Indianapolis Parks Foundation (IPF) is the recipient of a $200,000 grant through Indianapolis LISC, the Colts and the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, a partnership between National LISC and the NFL Foundation. The grant is part of a total of $2.5 million slated by city officials to refurbish public fields this year.
The City of Indianapolis and IPF designated $1.5 million in funding to build a public athletic field at Historic Central Greens. The former hospital site will feature over $52 million in current and planned development, including the new Christel House Academy Charter School, student housing, apartments, office space, a brewery, and outdoor areas. The field will consist of a running track and a synthetic multi-sports playing surface. Indianapolis LISC provided a $3 million construction loan to Reverie Estates to help with renovations already underway.
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program has invested nearly $37 million dollars into constructing or refurbishing 290 public football fields nationwide since 1998. Bill Taft, Executive Director of Indianapolis LISC, says of the collaboration, “The NFL Foundation has been a great partner in creating these essential community assets.”
To learn more about development at Central Greens, contact Program Officer Aaron Laramore.