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Park Board and Committees

Indy Parks has several types of committees, boards and more that include, the Park Board, and individual park advisory councils. 

Indy Parks has several types of committees, boards and more that include, the Park Board, the City-Council Parks & Recreation Committee, and individual park advisory councils. 

Board of Directors 

A five-member board, administered by a director, oversees department policies, reviews its annual budget, and approves all contracts. The Park Board consists of the Director of the Department, who is appointed by the Mayor, two members appointed by the Mayor, and two members appointed by the City-County Council. The four members serve a renewable one-year term. The Director of the Department serves as the chair of the Board of Parks and Recreation:

  • Phyllis Boyd, Chair, Director Indy Parks
  • Larry Bates
  • Kirsten Eamon-Shine
  • Andrea Scott
  • Joseph Wynns

Below is a list of upcoming board meetings. The meetings are held at Garfield Park Arts Center at 4:00 PM. The public is invited to attend. This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Board Chair.

  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 19, 2024
  • December 17, 2024
  • View recordings of past meetings.

City-Council Parks & Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee of the City-County Council reviews actions and issues that affect parks land, and arts and recreation opportunities in the community. Areas covered by the committee include neighborhood parks and community centers, golf services, recreation and leisure services, greenways, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. View recordings of past committee meetings.

Current Committee Members

Jared Evans, D-District 17, Chair

Paul Annee, R-District 23

Josh Bain, R-District 20

Dan Boots, D-District 3

Jesse Brown, D-District 13

Crista Carlino, D-District 11

Brienne Delaney, D-District 2

Michael Dilk, R-District 24

Frank Mascari, D-District 19

Jessica McCormick, D-District 16

Park Advisory Councils

Park advisory councils are made up of community members that work closely with park staff and serve as advocates for their local parks. Park advisory councils may assist with beautification efforts, programming, and with identifying and procuring resources for park improvements.

Parks with advisory councils are listed below. Are you looking to start a friends or advisory group at your park? Contact Sheryl Richardson, Senior Manager or Community Relations, at Sheryl.richardson@indy.gov

Bethel ParkBethel Park Advisory Council
Broad Ripple ParkFriends of Broad Ripple Park 
Brookside ParkFriends of Brookside Park
Charles Williams ParkCharles Williams Park Advisory Council
Frederick DouglassFriends of Douglass Park
Eagle CreekEagle Creek Foundation
Ellenberger ParkFriends of Ellenberger Park
Frank Young ParkFriends of Frank Young Park
Garfield ParkFriends of Garfield Park
Lt. Grade Edward Martin GrahamFriends of Edward Martin Graham Park
Holliday ParkHolliday Park Foundation
Martin Luther King Jr. ParkFriends of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Marrott WoodsFriends of Marrott Woods
Riverside ParkRiverside Foundation
Robey ParkRobey Park Advisory Council
Southeastway ParkFriends of Southeastway Park
Town Run
Windsor VillageWindsor Village Advisory Council

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