The large parking lot has a new surface! The old one had larger chunks of recycled pavement, and was getting uneven in many spots. The new surface is made from screened, recycled asphalt. Sincere thanks to the County Commissioners, and to Chip at the County Highway Department for making the materials available to the township.
Northern Indiana Construction spread and compacted the material. Thanks to them as well.
If you see anyone abusing the new surface, including doing donuts in the lot, please get a license number and let us and the county police know about it. It only takes one bad apple to ruin a lot (pun intended), and unfortunately we have at least one horrible apple out there.
The weather delayed the process a few times, but a base coat and some of the blue and green top coat has been applied to the basketball and pickleball courts. NO PLAY YET, please. A couple more days work once the weather is nice enough again, and we should be good to go. An announcement will be posted.
Some furnishings will be installed yet this year. We also plan to install some trees, take out ples and install lights. Thanks for your patience.
Please stay off the grass, as we’ve hydro-seeded again.
Not all the ‘action’ is at Elm Road. The parking lot at Harris Township Park is getting a new surface. The project might be completed yet this week. Of course, your township officials are delivering this upgrade while keeping down costs.
Many thanks to St. Joseph County, and to Northern Indiana Construction.
If you visit the park often, we’d love to hear what you think about the upgrade. And, please keep an eye out for those who may try to damage the new surface … as we’ve had some issues in the past. Thanks!
The new lawn has been applied at Elm Road Pedestrian Park, via a hydro-seeding process. Park construction is winding down, but there are a few weeks left until the park is open. In the mean time, PLEASE let the grass start growing and stay off the courts if they are in the process of being painted. If we have to pay to rework anything, it will be wasted money. [Your Harris Township Trustee hates waste!]
What is left to do this year? Fencing. Court painting, sealing and drying. Planting trees and shrubs. Installing benches, garbage cans and bike lock-up loops. Completion of the ball diamond infield. Removal of some light poles and installation of others.
After this year the playground will be improved, and one or more pavilions may be built. Please watch for fundraisers — including by Granger Sunrise Rotary –for your opportunities to help make future improvements a reality.
Elm Road Pedestrian Park – Elm Ped Park – EPP