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Frederick Douglass Park turns 100

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To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Frederick Douglass Park, the first park open to Black Indianapolis residents, will have a five-day celebration beginning July 6. The anniversary date for the park is July 7.

The 43-acre park was created for the African American community in the Martindale neighborhood. The park is a place for recreation, community and family gatherings.

Activities schedule:

July 6

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Park clean-up and beautification projects

July 7

• 10 a.m. — Press conference

• 6 p.m. — Town hall, which will include a presentation of the new family center’s design

The Frederick Douglass Park Family Center will get a new facility thanks to a $20 million investment from the city. (Photo/Tyler Fenwick)

July 8

• 10 a.m. — Senior aerobics and yoga classes

• Noon — Free food pantry

• 5 p.m.— Community appreciation dinner

July 9

• 8 a.m. — Community golf tournament

• Dusk — Movie in the Park, “Aladdin”

July 10

• Noon — Circle Up Indy Peace Festival

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