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.Continue reading
Skate park upgrades, a walking trail, and maybe even a small splash pad are a few items on the Hamlet Park Board’s wish list for the Town Park. During last week’s meeting, Board Member Brian Earnest pointed out that the board typically tries to complete at least one big-ticket item each year, if money’s available.Continue reading
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
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
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
The Winamac Park Board continues to explore the feasibility of adding a splash pad to the 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.
The Winamac Park Board continues to research the possibility of adding a splash pad at the Town Park.
The Winamac Park Board is working on a list of potential park improvements they’d like to see in the coming years. During Thursday’s meeting, board members began the process of ranking the projects by importance, at the recommendation of board president Courtney Poor. Continue reading
Now that the Town of Winamac has pulled its financial support of the swimming pool rebuilding project, the town’s park board is thinking about other projects that could benefit from potential grant funding.
Knox employees may be getting a three-percent pay raise in 2018. During the city council’s budget work session Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok said the city has saved money by switching health insurance providers, but that’s led to higher out-of-pocket costs for employees. Continue reading
A popular amenity in Wythogan Park will soon be open for the season. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last night the splash pad will be operational by about 11 a.m. Friday. Continue reading
Plans are already in the works for several community events in downtown Knox this year. Last year saw the introduction of a cruise night in Wythogan Park. Mayor Dennis Estok says this year’s event will be even bigger. Continue reading
The newest amenity in Wythogan Park should be finished in time for Memorial Day. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok says work on the band stage will resume this spring. He says adding the lights and electricity should not take long. Stone will also be added to the block walls to match the existing Wythogan Park entryway. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok is touting some of the city’s accomplishments in his first year since retaking office. Continue reading
The splash pad in Wythogan Park will officially close for the year on Monday. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok says it will be winterized and waxed to get ready for next season. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok is turning his focus to building an ampitheatre at Wythogan Park now that the splash pad is complete. During last night’s town hall meeting, Estok said the new amenity has been an unparalleled success. Continue reading
Knox residents celebrated the official opening of the new splash pad at Wythogan Park Saturday. Mayor Dennis Estok joined city officials, contractors, as well as local children for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Continue reading