Phyllis Boyd New Indy Parks Director

Community activist Phyllis Boyd is the new director of Indy Parks and Recreation. A landscape architect by training, Boyd most recently served as executive director of Groundwork Indy, a nonprofit that employs young people on community-focused projects designed to equitably improve environmental, economic, and social well-being.

Boyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington and is a two-time alumna of The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Masters of Arts in Botany in 1997 and her Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2006. “With a number of major park improvements and facility upgrades slated for the coming years, I look forward to working with Phyllis to enhance public greenspaces throughout Indianapolis and tighten the bonds between Parks and our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett.