Construction is moving on the Winamac Town Park’s new restrooms. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo gave an update to the town’s park board Thursday.Continue reading
Winamac Park Board members say they’re close to accomplishing many of the goals set out for them when the current board was established in 2016. Board President Jon Chapman reviewed the park board’s current five-year plan during last week’s meeting.Continue reading
A new shelter may be added near the Winamac Town Park’s pickleball courts in the coming years. During Thursday’s park board meeting, President Jon Chapman said the idea stemmed from a recent t-shirt fundraiser begun by one of the town’s regular pickleball players.Continue reading
After years of planning, the old Winamac Town Park restrooms will be torn down next week. “Monday or Tuesday, they’ll get the old restrooms down,” town manager and park board member Brad Zellers told the rest of the park board Thursday. “During that timeframe, I’m going to have a couple town employees at the gate. We’re going to close the park off while the contractor’s doing that, so there aren’t people going in, liability things.”Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board finally appears to be ready to accept construction bids for the Town Park restroom project. Plans call for the old brick restrooms in the front of the park to be demolished and replaced with a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in general.Continue reading
The bidding process for the Winamac Town Park restroom project remains on hold, as funding delays continue. Winamac Park Board President Chris Schramm announced last week that the town is still waiting on a confirmation letter for its Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is almost ready to get construction bids for new restrooms in the Town Park, but town officials will have to work around some scheduling constraints. Last year, the park board was awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help with the cost, but as of last week, the paperwork still hadn’t been finalized, according to Park Board Secretary Kim Burke.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board is waiting for some direction from the town council before working on an application for this year’s round of federal grant funding. During Thursday’s meeting, Park Board Member Pat Bawcum suggested writing a grant for a splash pad, if the town council decides not to move forward with a swimming pool project.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board welcomed its newest member Thursday. Steve Miller took his seat on the board, replacing Courtney Poor. Meanwhile, Chris Schramm was chosen to take over Poor’s former position of board president.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board’s grant application is now awaiting final approval from the federal government.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board’s application for grant funding for Town Park upgrades appears to have gotten state approval. The town hasn’t officially received an award letter, but DNR officials told Park Board Secretary Kim Burke that the application is on the state-approved list.
The finishing touches have been made to the Winamac Park Board’s amended application for the Land Water Conservation Fund grant.
Park Board Secretary Kim Burke told members Thursday night that she was finished writing up all the provisions for the application. She noted that with their permission, it would be ready to send in. Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board has once again added some more items into its application for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. The park board is applying for a matching grant for various Town Park improvements, including replacing the main restrooms, getting new equipment for the toddler playground, adding a permanent cornhole court, and a new bench.
It may be a while before the Winamac Town Park gets its new restrooms and playground equipment. The park board’s application for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant has been turned in to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. But Park Board President Courtney Poor said Thursday that state approval is only half of the process. Continue reading
“I have never seen a more atrocious parking lot in my life, as that I see up there where the pool was at the Wellness Center right now,” Park Board President Courtney Poor said during last week’s meeting. “And I am telling you that I will be going to the board meeting on the 14th and getting myself on the agenda, to tell the town board exactly that, as a concerned citizen.”
The Winamac Park Board reiterated Thursday that it will not apply for a grant for the town’s swimming pool project this year. The town has put the project on hold, due to concerns that money wouldn’t be available to run the pool if it’s built. The Winamac Pool Committee has proposed a cheaper option, but so far, it hasn’t gotten the official support of the town council.
Efforts to replace the equipment in the Winamac Town Park’s toddler playground got a financial boost during Thursday’s park board meeting. The Winamac Eagles presented a $4,000 donation in memory of Steve Girton, while the town’s American Legion post presented a check for $2,000.
The Winamac Kiwanis Club’s offer to help buy new playground equipment for the Town Park has led to an outpouring of support from other town organizations. The Kiwanis Club hopes to contribute about $4,000, using a mix of its own money and grant funding. But when town officials researched costs, they learned that money wouldn’t go as far as they’d originally thought.
The Winamac Park Board has reorganized for 2018. During Thursday’s meeting, board members elected to keep Courtney Poor as board president for another year. Meanwhile, Chris Schramm moves into the position of vice-president.