Town of Brownsburg officials and representatives from Meyer Najem, V3 Companies, and Smock Fansler Corporation gathered today for a groundbreaking to celebrate the construction of a new 6.7-acre public park, Virgil Park, in Brownsburg, IN.
Virgil Park, located at 9145 E. County Road 300 N., will feature many natural elements that maintain the integrity of the existing wetlands and prairie. In addition, the park will serve as a trailhead to the popular B&O Trail with 25 parking spaces and will have a 0.5-mile trail network with boardwalks, an exercise area, a picnic shelter with a year-round restroom facility, and a small playground.
"We're excited to support the community's vision for increased connectivity through Brownsburg with this park," said Town Council President Travis Tscaehnn. "Not only will the park provide additional access to the B&O Trail, which sees thousands of visitors each year, but this park will also serve an essential purpose by protecting native plant and animal species in Brownsburg."
The new park received a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and National Park Service. It will serve an essential ecological function for the community by protecting existing wetlands and animal habitats within the property. The 6.7-acre property will also promote prairie and woodland growth and habitat for critical pollinators.
"This park is a shining example of the way today’s park professionals introduce and maintain native plantings to create welcoming environments where people, animals and insects can coexist," said Park Board President Judy Kenninger.
Virgil Park will be open to the public in late fall 2023.
"We're looking forward to offering another opportunity for the community to stay active and connect with nature at Virgil Park," said Parks Director Travis Tranbarger. "Parks play a critical role in a community’s health, wellness and conservation efforts. Virgil Park will address all of these priorities and more for Brownsburg’s residents. "