NRPA’s 2018 Parks Build Community initiative is located on the southeast side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Sandorf Park was created in 1959 and has been serving its neighborhood for nearly six decades. The park is adjacent to Indianapolis Public School (IPS) #19 and the two have a special bond, as they share space and help promote healthy lifestyles for students and their families. With this in mind, NRPA has partnered with 7 organizations to maximize value and save construction costs improving the existing playground, basketball and tennis courts, as well as add new features. The goal is to enhance the current play space and encourage the larger community to use the park as it is the only neighborhood park in the area.

Planning and design contributors have already been identified for this initiative, but NRPA is still looking for donors to make this park a reality. All Parks Build Community projects rely on the NRPA community for donations of expertise, equipment and funds for installation. The revitalized Sandorf Park will celebrate its grand opening during the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference,  September 25-27. For more information on how you can be involved, please email Gina Cohen at

NRPA’s Parks Build Community is a national program demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities throughout our country. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and nonprofit partners, as well as the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.

Thanks to the support of these generous companies, Sandorf Park will be transformed into a high quality and inviting public space.

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Please email Gina Cohen at with questions or to help with future projects.

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