A ribbon-cutting is set for 10 a.m. tomorrow (18 June) to mark the opening of the North Corridor of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Officiating at the Downtown Canal on Walnut Street just west of Senate Avenue are Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Brian Payne, president of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
The newly completed mile of the trail connects the American Legion Mall, Canal and White River State Park, Ransom Place historic neighborhood and Indiana Avenue. The Frank and Katrina Basile Corridor, on Walnut Street from Capitol Avenue to the Canal, also will be dedicated.
Other speakers include: Christopher Barney, chairman of the Madame Walker Theatre Board of Directors; Dr. Lisa Harris, President and CEO of Wishard Health Services, and Matt Gutwein, President and CEO of Marion County Health and Hospital Corp.
As a bonus to entice spectators, there'll be free food and pedometers! The organizers promise yummy treats from Creation Cafe and a pedometer, courtesy of Wishard Health Services (while supplies last).