Got news. I have been trying to research the whole park situation and I believe I have narrowed the selection down to a few good choices. I'm trying to consider a central location, good amenities, cost, and size. Here are the best choices I believe:
*Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Ave) has a shelter that holds 80 people and costs $100 for the day (July 2nd. By the way, July 2nd does not conflict with Indiana Black Expo which is July 7 to 17. For those concerned). The park has a swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball diamond, fitness trail, and community center.
*Brookside park (3500 Brookside Pkwy South Drive) has a shelter that hold 100 people and costs $100 for the day. It has a BBQ grill nearby and is near a playground, basketball court, tennis and volleyball courts. The park also has an acquatic center, recreation center, football field, and horseshoe pits.
*Douglass park (2801 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave) has a shelter that holds 60 people and is $80 for the day. It is next to a BBQ pit and playground and is also near the park office. The manager boasted about the indoor air-conditioned party room that rents for $25/hour. She said some families rent the room for elderly relatives to enjoy on hot afternoons. The park also has a swimming pool, recreation center, tennis courts, softball diamond, and football field.
*Washington park (3030 E. 30th Street) is next to Oscar Charleston Park which has a shelter that holds 80-100 people and costs $80. Charleston Park has a baseball diamond and volleyball area. Washington, across the street has Basketball courts and a playarea.
*Eagle Creek Park (7840 W. 56th street) is a larger regional park and has shelters that hold 80 people for $90 for the day. They have restrooms, soccer fields, wildlife area, boat docks, and fishing areas.
So, those are the best choices in my opinion. You can find out more at Indyparks.com or call the numbers on that website. Like I said, I can foot the bill until we come up with some money collecting ideas.
Also, mom (Vera Alexander) is on the job of updating the address and phone list. Plus, the 'Family Chain Letter' is making its rounds! I love it when a good plan comes together. I sent the letter to Sieda (Roger's daughter) and she sent it to Victor. That's great. Keep it up. Anybody can feel free to circulate the letter at any time. That's all for now. Nuttin' but Love.