University Park is located on the block just south of the World War Memorial Building at Michigan and Meridian Sts. During the Civil War, the ground was used for drilling Union troops. After the Civil War, citizens of Indianapolis established a fund to develop the land into a park. Decorating the beautifully landscaped park are statues honoring Benjamin Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Schuyler Colfax (Indiana native and Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War.) In the center of the park is the five-leveled Depew Fountain.
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