The Lake Sullivan Sports Complex is part of the Riverside Regional Park and home of some of IndyParks most distinctive recreational opportunities. Key features include the Major Taylor Velodrome, Lake Sullivan BMX track, Major Taylor Skate Park, and a rugby green. When renovations are complete, this will be a one-of-a-kind facility supporting four cycling disciplines.
Major Taylor Velodrome
The Major Taylor Velodrome was built in 1982. Named after Indianapolis resident Marshall “Major” Taylor, who won two world cycling titles in 1899 to become the first black world champion in any sport, the Major Taylor Velodrome has a rich history of hosting numerous national and international competitions, including the 1987 Pan American Games. The 333 1/3 meter track is smooth concrete with 28 degree banking in the turns. The facility seats 2,900 people currently.
Lake Sullivan BMX Track
The BMX track is closed for renovation. After restoration, this will be a national-caliber track for BMX racing.
The cyclocross course is under construction. Once developed, it will be the only one of its kind in Indiana and one of only a handful of cyclocross-specific parks in the United States. This cycling discipline attracts large audiences (over 8,000 people watched the 2010 USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Oregon). The cyclocross course will offer cyclists of all skill levels the opportunity to train and compete in this unique discipline.
Road Cycling (Criterium) Course
Marian University intends to add approximately 100 meters of road parallel to Cold Spring Road to complete an interior road cycling course at Lake Sullivan. This addition will allow weekly public criterium events to be hosted at the facility.
A 4K walking/jogging course for use by the general public could be developed on the property.
Major Taylor Skate Park
The skateboard park is managed by IndyParks and will be maintained in its current form. You can get more information about the skatepark on the IndyParks web site.