The Town of Argos celebrated the completion of renovations and improvements to William L. Foker Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday evening.
Ed Barcus, President of the Argos Park Board said, “We are thrilled the park is officially ready for residents to enjoy.” He continued, “The enhancements made in the park will provide space for many interests to appreciate whether that is getting married under the gazebo, playing on the equipment, fishing, or enjoying the walking trail.”
With a design inspired by nature that surrounds the park, new features include playground equipment, a gazebo, a fishing pier, permanent cornhole boards, a sheltered picnic area, sidewalks, and restrooms.
“The Town of Argos is committed to ongoing improvements to provide quality of space for the community as we grow,” stated Argos Economic Development Director Mark Van Der Weele. “With a vision of living our tagline, ‘A Town Within a Park,’ we are especially excited about the project and the opportunity to connect the future with a piece of our past.”
The park has recently been renamed after historical resident William Lake Foker. Mr. Foker was a gifted masonry and bricklayer who in the early 1900’s designed several stone houses in Argos. “We are honored to pay tribute to Mr. Foker with the renaming of the park and a nod to his contribution to our town by adding complementary stonework at the park entrance” states Van Der Weele.
Funding for Foker Park came from a combination of grant money from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Stellar Communities Program in Partnership with Marshall County Crossroads.
Foker Park is located at 137 Pond Street. Additional information can be found online at www.townofargos.com and on the town’s social media pages: @TownOfArgos
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