TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) —  Improvements to a local park are underway. The announcement was made after the Ryves Hall Family Fun Night.

Herz- Rose Park will get a major remodel, as part of the ARPA funds. The park will bring vibrancy to the neighborhood, through public art, a new playground area, splash pads, refurbished basketball courts, community event space, and picnic shelters.

Children of Ryves Hall got to participate by helping create an art sculpture. They used their hand prints, which will then be laser etched onto acrylic panels that will be used in the sculpture. They were also able to provide input about the design of the park, through an activity involving the video game Minecraft.

The creators of this project are excited to see the impact it will have on the community.

“This neighborhood means a lot to me personally. I know it does to all of them who are from and live here. It’s just an exciting project for the entire city, but especially this neighborhood,” Mayor of Terre Haute Duke Bennett said.

“To see them being able to use a facility like this and then go play at the park after an event like tonight is awesome. And for the community to continue to thrive in that is great,” Lead Designer Luke Waltz said.

This project is expected to break ground in the Spring of 2024.