Monday evening, Plymouth Park Superintendent Mike Hite told members of the Board of Public Works and Safety he was notified on Friday that the park was awarded an Indiana Trail Program Grant through the DNR. 

The grant is $400,000 and will be used to extend the Greenway Trail from Centennial Park to Prices Pond.   Hite said the competitive grant had 12 applications and 5 were awarded.

The trail will begin in Centennial Park at Plymouth Goshen Trail, cross the road, and head west along Plymouth Goshen Trail.  At the Schuh Ditch, there will be a pedestrian bridge that will go into Prices Pond.

Related to the park’s trail projects, a public open house has been scheduled for the Harrison Street Trail project.  The open house will be held at the Life Enrichment Center on July 26th from 4 to 6 p.m.  There will be maps and drawings of the proposed route and the open house is for citizens who live along the route and want to find out more about the project.

City Attorney Sean Surrisi said the route will begin at Harrison Street and Oak Drive and head east on Harrison to Plum Street where it will go south to Jackson Street.  On Jackson Street, you will continue east and there will be a crossing for Michigan Street.   The trail will continue to the Conservation Club House.

USI Consultants, the engineers for the project, will answer questions during the open house.  The hope is to improve and refine the project before moving on to the detailed construction drawings.