Local group surpasses fundraising goal for park

(Provided Photo/Idle: A Point of View)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A bizarre idea to build a viewing area above the South Split is moving forward.

The group behind The Idle: A Point Of View has reached and now passed its fundraising goal to get it built beside downtown interstates.

With a goal originally set at $41,000, they’ve now raised more than $43,000.

The group has a crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The campaign is active through June 16.

“People think I’m crazy,” said Tom Battista, one of the people behind the project. “They’ve done it my whole life.”

Battista said Monday there’s a method to his madness, even if it’s turning the area above where Interstate 70 and I-65 meet into green space.

“The point is that when you’re sitting there watching all these cars, their blood pressure is going up, our blood pressure is going down as we sit and watch them,” said Battista.

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