Pogue's Run Greenway
The trail passes through many iconic areas of the Near Eastside. Along Brookside Parkway North Drive it passes the Circle City Industrial Complex and Fletcher Park. It winds through Spades Park and bird sanctuary and over historic bridges. In Brookside Park it traverses playgrounds, a disc golf course and the Family Center. It concludes at Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park a constructed wetland with local art throughout.
First identified in the 1994 Greenways Master Plan, the Pogue’s Run Trail has long been anticipated. The completion of trail has been highlighted as a priority on two key planning documents: the Full Circle Master Plan, which provides guidance and direction for all future greenways in Indianapolis and the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan that outlines key projects to improve the near eastside of Indianapolis. In addition to these plans, neighborhood groups, the City of Indianapolis and groups like Reconnecting to Our Waterways have met and collaborated on ways to fund the completion of the trail for years.
Why The Trail Is Important
• Enhance physical and psychological linkages between the near eastside Neighborhood and the rest of Indianapolis, especially downtown.
• Improve access to clean and safe parks, waterways, and recreation opportunities, especially those that can be leveraged for economic growth in the neighborhood.
Pogue’s Run, Brookside Park and Spades Park serve as critical anchor assets in the Near Eastside Neighborhood. Pogue’s Run Trail would play a critical role in improving livability and connectivity in the community. Along with other positive momentum in the neighborhood, this could lead to catalyzing investment and increased economic activity.