WARSAW — Warsaw Rotary Club members and local residents helped lay approximately 350 square feet of bricks at the cog monument at the Warsaw Rotary Park on Tuesday, July 16.
The park, set in a triangular space located at the corner of West Market and West Center Streets, is set to open sometime this fall, according to Warsaw City Senior Planner Justin Taylor.
The future park will celebrate the Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary and its partnership with the city of Warsaw.
“It’s nice to see a gravel lot turn into a nice green space,” said Taylor. “It’ll be great to see the community have another nice space to use and one that has bouldering rocks, too, which is pretty unique.”
In addition to the cog monument, the park includes a pavilion and climbing rocks.
Around 10:30 a.m., approximately 10 people were out at the future park site, laying brick and preparing for concrete work at a covered pavilion.
“It’ll be a good place for people to come and it also cleans up a messy eyesore,” said Jim Pattison.
Warsaw Rotary Park is also part of the city’s Ride Walk Initiative.
“I’m just glad to be able to help out and do my part,” said Bill Smith. “This will be a great addition to Warsaw’s greenways.”