Winamac Park Board Waits to Rebid Restroom Construction, Due to Grant Announcement Delay

The Winamac Park Board is still waiting to find out whether it’s been awarded grant funding for upgrades to the Town Park. The park board had applied for a Land and Water Conservation Fund matching grant to help pay for the replacement of the park’s main restrooms and get new equipment for the toddler playground.

The application also contained various smaller items, including a permanent cornhole court, frisbee golf equipment, new basketball backboards, and a new bench.

But as of Thursday’s meeting, board members said the grant recipients still hadn’t been announced by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. “That ought to be any day,” said board member Brad Zellers.

“I thought it was supposed to be September,” replied Park Board President Courtney Poor.

Because of that, board members again agreed to hold off on rebidding the restroom project, until they know whether the grant application has been approved. Three construction companies had bid on the project back in the spring, but those bids were rejected after the lowest bidder ended up pulling his bid. At the time, board members decided to wait until the construction phase of the grant process was closer, before asking for new estimates.