Mounds Greenway

Our vision for the Mounds Greenway

Conserve the free-flowing West Fork White River and its floodplain forests, wetlands and other natural communities by creating a high quality linear park following the river.

Conserve and enhance the historic and cultural resources in the river valley.

Connect trails in Muncie and Anderson and build a regional recreational network that eventually will stretch throughout east central Indiana, and to central Indiana via a greenway extension along the White River to Indianapolis.

Create economic opportunity by enhancing the region’s quality of place and stimulating entrepreneurial investment.

SAVE THE DATE: The 4th Annual Ride for the Mounds is Saturday, September 22nd!

We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual Ride for the Mounds is set for Saturday, September 22nd at Canoe Country in Daleville! Join the Mounds Greenway Team for a bicycle tour of the Mounds Greenway Corridor to see all the forests, wetlands, and existing parks and trails that the Mounds Greenway seeks to conserve and connect! This year’s event features three routes for all skill sets and an after party featuring an update on the past year of Mounds Greenway work, food and drink, a prize drawing with chances to win some awesome prizes, all followed by camping and fireside camaraderie along our free-flowing White River at Canoe Country.  REGISTER HERE.


First ever White River Short Film Fest a success!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the first ever White River Short Film Fest in Anderson!  We had a great crowd and fantastic lineup of short films that affirmed how inspiring our rivers are.

If you attended, please send us a note and tell us what you liked (or didn’t like) about the Film Fest.  Email Jeni Jenkins at

Thanks to our host Anderson’s Mainstage Theater, and to our cosponsors, Heart of the River, White River Watchers, Robert Cooper Audubon Society, League of Women Voters of Anderson-Madison County, League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County, Anderson Road Runners Club, Indiana Forest Alliance, Friends of White River, American Rivers, Canoe Country, Oakley Brothers Distillery, Jeff Roberts, and to EliteWorks, LLC for the seamless film presentation.


Recent News

Environmental group, developer planning Mounds Greenway trailhead






Sign up for the Mounds Greenway e-newsletter!  Stay up to date on events and happenings with the Greenway.  Click here, enter your email, and scroll down and check the Mounds Greenway box. It’s that easy. 


Five Central Indiana mayors support the Mounds Greenway! Read their letters here.

Mayor Brainard’s letter

Mayor Cook’s letter

Mayor Ditslear’s letter

Mayor Tyler’s letter

Mayor York’s letter




Mounds Greenway Video

Take a look at our Mounds Greenway video!   Please share widely!  We’ll have some new video projects coming soon.


Be stylish with a Mounds Greenway t-shirt!

We do still have Mounds Greenway t-shirts available! Shirts are 100% organic cotton, in either women’s or men’s cut. Thank you to Distinct Images for your support!

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Read our Mounds Greenway Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits study.

View the study summary and the complete technical analysis here.

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Mounds Greenway Notes: A periodic look at new developments in the Mounds Greenway initiative and an overview of trails and greenways as sources of sustainable conservation, recreation and creators of economic opportunity. To stay in touch with Mounds Greenway, sign up for our newsletter or follow our social media networks.  Read our June 2017 blog post.

Follow the Mounds Greenway on its own dedicated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!

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Learn more about the Mounds Greenway

Read HEC’s summary of greenways, trails and blueways case studies from across the country.


Media coverage on the Mounds Greenway

Read the latest news on the Mounds Greenway in Chesterfield.

Read our guest editorial about the White River and Mounds Greenway’s role in Anderson’s future.

Read the news from HEC’s Mounds Greenway forum in Yorktown.

Read about our most recent community forums in Muncie and Anderson (1) (2).

More Greenway coverage here in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin and Muncie Star.



Support for the Mounds Greenway

Heart of the River

Robert Cooper Audubon Society

Indiana Forest Alliance

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter

Citizens Action Coalition

South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society

Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society

Friends of White River

White River Watchers

League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County

League of Women Voters of Anderson

Ball State University Council on the Environment

Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America

Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association


White River Heritage Trail

Indiana Rivers

F.I.S.H. (Fishable Indiana Streams for Hoosiers)

Evoke Arts & Media

Growing Places Indy

Earth Charter Indiana

Indiana Parks Alliance

Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light

Ball State University Natural Resources Club

Mid-Indiana Trails (MINT), a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association

Raintree Cycling Club

Muncie-Delaware Clean & Beautiful 

White River Alliance

Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation

Carmel Green Initiative

Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation

Indiana Wildlife Federation

Anderson Road Runners



Business support

Anderson Bicycle Shop

Hardin’s Bike Shop

Doug Berky Theatre

Park Place Arts

Kirk’s Bike Shop

Greenway 500 Bike Shop

Timberline Valley RV Resort

ADA Consultants of Indiana

EXC Computer Consulting, LLC

Dairy Queen of Chesterfield

Canoe Country

Goldman’s Bike Shop

1 Smith Street LLC

Lehman’s of Muncie

Jack’s Camera Shop (Muncie)

Tribune Showprint

Paws Inc./Jim Davis

Oakley Brothers Distillery

Sandor Development


Government officials

Mayor Andy Cook, Westfield

Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel

Mayor Dennis Tyler, Muncie

Mayor John Ditslear, Noblesville

Mayor Greg York, New Castle




Ray R. Irvin, former Director, INDOT Bikeways and Greenways; former Administrator, Indy Parks Greenways and Bikeways


To learn more about the Mounds Greenway, please use the links below:

CLICK HERE to read the Mounds Greenway – White River Conservation Area description.

CLICK HERE to view Mounds Greenway conceptual plans.

CLICK HERE to read the Case for the Mounds Greenway.




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