The Plymouth Park Board met Monday evening at 5 in the Conservation Clubhouse. Their short agenda included a brief update on the various projects going on.
In the absence of Superintendent Mike Hite, Park Board President Dave Morrow said the historic footbridge renovation project is nearing completion. It appears the electricity for the lighting has been installed and they are waiting for NIPSCO to turn on the electricity. City Attorney Sean Surrisi also commented that the touch-up painting must be completed yet.
Work is progressing on the punch list for phase II of the River Park Square project and phase III of the Greenway Trail is a Stellar and INDOT-funded project that will be let in 2025. The Hoosier Old Wheels playground project is finalized, and kids have been enjoying it for a few months. Work continues with the design phase of the Harrison Street Trail project. This trail will extend from Oak Drive, past Packard Woods, and connect to the Conservation Clubhouse on the east side of Michigan Street. The Complete Streets Committee is assisting with this project. Survey work has been completed.
The Plymouth Park Board was told the DNR Grant for an expansion of the Greenway Trail connecting Centennial Park with Prices Pond has been submitted. The grant awards will be announced in June. The diamonds at Packard Woods are also getting some work. A sprinkler system was installed on the small diamond and the park is working to renovate the bid diamond at Packard Woods and the Pony League diamond in Centennial Park to make them more versatile.
It was also noted that the “Chicken Coop” on the north side of Centennial Park has been demolished and removed and the new structure is almost complete.