FROM DIRECTOR PARKS & RECREATION TO PIKE SOCCER CLUB MEMBERS.
Dear Pike Soccer Club Member,
Indy Parks and Recreation is excited about its partnership with Pike Youth Soccer Club to establish the Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex at West 56th Street and Reed Road. Once completed, this facility will serve the fitness and recreational needs of Marion County families for many years. This project has gone through several phases of safety, traffic, and environmental impact research since the concept was approved by the Eagle Creek Park Advisory Council in the Eagle Creek Master Plan (1997). The result is a product that combines the construction of the soccer fields and the first leg of the Eagle Creek Greenways Trail. By combining the two projects, Indy Parks and Pike Youth Soccer saved both construction time and taxpayer money. Indy Parks remains committed to this project and to expanding the recreational opportunities to Northwest side residents. I assure you that the time and research put into this project by Indy Parks, Pike Youth Soccer Club, and the Department of Public Works has been necessary and critical in the planning process. Indy Parks views taxpayer feedback as an important tool when planning the construction and layout of new projects, which is why, throughout this project, we have remained committed to making the planning process open to public comment and communication.
Community support will be essential in the growth and success of the Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex as not only a community recreational park, but also a Northwest side community jewel for future generations.
Director, Indianapolis Parks and Recreation
City of Indianapolis