Canan Commons Park in Muncie

canan commons

Serving the Downtown Neighborhood and the greater Muncie community, this park was established in Muncie’s park system in 2010. Designed by Rundell Ernstberger Associates, LLC, Canan Commons includes a stage for performances, open space for gathering and informal recreation, and lights that include solar panels and wind turbines. This park is used for community-wide events including movies and music during warm weather, and activities during the biannual Arts Walk held in the fall and spring. The park also plays host to a community Christmas tree and the City’s New Years Eve celebration which includes a ball drop. On street parking is available on the east and west sides of the park.

Located at:

100 BLK E Seymour St
Muncie, IN 47305

Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.

Learn more about the history of Muncie

Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Dennis Tyler

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)