Save Greyhound Park: Carmel Cross Country's 1 Kilometer Grassy Loop
Located on the campus of Carmel High School, Greyhound Park has been home to the cross country team since the early 2000s and is beloved by the local running community. The grassy 1-kilometer loop has served as a fundamental location for the training and competition of runners from elementary to high school and beyond. After being an integral part of the team’s history of winning a combined 34 boys and girls Indiana High School state championships, Greyhound Park is now endangered as Carmel Clay Schools have proposed to build a parking lot in its place to accommodate expanding construction at Carmel High School (article here).
We ask that you help us maintain a tradition of eXCellence by preserving Greyhound Park for the sake of Carmel Cross Country, the local running community, and to retain the natural beauty of the landscape. Therefore, we are asking that you voice your support to not build a parking lot on Greyhound Park by signing this petition. It is important to note that the school district may be willing to consider an alternate location for the proposed parking lot. From one runner to the next wherever you may be reading this, your support of cross country and our local running community is immensely appreciated - Thank you!
UPDATE 7/15: Thank you for the support!
In an email to Current, CCS Supt. Michael Beresford said the proposed plans are “very preliminary” and that the district now plans to look elsewhere to add parking spaces.
“The parking lot noted on the plans was basically a placeholder in case we are required to replace parking spaces lost to new construction. We will be meeting with city officials as part of the planning process and discuss parking options to determine if CCS will be required to maintain the current number of spaces,” Beresford stated. “If required, we will look for other available options for the spaces, not the cross-country course.” (article here)