Following the closure of the Winamac Town Park this past weekend due to flooding, Park Manager Rick Dilts explained that the park is once again open but the fairgrounds remain closed. Dilts said this weekend’s rain did not cause any more flooding but it did slow down the rate at which the park has been drying. The gates are now open, however, and park crews are trying to work around the water to get the park back in good shape.
“I’m not gonna have the fairgrounds open for a while because it’s still so wet back in there that anybody that tries to pull off the road and park, they’re either going to end up stuck or leaving big ruts everywhere they go. The front end’s open, the restrooms are open in the park and we’re trying to get back to business as best we can,” said Dilts.
Dilts said the water level has dropped to below nine feet and is, for the most part, off the road after peaking at 12.8 feet. Crews are working diligently to get the fairgrounds up to par in preparation for the fair which is coming up in a few short weeks, but Dilts said he does not know when the back part of the park will be reopened.