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Mayor visits Shelton Heights park on Indianapolis west side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Residents of the west side this week celebrated years of hard work on the Shelton Heights Community Park.

The park was the site of a former mobile home park that was a community concern. People now say it’s a beautiful greenspace for families to safely enjoy.

The park first opened as early as 2018 at 3844 Rockville Ave., near West Washington Street and Holt Road, according to online reports.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Wednesday at what was called the park’s dedication, “That’s an effort that has transformed this spot into a one-of-a-kind park for our city. … We demonstrate to all of Indianapolis the value of good parks, the value of good neighbors, and the value of a larger Indianapolis community that cares about itself and cares about each other.”

Neighbors started the project by getting the trailer park torn down five years ago. Since then, it’s been a collaborative of several organizations.