The Foundation launched this project website at the Meridian Street Foundation annual meeting on October 12 and is seeking input over the next several months to determine neighborhood preferences. It will then develop concepts for design and a strategy for implementation. By mid- December MSF will issue their findings and plan to start work on fund raising and construction in 2022.  

The Alice Carter Place story began in 1922 when Albert Carter presented a gift of land to the city in memory of his wife Alice. Additional land was donated by the estate of O.C. and Jeanette Winters to the Meridian Street Foundation in 1999. In 2010 - 2014, the midtown neighborhoods, Meridian Street Foundation, and other partnering organizations, envisioned transforming Alice Carter Place into a community gathering space, a link to the Canal Towpath, and a hub for neighborhood connectivity. They sponsored a plan that led to a federal grant for traffic calming improvements, sidewalks to connect the park to the neighborhoods and safe pedestrian crossings of Meridian Street and Westfield Boulevard. Generous private donations provided the gateway plaza and benches that are there today. 

If you want to get involved contact call us at 512-580-8850 and reference project code 4765 or email us at [email protected]  if you want to sign up for regular updates.

Thank you!

Kristi  Gaynor & Cindy Zweber-Free
Alice Carter Place Children's Play Garden Co-Chairs