WL set to go on $17.7M Cason Family Park, centered by one-room schoolhouse
Work is expected to start this year, with opening in 2025 on the 30-acre site along Cumberland Avenue
Sponsorship help today comes from Lafayette Urban Ministry. Celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month by attending the Gala of Hope and supporting the Lafayette Urban Ministry Immigration Clinic. The Gala of Hope is an elegant event in a grand facility filled with dancing to world beats, snacking on international bites and donating for out-of-this-world experiences. Join us and make sure that our immigrant neighbors have the LUM Immigration Clinic to help them navigate our country’s complex immigration system. Saturday, June 24, Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North St. in Lafayette. Tickets: $75 for two.
A LOOK AT CASON FAMILY PARK, WEST LAFAYETTE’S FIRST NEW PARK IN 20 YEARS
What started as an effort seven years ago to save, move and preserve a 19th century, one-room schoolhouse has turned into plans for Cason Family Park, a 30-acre site that will be West Lafayette’s first new park in 20 years.
The West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission on Thursday signed off on a maximum price of $17.7 million for the park on Cumberland Road, featuring a pond for kayaks and canoes, a boathouse, an amphitheater, trails, an outdoor classroom and a playground, with the renovated Morris School as the centerpiece.
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