Washington Park in Muncie

Located in the southwestern portion of the East Central Neighborhood, on the edge of the Emily Kimbrough Historical District, Washington Park takes up half of a city block. It is bounded by Adams St. to the north, Pershing Dr. to the east, Charles St. to the south, and a daycare center to the west. The only available parking is along the streets. The park has sidewalks along the perimeter with additional sidewalks that are lined with trees that diagonally dissect the park into 3 primary areas and a secondary area acting as a buffer to the daycare center. Elegant park furniture is placed throughout the park, including benches, trashcans, and light poles. The northern portion of the park offers playground equipment. Areas to the east and south are mounded providing interest and open areas for picnics or spontaneous play.

Located at:

Adams St., Pershing St., & Charles St.

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
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