The Ransom Place Neighborhood Association hopes that this space will become a defining characteristic of a neighborhood that has often been overlooked. Surrounded by IUPUI, Indiana Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, and 10th St. the Ransom Place neighborhood worked to transform this empty lot into a neighborhood showpiece that highlights the history and defines the neighborhood from the institutions around it. The group hopes that IUPUI, Crispus Attucks High School, and other local schools being can now enjoy local art, historical information about the neighborhood and a gathering space for small events or performances.
The Ransom Place Neighborhood Association and KIB worked together to turn an underutilized lot, across from the Cultural Trail, into a pocket park and gateway into the neighborhood. The community’s vision was not only to be a gathering space with stage/deck for residents but highlight the historic significance of Ransom Place and serve as an outdoor classroom for all of Indianapolis.