The free Neighborhoods Pool Party Tuesday at Tuhey Park made quite a splash with families!

The event was hosted by Muncie Action Plan, with help from Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement, Shafer Leadership Academy, Woof Boom Radio, and the City of Muncie. 

When they weren’t in the pool, partygoers played yard games and “Muncie Bingo,” and enjoyed pizza, beverages, and popsicles. Kids received some cool summertime swag – beach balls and bubbles. 

Prizes for the bingo winners included Minnetrista memberships, Holiday World passes, WLBC totes, and more! And parents and caregivers received the gift of very sleepy kiddos after a high-energy evening.

Halteman Neighborhood Spotlight

Photo of park sign

The expansion of Halteman Park into a Multi-generational Recreational Space project has reached Phase Two. The work will continue to serve as a model for other placemaking endeavors around the city. Click here to learn more about Phase One and how to get involved with Phase Two.

Photo of JP Hall provided by MAP

J.P. Hall, BSU Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Associate Chair, recently received the 2023 David Sursa Leadership Award for the impact on Halteman Village and the Muncie community as a whole. 

Muncie Historic Preservation Plan

“In 2015, the City of Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission (MHPRC) initiated a partnership with the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University to develop a comprehensive and citywide Historic Preservation Plan. The Plan’s purpose was to review the City’s historic preservation program and recommend action steps to strenthen and prioritize the program. Through a series of community meetings, a public input survey, studying best practices in other cities, and utilizing an updated historic resource survey, the Ball State students developed a plan that was then further edited by the MHPRC to meet Muncie’s needs.”

Check out the Muncie Historic Preservation Plan!

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VIDEO: 2018 IDEA Conference

Each year the IDEA conference has brought together over a hundred leaders representing Muncie’s neighborhoods to develop and strengthen community-building skills. Take a look at this year’s conference.

Neighborhood Association Organization Guide

This workbook has been prepared for Muncie’s neighborhood organizers under the direction of: Muncie Action Plan’s (MAP) Task Force 2 Initiative and the Building Better Neighborhoods (BBN) program in Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement.

The following information is based on publicly available information, and the activities of current Muncie neighborhood associations.

In this workbook, you will find a guide to forming and maintaining a neighborhood association, sections addressing issues and challenges faced by neighborhood organizers, and a collection of ideas and resources.

click to downloaddownload the handbook (pdf)