Willard Park is a neighborhood organization in the Near East Side Communty of Indianapolis Indiana. All who live, work or worship in or around our community and those who support our efforts are invited to join our Facebook Page. A federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization, we seek to strengthen our neighborhood by rooting and engaging our residents.
Green Picket Fences
Willard Park of Holy Cross-Westminster Civic Alliance
- Green Picket Fences is a group of initiatives developed to grow Willard Park into a vibrant, self-sufficient community. Each “picket” represents one or more programs which address site-specific needs within WP that when properly addressed will eradicate our quality of life issues.
- Green Art - "Graffiti Garden” would give local youth a place to spray paint their art and messages on stand alone walls segments with both sides mimicking home exteriors. Public art at every neighborhood lot. Murals.
- Green Energy - Garden lots enhanced with wind turbines. Energy used to pay for solar and “green’ retrofitting homes for stakeholders. Eventually becoming an energy independent neighborhood, selling excess to nearby neighborhoods. Eventual employment opportunities.
- Green Shepherd Project - Heritage breed sheep mowing neighborhood owned plus vacant and abandoned properties shepherded by a PTSD veteran who lives in an RV parked in front of the “home lot” of the sheep as they mow/move around Willard Park.
- Green Streets - Stakeholders growing nutrient dense, non-GMO, chemical-free produce and selling it within Willard Park boundaries at affordable pricing via mobile golf cart door-to-door market to pay for next year to do it again. Indy Food Fund grant winner provided us our start up monies.
- Green Homesteads - Promoting solar passive, energy efficient “fill in” housing ( Alfredo De Vido of New York) to establish a new architectural history. Homesteads with combined empty lots to encourage food production. Willard Park could have it’s own “brand” or a New York Street market stand to sell neighborhood produce to commuters on their way home.
- Green Play - “Hoop Dreams” is offset basketball half courts separated by permanent chess tables. “Skater Place” is (hopefully) a “Tony Hawk Foundation” funded play space. “Horse Shoe” pits beside fruit trees and benches. All neighborhood play spaces will be daylight hour only, year round, unless site for publicized event.