Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi updated members of the Plymouth Park Board on the two projects underway in River Park Square (RPS) Tuesday evening.

The renovation work to the historic footbridge is underway and happening with the assistance of an INDOT grant.  Work on the downtown landmark includes new bridge decking and railings, repair to the superstructure and substructure, a full cleaning and painting of all the components, and new ADA-accessible approaches.   

The phase II of River Park Square is a Stellar Project with funding from OCRA.  LaPorte Construction was the low bidder with a base bid of $761,000. This project includes the new pavilion, playground structures, the Veterans Memorial Plaza, ADA sidewalks, and additional angel parking on Garro Street.    

Park Superintendent Mike Hite said the new pavilion for RPS has arrived, it had been on back-order and the new playground equipment is here but needs to be installed along with the pavilion.   

The projects are expected to be completed this fall. 

Under New Business the Plymouth Park Board approved the request for the FREE use of the Hoosier Old Wheels shelter by Autism Resources of Marshall County to conduct their annual fundraising walk on September 17th.  They also approved the request for two family pool passes for the 2023 season by Relay For Life fundraiser.   

Under Old Business, Park Board President Dave Morrow said the Mayor’s Month of Music was a huge success.  One of the performances did have some issues blowing fuses and Superintendent Hite said they are currently working to add another electrical circuit outside the stage.  He said, “When Michiana Construction put in the electrical system there was a ton of power but bands these days are using much more electricity than anticipated.”