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New Haven seeking federal grant for Jury Park upgrades

The park board decided to go after a Land, Water, Conservation Fund grant Tuesday.

Posted: May. 29, 2018 10:50 PM
Updated: May. 29, 2018 10:52 PM

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) - The New Haven - Adams Township Parks and Recreation department is hoping to get a federal grant to make improvements at Jury Park.

The park board decided to go after a Land, Water, Conservation Fund grant Tuesday.

If New Haven - Adams Township gets the $400,000 it is asking for, you can expect to see improvements at the tennis courts.

Two tennis courts would stay, one would become four pickle ball courts, and another will turn into a basketball court.

"The condition of the tennis courts and the desire to have pickle ball and basketball back in this park is something that is driving this. We thought it was a good opportunity. If you can get money 50 cents on the dollar, why not?" said Mike Clendenen, New Haven Parks and Rec. superintendent.

The grant is a matching grant, which means if they get the grant the parks and rec department will pay for half and the federal government will pay for the other half.

Any left over money will go toward artificial turf at the playground to make it ADA compliant.

Clendenen will find out sometime next year if it received the grant.

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