Trails in Indiana

In Memory of Gene B. Glick


Many philanthropic families have contributed to the well-being and betterment of the Indianapolis. The City certainly owes a debt of gratitude to the stalwart support of Gene B. and Marilyn Glick and family. One of the things that reflected Gene Glick’s understanding of life values was his appreciation of amenities that made city life a more enjoyable experience. One aspect of that understanding is memorialized in the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.


Brian Payne, the driving force behind creating the trail, as described in a NUVO article by Brian Hoppe, called the Cultural Trail “visionary”.

I agree.

Trails people have, from my involvement with various trails organizations, a camaraderie born of knowing what makes people tick. Being able to walk or bike or easily travel by wheelchair in the urban landscape makes for a better community. Mr. Glick was aware of this.

Just like Indianapolis’ original landscape visionary, George E. Kessler, the Glicks’ efforts have made the city more livable by engendering the development of this trail.

The Cultural Trail remains an enduring monument to the Glick family, reflecting the family’s deep, abiding gratitude and care for Indianapolis and its citizens.

The Hoosier Rails to Trails to Council, Inc. offers its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Glick and heartfelt thanks for the contributions Gene B. and Marilyn Glick, and the Glick family have made for the common good.