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Mayor Hogsett marks the opening the new Riverside Promenade Trail 

The new 1.5-mile multi-use trail is part of ongoing investments in Riverside Regional Park

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett opened the new Riverside Park Promenade trail with City-County Council President Vop Osili, Indy Parks, and Riverside residents. Funded through Mayor Hogsett’s Circle City Forward initiative, the Riverside Promenade is part of a larger investment in Riverside Regional Park including the Taggart Memorial Amphitheatre which began hosting events in 2021, the Riverside Adventure Park that will begin construction before the end of the year, and other improvements including trails and sidewalks funded by the Lilly Endowment.  

“Indianapolis is making transformative investments into parks because they help make our communities stronger,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “An early candidate for Circle City Forward funds, the Riverside Park Promenade educates residents about this historic area while providing a safe and attractive route alongside a frequently busy area.” 

The newly completed 1.5-mile trail runs from 16th street to White River Parkway near the 30th street bridge. The final stage of the project will be installing a series of panels along the trail that detail the history and culture of Riverside and surrounding areas in the coming weeks. The promenade will also provide easy connections to the Central Canal and White River Trails. 

“The Riverside Promenade Trail connects this community to both its past and its future,” said Indianapolis City-County Council President Vop Osili. “It’s a path through the convergence of our city’s past and present, a route that observes our common history without confining us to it. Above all else, this Riverside Promenade is a path we can all travel together, and that’s something to celebrate.”  

“The Riverside Promenade not only connects the amenities of one of our city’s largest parks, but also strengthens the connections between our parks and trails,” said Director Phyllis Boyd. “I’d like to thank Mayor Hogsett and President Osili for their leadership in providing the funding to make this project happen and all the community members who have made today possible through their passion and knowledge for this community.” 

Additional funding from 16Tech through their 2022 Impact Pool Grant to The Parks Alliance supported the completion of the Riverside Promenade nodes and will support future community programming and engagement along the trail. 

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