Riverbend Park in Muncie

Located on the southeast side of the High St. bridge in the Old West End Neighborhood, Riverbend Park serves as a gateway to downtown Muncie. Designed by Rundell Ernstberger Associates, this park was dedicated on December 9th, 1998. The sculpture “Night Song”, by the artist Joe Beeler, is centrally located upon a decorative platform in the park. The platform is decorated with a relief depicting the courting practices of Native Americans that once inhabited this area. Encircled with a sidewalk, four ornamental trees share the interior of the circle with the sculpture. The sidewalk is lined with 6 benches, each backed with a trellis. The front of the park is covered with prairie grasses, with decorative trees and ground cover encompassing the north and south sections of the triangular parcel. The park has a backdrop of arborvitae, screening a large parking lot to the east. The park has a Murdock water fountain. 

Located at:
Corner of High Street & Wysor Street
Muncie, IN 47302

Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.

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Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Daniel Ridenour

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

(765) 747-4845
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