edge
Yuri Smith, Riverside Civic League
Maunah Wadud, NW Landings Neighborhood Association
TECHNICAL advisory group
Andre Denman, DPW/Indy Parks Park Planning
Brad Beaubien, Visit Indy
Brenda Howard, DPW: Land Stewardship
Brent Kintner, IMPD/Park Rangers
Carmen Lethig DMD, White River Vision Plan
Cory Kranek, DPW/Engineering
Don Miller, DPW Land Stewardship
Donald A. Colvin, DPW/DPR
Gretchen Zortman, DPW/Engineering
Jake Brinkman, DPW: Land Stewardship
Jamaal Diaby, Indy Parks Golf Manager
Jenny Cash, Indianapolis Parks Foundation
John Trypus, Citizens Energy Group
Jennifer Stansberry, Citizens Energy Group
Julee Jacob, DPW
Kimberly Campbell, Deputy Director of Operations & Programs
LaShawnda Crowe-Storm, Artist
Logan Lane, Health By Design
Mark Taylor, DPW Maintenance
Phyllis Boyd, Indy Parks Director
Phyllis Hackett, Neighborhood Historian
Ronnetta Spalding, Indy Parks/Communications
Taylor Firestine, Health by Design
Tony Johnson, Indy Parks/Riverside Regional Park Manager