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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Public Invited Monon South Trail and Development of Park System master plan

MITCHELL - The National Park Service and the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands are collaborating to collect feedback regarding two important initiatives: Your community connection to the Monon South Trail and the development of a park system master plan!

The National Park Service wants to hear your thoughts and ideas about what the development of the Monon South Trail will mean to you and your community. What kind of activities will you want on the trail? How can you support the trail to realize maximum benefits?

The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University seeks your critical input about both current and desired public spaces and programs community wide. This is a crucial step in developing a park system master plan for your town. Master Plans outline the strategic direction for your town’s park spaces and recreation programs and also enable eligibility for funding opportunities.

We invite all community members to these meetings, whether you are a longstanding resident or new to town—or an active parks user or not! By collaborating for this round of meetings, we look forward to providing information about these initiatives, hearing your feedback, supporting communities in identifying opportunities, and making connections between people and projects.

Each meeting is community-specific and will be focused on hearing your input about the spaces, programs, features, and activities of your town.

  • October 23, 6:00 – 8:00 | Salem Depot Museum; 206 S College Ave, Salem, IN 47167

  • October 24, 2:00 – 4:00 | New Pekin Community Center; 340 S Park Street, Pekin, IN 47165

  • October 24, 6:00 – 8:00 | Borden Community Room; 129 West St. Borden, IN 47106

  • October 25, 2:00 – 4:00 | Mitchell Library; 804 W Main St, Mitchell, IN 47446

  • October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 | Orleans Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria; 200 W Wilson St, Orleans, IN 47452

For more information, please visit the Monon South Trail Facebook page or the Eppley Institute.

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