This humble micro park in the heart of Nora is a perfect spot to take a quick break. Al Wood Place is located on 86th Street just across from the fire department. It is the namesake of Mr. Al Wood, Nora Northside Community Council (NCC) director emeritus, and the everyday superhero who fought to have the unsightly and hazardous “Nora Branch open ditch” piped and covered. Since the park’s creation, NCC Board members have planted flower beds and trees and now, as a covenant of membership, patrol it monthly to keep it litter-free. Next door neighbor CVS Drugs acts as a partner with NCC by providing grass maintenance and sprinkling.
Learn more about what Al Wood Place once was – and wasn’t – in this nicely researched article from Historic Indianapolis, The Curious Case of Al Wood Place.