New Lawrenceburg Civic Park Could Lure More Downtown Investment

City officials broke ground on the new park Friday.

Lawrenceburg City Council members and Mayor Kelly Mollaun broke ground on construction of a new downtown park on Friday, May 4. Photo by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The first shovels hit the dirt today at the site of planned civic park in downtown Lawrenceburg.

Mayor Kelly Mollaun led the groundbreaking of the park at the corner of Short and High streets.

“I just hope everybody realizes all the work that went into this. Obviously, we used monies that we collected on some loans and such like that. So there was no affect to the taxpayer, to our cash, or investments,” Mollaun told the gathered crowd.

Strand Associates Inc., architects out of Columbus, Indiana, designed the park, which includes a lawn, splash pad, and stage. Greendale-based Maxwell Construction is the construction manager.

Work could be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018. City leaders expect the park to become an anchor attraction, helping spur additional downtown development.

“I think everybody is going to be really, really happy with the end result,” Mollaun said.

Lawrenceburg Redevelopment Commission director Bryan Messmore said the park has a budget of no more than $6 million. Final costs and designs are still being figured, he said.


AUDIO: Mayor Makes Case For Lawrenceburg's Greatness

$30M Apartment Development Could Be Coming To Lawrenceburg's Riverfront

More from Local News


  • Rock to End Alzheimer's Concert Benefit

    Come out for the 5th annual concert benefit Saturday February 23rd at The Gibson! Jessie Strassell will be opening for The Boehringers. $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:15 and music starts at 8! There will be Wine & Beer, Split The Pot. All ages welcome. Come out to listen to some great music by some local talent and help raise awareness for the disease. Like our page on Facebook!

    at Gibson Theatre
  • E6 Catholic Men's Conference

    Men from in and around Eagle Country will soon gather in St. Leon to engage into a deeper relationship with Christ.

    at East Central High School
  • 4-H Outdoor Skills

    Outdoor Skills is a new discipline withing the shooting sports program. We meet monthly, year round and learn about everything outdoors. We go on fishing trips, hiking, Red Wolf Sanctuary, the Oxbow, learn about shelters, how to build a fire, outdoor cooking, first aid, plants, animals, tools and maintenance, and so much more. We are currently working on a canoe trip and a camping trip. Please call Cari at (513) 266-9361 or Greg at (812) 655-1354 for more information.

    at Dearborn County 4-H

Crash Claims Life Of East Central Football Star, Thomas More Recruit

Brett Fox, 18, has been identified as the victim of a crash on State Road 1 in Dearborn County.

Batesville Schools Also Expected To Separate From ROD Special Education Co-op

Batesville Community School Corporation superintendent Paul Ketcham explains the decision.

United Way of Franklin County Making Changes To Better Serve Residents

United Way of Franklin County wants to be the organization that works to solve community problems.

CCU's Walsman Name First-Team All-Conference

The former Batesville Bulldogs star averaged a double-double this season.

EIAC, ORVC Stars Invited To Regional All-Star Game

Four local girls have earned one more chance to lace up their sneakers as high school seniors.

EC's Davis To Run Cross Country At Manchester University

Congratulations and good luck at the next level!

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts

Tyler Rich The Difference 0:16
Luke Bryan Move 0:12
Lorrie Morgan What Part Of No 0:10
Thomas Rhett Die A Happy Man 0:06