Thomas Park in Muncie

Serving the Thomas Park/Avondale Neighborhood, Thomas Park is bounded by Memorial Dr. to the north, 15th St. to the south, Rochester Ave. to the east and residences to the west. There are two parking lots, one along Rochester Ave, and one off of 15th St. An official sized baseball diamond is maintained for the exclusive use of baseball leagues. Other facilities include a basketball court, tennis courts, playground equipment, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, and openspace for spontaneous play. Multiple large trees are scattered throughout the property. In the last five years, new playground equipment was installed in the larger of the two areas, east of the shelter. Around 40 trees were planted along the south western boundary of the park. 

Located at:

Corner of South Rochester Avenue & West 15th Street
Muncie, IN 47303

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 Daniel Ridenour

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