Rivoli Park Neighborhood
The mission of the Rivoli Park Neighborhood is to strengthen our community through actively involving and supporting all residents and businesses of the neighborhood, increasing livability and safety, advocating for neighborhood needs by interfacing with municipal services, and participating in beautification and creative efforts.
Updated: July 8, 2024

Monthly meeting: 2nd Thursday 600p (Next meeting Thursday, July 11, 2024 600p @ : Clifford Corners (3101 East 10th Street (door #G)))


Last updated
Sign up for email newsletters from various Indianapolis Near Eastside Organizations February 14, 2024

Neighborhood Properties with issues included within Renew Indianapolis program: Hardest Hit Funds)

January 21, 2019

Neighborhood Properties with issues

January 21, 2019

Neighborhood pocket park: Paige Linn Booker Memorial Park 858 North Parker Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46201

October 26, 2020
Information and photos for Sherman Park / RCA plant / Rivoli Theatre May 18, 2024
Neighborhood cleanups / event / activities photos May 18, 2019
Original (?2009? - ?2013?) Neighborhood Property Survey (password protected - email for access)  


Organizational / Social media information
  • Rivoli Park Neighborhood: Is split between two Census Tracts:
    • 18097354900 (Opportunity Zone in 2018): Profile on Census Reporter (population: 2,784, square miles: 0.4)
    • 18097354800 Profile on Census Reporter (population: 1,743, square miles: 0.2)
  • Rivoli Park Neighborhood is included in the $3.5 million Lift Indy (announced: October 2019) project area
    • Map of Lift Indy Projects and City of Indianapolis Investments (page 1)
    • Map of Lilly Endowment Projects (page 2)
    • Map of Private Investments (page 3)
    • Combined map of projects/investments (page 4)
  • Our Hopes for 10th Street (YT video: Published: October 2, 2019 16:16 minutes)
Register your Kroger rewards cards and then Kroger donates a portion to Rivoli Park Neighborhood: Use number: GS994 (register at customer service in store or online at www.kroger.com
Facebook: Rivoli Park Neighborhood
Nextdoor: Rivoli Park Neighborhood
Rivoli Park Neighborhood is a part of NESCO (Near Eastside Community Organization)
2017 Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan. 23 pages
2017 Near Eastside Qualify of Life Plan - website

