Public input invited on New Haven-Adams Township Parks’ final draft master plan for parks development

The New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department's draft five-year master plan includes goals of building a pond, bridge, year-round use pavilion and parking lot at the currently undeveloped Haskamp-Roehling Park site on Hartzell Road north of Paulding Road near New Haven. The New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department board invites the public to a presentation on the master plan at 6 p.m. Monday at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930 E. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Residents served by the New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department are invited to attend a public presentation of the final draft of the department’s five-year master plan for park development.

The presentation will take place during a New Haven-Adams Township park board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930 E. on the west side of New Haven.

The parks department’s master plan, which must be sent to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, serves as a strategic plan and wish list.

The parks department would have to raise money to complete the projects, said Mike Clendenon, New Haven-Adam Township Parks superintendent. However, identifying projects on a master plan helps demonstrate a need and is beneficial when applying for grants to fund the projects, Clendenon said.

DRAFT MASTER PLAN

Highlights from the New Haven-Adams Township Parks draft master plan for 2018 to 2022 include:

2018

• Develop master plan for Haskamp-Roehling Park, $5,200

• Convert the four tennis courts at Jury Park to two tennis courts, four pickleball courts and one basketball court, $75,000

• Convert former pool bathhouse to three-season pavilion at Meadowbrook Park, $25,000

2019

• Add ball diamond No. 6 at Havenhurst Park, $55,000

• Add climbing wall to pool at Jury Park, $45,000

• Replace pavilion and playground at Klotz Park, $150,000 combined total

• Add accessible playground and outdoor fitness equipment at Werling Park, $200,000 combined total

2020

• Add locker rooms, sand volleyball courts, splash pad, accessible playground and basketball courts at New Haven Community Center, $970,000 combined total

• Build pond at Haskamp-Roehling Park, $50,000

• Construct pavilion and restrooms at Werling Park, $250,000

2021

• Build year-round use pavilion at Haskamp-Roehling Park, $350,000

• Add ball diamond No. 7 at Havenhurst Park, $60,000

• Convert ball diamond into dog park at Mosher Park, $15,000

2022

• Build Six Mile Creek Trail from New Haven Community Center to Moeller Road, $90,000

• Add splash pad at Werling Park, $175,000

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