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Beckwith Memorial Park


Established in 1970 and consisting of 5.24 acres, Beckwith Park is located between the Blackburn Terrace Housing development and the Wheeler Boys & Girls Club in the Martindale Brightwood neighborhood. This park offers football fields, playground equipment, basketball courts, and a shelter.

This park is dedicated to Frank R. Beckwith, an Indianapolis attorney and civil rights advocate whose parents had grown up as slaves. Beckwith went on to become the first African American to run for President in a presidential primary. 

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