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Grant Winners Focus on Quality of Place Projects

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The funds are part of a $500,000 competitive matching grant program through the Place Based Investment Fund and range between $25,000 to $50,000.

The three communities in Northern Indiana receiving funding are:

  • North Manchester in Wabash County. The project, called the Eel River Canoe and Education Center, aims to revitalize a blighted area and make it a public park complete with a pavilion, canoe launch and its own parking. The goal is to create a green space both open to the public and available for use by nearby schools.
  • Peru in Miami County. The Maconaquah Park Amphitheater project will create an outdoor amphitheater in an existing park and landscape that will serve as seating for audiences enjoying public performances.
  • Winona Lake in Kosciusko County. A community project to create a universally accessible public recreation destination named Winona Lake Limitless Park. A trailhead, paved paths, splash pad, playground, natural play area and some infrastructure modifications to accommodate the public will form the first inclusive recreation area in a 50 mile radius.

Each of these projects has strong local support from individuals and organizations invested in improving their communities.

Office of Community and Rural Affairs
State of Indiana

Eel River Canoe

Maconaquah Park Amphitheater

Winona Lake Limitless Park