Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Indianapolis: Say Hello to the Hoosier State

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Welcome to Indianapolis: Say Hello to the Hoosier State

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Indianapolis is bursting with culture, sports, entertainment and more.

Hoosiers are known for basketball, so it comes as no surprise that when it comes to providing culture, entertainment and a terrific place for the 2007 NRPA Congress & Exposition, Indianapolis is a slam dunk.

The city offers things to do, sights to see and amazing places to go--all within a newly renovated and exciting Midwestern setting. In the last 20 years, the city has undergone a renaissance putting Indy on the map, but has still retained its charm and hospitality. Parks and recreation also play a huge role throughout the city, connecting residents with trails and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood development. Even the Indianapolis mayor has trouble deciding on just one park to call his favorite. "Each of our parks is so unique and distinctive, it's difficult to pick just one," Mayor Bart Peterson says. "One of my favorite features of our parks is our extensive greenways system that not only connects our parks, but allows users to leave their cars at home and see the city from the natural perspective. …

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