Eagle Creek Park News

Spend the day at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest city parks in the country. Eagle Creek Park is open every day including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, dawn to dusk. Dusk is around 5:30 p.m. currently.

2013 Eagle Creek Park passes are great holiday gifts! $60 annual pass, only $50 for Marion County residents. Purchase today at the 56th Street Gatehouse, 327-7146, or at the 71st Street Gatehouse, 327-7147.

Earth Discovery Nature Center hours: M-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Free with park entry, Winter Break Hikes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on January 2, 3, & 4th, 2013. Gather at EDC and depart for the hike from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dress accordingly.

Sunday bird walks from the Ornithology Center, 327-BIRD. Open to the public, 9 a.m. Free with park entry, 90 minutes, rain or shine.

Click for Eagle Creek Park website

Financial Planning Day set for Oct. 27

The big day is here again! Join us Oct. 27 for Financial Planning Day, being held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Purdue Extension Building, 1202 E. 38th St.

This free public event is one of the biggest outreach opportunities of the year to help Indianapolis residents become more financially aware, secure and in charge. There will be classroom workshops with professional financial planners, and even one-on-one consultations!

As always, this assistance is provided absolutely 100 percent free – no gimmicks and no strings attached!

Help us get the word out, or let us know if you’d like to volunteer!

For more information, call toll free (877) 861-7826, or visit www.FinancialPlanningDays.org.

Pike Township Neighborhood Liaison

Karen Lightbourne is Pike’s Neighborhood Liaison of the Northwest Outer Region.

Karen’s community hours are;

Salvation Army Community Center – 44th and High School Road

Pike Library – 6525 Zionsville Road

Please stop by to share your concerns or just stop by to say hello.

Non-Profit Pike Roundtable!

The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10am at the Pike YMCA 7114 Lakeview Pkwy West (near 71st and Zionsville Road) If you lead a non-profit, volunteer at a non-profit or are just interested in the non-profit community in Pike, please come out! This will be a great time to network, collaborate, learn from and increase the visibility of the non-profit community in Pike!

Introducing –2012 Leaf Collection Program

This year’s leaf collection program will begin on November 5 and run until November 30. Below you will find some info about the program. Thanks



Leaf Collection
The Department of Public Works conducts the annual Leaf Collection Program to help our citizens dispose of the large number of leaves each fall. This program helps your Indianapolis/Marion County environment by turning the leaves into useable compost, offered free to citizens, to help strengthen and beautify lawns and gardens county-wide.

Open burning of leaves is illegal in Indianapolis/Marion County.

Indy Rezone Invites Public Input and Ideas

How do we make Indy’s favorite places the rule, rather than the exception?

INDIANAPOLIS – Have you ever wondered why some neighborhoods are better at attracting residents and businesses than others? Are there changes that we should make today that would improve the connections between neighborhoods and the places where people work and shop? How should the City balance the need for economic development and job creation with drinking water protection, stormwater management and flood protection? Zoning and development regulations impact your world every day; the Indy Rezone team needs your input about how we should change! Share what’s working and what is not and any ideas, suggestions or comments about how Indy should development in the future of finite resources.

Join your neighbors, employers, city officials, and technical experts at the first set of public listening sessions. After a brief introduction to the project, we will ask for your input on a series of questions meant to foster meaningful dialogue between residents, business owners, community leaders and decision makers about how to make Indianapolis more sustainable, livable and adaptable. Join us at one of the following sessions or visit us online:

North Central High School
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
5:00PM – 8:00PM

University of Indianapolis
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5:00PM – 8:00PM

Indy Rezone, the latest effort to realize Mayor Ballard’s goal to make Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, aims to update local ordinances, and development regulations to improve Indy residents’ quality of life. Public listening sessions are just one of the many ways that citizens can express how they would like their communities to look and function in the future. Everyone is invited to participate in-person and on-line, now and throughout the entire process. More Information can be found on the Project Website: www.indyrezone.org

Pike Grad & Olympic Athlete

Show your support for Pike Grad & Olympic Athlete Amber Campbell by visiting her at the McDonalds on 56th & Georgetown this Friday, July 27th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Amber, who extended a special invitation to the members of her Pike Township Family via Twitter (@PikeSchools), will be signing autographs, taking pictures, and hanging out!