July 22, 2019
Celebrating 60 Years of Achievements
The Brownsburg Park Board is celebrating 60 years of service to the community! Here’s a brief look at the achievements made thanks to the hard work of Park Board members over the years:
1959: The Town of Brownsburg officially created the Park Board. Just a year before, the town entered into a lease with the family of Alex H. Arbuckle to create the Town’s first park, Arbuckle Acres.
1997: The Park Board acquired the Williams Park property, and the following year received ownership of Stephens Park from Lincoln Township.
1999: The Park Board hired the Town’s first Park Director and charged him with creating recreation and fitness programs to increase the health and well-being of residents.
2005: The Veterans Memorial Garden, located just to the north of the Williams Park entrance, was dedicated. Created by a committee made up of community members, the garden features four inscribed brick walkways that lead to a circular path that surrounds a black granite monument. The monument bears the names and dates of military actions that our country has been a part of. As you stroll the circular walkway you can read storyboards that describe seven major wars in American history, from The Revolutionary War to Vietnam.
2007: The Cardinal Park Property was acquired in a land swap with the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The 15-acre property is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
2010: The B&O Trail Association, Brownsburg Parks and the Town of Brownsburg entered into an agreement to develop the first section of the B&O trail from Green Street east to Co. Rd. 300N.
2013: Brownsburg Parks acquired the Magee Property at CR 300 N and CR 900 E.
2014: Brownsburg Parks acquired the West Wynne Property off Northfield Drive.
2015: A second agreement among The B&O Trail Association, Brownsburg Parks and the Town of Brownsburg was entered into that expanded the trail east from Co. Rd. 300N to the Ronald Reagan Parkway.
2018 Design of the White Lick Creek Greenway between Northfield Drive and Arbuckle Acres Park is completed.
2018: Brownsburg Parks acquires the 51-acre Tague Property on W. Main St. The site offers possibilities for multiple field sports activities and the creation of a nature center.
2019: This year, the Park Board has been vocal in encouraging community participation in the planning for a Multigenerational Community Center.