General Interest

2019 field rental applications due 12/14

Applications are due December 14 for Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road spring and summer 2019 field rentals. There is a charge for the scheduled use of fields.
Contact the township at HarrisTrusteeLindsay@gmail.com or 574-272-2371 for an application.
 
Field availability will be determined in January.
 
Additional applications may be accepted in 2019 if capacity remains.
No reservations are accepted for Harris Township Park at Elm Road, as all use is on a first come, first served basis.
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Nets coming down

The Pickleball nets at Harris Township Park at Elm Road will be taken down this coming weekend.

They will be put back up in the spring.

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Pickleball LOST, FOUND and WALKED OFF

If you left paddles at Elm Road, please contact the township to claim them.

If you accidently walked off with one or more paddles used during a Beginner Monday session, please return to the township. No hard feelings, we just need it in order to offer any future classes. Look for a PROPERTY OF HARRIS TOWNSHIP asset tag.

Reminder: Paddles and balls are available for check-out from the Harris Branch Library just north of the park.

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The vision is reality – a park on the Granger Path!

It is complete! The sidewalk is poured, connecting north of Harris Township Park at Elm Road toward the library and Bridlewood. Many thanks to Granger Paths, the Bridlewood HOA, and Tim Murray for making it happen.

The original vision of a park as a destination on the Granger Path is a reality. You can now complete a loop from the park, north up Elm to Adams, then east on Adams to ‘downtown’ Granger, back down 23 to Elm, then north on Elm past the fire station and back to the park. You can also go west on Adams and take the path all the way to Heritage Square. Or do the whole trip from one Granger Martins to the other, stopping at the park for a visit to the playground, to shoot some hoops, or play a game of pickleball. No paddles? You can check them out from the Harris Branch library, next door.

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Want a county park in Harris Township? The county is taking input

The St. Joseph County parks department owns 118 acres of land in Harris Township (on Anderson Road) but hasn’t developed it in 20 years and currently has no plans to develop it – meaning there is no county park in Harris Township (also Granger). They’re now taking input for their master plan on their website, and at 574-277-4828. What a great opportunity to tell them to you’d like a park in Harris Township!
https://www.southbendtribune.com/…/article_c044d728-4164-5e…

The township recently added a park on Elm Road, but the county has many more resources and is the logical choice to provide park services. Whether you’re interested in playgrounds, fields, courts or just enjoying the outside – make your voice heard.

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The latest HTP Brummitt improvements

Parking blocks, speed bumps, new markings, a walkway, and new garbage cans – in addition to the repaired driveway and new parking spots near the playground – round out the latest improvements at Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road.

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Volunteers needed for the Bluebird ‘trail’ at Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road

Learn more about birds by volunteering to check on the bluebird boxes a few times a year.  There are eight boxes.  Training available.  And it allows you to get outdoors!

Contact the township if interested, 574-272-2371 or HarrisTrusteeLindsay@gmail.com

 

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New parking configuration near the playground of Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road

Parking near the playground has been improved!  There are more spots.  They are lined.  A handicap spot is also marked.  A new walkway puts a little more distance between parked cars and the playground.  Enjoying the playground just got a little easier!

Also, the driveway was repaired, so no more asphalt divots.  Parking blocks are on the way, as are driveway speed bumps.

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Introduction to pickleball classes at Elm Road

Introduction to Pickleball is back!  Select Mondays from April into July.  5:30 to 7 pm at Harris Township’s Elm Road courts, between the Harris branch library and fire station.  No experience or paddles necessary.  Wear court shoes.  Weather permitting.

4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16 — subject to  change

Special thanks to Almir for his efforts last year and this year, and to the local Michiana Pickleball Association for joining the effort this year.  You can find them on Facebook, or contact them at MichianaPickleball@gmail.com

All play is at your own risk, and children at the park must be attended.

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Construction may delay Brummitt park opening

The weather is delaying construction at Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road.  The park will open once construction is complete, which is weather-dependent.  The current estimate is the park might open near the end of March.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

What is coming?  In addition to driveway repairs, you’ll see new parking spaces near the playground, a buffer between the parking and playground, and speed bumps.

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