Per its commitment to the One Percent for the Arts ordinance, the City commissioned a sculptural installation as part of its plans for the creation of Switchyard Park. The winning installation North Star/Hoosier Line was designed and fabricated by the artistic team of Tom Fansler and Rachel Kavathe of TIII Environments.

This two-part artwork, installed near the park’s spray pad, is a colorful, interactive artwork for all ages that honors the rich history of the site, a former railroad switchyard, and commemorates regional community members who played a role in the Underground Railroad.

“North Star” is located on the west side of the Community Foundation Switchyard Plaza spray pad building.

“Hoosier Line” is located on the east side of the building.