Winamac Park Board to Talk with Neighbors Before Allowing Changes to Veterans Memorial Park

The idea of expanding the green space in Veterans Memorial Park was again brought up during last week’s Winamac Park Board meeting. Fred Zahrt, who helped develop the park as part of the town’s tree committee, said replacing some of the gravel area with grass was part of their original plan.” The plan that I presented . . . included the whole property,” he explained, “and that included a tree or two back here and so forth.”

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Winamac Park Board to Discuss Pool Funds, Veteran’s Memorial Park Improvements

Rendering of rebuilt Winamac pool.

What to do with $135,000 raised for Winamac’s swimming pool rebuilding project is expected to be discussed during tonight’s Winamac Park Board meeting. That money was raised through private donations and fundraisers, and placed in a fund at the Community Foundation of Pulaski County. But now that the town has pulled its official support of the project, the park board has to decide what its next steps will be.

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Survey to be Conducted at Veterans Memorial Park Following Winamac Park Board Decision Last Week

During the Winamac Park Board meeting last week, the board reviewed a questionnaire that was provided to the public about potential renovations to Veteran’s Memorial Park. Approximately 50 responses were received and though the majority of the public voted to do nothing and leave it as is, the next most popular response was to add a bench, a sign and a potential an artillery piece.

Park Board President Courtney Poor told the board that even though the ‘do nothing option’, when you combined the other three options, there was an obvious public desire for there to be some kind of change implemented. Continue reading

Winamac Park Board to Continue Exploring Veterans Memorial Park Options

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

The Winamac Park Board is scaling back its plans for upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park, at least for now. Park Board President Courtney Poor had suggested adding a decorative archway prominently displaying the name of the park. But during last week’s meeting, he said he has reconsidered, after residents complained the archway would clutter the park.

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Winamac Park Board to Discuss Veterans Memorial Park, Pool Grant

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

The Winamac Park Board will consider upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park tonight. Board members have been discussing the addition of a decorative archway, and the VFW and American Legion have each offered to donate a bench. On top of that, the American Legion has offered to place its cannon in the park, should it decide to sell its current building.

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Winamac Park Board Seeks Public Input on Veterans Memorial Park Upgrades

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

The Winamac Park Board is looking for the public’s input on proposed upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park. Board members have been considering the addition of a decorative archway, and the VFW and American Legion have each offered to donate a bench. On top of that, the American Legion has offered to place its cannon in the park, should it decide to sell its current building.

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Plans in the Works for Benches, Sign at Veterans Memorial Park

Winamac artist Greg Hildebrandt drew this rendering of the proposed bench and sign placement for the park board.

The Winamac Park Board is finalizing plans to add benches and a decorative sign to the Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Monticello and Washington Streets. The VFW and American Legion Posts each plan to donate a bench dedicated to veterans to the park. The board decided Thursday night they want the benches to be a neutral color. Continue reading