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Maria Gulley

Why I volunteer with KIB: I started volunteering with KIB because I’m passionate about the power of green spaces to improve life in cities, and I wanted to work to help Indianapolis and meet people with the same mission. I also wanted to learn more about my city and the people in it. What I learn by being involved in … Read more

Jill Palmer

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Senior Project Manager, Shrewsberry & Associates What neighborhood do you live in? Irvington What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? For me, it’s Pleasant Run Parkway. I have spent many hours over many years walking dogs along this corridor, and it never gets boring. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I have volunteered since the early … Read more

#OptOutside along Fall Creek Parkway

Age: 3 years Location: Fall Creek Parkway and 23rd Street (across from Ivy Tech) Bio: This beauty was hidden under acres of icky, invasive honeysuckle. Thanks to a clutch team of a couple hundred Eli Lilly Co. employees on their annual, global day of service a 30 acres of landscape was cleared along Fall Creek. In 2013, Lilly employees worked … Read more

#OptOutside at the Play! Mural

Age: 3 months Location: South Meridian St. and Bluff Rd. Bio: Painted in August of 2016, the Play! mural at S. Meridian St. and Bluff Rd. is inspired by the magic of play. Carl Leck, the artist behind Play! said, “The horizontal seams that cover the entire facade of the mural surfaces presented a unique challenge when conceptualizing a design. … Read more

#OptOutside at the Fletcher Park Triangle

Age: 3 years Location: Brookside Avenue, 12th Street, Arsenal Avenue. Bio: The Fletcher Park Triangle has existed for over 100 years, but only recently through a partnership between KIB and the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association, has it been restored to its former glory. First built by George Kessler as part of the Brookside Parkway, the park became less accessible over … Read more