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.
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.
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 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
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