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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
317.233.3762
www.in.gov/ocra

Eel River Canoe

Maconaquah Park Amphitheater

Winona Lake Limitless Park