Donor Pledges to Match Donations!
As we approach the October 31 deadline to meet DPW’s matching funds requirement, an anonymous donor has stepped up to help. Starting September 22, every dollar donated to the RiverWalk fund will be matched up to $25,000!
The RiverWalk is a planned 12’ wide trail along Broad Ripple Avenue separated by a landscaped median which will connect the Monon Trail with Broad Ripple Park. Construction costs are estimated to be approximately $1.1 million dollars. Thanks to community support, we have already raised a total of $500,000 — including $15,000 collected since the public campaign launched in August!
That leaves only $50,000 left to raise to reach the full amount due October 31.
After years of effort, we are so close to the goal. Can you help us get there? Please donate today! All donations will be matched until we reach $25,000. Click here to donate.
Your donation to the Broad Ripple Village Association for RiverWalk is tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Safety, Accessibility, Recreation & Transportation
The RiverWalk trail will replace the current bike lanes on Broad Ripple Avenue with a 12’ wide paved trail suitable for biking and walking. It will include a buffer between the trail and the street to both protect its users and provide additional greenspace. The trail will offer scenic views of the White River and provide a safe way to travel between Broad Ripple Park and the Monon Trail.
The trail’s construction is planned to begin in Spring 2022, and we cannot wait!
After the trail’s initial construction, we will continue our fundraising efforts so that we can install large permanent lights along the trail, similar to the light fixtures that we installed previously along the canal and the Monon. This lighting will extend the trail’s hours of use, allowing for safe travels between destinations. We will also install benches and other amenities to allow for additional areas to rest and enjoy the trail, the White River, and Broad Ripple Village.
Learn more about RiverWalk!
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