White River will be getting lots of attention this month. Events that focus on it include a premiere of three short films featuring the waterway, as well as perspectives on its potential throughout Central Indiana in conjunction with the next phase of the White River Vision Plan. Visit Next Indiana Campfires, Indiana Humanities.
White River inspires us all, but no one more than our Executive Director Kevin Hardie. Watch video.
Mark your calendars! The White River Vision Plan has entered its Action Phase and you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts about initial design concepts for several destinations on the river.
As part of this phase, concepts and design plans will be created to develop the White River and include themes, events and experiences already in place in the 58 miles of river in Marion and Hamilton Counties. Please plan to come to one or more of these public meetings:
January 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
January 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.
MIBOR, 1912 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
January 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Sun King Brewery, 135 North College Avenue, Indianapolis
January 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Riverside High School, 3010 North White River Parkway, Indianapolis
You also can complete the online White River Vision Survey about how you use White River and what you want to see for its future! It now includes an interactive Map Survey so you can drop pins in your favorite spots along the river.
The White River Vision Plan is a joint effort between the City of Indianapolis and Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. in partnership with Visit Indy, to develop a comprehensive and coordinated regional, community-driven plan to enhance 58 miles of the White River in Marion and Hamilton counties. The goal of the vision plan is to create an accessible, recreational, and cultural environment that encourages a unique sense of place for the community as a whole, similar to finished “river city” developments in cities like Nashville, Columbus, Chicago, and Cincinnati.