Cyclists traveling through Winamac may soon have a place to stop and repair their bikes. During last week’s Winamac Park Board meeting, Board Member Pat Bawcum said Friends of the Panhandle Pathway is looking to install a bike repair station near the restrooms.Continue reading
A Winamac Park Board member is voicing his frustration after someone apparently vandalized the new restrooms along the Winamac Parkway. “I went in there a few weeks ago to look and there was trash everywhere in there, and people went to the bathroom and plugged it up,” Chris Schramm told the rest of the park board last week. “I assume kids are doing that. I mean, it looked terrible.”
The Winamac Park Board is looking to add some more maintenance help. Based on a recent work session on the upkeep of the town’s parks, Park Board President Courtney Poor says he’s come to the conclusion that Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo needs more help.
The pavilion next to the Winamac Parkway will soon get a few upgrades. During last week’s Winamac Park Board meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said a concrete floor will be installed under the shelter, after a donor has offered to cover half of the cost. He expects the work to be completed soon.
The Winamac Park Board will continue its discussion of the Town Park’s pickleball facilities tonight. A proposal has been brought forward to convert the remaining tennis court into two more pickleball courts, to accommodate a growing number of players.
Work on the downtown restroom facility near the Winamac Parkway is almost done for the season.
The Town of Winamac received $10,000 through the Pulaski County Community Foundation ‘Love Your Community Place-making Grant.’ They decided to spend the money constructing public bathrooms in the area, with hopes of bringing more community events to the area in the future. Continue reading
Efforts to beautify the Winamac Parkway continue to move ahead. ProscapeS Unlimited has been working on a landscaping plan for the trail. Now the Iris-Elm Garden Club is planning to apply for state and federal grants to help implement some of those ideas.
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.
Local communities can apply for state funding to make better gathering spaces. The state’s launching a third round of Place Based Investment Funds.
Downtown Winamac may soon be getting new public restrooms. The construction of restrooms on the former Long Branch property near the Winamac Parkway has been selected as the town’s Love Your Community project.
The Winamac Park Board continues to discuss upgrades to Veterans Memorial Park. Continue reading
Winamac’s park department is getting a boost from some local volunteers. Last month’s Town Park cleanup day organized by the park board’s advisory council attracted more than 55 people who put in a combined 214 hours of work, according to organizers. Continue reading
The extension of the Winamac Parkway through the downtown area has put a limit on parking in the town lot at the corner of Main and Logan Streets. This week the Winamac Town Council discussed asking those who park trailers there to put them somewhere else, but did not take any formal action. Continue reading
Winamac-area residents had the chance Wednesday to offer input on the town’s park and recreation facilities. As part of the process of putting together a five-year park and recreation plan, members of the public got to share what they like about the parks, as well as potential areas for improvement. Continue reading
The Winamac Parkway may soon be getting some landscaping upgrades. Austin Felty approached the Winamac Park Board Thursday about planting trees along the trail as an Eagle Scout project. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is getting some help with its ash tree removal efforts. Town Manager Brad Zellers told the town council Monday that INDOT has agreed to cooperate with the town on the removal of 11 trees along the highways that pass through town. Continue reading
Work is now underway to develop a five-year plan for Winamac’s park and recreation facilities. Katie Bierrum, who’s putting the comprehensive plan together as part of her coursework at Purdue University, discussed the plan with the Winamac Park Board Thursday. As part of the process, she’s gathering information about the park facilities, and is also asking board members what direction they want to see the facilities take in the future. Continue reading
Dying ash trees continue to be a challenge for the Town of Winamac. More than 50 ash trees have been removed in recent weeks from the Town Park, but Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo says there’s still more work that needs to be done. Continue reading
Winamac’s new park board is officially up and running. During its first meeting Thursday, John Chapman, Courtney Poor, Chris Schramm, and Brad Zellers were sworn in as the board’s first members. Continue reading