An early sketch of Muncie's planned park near Tillotson Avenue and Memorial Drive, provided by city officials in 2020
An early sketch of Muncie's planned park near Tillotson Avenue and Memorial Drive, provided by city officials in 2020
MUNCIE, Ind. — The Muncie parks "revolution" continues.

Efforts to raise the quality of life in Muncie through city parks will include an increase in quantity as the city closed on a deal Thursday to buy land for a new park on the city's southwest side.

The planned 13-acre park, near the intersection of Memorial Drive and the Tillotson Extension, will be centered on nature rather than playgrounds and will provide public fishing on a 5.6 acre pond that already exists, said Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour. A local investment group called Decade LLC., sold the property to the city for $25,000. Decade continues to own nearby property, and is seeking private development on land it owns along Tillotson Avenue in the same area.

Ridenour announced his intention to create the park in 2020.

The new park fits into an effort to focus on quality of life in Muncie by upgrading and, in this instance, adding to city parks, according to Ridenour.

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