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Lawrence, Indiana 46216

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The City of Lawrence offers award-winning schools, affordable housing, beautiful Fort Harrison State Park, and a friendly atmosphere – all just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. It’s a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

Upcoming Events

Date Event Location
 June 29-July 3  All-Star Tournaments  Community Park
 June 30-July 4  Carnival  Lawrence Community Park
 July 1  Weekend at the Fort
 6:00 pm  Winging It with our First Responders  Sterrett Center
 7:30 pm  Heartland Big Band  Theater at the Fort
 July 4  Lawrence 4th Fest
 9 am  Parade Line up  52nd & Richardt
 10 am  Parade
 10 am-4 pm  Car Show  Picnic Area
 11 am-8 pm  Lion’s Fish Fry  Community Center
 1 pm-5 pm  Inter-League Baseball  Community Park
 4-9 pm  Kidz Zone  Community Center
 4-10 pm  Live Music & Food Vendors  Stage & East Parking Lot
 5-10 pm  Balloon Life  North Soccer Fields
 10 pm  Fireworks  North Soccer Fields



CSX granted temporary road closures
For the next month (6/17-7/16) there will be temporary road closures on Oaklandon Road, 59th Street, Carroll Road, and Brandon St. as repairs on the railroad tracks are made.

Fire Safety Festival scheduled for July 30
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Carnival returns to 4th Fest
Parks & Recreation Director Eric Martin announced another addition to the festivities surrounding the Fourth of July in the City of Lawrence. He said a carnival will be available from Thursday to Monday at Lawrence Community Park. Free parking is available for visitors to the park and carnival.

Baseball rivalry returns for public safety officers
LFD Chief Dino Batalis and LPD Chief David Hofmann led their respective squads in a public safety match up at Lawrence Park. (click for more info & photos)
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Prevent firework-related injuries
Each year, more firework-related injuries are reported on Independence Day than any other day. In 2015, 47 percent (85 cases) of the total number of reported cases occurred on Independence Day.
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Support the Marching Pride’s trip to Pasadena
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See the latest Crime Watch map

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Meet the Mayor

Steve Collier was elected mayor in November 2015 and he is the seventh mayor of Lawrence. Learn more in the Meet the Mayor section.
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City selects paving projects

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LPD seeks clerk candidates
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If there is an abandoned property or home where the yard is not routinely mowed, please call 317-545-8787 or email the report to MayorMail@cityoflawrence.org. Investigators from the Code Enforcement Department will review the report and property before notifications will be made to the property owners on record. This report may be made anonymously to the phone line or email. Be sure to provide the address of the property.

Ideas for water conservation
Utilities Superintendent Scott Salsbery said this link is for the “homewaterworks” website, which is a project of the “Alliance for Water Efficiency”. The link should include language indicating it is from the “Alliance for Water Efficiency”. Here is the link: http://www.home-water-works.org/ “There is a lot of really good ideas on this site about how to manage your home and business water usage including maintenance, water conservation, a leak calculator tool, landscape irrigation, and all kinds of informative/ useful information,” said Salsbery.

EMT applications available through LFD >

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Contact Us

Mayor’s Action Line: 317-545-6191
Utilities: 317-542-0511
Controller's Office: 317-549-4804
Public Works Office : 317-545-8787
Parks & Rec: 317-545-7275
Fire (non-emergency): 317-547-4371
Police (non-emergency): 317-549-6404


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Suggested fireworks safety tips

  • Use a clear, open area and keep the audience at a safe distance from the shooting site.
  • Do not attempt to make or alter any fireworks or fireworks device.
  • Only light one firework at a time and never attempt to re-light or fix a “dud” firework.
  • Have a fire extinguisher, water supply, hose or bucket of water nearby.
  • Never smoke or consume alcohol when lighting fireworks.
  • Never aim, point or throw fireworks at another person.