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Monon Boulevard & Midtown Plaza

Carmel, IN

Studio 431 Custom Elements:

Custom Wall Benches, Custom Canopy Structures, Custom Swings

Landscape Forms Elements:

FGP Benches, TUUCI Ocean Master MAX Classic Sun Shades, Chill Chaise Lounge Chairs, Chipman Tables

Design Partners:

Rundell Ernstberger Associates

Team Members:

Hadley Fruit Photography


2021 American Planning Association Indiana Urban Design Award, 2020 Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce 2020 Monumental Award Finalist, 2019 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award, 2019 AIM Indiana Placemaking Award        

Monon Boulevard is a newly imagined six-block section of an 18-mile Monon Trail system that runs from Indianapolis to its northern suburbs. Carmel’s vision for a vibrant, walkable community led to the transformation of the greenway from a 12-foot-wide asphalt trail into a 140-foot-wide multi-use urban linear park that is revitalizing the city and spurring economic development. Rundell Ernstberger Associates worked with the city to create a destination-based design with distinct experiences. 

Greenspace, biking and hiking trails, a spray plaza, bocce ball courts, ping pong tables, event spaces, and lounge areas are just some of the amenities the trail corridor offers. A mix of Landscape Forms standard and custom site elements along the boulevard, including custom shade structures, swings, and benches, support a variety of activities in unique and welcoming ways.