It was a fun and rigorous fundraising journey, but as a town we accomplished something truly remarkable. We partnered with the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) on two separate occasions: one to raise money for a revitalized Batton Park, and the other for a brand new Southside Park to be located on the corner of Fourth and Allen.
Working closely with the amazing team over at the Jasper Newton Foundation, we were able to successfully raise a total upward of $225,725 for Batton, which far exceeded our original goal of $200,000. What makes this whole initiative so exciting is how Batton Park is going to complement the proposed Thrive Campus. If you aren’t familiar with the plans to establish a senior living facility, a child care center, and a wellness complex among Batton Park’s layout, you can learn all about it on Kentland’s Opportunity Zone web page.
Batton Park will become a key component that ties these three unique facilities together. But what about the equipment? Where will the new park equipment be sourced from? What will happen to the old park equipment? When will the installation process begin?