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News / media related to Rivoli Park Neighborhood and surrounding Near Eastside Neighborhoods
RecyleForce Celebrates Moving into it’s Permanent Facility. Published: June 19, 2024
New Program Offered for Marion County Sex Abuse Victims Charged with Low-Level Crimes. Published: January 31, 2024
RecycleForce Unveils New Facility (YT). Published: November 10, 2023
New Facility for Ex-Offenders Provides Opportunities to Work. Published: November 10, 2023
Hogsett Announces Plans for New IACS Shelter Location, Plans at Sherman Park Fall Through. Published: October 26, 2023
Here's what the new Indianapolis Animal Care Services Shelter will look like. Published September 8, 2023
$1 Million Grant Moves New Animal Shelter Closer to Reality after Delays. Published: September 7, 2023
City's New Animal Shelter is Delayed Two Years after Announcement Despite $5 Million Spent. Published: August 25, 2023
'Taking things apart but we are building them up': RecycleForce rebuilding lives of young offenders. Published: September 19, 2022
Indianapolis Animal Care getting $3M grant to help build new facility. Published: August 31, 2022
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore finds new home on East 10th Street in Indianapolis. Published: April 29, 2022
Indy Keeps Creating Initiative Expands, Brings Artwork to Local Neighborhoods. Published: March 10, 2022
Indianapolis Police One Step Closer to Getting Gunshot Detection System. Published: March 1, 2022
Details of gunshot detection system pilot discussed at IMPD East District Town Hall. Published: February 28, 2022
Revitalization, Remediation and Retention at Sherman Park (story and audio). Published: February 21, 2022
Indianapolis Plans Affordable Housing Complex for the Formerly Incarcerated. Published February 24, 2022
Area on Indy’s East Side to be Used for Gunshot Detection System Pilot Program. Published February 17, 2022
Live They Neighborhood Awards. Published: ?
Community Leaders Form Land Trusts to Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage. Published: January 14, 2022
Grit into Grace. Dream House. Vimeo video. Published: December 2021. 10:13 minutes
We have broken ground on our new facility, which also happens to be the original home of RecycleForce at the old RCA plant. Published: November 17, 2021
RecycleForce Breaks Ground on New Eastside Headquarters. Published: October 21, 2021
RecycleForce Breaks Ground on new Facility, Plans to Help more People Recently Released from Prison, Jail. Published: October 13, 2021
New Facility for RecycleForce will help more Residents. Published: October 13, 2021
RecycleForce to Break Ground on New HQ. Published: October 12, 2021
City Begins Planning for New Animal Care Services Site on East Side. Published: August 24, 2021
WNBA players tour expanded Wheeler Mission. Published: August 23, 2021
Good Bones Recap: Episode 5. New Babies and New Neighborhoods. Published: July 28, 2021
Englewood is transforming vacant lots into housing with a 'sense of rootedness'. Published July 26, 2021
Wheeler Mission to Triple Capacity with Expanded Center for Women and Children. Published: June 18, 2021
Community Bike Ride through East Indianapolis Promotes Police Partnership and Communication. Published: June 9, 2021
Q+A with 1000 Words Gallery Owner Chris Smith. Published: June 7, 2021
22 Homes Rehabilitated to Create Affordable Housing for Teachers. Published: April 16, 2021
Historically Violent Indianapolis Neighborhood sees Crime Prevention plans Moving Forward. Publiced April 1, 2021
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful launches public art tour through Indy areas in need of artwork. Published: September 8, 2020
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Arts Council of Indianapolis Partner To Create Art And Seek. Published: August 31, 2020
Quality of Life Plan Adopted for Near Eastside Community. Published: June 26, 2020
Wheeler Mission expansion may provide COVID-19 pandemic relief Published: May 22, 2020
Project Turns 10th Street Storefront Windows Into Art Installations. Published May 15, 2020
$1M Grant Designed to Connect Neighbors with Services to Fight Crime on Eastside. Published February 18, 2020
The HUB Curatorial Fellowship Reveal on East 10th Street. Published February 15, 2020
10 East Arts Prepares to Offer Community Art Programs. Published February 13, 2020
Near Eastside Quality of Life Survey to be Released. Published February 4, 2020
Mediation Center to Open in 10th and Rural Neighborhood. Published: November 9, 2019
City of Indianapolis Designates Portion of East 10th Street as Lift Indy Neighborhood. Published: October 31, 2019
Near Eastside Named Third Lift Indy Neighborhood. Published October 10, 2019
Conversation: A Neighborhood's Way of Life. Published: October 10, 2019
Indy's Near Eastside Receives Recognition, Funding. Published: October 3, 2019
$3.5 million investment planned for near eastside of Indianapolis. Published: October 2, 2019
$3.5 Million Planned For Near Eastside Revitalization. Published October 2, 2019
Mayor Hogsett announces third 'Lift Indy' area. Published: October 2, 2019
