Donating for Indy Park Re-design.
Meyer Najem is honored to have the opportunity to strengthen the community by donating Construction Management services for the Sandorf Park revitalization project. The project is part of the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NPRA) Parks Build Community initiative.
Located on the southeast side of Indianapolis and created in 1959, the park is adjacent to IPS #19 in a neighborhood that has a comparably high percentage of children in low-income households. In addition to serving as a recreational space for the students, the goal is to encourage the larger community to use the park—the only one in the area.
In total, almost $2 million-worth of equipment and in-kind services have been donated to the Sandorf Park revitalization project. The goal of the parks foundation is that Indianapolis will be the first city in the history of the Parks Build Community program to be completely “free.”
In additional to improving the existing playground, basketball and tennis courts, Sandorf Park will have the first youth zip line, a pump track, and a Cosmos Freegame Court, as well as a youth challenge course, multiple large play structures, a nature-play area, adult outdoor fitness area, music plaza, and outdoor fitness lawn. The park will focus on universal accessibility and will include a musical sensory plaza and play equipment designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum.
The Sandorf Park project was formally announced on Thursday, during the 2018 IPL Mayor’s Lunch for Parks and will celebrate its grand opening during the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, September 25-27.
NRPA believes in improving health and wellness through parks and recreation; protecting open space, connecting people to nature and engaging communities in conservation practices; and ensuring all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation. We are thrilled to thrilled to play a part in revitalizing a park that furthers that mission.