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Juan Solomon



How to get there (Bing Map): 6100 Grandview Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46228

Service Learning Project



Backup Date: 


Work Day Description: Crooked Creek runs through the middle of this urban park as you can see in the above photo. We will be working to clean up trash and debris along this waterway and clearing Amur bush honeysuckle from the floodplain. We may be using hand tools for tihs event to cut the larger plants. Water, gloves, equipment and a light snack will be provided.

Participants must wear clothes appropriate for outdoor field work.  Long pants and closed toe shoes are required (NO Crocs or Keens)

Meeting Location:  Please meet in the parking lot of the main entrance of Grandview


Park Information:

Acquired in 1971, this 41-acre park is named for Juan Solomon. Son of a Methodist minister and schoolteacher, Juan Solomon was highly involved in civic activities within the Indianapolis African-American Community. Some of Solomon’s civic posts included serving as director of the Community Service Council, Indianapolis Urban League, and was a board member of the Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation. Solomon was employed for 32 years by Eli Lilly and led the mayor’s task force on employment