INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced Frankfort has earned an Aim Community Placemaking Award for their development of the Prairie Creek Park project. The city was honored with this award on October 6 during the Annual Awards Luncheon – presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC during the 2021 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick. Frankfort won in the 10,001 to 25,000 population category.

“We are grateful to receive this recognition from AIM and proud to have this wonderful amenity in our downtown,” said Mayor Judy Sheets. “Prairie Creek Park is a reminder that great things can be accomplished when city leaders, local businesses, and private investors work together to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for everyone who calls Frankfort their home.”

The nearly $12 Million Prairie Creek Park project redeveloped a brownfield adjacent to Prairie Creek. The Park concept was created to complement the city’s goals and downtown programming needs and includes several new amenities such as a performance stage, event center, large outdoor games, and several playgrounds. Learn more about the project by watching this video.

Aim CEO Matt Greller noted how Frankfort’s investment in quality of place amenities spurred additional corporate interest in the community. “When a city or town invests in itself and demonstrates their potential as a talent attractor, it gives the private sector more confidence to locate or expand in the area. Projects like Prairie Creek Park exemplify place-based economic development,” said Greller.

A view of Prairie Creek Park located in Frankfort, Indiana. The City of Frankfort earned a 2021 Aim Community Placemaking Award in the 10,001 to 25,000 population category on October 6, 2021. (Photo by Brett W. Todd)