Winamac park users are looking to memorialize a piece of the Town Park’s history. The current restrooms and shelter are set to be demolished this fall, to be replaced by new facilities in the spring.
Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last week that some people have asked for bricks from the current building, while another wants to videotape the demolition. “These people have had reunions in there since the ‘40s and ‘50s,” DeLorenzo said. “I mean, a long time.”
Town manager and board member Brad Zellers said he’d initially planned to close the park entirely during demolition for safety reasons. In the end, board members agreed to leave it up to the contractor to decide whether members of the public can watch the demolition from a safe distance and make bricks available for them to take.
Zellers said the final permits for the new restrooms should be received any day. He added that construction should take about 30 days. DeLorenzo said that some regular reunions might have to be moved to another location in the park, while the work is taking place.