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2013 IPL Project GreenSpace: Ruckle Street Pocket Park

2927 Park Avenue, 46205

Ruckle Street

KIB will work with Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation (MFCDC) to build the first of three pocket parks in area, at 3023 Ruckle Street. The Ruckle Street Park will include a series of linear greenspaces that will span from Central Avenue to Park Avenue. A curvilinear sidewalk will tie these spaces together and provide access to the park’s amenities. The western leg of this park will connect into the existing Fall Creek Gardens – Urban Growers Resource Center. KIB has assisted with the installation of native trees, shrubs and perennials, built benches for the site, installed a paver plaza and provided a green roof for the park shelter.

This area formerly lacked open greenspace for residents to participate in recreation activities, host neighborhood and family gatherings and ultimately have immediate access for improvements in their everyday quality of life. MFCDC is focusing efforts in this area, including community building initiatives and increasing recreational space for its residents. This particular project improves not only the aesthetics of the neighborhood, but also creates a tangible place for residents to enjoy and help foster a sense of community pride.