Pocket Park at Community Caring & Sharing; Mars Hill

2830 S. Holt Road; 46241

The Mars Hill based food pantry on the west side, Community Caring and Sharing, hopes to remove a substantial amount of impervious pavement and concrete to create a pocket park and community garden in a neighborhood that has little access to greenspace. Palmer Trucks currently owns the lot but looks forward to partnering with the local partner, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and KIB to make this project a success. A year from now will see transformative change brought to this concrete desert filled with native plants, trees and areas for community gathering and interaction, as well as community food production.

  • Importance of the project

    This project will accomplish:

    • Sustainability through reestablishing a natural landscape and engaging the surrounding community
    • Quality of Life by creating a green, gathing, and art space in an underutalized lot
    • Sociability by creating a space where community members can interact and engage with one another
    • Accessibility by designing as park with the best interest of all community members in mind
  • Design Process
    Design Process

    A committee of Community Caring & Sharing staff and volunteers, community members, representatives from Palmer Trucks working with landscape architects from Mader Design and artists Owens & Crawley to create this unique and vibrant design.

  • Work Status

    KIB will be breaking ground in late spring with plans on completing this park by the end of the year with the help of the community and volunteers.

    Contact Cheria Caldwell if you wish to learn more about this special park in the Mars Hill neighborhood, ccaldwell@kibi.org.

    Connecting people to nature, creating vibrant places rooted in community and building lasting value by working together. Committed to creating vibrant places and communities, IPL Project GreenSpace is a grassroots effort that transforms vacant lots and underused spaces into natural, beautiful, and functional pocket parks and greenspaces for neighborhoods.

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