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Lt Jr Grd Graham Edward Martin Park


Established in 1979 on more than 65 acres, Graham Edward Martin Park sits at 16th and Fall Creek Parkway just north of downtown Indianapolis. Formerly named 16th and Fall Creek Park, it was renamed after Lt. Graham Edward Martin who served as one of the first African American officers in the United States Navy. After serving four years as a ship commander in the Navy, Martin would coach varsity football and baseball at Crispus Attucks High School from 1947-1982.  

The park offers shelters, basketball courts, softball diamonds, tennis courts, and playground equipment. It is partially wooded and borders Fall Creek. 

Over the next few years, the park will be receiving more than $2 million in investments. The playground will be replaced thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan. The Lilly Endowment grant will then create a splash pad, a new shelter, new parking lots, pickleball courts, a comfort station and improvements to the sports fields near Crispus Attucks High School.  

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