We partnered with IHCDA to establish a new children’s park south of US 24 on the corner of 4th and Allen! For this project, we also worked alongside the Newton County Historical Society. Our fundraising goal was $50,000, and when this goal was met, IHCDA matched our donations for a total of $100,000!
This endeavor, led by Kentland’s Opportunity Zone Task Force, is all a part of the town’s larger economic development goals, which are outlined in greater detail on our Opportunity tab. Whether it is the proposed Thrive Campus, Batton Park, or the Southside Park, we are dedicated to seeing Kentland always be the kind of community that is boldly moving forward.
The South Side park structure will be designed for children between the ages of two and 12 years old. With Batton Park’s update, we will also be repurposing several pieces of equipment, including swings, slide, metal climbing structures, and the merry-go-round. All who donate to this project will receive an opportunity to name the Southside Park!