Matthews Park in Muncie

Centrally located on the western side of the Northview Neighborhood, Matthews Park is solely accessible from Harvard Ave. This triangular parcel is adjacent to the backyards of homes that face Glenwood Ave., Yale Ave., and Janney Ave. In the last 5 years the park had several trees centrally planted in it as though it would function as a tree nursery. This mini neighborhood park was dedicated to the city by the Northview subdivision developer. The site is an open grassy parcel of land with no amenities.

Located at:
North Janney Avenue & Harvard Street
Muncie, IN 47304

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
(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)