Indianapolis/Marion County is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. And when they arrive, they too experience the Hoosier character and hospitality that make Indianapolis special.
The City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 11,000 acres of parkland, 208 parks, 60 miles of greenway trails, 21 aquatic facilities, 16 family centers, 13 golf courses, 15 spray grounds, 4 nature centers, 4 disc golf courses, 4 dog parks, and a mountain bike trail, an ice rink, conservatory and sunken garden, arts center, Velodrome, skate park and BMX complex. Our mission is to create fun, safe, engaging and sustainable parks that enhance the quality of life for individuals, neighborhoods and communities.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works maintains public infrastructure, manages municipal solid waste collection and ensures a healthy, safe and natural environment. They are committed to providing efficient and effective high quality customer service to the citizens and visitors of Indianapolis. Over the past few years parks maintenance has been infused with DPW operations and the two departments work hand in hand to keep our parks maintained.
A Component of Plan 2020
The parks department evaluates the path our extensive park system will take every five years. The goal of this project is to engage the community, leadership and stakeholders in a meaningful and innovative public input process to build a shared vision for parks and recreation that supports the economic and community goals of the City of Indianapolis. PROS Consulting is a nationally recognized firm, headquartered in Indianapolis and will lead Indy Parks to a great sustainable plan to move forward.