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A Clean Trail is a Happy Trail

This September, Indy Do Day is hosting a city wide event in honor of a noteworthy goal we can all get behind: making Indianapolis a better and more beautiful place to call home. With this in mind, they reached out to us at the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick to assist in making their vision a reality. If you aren’t aware of all the contributions made by the Cultural Trail, or even if you are, read on and take a closer look at what goes on in the heart of your city.



Meet the Cultural Trail

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is the world class leader in urban trails and linear parks and is committed to a sustainable funding model that ensures accessible connections for future generations on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:  A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.


We enrich lives and connect people and places through dynamic and beautiful experiences, using the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare program as a catalyst for economic growth.


In short, we’re the nonprofit organization that makes sure that you have an amazing experience each and every time your are on the Cultural Trail.



A Clean Trail is a Happy Trail

We host more than 1,500 volunteers each year and these volunteers have helped up remove more than 3,500 gallons of litter from the Cultural Trail in the past year!


Most common litter found on the Trail:

1. Cigarette butts

2. Beer cans/alcohol bottles

3. Styrofoam cups

4. Plastic grocery bags

5. Straws



A Green Trail is even BETTER!

The Cultural Trail brought an additional 5 acres of botanical gardens to downtown Indianapolis. Along with those gardens came more than 50 plant species, more than 500 trees , and stormwater planters.


Much of the green space provided and looked after by Indianapolis Cultural Trail is functional as well. The Trail pioneered the installment of the city’s first bioswales, more commonly known as stormwater planters. How it works:

 — Every time it rains, the 25,000 sq ft of gardens capture and filter stormwater.

 — They significantly reduce the amount of runoff that infiltrates the city’s water supply

 — They reroute nearly 4 million gallons of water a year!


Follow us on social media to stay up to date with the Trail!

Instagram: @indyculturaltrail | Twitter: @INCulturalTrail | Facebook: @IndyCulturalTrail


Visit our website to become a Friend of the Trail.

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It's My City Coalition

City of Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indy Parks, Indy Chamber, Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Indy Do Day, Big Car Collaborative, Reconnecting to our Waterways, LISC, Eli Lilly Co., IU Health, Plan2020, Knozone, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, IndyGo, IndyHub, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Sapphire Theatre Company, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, FOX59, Downtown Indy, Inc.