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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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Ask us anything – Garden Edition

On last week’s Instagram Live, we have Ethan answer your questions about the Indianapolis Cultural Trail gardens. Here’s a recap of “Ask us anything” Garden Edition with ICT Horticulture Manager, Ethan. Has the Trail considered growing veggies or community gardens along The Trail? It has been discussed but it is not something we plan on […]

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Fast Facts about Cultural Trail Irrigation!

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Ten Fast Facts about The Cultural Trail’s Irrigation system All 5 acres of gardens along the Trail are watered with drip tube irrigation. That covers the entire Trail.  Each hole in the drip tube emits 0.26 gallons per hour, no matter the water pressure.  Just like a home, the water […]

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Why are there still leaves on the Trail?

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager I am aware of the leaves,  I am not above raking the leaves, I am not even too lazy to rake the leaves. Here are 5 reasons there are leaves are on the trail:  What’s the rush? We all look forward to different parts of the year. A good snow […]

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Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Balances Bikes with Bikes

New Bike Trailers Make Operations More Efficient INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.) today announced that the organization is now incorporating bicycles to balance the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program.  Operations team members will use the trailers, which hold three bikes each, to more efficiently move bikes between the twenty-six stations located along the […]

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Swarm Street Live!

In early June, ICT, Inc. had a naturally-occuring Swarm Street with a swarm of honeybees making its way along the east end of Mass Ave. on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail (all things big and small love the Trail’s flower beds). We called in beekeeper Kate Franzman, owner of Bee Public, to safely remove and re-home these perky pollinators. She so […]

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Bioswales: Sustainability Along the Cultural Trail

Beyond its intrinsic value as an active transportation and recreational asset for residents and visitors, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail plays a big part in the greening of downtown Indianapolis. More Planters, Less Runoff Before the Trail, there was concrete, inherently impervious and a collector of automotive pollution, which runs off to stormwater drains and ultimately, […]

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