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John Ed Park

About John Ed Park

An Indianapolis resident and student at the University of Evansville, John Ed Washington was a member of the University of Evansville basketball team that perished in a plane crash in December, 1977.  Washington was a dedicated basketball player who graduated from Arsenal Technical High School where he was co-captain of the basketball team in his senior year and carried an 18.5 point per game average. 

His dedication to the sport won him honors including All-City player, All-Sectional player, and a chance to play for the 1974 Indianapolis City Championship basketball team. 

Established in 1925 and consisting of 3.68 acres, John Ed Park is located on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The park offers a playground and basketball courts for pickup or organized play.  

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