December 10, 2018

Reflections on 2018

As the end of 2018 creeps onto the horizon, I wanted to share some of the successes your Parks Department has achieved over the past year.

In June, we finalized the purchase of 51 acres of property at the former Tague residence, located just west of the CVS on Green St. Within a few months, residents and park users will be invited to participate in planning the features to be included at this new site. Ideas include a splash pad, nature center and the flexible use of fields to allow for a variety of sports, including football, lacrosse and rugby.

When school resumed, Brownsburg Parks launched our PEAK (Promoting Enrichment, Adventure and Knowledge) program at East Middle School. Geared toward young teens who otherwise would be home alone during the crucial hours of 3-6 p.m. (when research shows children are most at-risk for getting involved in negative behaviors), the PEAK program provides a safe, fun environment that assists students both academically and physically.

Construction of Phase 1 of Cardinal Park was completed in September. This phase of the 14-acre park includes the extension of Thornburg Parkway to Hornaday Road, parking for 50 vehicles, and infrastructure created using best practices in both stormwater management and environmentally friendly practices.

Over the past few months, we’ve engaged the community in creating our 2019-2023 Strategic Master Plan.  Public input has been gathered through surveys collected at a wide variety of Parks’ events, focus groups and two public meetings. But the work isn’t done. As we move into the new year, residents and park users will continue to have the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas for the priorities Brownsburg Parks should focus on for the next five years.

The Park Board and staff of Brownsburg Parks wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We look forward to serving you in 2019.