Community & Events

Below are rotating events and announcements regarding the Riverside community. If you have something to add to the calendar or would like to share something about neighborhood happenings, please contact us.

Community Gardens

It's harvest season in the garden!


If you would like to enjoy and help connect neighbors to fresh local produce from your nearest community garden lot, or to learn more, contact one of the garden Coordinators below:


Cindy Tow 258-4414 (1509 W. 27th Street Garden)

Carina McDowell 916-5723 (W 19th Street Garden)


Quality of Life Plan

The Northwest Area Quality of Life plan particpants are working on getting things done in and for our community.


This month's Northwest Area Community Meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Meeting is from 5-7 pm at Flanner House of Indianapolis located at 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Street.  Food is served at 5 pm with the meeting starting promptly at 5:30 pm.


In addition, come out on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and learn about the potential designation of the Riverside Superfund Site. We'll be meeting at the Riverside Park Family Center located at 2420 E Riverside Dr. from 6-8 pm. Representatives from various environmental organizations will be on-site to answer questions about what this means for our community.


Regular QOL Committee Meetings are also ongoing, they address the following areas:

  • Abandoned Housing and Vacant Properties

  • Economic Development 

  • Food Access

  • Jobs and Adult Eduction/Skills Development

  • Parks, Natrual Assets and Neighborhood Branding

  • Re-Entry and Returning Citizens

  • Violence Reduction and Community Safety

  • Youth Activities

  • Youth Eduction



Find out more information at the QOL Website:

Annual Neighborhood Parade


​The Riverside Annual Neighborhood Parade is coming soon September 8th, 11:00am at Burdsal Parkway and E. Riverside Drive. To volunteer or help sponsor this community tradition, please contact or 317-925-0266.


To see photos of the 2016 parade, click here.


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