City paid $25,000 from EDIT funds for park expected to open in 2023


Correction: An earlier model of this text misstated the title for J.P. Hall, an assistant professor of historic preservation at Ball State University. We remorse the error.

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Muncie parks “revolution” continues.

Efforts to elevate the standard of life in Muncie by means of metropolis parks will embrace a rise in amount as the town closed on a deal Thursday to purchase land for a brand new park on the town’s southwest aspect.

The deliberate 13-acre park, close to the intersection of Memorial Drive and the Tillotson Extension, will likely be centered on nature fairly than playgrounds and can present public fishing on a 5.6 acre pond that already exists, stated Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour. An area funding group known as Decade LLC., offered the property to the town for $25,000. Decade continues to personal close by property, and is looking for non-public improvement on land it owns alongside Tillotson Avenue in the identical space.

Ridenour introduced his intention to create the park in 2020.

The new park matches into an effort to concentrate on high quality of life in Muncie by upgrading and, in this occasion, including to metropolis parks, in accordance to Ridenour.