One local park has been selected as one of 10 cities nationwide aiming to improve access to parks.
The Vigo County Parks Department said studies show cities are healthy and perform better in the work force when residents have easy access to parks.
Thanks to Safe Routes, the county will bring in the organization to consensus and build safe access to Dewey Point. The goal is to create better options for pedestrian traffic weather it is from walking or or on a bike. Access points will be available for residents in West Terre Haute as well as Terre Haute.
Before the project can continue, the parks department is looking for other members in the community to team up.
“That begins with a community partnership coalition. So we are looking for organizations and individual that are interested in serving in this coalition. We are really going to take it to step one. We are going to look at the need and assess the need and the walk ability that currently exist in getting to Dewey Point,” said Parks Superintendent Kara Kish.
If anyone is interested in serving on the coalition or seeking more information, they are asked to call the department at (812) 462-3392