In 2009, Millersville volunteers had an idea.
To transform two enormous, crumbling concrete medians into colorful planted beds to brighten up Millersville Village. Initially, we couldn't get the approvals we needed. But we persisted and, later on, things came together.
In 2011, with help from our Mayor's neighborhood liaison, we got the green light and help with demolition and reconstruction from Indy's Department of Public Works (DPW).
With a Greenspace award through Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) and IPL, we were able to fund a landscape architect's plan and buy hundreds of shrubs and flowers.
Enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers from our neighborhoods, KIB, and other supporters then made magic happen - filling in the roadway islands and creating stunning Millersville gateway gardens at key community intersections.
Thanks to tireless volunteers over the years since, and donations from supporters we love, these remarkable oases continue to be living tributes to community pride and the volunteer spirit.
Please pitch in! We desperately need more people to help with ongoing watering. And occasional planting, weeding, trimming and more. If you can help, send a note to: [email protected].
Millersville Gateway Gardens
Our Gateway Garden medians are at the corners of
Fall Creek Parkway N. Dr. and Kessler Blvd., and at Fall Creek Parkway N. Dr. and Emerson Way.