For more than 30 years, plans produced by the City of Indianapolis have articulated the community’s desire to strengthen the connection between Broad Ripple Park and the Village. The 2012 Envision Broad Ripple Plan recommends: “Connect Broad Ripple Park, Broad Ripple Village, and the Monon Trail with an off-street bike and pedestrian trail.”
Stemming from the belief that beautiful and pedestrian-friendly spaces create healthier, happier, and more equitable cities, the Broad Ripple RiverWalk Task Force seeks to create a missing link that will connect multiple neighborhoods, signature parks, and cultural landmarks to each other and to Indianapolis as a whole.
The Broad Ripple RiverWalk will provide physical connectivity between Broad Ripple Park, the White River and a variety of cultural landmarks, art institutions and neighborhoods. This will allow more visitors to easily experience and enjoy all of these amenities, while at the same time serving as a catalyst for new and exciting cultural projects and programs for everyone in the Indianapolis community.
The Indianapolis Art Center is thrilled to be a collaborating cultural partner with the RiverWalk; we believe that this project will be transformative for Broad Ripple and for Indianapolis as a whole. The RiverWalk will not only connect existing assets, but it will also enhance pedestrian, bike, and public transportation access for many other neighborhoods that can enjoy this network of trails and curated spaces.
This project will create a safe connection between a busy city park, a thriving Cultural District, and one of the state’s most popular bike/ped trails. Parents and grandparents will feel safe traveling between these community spaces with youngsters and pets, and visitors of all ages will enjoy scenic views of Central Indiana’s defining environmental feature, White River.