What is the Greenways Partnership?
The Greenways Partnership is a public-private partnership that develops and provides creative programming that broadens user engagement with Indy Greenways, builds support for the system, and catalyzes further investment in Indy Greenways. The Partnership’s efforts are based upon the premise that providing broad opportunities for residents to engage with the greenways helps to build lifelong advocates, support, and demand for continued investment in the greenway system.
Who are the Partners?
The Greenways Partnership is a public-private partnership that was developed by the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, and the City of Indianapolis and Indy Parks. Community partners include the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Jump In for Healthy Kids, and other community groups and organizations whose missions align with the greenways programming objectives. Programming partners include several local and national organizations and businesses. A full listing of program partners can be found at www.greenwayspartnership.com.
What is programming?
While Indy Greenways is widely recognized for passive recreation such as walking, jogging, or biking, the Greenways Partnership programming includes events, functions, or other planned activities for the public that occur along the greenways or in spaces adjacent to the greenways. Programming is intended to widen the user base for the system and provide targeted activities for a broader spectrum of residents.
What types of programming is available?
The Greenways Partnership provides programming in four broad categories:
- Health, Fitness & Wellbeing- These programs provide activities that address various issues of physical health, fitness, and mental wellbeing for all age groups.
- Cultural Enrichment & Community Engagement- These programs celebrate and promote Indy Greenways’ unique history, cultural facilities, art, and neighborhoods along the greenways.
- Education & Awareness- These programs provide learning opportunities and awareness along the greenways. While many of these programs are targeted towards kids, they also provide an opportunities for adult awareness and education.
- Commercial Engagement- These programs and activities promote the greenways, raise awareness of the system, and further the public ownership of the greenway system through specific commercial offerings.
Why is programming important?
Programming offers the opportunity to expand the user groups of the greenway, providing more reasons for a greater number of people to find meaningful use in the greenway system. Program activities help address the growing health issues, highlights the cultural significance of the greenways, and provides a unique environment for learning and becoming aware of community issues associated with Indy’s greenway system. Programming broadens greenway uses beyond just joggers and bikers, providing more equitable uses for the greenways.
How do I find and register for programs?
To learn about or register for upcoming programs, visit the Greenways Partnership page on the Indianapolis Parks Foundation Website at https://greenwayspartnership.com/programs/ .