County prepares to let go of Wildcat Park, up to DNR about what’s next at popular canoe, wading spot
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One of Greater Lafayette’s most popular swimming holes – and one of its most dangerous – will no longer be a Tippecanoe County park after 2022.
In a letter sent in December 2021, John Gambs, Tippecanoe County Park Board president, gave the Indiana Department of Natural Resources one-year notice that it didn’t intend to lease Wildcat Park by the end of this year.
What’s coming for the 53-acre property, owned by the DNR and leased by the county parks system since 1986, wasn’t clear.
“We’ve been talking about it for a number of years,” Randy Lower, county parks director, said this week.