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Columbia City set to add major improvements in new year

City officials planning to include show plans soon of a proposed park that will be located on the Columbia City High School property.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 11:09 PM

Morsches park is one of the few places in Columbia City Bryn Beer and his friends can go and skate.

The park he calls "forgotten" is used often by those in the city, but he's always looking for something more.

"The park for the most part is geared towards bikes as far as the transition goes, but yeah if we could have a plaza, I think that would be awesome," says Beer.

He may soon get his wish, depending on the plans Columbia City officials agree on for a new park near the constuction of Columbia City's High School.

"It's to encourage more people to settle in the community," says John Myers, president of Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.

Plans include the possibility of an ampitheatre, indoor swimming pool, outdoor basketabll courts, pedestrian trails and a skate park.

Myers says between that and the Okhi Alley the city is pushing, there's a lot to look forward to in the county.

"We're going to see a lot more stuff going on in the downtown area."

The city is currently halfway to its goal of funding for the alley, but still has a way to go to reach its mark. The deadline is the end of December.

If you'd like to donate, make sure you head to the Whitley County Facebook page.

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