Lessons Learned / Lessons Shared. Paige Linn Booker Memorial Park Taught Organizers Much. Published: July 2019 (page 7 of publication)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Needs Volunteer Published: June 25, 2019
House Gives Women in Prostitution a Place to Dream Again Published: April 13, 2019
IMPD Officers Pause for Recreation, Relationship-Building with East Side Kids Published: April 4, 2019
East 10th Street pursues status as arts district; some neighbors brace for change Published: February 22, 2019
Renovation of Rivoli Theatre, 10th Street neighborhood part of grant project Published: February 19, 2019
Near Eastside Works to Prevent Crime through Art Published: February 5, 2019
Residents of Indy’s near east side using art to combat crime Published: February 5, 2019
iMOCA Cancels Move, Names New Leadership. Published: January 16, 2019
Swarens: She Proved the Sex Buyers were Wrong About Her. (Grit into Grace) Published: December 10 2018
Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation (John H. Boner Community Center): 10 East Art and Design District Published: December 5, 2018
Indy Programs for At-Risk Teens Expanded. Published November 1, 2018
$1 Million DOJ Community Grant Awarded to Indy's East Side. Published November 1, 2018
Million Dollar Grant will Address Crime in East Side Neighborhoods. Published October 31, 2018
Nearly $1M Federal Grant will Target Crime on City's East Side. Published October 31, 2018
Wheeler Mission raising $12 million for expansion Published: October 19, 2018
Neighbors hope walk will generate answers in murder investigations. Published October 10, 2018
Ray of Sunshine: Old House Gives New Dreams to Women in Prostitution Published: October 7, 2018
Change in Police Strategy May Aid Detectives in Fatal Shooting Investigations. Published October 2, 2018
Community conversation confidence low for improved police relations Published: July 29, 2018
Brownfields 2018 Assessment Grant. Fact Sheet. EPA Brownfields Program. Properties within Indy Promise Zone. Properties within Neighborhood: 911 North Kealing Avenue. Downloaded: July 20, 2018
Teachers walking away from local effort to provide affordable homes Published: July 19, 2018
First phase of housing effort aimed at educators nears completion Published June 26, 2018
East side 'OG Call' seeks to solve teen violence. Published May 10, 2018
Non-for-profit RecycleForce aims to build $10 million facility in Indianapolis. Published May 4, 2018
IMPD moving to beat policing system Published: April 24, 2018
Mayor announces crime enhancements in Monday's State of the City Published: April 23, 2018
Integrating criminal justice center is key to lifting Twin Aire neighborhood Published: April 20, 2018
Game Between IMPD, Students could Raise Money for a Community Center (Jomo Cole) Published: April 5, 2018
IMPD daily intel briefing crucial to solution of 1-year-old’s murder Published: March 29, 2018
Instead of Jailing Those with Mental Illness, Here's What Indianapolis is Doing (MCAT) Published: March 26, 2018
Evaluation of the Indianapolis Mobile Crisis Assistance Team. Report to the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety and the Fairbanks Foundation. March 2018. 30 pages.
IMPD Stats Show Gentrification Leads to Safer Indy Neighborhoods Published: January 4, 2018
Riding with IMPD's Late Shift Near 10th and Rural. Published: December 29, 2017
East Side Barber Thinks More Streetlights can Drive Out the Darkness. Published: December 18, 2017
The 3 Keys to Indianapolis Mayor Jog Hogsett's Plan to Curb Violent Crime. Published: December 12, 2017
Video from FB: Mayor Hogsett Conference: Neighborhood-based Public Safety Investment (WISH-TV live video). Published: December 11, 2017
Mayor Hoggsett, IMPD Chief Roach Announce New Community Crime Prevention Program. Published: December 11, 2017
How Mayor Hogsett Plans to Reverse Indy's Homicide Records. Published: December 11, 2017
Mayor Hopes to Curb Murder Rate. Published: December 11, 2017
Hogsetts Takes Blame for Murder Rate, Announces Plan to Reduce Violence. Published: December 11, 2017
Mayor Hogsett Rolls Out New Plan to Fight Violent Crime. [three separate videos [includes video interview of Chris Staab]] Published: December 11, 2017
Mayor Hogsett, IMPD Chief Roach Announce New Public Safety Initiative. Published: December 11, 2017
Hogsett to Ask Council for $3M in Additional Funds to Combat Growing Violence. Published: December 11, 2017
Residents Express Relief After FBI Raids. Published November 20, 2017
New Program Aims to Retain Teachers by Transforming Properties into Affordable Housing Published November 7, 2017
Teachers' Village to lure educators to Indianapolis with low-cost homes Published November 7, 2017
New Housing Development Will Target Teachers As Homeowners Published November 7, 2017
Local organization looking to revitalize neighborhood, fight blight Published November 7, 2017
East-side housing project part of city's effort to retain teachers Published November 7, 2017
Blighted homes to become Near Eastside teachers village.Published: September 14, 2017

Community-led change on the Near Eastside: Indy East Arts Peace, 46201 Project aim to transform a neglected part of town. Published June 22, 2017

Free Movie Night Unites Neighbors Along 10th, Rural Published: July 31, 2017
Toolkit: Substance Use Outreach Services. Marion County Public Health. 28 pages
Attorney General Sessions Announces Creation of National Public Safety Partnership to Combat Violence Crime. Published June 20, 2017
Project website: National Public Safety Partnerships
Arts Council of Indianapolis receives NEA Grant for Arts-Based Community Development Investment in Indianapolis' Neighborhoods Published June 14, 2017
Residents respond to increased patrols near 10th and Rural Published: May 12, 2017
Mayor, Police Chief Tour One of Indy's Most Troubled Neighborhoods. [includes video] Published: March 25, 2017
IMPD Hosts Town Hall Meeting. Published: March 23, 2017
IMPD media relations Jim Gillespie with IMPD Victim Assistance Unit (Lisa Brown, Yvonne Mintze, Senobia Pervine) at murder crime scene 800 North Oxford Street. Published: March 17, 2017
House by House: Reviving the romance of urban living in the Near Eastside. Published March 15, 2017
Indy Ten Point and Kokomo Peace Watch tackle crime prevention. Published March 5, 2017
Pastor is Bringing Hope to Challenged Neighborhood. [includes video interview Chris Staab] Published: March 3 & 7, 2017
Multiple Murders in One of Indy's Most Deadly Neigbhorhoods Spark Calls for Change and Peace Rally. Published: March 2, 2017
Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility 4th Quarter Newsletter: The Propeller. Published: December 13, 2016
Social and Economic Trends in Indianapolis 2000 - 2014 An Overview of Neighborhood Level Change Published: November 3, 2016
Rivoli Theatre: Roof repairs should be underway soon. Published: October 8, 2016
East-side community celebrates International Day of Peace: Published September 21, 2016
Blight to Block Party: Rivoli Park Neighborhood: Published June 10, 2016
IMPD Walks Side-by-Side with Residents of Troubled Indy Neighborhood: Published May 18, 2016
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Launches Great Indy Cleanup: Published April 3, 2016
Avondale Meadows Academy Serves Rivoli Park [video]: Published: October 22, 2015
Art Revolution [Mural project at East 10th Street and North Sherman Drive] : Published July 1, 2015
Rivoli Theatre Renovation Would Help Spur Arts Hub: Published May 9, 2015
Color the World With Love Mural Project Gets Underway: Published March 19, 2015
East side Residents Talk about Crime, other Concerns with City Leaders: Published January 5, 2015
Land Banks, hit by Scandal, Holds Back as Blight Spreads: Published November 30, 2015
Police Focus on Building Strong Neighborhoods During National Night Out: Published: August 4, 2015
Shalom Project Reaching out to Indianapolis' Most Troubled Neighborhoods: Published February 24, 2015
Many Hands [Mural project at East 10th Street and North Sherman Drive] Published November 4, 2014
Finding Peace in Labyrinth: Published July 6, 2014
IPL Project GreenSpace: Paige Booker Pocket Park: Published: January 16, 2014 [note correct address is 858 North Parker Avenue]
St. Phillip Neri Cleanup 2009 Video of cleanup


City of Indianapolis information (updated January 8, 2024 )
Mayor Joe Hogsett
Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate Jacob Barnes ( jacob.barnes@indy.gov )
City-County District 13 Councillor Jesse Brown ( jesse@jesseforindy.com )
Rep. Robin Shackleford Indiana General Assembly Bills (January - March 2018) June 12, 2018 29 pages

Rep. Robin Shackleford Neighborhood Associations: Advocacy Works June 12, 2018 7 pages

City of Indianapolis Demolition Program Overview Published: June 14, 2016 9 pages
Vacancy and Abandonment in the City of Indianapolis, Indiana Published: May 26, 2016 73 pages
Accela Citiizen Access portal

Map provided by Renew Indianapolis (02/2019)

U.S. Census TIGERweb map of Rivoli Park Neighborhood



Near Eastside Community Organizaiton (NESCO) Neighborhoods:






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