AUDIO: Friends Of Lauren Hill Memorial Park Getting Closer To Official Opening

In recent weeks, fencing has started going up for the dog park.

Fencing has started to go up at Friends of Lauren Hill Memorial Park. Photo by Adam Duwel.

(Greendale, Ind.) - On Giving Tuesday, Friends of Lauren Hill Memorial Park board member Adam Duwel "gave" an update on the progress made at the park. 

Since the groundbreaking on August 2, a gravel parking lot has been completed. In recent weeks, fencing has started to go up for the dog park atop of Georgetown Road in Greendale. 

"I had the pleasure on my Thanksgiving break from college to go down there and walk it and just to see the fence, and I was speechless," said Duwel. "There was times during this project where you almost thought it is going to fall through, this isn't going to happen and then to go up there and see it, it was pretty neat. We're excited. We need a couple more things to happen to get the park officially open." 


Duwel says the park could open in early 2022. More details will be posted on the Friends of Lauren Hill Memorial Park Facebook page in the coming months. 

The park will feature open green space, a dog park with two-thirds of an acre for small dogs, one-and-one-third acres for large dogs, and a three-mile mountain bike trail.

Friends of Lauren Hill Memorial Park is continuing to accept donations to help with current and future developments. For more information about donating, visit Friends of Lauren Hill Memorial Park – Greendale, IN

Every dollar raised will be used to develop the park and enhance the amenities we plan to offer the citizens of Greendale and surrounding communities. In the future, with additional fund raising, we envision expanding the park to include basketballs courts and other recreational oriented amenities such as disc golf.


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