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James Foster Gaines Park

About James Foster Gaines Park

Indianapolis Police Dpt. veteran James Foster “Bruiser” Gaines served 27 years and devoted much of his time, energy and resources to mentoring youth and assisting people in need in the City of Indianapolis. Gaines was born and raised in Indianapolis and attended Crispus Attucks High School where he played football and basketball served in the Navy 1944-46, and managed the PAL project. 

Established in 1971 and consisting of 10 acres, James Foster “Bruiser” Gaines Park is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The park was previously named Tibbs & 21st. This park offers covered shelters, playground equipment, softball diamonds, basketball courts, and tennis courts.  

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