Winamac Park Board Prepares to Rebid Restroom Project, Following Funding Delays

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.

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Winamac Park Board to Get Update on Grant Application for Town Park Improvements

The Winamac Park Board is expected to get an update tonight on its application for grant funds for Town Park upgrades. The park board has 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.

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Winamac Park Board Continues Adding Items to Grant Application

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.

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Winamac Park Restroom, Toddler Playground Upgrades Will Have to Wait for Lengthy Grant Process

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

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

Pool Project Won’t Be Included in Winamac Park Board’s Grant Application This Year

Rendering of rebuilt Winamac pool.

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.

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Winamac Town Park Restroom, Toddler Playground Discussed during Public Hearing

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Winamac Park Board discussed some of its plans for the Town Park with a small group of local residents during a public hearing Monday. Park Board President Courtney Poor explained that the board plans to apply for a federally-funded Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. “What this is for is two things,” he said. “We want to build a new restroom and we’re looking for some help for that over at the park, and we also want to completely revamp, if possible, the small children’s playground and to make it ADA-compliant, as best we can.”

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Winamac Park Board Seeks Public Input, Ahead of Grant Application

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Winamac residents will have a chance to weigh in on the town’s application for grant funds for park upgrades. The town’s park board plans to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help pay for new restrooms and new equipment for the toddler playground in the Town Park. The park board has money available for both projects from donations, but the grant would allow the town to buy even more playground equipment, while saving some of the Park Gift Fund for future projects.

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Winamac Park Board Continues to Discuss Adding More Pickleball Courts to Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

More pickleball courts could be in the Winamac Town Park’s future, but the town’s park board isn’t ready to give up on tennis, either. During Thursday’s meeting, Park Board President Courtney Poor said he’s heard from a couple people who’d like to see the Town Park’s remaining tennis court turned into two more pickleball courts.

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Winamac Park Board to Pursue Grant Funds for Town Park Restroom, Toddler Playground Upgrades

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Upgrades to the Winamac Town Park’s restrooms and toddler playground may get some financial support from this year’s round of Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. Last year, the town’s park board applied for $200,000 for its swimming pool rebuilding project. It wasn’t selected, but officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say it would have a good chance this year, according to park board member Pat Bawcum. The problem is that the town has decided not to pursue the project for the time-being, due to concerns that money wouldn’t be available to operate the pool if it’s built.

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