2019 will be the 98th season of golf and tennis at Rea Park since it opened in 1922.
The attached file contains information and drawings of the park master plan. This plan presents ideas that could be implemented in stages. These recommendations include:
The attached file contains information and drawings for the renewal of Rea Park's historic 1925 clubhouse. Originally, there were four renovation options developed by Sanders and Associates, Inc., a local architectural firm in Terre Haute. Option C has been accepted as the best plan of the four. Highlights of this plan include:
The original architectural/construction plans for the Rea Park clubhouse completed in 1924 have been located on Ball State University's Digital Archives Website. These plans, 14 working drawings in all, have been used by registered professional architect Dan Sanders and his assistant Amanda Jukes to develop a new clubhouse feasibility study. The drawings serve as a baseline for all future planning.
As of February 2018, the new clubhouse feasibility study is complete. It was approved by our City Parks Board in April 2017. It will be used as the centerpiece for fundraising activities to be conducted by Friends of Rea Park, Inc.
In addition to the clubhouse construction drawings, Ball State has consented to allowing Friends of Rea Park, Inc. to use a historic photograph of the clubhouse taken shortly after its dedication in September 1925. The photo can be seen to the left.