is located between 2nd Street on the north, Front Street on the south,
Mulberry Street on the west and Market Street on the east. These two
FEMA lots comprise the first large scale revitalization of FEMA lots to
return them to public use as viable green spaces.
This park is only one of a couple areas along the Utica riverfront that still
has public access. Amenities being added to the park include viewing
benches, family picnic tables, children's playset (under 10), free bicycle
use for adults/children, volleyball court, soccer, horseshoe pits, bicycle repair station and a water fountain. The park is now open for public use.
Special thanks to Town Board Members, (former), Angel Jackson, Steve Long and Henry Dorman and the Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security who supported this effort to improve the quality of life in Utica.
MULBERRY STREET / OLD SALEM ROAD CORRIDOR>
This will be the the main roadway to the first exit off the East End Bridge
and the Gateway to Utica. The parks board plans to line the corridor with
medium sized flowering trees from 4th Street to the interchange.
This project will begin at 4th Street and move northward. General
contractor for the road work is T & C Construction of Louisville, Ky. The
cost will be slightly over $3 million.
There are plans underway, utilizing public and private resources to
convert three additional FEMA lots into walking parks, with trees and
trails. Two of these properties are located on the west end of town and
one along South 2nd Street.