Hamlet Looking at Town Park Upgrades for Stellar Project List

The Hamlet Park Board’s wish list of projects could become a reality, if the Constellation of Starke region is designated a Stellar Community. During an update to the town council Tuesday, Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation said that communities around the county are working with planning consultant DLZ to come up with projects that might be eligible for Stellar funding.

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Knox Mayor Hopes to Reopen City Skate Park Soon

A popular amenity in Wythogan Park should be open again this spring. The skate park closed last July amid safety concerns over the wood ramps. During a recent appearance on WKVI’s “Grossman in the Morning” Mayor Dennis Estok said upgrade plans are in the works as the Knox Park Board’s funds allow. He says they intend to buy a new piece of equipment each year as funds allow. Continue reading

Winamac High School Student Presents Eagle Scout Project to Winamac Town Board

Clark Gudas presented his Eagle Scout project proposal to the Winamac Town Board last week.

He gave the Board information on design, location, cost, and fundraising ideas for a skate park in Reinhart Park, or Lion’s Park, which is across the street from the Pulaski County YMCA. He presented pictures and a detailed project outline with different types of equipment that would be constructed in the park. Different versions of the park was presented to the Board. Gudas, who is a Winamac High School student, said the project would cost in the neighborhood of $50,000 and is planning to apply for grants and hold fundraisers to finance the project. He and a five member Advocacy Board will be working together to make his project a reality.

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