Entries by Nora Indy

Al Wood Place

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 […]

Oliver’s Woods, One of Indy’s Last Pockets of Nature

Marion County was pretty much paved over decades ago, but nestled here and there are still some pockets of the natural life. The most striking of these is a patch of ground at 8825 River Road that’s owned by the Central Indiana Land Trust. It’s hemmed in by the six loud, fast lanes of I-465 […]

Town Run Trail Park

Town Run Trail is a 127-acre natural resource park on the eastern edge of Nora. With approximately seven miles of packed dirt trails, it is a haven for mountain bikers.  Town Run Trail Park is one of two public sites for off-road mountain bike trail riding in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Town Run also supports a varied […]

Indy Connect RED Line Rapid Transit Plan

Rapid Transit lines are designed to build upon the local bus service in key, heavily traveled corridors. The Red Rapid Transit Line is under detailed study. Running from Carmel through downtown Indianapolis to Greenwood, serving key destinations such as: Nora Broad Ripple Meridian-Kessler Ivy Tech Eli Lilly and Company Indy Connect completed a more detailed study […]

Nora’s PUPstop

The People for Urban Progress have brought IndyGo’s PUPstops to Nora. If you don’t know the significance of these bright yellow seats in Nora, here’s the scoop: they are salvaged Bush Baseball Stadium seats repurposed at bus stops throughout Indianapolis. “After salvaging roughly 9,000 Bush Stadium seats in 2012, through a collaboration with Ecolaborative, RecycleForce, and Indianapolis […]

Marott Park & Nature Preserve

Wooded 102-acre park including a nature preserve with trails, birdwatching & spring wildflowers. The 84-acre preserve, encompassing most of Marott Park, is composed of an old second-growth mixed mesophytic upland forest in the north, and floodplain forest and successional fields along Williams Creek and the White River to the south. The park land was given to […]

Gear Up for the VEX Robotic Championship

The City of Indianapolis hosts the annual VEX Robotic Championship for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Students from the North Central High School and Northview Middle School Robotics Teams participated. Indy organized the VEX Robotics Championship (IndyVRC) in an effort to help promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives within the city. As […]

Indy’s Complete Streets Policy

On March 5, 2014, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization – IRTC Policy Committee approved a complete streets policy for the Central Indiana region. How do those plans affect Nora? Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and […]

Increased Regional Fraud Activities

From:  Gerardo Becerra Crime Watch Coordinator – IMPD North District There has been a recent increase in fraud activity in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and surrounding counties involving the Felony Lane Gang. These incidents usually result from car break-ins, and purses and other identification documents left inside the vehicles being stolen. The suspects will figure out where the victim’s […]