4-H Club, Fair Organizers to Help Pay for Landscaping Upgrades at Pulaski County Fairgrounds Entrance

Landscaping upgrades at the entrance to the Pulaski County Fairgrounds have gotten some financial support from 4-H leaders and fair organizers. The Winamac Park Board has decided to install landscaping stone in the island where the entrance sign is located and surround it with curbing to replace the rotting wooden posts.

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Winamac Park Board Considers Landscaping Improvements at Fairground Entrance

Entrance to the Pulaski County Fairgrounds (Winamac Park Board photo)

The Winamac Park Board continues discussing ways to spruce up the entrance to the fairgrounds in the back of the Town Park. During this month’s meeting, Park Board President Jon Chapman noted that the short wooden posts surrounding the circular landscaped island where the sign is located are rotting. He proposed making that area smaller, but replacing the wooden posts with a concrete curb.

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Winamac Park Board Continues Planning for ‘Swinging Bridge’ Improvements

The Winamac Park Board continues planning to prepare the Town Park’s “swinging bridge” for its centennial. A rededication ceremony and the installation of a decorative lighting feature have been proposed for 2023. But first, Park Board President Jon Chapman wants to address some of the items that came up in a recent bridge inspection.

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Winamac Council Member Proposes Beach, New Programs for Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

Attracting more visitors to the Winamac Town Park is the goal of several ideas presented to the town’s park board last week. Town Council Member Dave Schambers said he’d seen pictures of a beach that existed decades ago in the park and wondered if that might be a cheaper alternative to building a new swimming pool.

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Winamac Park Board Discusses Landscaping Upgrades at Fairground Entrance

The Winamac Park Board is revisiting plans to upgrade the landscaping near the entrance to the fairgrounds, but getting it done it time for this year’s 4-H Fair may prove to be a challenge. Last year, the park board agreed to let the Pulaski County Jr. Leaders replace the entrance sign, remove most of the bushes surrounding it, and replace the wooden posts used as edging.

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Tree Removal, Replacement Continue in Winamac Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

New trees have been planted in the Winamac Town Park, while old trees continue to be removed. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last week that 15 of the park’s 18 new trees have now been planted, thanks to Proscapes Unlimited, Dave Bennett, and Park Board Member Jon Chapman. The planting was originally scheduled to take place during a park cleanup day last month, but was delayed by flooding.

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Winamac Park Board Considers Replacing Dead Ash Trees

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

After years of removing dying ash trees from the Winamac Town Park, park officials are now beginning to look into replacing them.

Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo brought the issue to the park board Thursday.

He estimated that 90 to 95 trees have been lost to the emerald ash borer, although there are some that remain. He asked the park board about working with the Tree Committee to gradually plant a variety of new trees over the next few years.

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Cost Estimate for Swinging Bridge Lighting Feature to Be Presented to Winamac Park Board

The Winamac Park Board may soon have a firmer cost estimate for a proposed lighting feature for the Town Park’s Swinging Bridge. “Apparently, someone was up with Mr. [Greg] Henry, came up and saw him and have made another appointment. But they did some measurements on the bridge, as far as the lighting,” Park Board President Courtney Poor told the rest of the board last week. “And so he hopes to have some of that information, hopefully, maybe for the January meeting, as far as just estimates from that company. I had requested they have it by the 15th of January, I think.”

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