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August Newsletter

Mapleton Futbol Club Enters Playoffs Unsullied

A goal with about two minutes left in regulation put the Mapleton Futbol Club (MFC) up for good in a 4-3 victory over Broad Ripple City Wednesday night at Central Greens Fields, capping an 11-0 regular season.

“We just clicked,” said team manager Jairav Desai of MFC’s season. “Many of our players played in college and stuff, at a high level. I have been in this league for four years and this may be the best team I’ve been on.”

Hayden Dupell accounted for a pair of goals, including the score that knotted the match at 3-3 with about eight minutes left in the second half.

Hayden Dupell looks to pass the ball downfield during a soccer match against Broad Ripple City on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Broad Ripple City.

“Hayden is very good and we have a guy from France, ‘Frenchie’ Arnaud,” Desai said. “‘Frenchie’ just makes everyone better. And Melanie (Czada), she’s a great defender and never needs to be subbed out.”

The Mapleton Futbol Club took a 2-1 lead into halftime. After the break, Broad Ripple City struck for a pair of scores to go up 3-2. MFC had the answer and now looks to the playoffs having secured the No. 1 overall seed.

“We were missing some people and we will miss some people in the playoffs,” Desai said. “Frenchie is going to miss a game and I am still out for three weeks with tendinitis. We will see how it goes.”

MFC and Broad Ripple City are each a part of a neighborhood soccer league called Indy City Futbol. Indy City Futbol rewards its teams for responsible transit and volunteering. For more information and a schedule of upcoming bouts, click here.

An Opportunity to Give Back

Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation believes parks and greenspaces make our neighborhood a better place to live, work, and play. Because of this, we have transformed several vacant lots in Mapleton-Fall Creek into parks and greenspaces. This both improves the neighborhood aesthetically and enriches the community with places to exercise, gather, and enjoy one another. To keep up with maintenance, infrastructure, and programming, we rely upon donations from people like you. And purchasing Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) credits eases the cost of your donation on you.


A key aspect of the 20/21 Vision Plan has been the development of community green spaces. Parks have real economic, social, and health benefits for the community. Access to green spaces enhances childhood development while providing health benefits to individuals of all ages. With this in mind, MFCDC and its partners worked together to create a park with inter-generational equipment so neighbors of all ages could enjoy the space. Additionally, parks provide a meeting place for neighbors to build relationships, creating a stronger community. On Ruckle Street, the shelter, benches, and open green space provides a perfect park for kids to play while others share experiences and socialize.
Parks also attract neighbors and businesses by creating a more desirable and beautiful neighborhood. Parks help communities thrive on all levels, from social and physical well being to attracting economic opportunities.

This map highlights the locations of each MFCDC-owned park and greenspace.

NAP credits act like a rebate on your state taxes. For donations of $100 or more, the donor will receive 50 percent of their donation back on their state taxes.

The money we raise from NAP goes directly to support our parks. To find out more and how to donate, click here.

New Opportunities for Future Neighbors

The final days of summer are upon us and as this beautiful Indiana weather fades into fall, it may be time to settle into the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood. For homebuyers interested in purchasing a new house, MFCDC has three new houses currently under construction. These new builds are located on 3034 North New Jersey, 3047 North New Jersey, and 3110 North Broadway. Additionally, you may explore an example of one of our builds by setting up a tour of our model home. Nicknamed the Carley House because of MFCDC’s partnership with Carley Custom Builders, it is located on 2952 Washington Boulevard.

And if you are faced with certain financial challenges, MFCDC works with homebuyers of all income levels, backgrounds, and credit histories. In fact, to qualify for a subsidized MFCDC home, your household must earn less than 80% of the area’s median income (AMI). For reference, here are a few examples of qualifying incomes. More can be found on the United States Housing and Urban Development website.

Household size:              1 person         2 person          3 person          4 person

Area Median Income $39,150          $44,750           $50,350           $55,900

For more information and a list of our build-able lots, visit our website or contact MFCDC’s Director of Housing Courtney Goodwyn at or 317-800-6609.


Tarkington Park Celebration a Success

Neighbors from all over the Mid-North area and beyond came together on Saturday, July 29 to celebrate the activation of programming at Tarkington Park. From yoga to three-on-three basketball, from live music to face painting, attendees enjoyed a plethora of different events which highlighted different areas of the new greenspace. All the while, the space-aged play equipment overflowed with excited and smiling children.


Indiana State Fair Tickets Available

Friday, August 4 is the kickoff of the 2017 Indiana State Fair! Tickets are available online now. Also, don’t forget to download the Indiana State Fair – 2017 app! Buy tickets, create a daily schedule, access maps, and more!

Also, a limited amount of FREE tickets are available at the MFCDC offices to Mid-North area residents, with a limit of four per person. Stop by or call 317-923-5514 for more information!

Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Here, we at MFCDC wanted to highlight a couple of neighborhood events you may be interested in attending. For a more updated and comprehensive list of community events, be sure to visit our events page.

Opioid Educational Event
On Aug. 24, Marion County Public Health Department, IMPD Behavioral Health Unit, and Drug Free Marion County will each give presentations to educate the public on the current opioid crisis. Topics will include what an opioid is, what it looks like when someone is overdosing, where to find Narcan (a nasal spray which administers naloxone and reverses overdoses), and much more. Organizations such as the Raphael Health Center will have tables set up as well to provide resources to the community. This will be at the Illinois Fall Creek Center at Ivy Tech on the first floor from 5:30-8pm and is free. This is the first in the “Mid-North Quality of Life Presents…” series, which will be monthly events covering health and wellness issues faced by our community. Stay tuned for more information on the Mid-North Quality of Life Plan’s September event, which will cover food and food access.

Delaware Street Gateway Celebration
On September 29 from 7-10pm, come celebrate the transformation of the Spider to the Delaware Street Gateway! Check out Scott Westphal’s sculpture Silver Fall, enjoy a modern dance by a high school dance troupe, and dance in a silent disco! This event is free to the community and will be at 200 North Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.


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