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Indy Parks to take over management of University Park



Indianapolis, Indiana – The management of University Park has been secured by a partnership between Indianapolis and the Indiana War Memorials Commission, according to an announcement made by Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday.

According to a statement made on Tuesday, the partnership acknowledges that University Park is “subject to the same rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws” that apply to any other park owned by Indianapolis and that the Indianapolis Parks Department has the authority to “beautify, improve, maintain, and regulate the use of” University Park.

Additionally, this collaboration will enable police officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and park rangers to enforce park ordinances.

At the park, there are also moving IMPD public safety cameras.

In the statement, Hogsett stated, “We can further improve one of downtown’s best community greenspaces through this relationship with the Indiana War Memorials Commission, ensuring it is safe, clean, and welcome for all.

According to Indiana law, the city now has the power to enact regulations; however, the park will continue to be ultimately owned by the Indiana War Memorials Commission.

The current rules of the Indianapolis Parks Department are as follows:

• Use of alcohol and controlled substances is not permitted (Parks Code sec. 22-9)
• Park hours are dawn to dusk (sec. 22-2)
• Parking is permitted only in designated areas, and vehicles prohibited on grass (sec. 22-22)
• All animals must be on a leash (sec. 22-10)
• No discharge of weapons allowed in the park (Revised Code sec. 631-108)
• Permits required for special events (see here)


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