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Meet our Public Space Fellow: Kendall

We’re excited to welcome our first two Public Space Fellows to the team! They will spend the next six months focused on developing activities and partnerships in Lugar Plaza, the Downtown Canal, and Georgia Street, while working to make downtown Indianapolis and the Cultural Trail more interactive, inclusive, and accessible to all. Read on to […]

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Meet our Public Space Fellow: Luis

We’re excited to welcome our first two Public Space Fellows to the team! They will spend the next six months focused on developing activities and partnerships in Lugar Plaza, the Downtown Canal, and Georgia Street, while working to make downtown Indianapolis and the Cultural Trail more interactive, inclusive, and accessible to all. Read on to […]

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Staff Feature: Joshua Tharp’s Favorite Biking Spots

Pacers Bikeshare Director of Operations and seasoned rider, Joshua Tharp shares his unique perspective on biking in the city. Where do you ride your bike? The short answer is anywhere that I can. The more detailed answer involves a bit of theory. For me, the most pleasant place to ride usually involves feeling secure and […]

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Meet our Horticulture Intern: Josie

We are so thrilled to have our Horticulture Intern, Josie, join us this summer to work with our operations team and keep our gardens looking beautiful! Take a minute to learn more about Josie.  What school do you attend? Purdue University Major? Public Horticulture What are you most looking forward to during your internship? I […]

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Apply Now: Looking for the Inaugural Public Space Fellowship Cohort

By Kären Haley Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.   The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Public Space Fellowship is inspired by a similar fellowship launched by The Bentway, a linear park created underneath an interstate in Toronto, Canada. We became familiar with The Bentway and got to know their two amazing leaders and program staff through […]

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New on the Canal – Natural Play Logs

We’ve added a few new pieces to the Vermont Street Plaza so you can make the space whatever you can imagine. Repurposed logs and tree stumps are scattered in the lawn and can be arranged to fit your needs.We’re all looking for an outdoor spot to safely gather with others or a sunny spot to […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Stormwater Planters

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Stormwater planters are an element of outdoor landscape that are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s Lunch and Learn, we dug into the nitty gritty of why stormwater planters are critical to our city’s infrastructure. What are they? Stormwater planters, also called rain gardens or bioswales, are a type […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Garden Prep Tips

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager This week’s Lunch and Learn covered the basics of Garden Prep. Once the snow melts and the grass peaks out, it’s time to start planning for your garden. However, be careful because freezing temperatures are common throughout April and frost will kill certain plants. However, that doesn’t mean that you […]

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Swish Performance Archives

Lugar Plaza Saturday, March 13 at Lugar Plaza 11am: The Phelps Connection 1pm: DJ Top Speed 2pm: Naptown Stomp 3pm: Taylor Deshawn 3:30pm: Mr. Daniel 4pm: Bembe’ Sunday, March 14 at Lugar Plaza 11am: Pat Petrus 1pm: DJ Iman Tucker 2pm: Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos 3pm: Cathy Morris 4pm: Renee King Saturday, March 20- at Lugar […]

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Lilly Foundation Supports Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion with $1M Grant

Lilly Foundation Supports Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion with $1M Grant Cultural Trail plays crucial role in connecting neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life We’re excited to announce that the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation is making a $1 million grant to support the expansion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn […]

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