Riverside Regional Park, established in 1903, is the second-largest park in Indianapolis with 862-acres of parkland uniquely located along both banks of the White River on Indy’s near West side. In 2017, the City of Indianapolis conducted a master-planning process which resulted in the Riverside Regional Park Master Plan.
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The much-anticipated restoration of the Thomas Taggart Memorial in the heart of Riverside Regional Park is complete and is beginning to host performances and events!
The Thomas Taggart Memorial Restoration and Amphitheatre project was funded by Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation, with a $9.2 million grant to The Parks Alliance in 2018. The project aimed to thoughtfully restore the Taggart Memorial – built in 1931 and named for former Indianapolis Mayor Thomas Taggart (1895-1901) – and creatively reuse this historic space as a neoclassical backdrop for a multipurpose, outdoor amphitheatre.
In collaboration with Indy Parks, Indiana Landmarks, and the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company (Indy Shakes), through The Parks Alliance, this project is grounded in the decade-long effort by neighbors and enthusiasts—known as the Taggart Task Force—to bring attention and resources to restoring this historic monument.
The visionary masterplan for Riverside Regional Park that was completed in 2017 envisioned The Taggart Memorial as an amphitheatre to feature free summer concerts, movies, lectures, and performances while celebrating the history of the Riverside neighborhood. This project will return The Taggart Memorial to its glory days and honors its namesake by creating a space for friends, families, neighbors, and visitors to gather and enjoy live performances, art, nature, beauty, and friendship.
This project has already served as a powerful catalyst for Indy Parks and other private sources to invest in additional key projects identified in the Riverside Park Master Plan, including the Riverside Promenade, Riverside Adventure Park, and reuse of the former Riverside Marina to the home of The Parks Alliance.
- Taggart Memorial Amphitheater
- Family Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Picnic Shelters
- White River Trail