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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North Judson Town Council Meets Tonight

Discussions over the potential installation of a splash pad at Norwayne Field will continue during tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting.

Vortex Splash Pad Expert Bill Smith will return to continue talking about the various design options available as well as particular costs savings efforts that will help ensure that the water feature will be financially feasible for the community. Continue reading

Splash Pad Talks Continue in North Judson

A representative from Vortex Aquatic Structures came before the North Judson Town Council last week to provide them with a bit more information about the Splash Pad that’s being considered for Norwayne Field.

Vortex Splash Pad Expert Bill Smith talked with the council and stressed the fact that their goal is to build a feature that fits the town’s needs. To address concerns with water usage, Smith noted that play value isn’t dependent on using a lot of water.

To drive that point home, Smith said he likes to use a garden hose as an example. Continue reading

North Judson Town Council Considers the Possibility a Splash Pad at Norwayne Field

Some questions were raised when the possibility of installing a splash pad at Norwayne Field was brought up at Monday night’s North Judson Town Council meeting.

Councilman James Young told members that in an effort to find something that could draw young families to the area while simultaneously giving local kids something to do, a few town officials recently met with a representative from the company Vortex Aquatic Structures. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board to Continue Discussing Splash Pad, Toddler Playground Tonight

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Ideas for improving the Winamac Town Park will continue to be discussed during tonight’s park board meeting. Last month, board members said they would like to see the equipment in the toddler playground replaced. The Winamac Kiwanis Club has offered to pay for the new equipment, if it’s awarded a matching grant from the Indiana District of Kiwanis.

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