The Ortho Indy and Indiana Orthopedic Hospital Foundation Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has awarded a $24,800 grant to Indy Gateway for Shelton Heights Community Park to be used to support the Shelton Heights Park Accessible Walking Path.
The “Making Park Walking Path Accessible for All Residents” project will provide funds to pave the current limestone walking path trail with asphalt, making the trail handicap-accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, strollers etc. This allows the trail to serves a broader audience and enables physically-challenged residents to enjoy nature and the new large-scale art installation.
“The project falls within Indy Gateway’s initiative of improving quality of life, because where we live matters,” says Lisa Bentley, Executive Director. “It shapes our access to quality education, good jobs and many other things that enrich our lives. Indy Gateway is working to make the west side of Indianapolis a place where people want to live and work and play!”
Installation for the paved trail will begin in late August 2021.
Indy Gateway’s work includes efforts to improve standards of health, promote cultural opportunities, secure funds for the development of trails, and advocate for expanding green spaces and beautification efforts.