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Tarkington Park

Park Description

Tarkington Park is located in Maple Crossing near the intersection of 39th and Meridian. The Tarkington Park Master Plan was adopted by the City in November of 2012. The plan was a group effort of numerous area neighborhood plans which called for area redevelopment, new investment, and improved public amenities. This park serves a diverse community in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, residents of downtown Indy, and out-of-city visitors.
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Project Details

Tarkington Park serves a diverse community, and the renovations will reflect those it serves. The completed park will have the following amenities:

  • Children’s Play Area
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Splash Plaza
  • Cafe and restrooms
  • New walking paths
  • New lighting, landscaping
  • Improved street crossings
  • Improved parking
  • Great lawn for field sports
  • Performance shelter

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Questions for the Indy Parks Foundation, email Lori Hazlett or call 317-860-3251

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Tarkington Park Celebration – July 29th – 8:00am-8:00pm

 

Yoga Session led by MHS

North Lawn

8:15 – 9 am

Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Playspace

9 – 10 am

Water Spray Ground Open

10 am – 9 pm 

Tarkington Park History and Memory Wall

Café

10 am – 4 pm

Sapphire Family Theater

North Lawn

10:30 – 11:30 am

IM ArtXTruck and Miniature Golf

Illinois Street Parking Lot

10:30 – 11:30 am

Harrison Center Hip Hoperetta

Park-wide

Community / Resource Booths

  • Celebration Headquarters
  • Indy Parks & Recreation
  • Harrison College
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Brother’s United

Café (Front – North side)

10 – 4 pm 

Harrison Center Painting Exhibition

Park-wide

Nin13 Bike Simulation

Illinois Street Parking Lot

11 am – 1:30 pm

Food Trucks

  • Gobble Gobble
  • Artisan Picnic (tent set up)
  • Bacon Station
  • The Flying Cupcake
  • Greiner’s
  • Nicey Treat

Illinois Street & 39th Street

11 am – 1 pm

3 – 8 pm

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Basketball Court

12 – 1 pm

DeckaDemics DJ School

Performance Deck

12:30 – 3:00 pm

Indy Steelers Demo

Sports Field

1 – 2 pm

Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Playspace

Backpack Attack

Café (Front)

2 – 4 pm

Summer Servings Mobile Unit

Illinois Street Parking Lot

2 – 4 pm

Indianapolis Children’s Museum

North Lawn

4 – 5 pm

Performance Line-Up with Emcee Tony Styxx

  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    6-Piece Brass Ensemble
  • Kenny Simms
  • Poetry Reading by Mitchell Douglas
  • Rob Dixon Trio

Performance Deck

3 – 3:45 pm

4 – 5:30 pm

5:30 – 6 pm

6 – 7:30 pm   

Water Spray Ground Light Show

Water Spray Ground

8 pm