White River Park in Muncie

Located along the northern banks of the White River, this unofficial unique park stretches from the West End Overlook (across the river from the Sanitary District) to the southernmost boundary of the John Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve. White River Park extends past Westside Park in the Westside Neighborhood; White River Overlook, and Tuhey Park in the Riverside/Normal City Neighborhood; Minnetrista and the Appeal to the Great Spirit Park in the Minnetrista Neighborhood; and McCulloch Park, Riverview Overlook and Riverview Park in the Whitley Neighborhood.

White River Park provides public access all along the river, with White River Greenway running through it. This unofficial park is maintained by the Muncie Sanitary District while the greenway is maintained by Cardinal Greenways, Inc.

This park offers well used recreational space and provides a vital link for the overall park system. Each overlook along White River Park provides some parking, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches and views of the White River. White River Overlook, known locally as Bicentennial Overlook includes a monument to Chief Mon-Gon-Zah. White River Park provides vast openspace for spontaneous play, picnics, and wildlife appreciation. White River Greenway provides recreational opportunities for non-motorized transportation including walking, bicycling, and skateboarding.

Located at:
North Bank of White River along White River Blvd.
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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Muncie City Hall
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Muncie, IN 47305

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