Gilbert Park in Muncie

Serving the Gilbert Neighborhood in one of Muncie’s locally recognized historic districts, this mini park offers
a picnic table, benches, and a small playground. Several trees are located throughout the property. Landscaping along the park’s southern boundary screens this park from a residence and a funeral home’s parking lot. Apartments border the park to the east, while Gilbert St. and Elm St. border the north and west boundaries, respectively, with residences across the streets. Most of the playground equipment is in fair condition. A curvilinear sidewalk, lined with shrubberies, dissects the park from southwest to northeast, with an adjoining curvilinear sidewalk leading to the northwest. Three benches line the curvilinear sidewalk. One of the benches is a gliding bench.


Located at:

Corner of East Gilbert Street & North Elm Street
Muncie, IN 47303
765-747-4858

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.

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Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Dennis Tyler

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305


mayor@cityofmuncie.com
(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)