City receives award for Market Street Park

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Accelerate Indiana Municipalities is honoring the City of Huntingburg with a 2019 Community Placemaking Award for its Market Street Park.

The city will received the award Wednesday at the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon, presented by Baker Tilly, at this year’s Aim Ideas Summit.

Huntingburg won in the 5,001 to 15,000 population category.

Huntingburg launched the Market Street Park project to bring an open space for public gatherings to the city’s downtown. What was once an underutilized parking lot, the park now offers a venue for festivals and events and serves as an organic space for the community to come together. The park connects to an urban trail that runs through downtown Huntingburg and features the city’s iconic Old Town Hall, a preserved and renovated 1887 Italianate structure. The park is a result of the city’s 2014 Stellar Designation with the state.

The park’s design features a double-sided performance area with a lawn terrace and plaza, along with an event promenade for the seasonal farmers market.

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