Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Indy Parks Reverses Course on Bel Aire Park

At last Thursday's Mayor's Night Out in Decatur Township, Don Colvin stood in for the illusive Stuart Lowry, head of Indy Parks, and took questions from the audience. One resident asked about the status of Indy Parks lease of Bel Aire Park to a soccer league (see "Dereliction of Duty -- Indy Parks All About the 'Green'"). In response, Colvin said that while the fall lease had already been signed, no new lease will be allowed after that.

WRTV's reporter, Kara Kenney, had reported about this issue back on June 10. (For video and news item click here.) Now the News 6 team has updated the story, quoting Willie Cooley as saying “I think it’s wonderful," and “I think (the city) listened to the community, and once they went down and really looked at the park, they could tell the soccer league was too big."

Meanwhile the City is studying a list of improvements to Bel Aire Park that the neighbors have requested.


Anonymous said...

Just wondering, is Kara your new bulldog you sic on those you want to pressure?

Had Enough Indy? said...

You obviously have never worked with the press. They only do what they want to do.

I am glad she has covered some of Decatur's issues. We have lacked for media attention for decades. Lots of issues affect Decatur that should be of interest to the press. This is just one.