Check out the just released Rea Park renewal study and why it is so important!
We are a non-profit community group partnering with the Terre Haute Parks Board and the Terre Haute Parks Department in an effort to renew one of Terre Haute, Indiana's greatest treasures, William S. Rea Park.
Rea Park, a place for growing the health of our community!
The culture of Terre Haute must be changed! Improving the health of our citizens should become a top priority of our local city and county governments. The health and welfare of all Terre Haute and west-central Indiana residents can be improved by making Rea Park into a full-service park, one that emphasizes life-long, physical activity. A new Terre Haute South High School and an enhanced Rea Park will help revitalize the south side of Terre Haute!
William S. Rea Park is listed on the U.S. Department of Interior's National Register of Historic Places. It is also listed on the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures. We must work to ensure this historic park is appropriately maintained and preserved!
Friends of Rea Park, Inc. has released their study entitled
"The Renewal of Historic Rea Park: A Health and Wellness - Economic Development Initiative."
Improvements outlined in this plan will positively impact our community's health and wellness status, which now rates near the bottom of Indiana's county rankings. Friends of Rea Park belief statements and goals are also explained, as well as ideas for renovating the historic 1925 clubhouse.
A master plan for the park is included in the study. It proposes possibilities for public/private partnerships, food service in the new clubhouse, a new tennis/fitness center, and a playground area for the general public to enjoy.
OUR PLAN PROPOSES REA PARK BECOME A FULL-SERVICE PARK FOR THE SOUTH SIDE OF TERRE HAUTE. IT'S NOT JUST A GOLF COURSE!
Building a healthy future for Terre Haute and surrounding communities!
3500 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802, United States
Dr. Michael L. Harding, President; Friends of Rea Park; 5543 Hallie Rae Lane, Terre Haute, IN 47802; (812) 789-6455
Mr. Earl Elliott, Treasurer; Sackrider & Company, Inc.; 1925 Wabash Avenue; Terre Haute, IN 47807; (812) 232-9492