Park renamed to honor Hoosier author

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A park on the city’s north side has a new name.

Broadway and 61st Street Park will now be known as Dan Wakefield Park.

Wakefield, who is a nationally recognized author and journalist from Indianapolis attended the ceremony Wednesday.

“After this day, I have no need for a memorial service,” Wakefield said. “Everybody can just go to the Red Key, play the jukebox, and have a drink. Thank you.”

Former Senator Richard Lugar and Mayor Joe Hogsett also attended the ceremony. Lugar attended Shortridge High School with Wakefield.

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