OrthoWorx announced at the Warsaw Board of Works and Public Safety meeting this morning that the organization is donating $50,000 in funding to help complete a trailhead park for the city’s ongoing efforts to create promote bicycling.
The money is specifically earmarked for Krebs Trailhead Park that will be located along McKinley Street in Warsaw. Some of property for the park has been donated to the city for the trailhead park by Eddie and Anita Krebs, whom the park is being named for.
“Our research in the area of community enhancement has shown a high level of interest in expanded recreational offerings, especially in building on the tremendous assets represented by our bicycle trail system,” said OrthoWorx CEO Sheryl Conley in a press release. “The Krebs Trailhead Park is an important step in creating connections that make existing greenways and the Winona Lake trails part of a larger network, providing new options for outdoor recreation.”
The Krebs Trailhead Park project was defined by the Ride+Walk Warsaw+Winona Lake Advisory Committee spearheaded by Staci Young, recreation director for Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department. The park will be managed by the city of Warsaw.
The Krebs Trailhead Park site is along a proposed route from The Village at Winona to downtown Warsaw. Starting at the intersection of East Market Street and McKinley Street, the trailhead park will provide new paths as well as restrooms, trail information, seating, picnic tables, bike parking and open space.
Young told B.O.W. members that NIPSCO has also agreed to donate landscaping and trees for the new park.
Construction on facilities and landscaping will begin this fall.