In an effort to re-develop the once abandoned Ball Nurses’ Sunken Garden and Convalescent Park, The IU Foundation proposed The Suite Dreams Project Play Garden, which would restore the sunken fountain in the garden and complete the original plan. The foundation contacted SAVI to create a map showing the location of area parks and their proximity to the proposed Ball Gardens site.

SAVI’s map showed a lack of recreational areas near the project site, especially one that served the Riley Hospital for Children and Ronald McDonald House. This combined with information from SAVI about the number of children in poverty and the number of obese children living near the area proved the need for the Suite Dreams Project Play Garden.

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