One positive outcome of the pandemic is that parks, greenways, and trails are now recognized as part of the city’s public health infrastructure. Even smaller parks like the 2.7-acre Dan Wakefield Park at 6501 N. Broadway St. in Broad Ripple are benefiting from reinvestment. The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is undertaking a $429,841 update to the neighborhood park’s popular splash pad. Substantial completion of construction is scheduled for June 30, with final completion by July 8, 2022. According to DPW, the major overhaul involves replacement of the existing park splash pad with new concrete, piping, and controllers. New water play features will also be added and the entire splash pad will be ADA-accessible as illustrated below in the conceptual rendering by Aquatix.