January 7, 2020

Community Engagement Fueled 2019

As I reflect on 2019, I can’t help but be grateful to the community members who have actively engaged with us in the planning and development of our park system.

Hundreds of residents and park users have shared their thoughts and opinions on topics ranging from the creation of a community center to selecting the theme of our Mother-Son Dance. Ad hoc committees worked with us to help design the community center, to assist with the creation of the Brownsburg Parks Foundation, and to develop a more user-friendly website that will be unveiled in the new year.

The Park Board was pleased to welcome guests ranging from Eagle Scouts to Town Councilors at their monthly meetings.

Program participants shared their feedback through surveys, and social media users often turned to our Facebook page with questions and comments.

Thanks to the community’s support, we’re making great progress on a number of projects. Phase 2 of construction at Cardinal Park, which includes a dog park, will be completed in the spring. The level of enthusiasm for the dog park is high, with a number of residents already signed up as members of our Friends of Cardinal Bark Park group. If you’re interested in joining, simply email Mary Louise Bewley at mlbewley@brownsburgparks.com and ask her to sign you up. Members serve as a sounding board on a variety of topics; for instance, members have provided feedback on the rules for the park.

My hope is that our level of community engagement continues to grow in 2020. I invite you to reach out to us to find out how you can support Brownsburg Parks, whether it’s by volunteering in our parks or simply sharing your opinions with us.


Travis Tranbarger,


Parks and Recreation Director