It shall be the purpose of the East Central Neighborhood Association to promote active involvement of all residents of the East Central Neighborhood of the City of Muncie, Indiana, in building a better community.
Location of the Neighborhood
The East-Central Neighborhood is a roughly rectangular area located just east of downtown Muncie Indiana. The borders of this area are Wysor Street and the White River on the north, the White River on the east, the CSX railroad tracks on the south and Madison Street on the west. (see map, opens in new window)
The East-Central Neighborhood is home to two different historic neighborhoods. The Emily Kimbrough Historic District was established in 1976 as a City of Muncie historic district and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 (the area of the district was expanded in 1989). The Kirby Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. (see map, opens in new window)
Parks and Recreation
Two different linear park recreation trails serve the East-Central Neighborhood. The Cardinal Greenway trail is the longest rail-to-trail greenway in Indiana and passes through the neighborhood roughly from northwest to southeast (only a portion of the complete trail is shown on the map). Also, the White River Greenway Trail is immediately adjacent to the neighborhood. The White River trail runs along the banks of the White River, which forms part of the northern boundary of the neighborhood and flows through the center of Muncie. (see map, opens in new window)
In addition, the neighborhood contains a more traditional park space. Washington Park is a City of Muncie Park and is located in the southern portion of the Emily Kimbrough Historic District.