Plans for the Winamac Town Park’s Memorial Bridge’s upcoming centennial will continue to be discussed during tonight’s park board meeting. Greg Henry has been spearheading efforts to add a decorative lighting feature and hold a re-dedication on July 4, 2023.
Organizers of Tippecanoe
River tubing excursions
are not the problem for Winamac park staff. That was the message reiterated
during last week’s park board meeting. The town allows an organizer of “BYOB
River Tubing excursions” to use space in the Town Park
for part of its trips, which brings in revenue from the rental fee.
The necessary permits are almost in place for the Winamac Town Park’s
restroom project. During Thursday’s park board meeting, town manager and board
member Brad Zellers reported that there was just one item that still had to be
processed, before construction can get going.
The Winamac Park Board will award a construction bid for the Town Park restroom project tonight. Plans call for the old brick restrooms to be demolished and replaced with a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in general. The park board received bids from the FORM-IT Corporation for $165,000 and Gariup Construction Company for $347,500.
Efforts continue to expand the green
space at Veterans Memorial Park in Winamac. During last week’s park
board meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said there
might be some money in the town’s curb and sidewalk budget to remove
the remnants of a concrete ramp off of Washington Street.
The Winamac Town Park has been a busy
place this summer. In addition to the Pulaski County Fair and
Northern Indiana Power from the Past, Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo
told the park board last Thursday that there have also been a number
of smaller events and group visits.
As the Winamac Park Board prepares to
rebuild the restrooms in the Town Park, the completion of the grant
paperwork also means that several smaller projects will be able to
move ahead. Last year, the park board was awarded a Land and Water
Conservation Fund grant.
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
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.
After years of discussions, Veterans Memorial Park in Winamac may finally get a bench. The town’s park board voted Thursday to allow the VFW and any other interested veterans groups to work on the effort.
The Winamac Park Board will meet
tonight. Board members have begun the process of seeking construction
bids for the Town Park restroom project. Plans call for the old brick
restrooms in the front of the park to be demolished and replaced with
a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in
Plans are being finalized for next
month’s Winamac Town Park cleanup day. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo
told the town’s park board last week that 18 trees have been ordered
for planting during the event, and the Winamac Tree Committee has
ordered another six trees on top of that.
Winamac officials are getting the Town Park ready for summer. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board last week that a few trees that were leaning over the river were pulled onto the bank and removed.
The Winamac Park Board has approved an
agreement for the inspection of the Town Park’s “swinging bridge.”
Indianapolis engineering firm Butler, Fairman & Seufert will do
the work for $6,500. That’s a bit more than it cost during the last
inspection cycle. During Thursday’s meeting, board member and town
manager Brad Zellers said the difference is that this inspection will
include a check for lead paint.