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((MIKE)) IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VIGO COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT ON A NEW PARK NEAR CAMPUS RUBEL PARK LOCATED IN SOUTHERN VIGO COUNTY WILL BECOME THE COUNTY'S LARGEST PARK AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION LILY PESAVENTO HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY SHE JOINS ME NOW LILY

WHY IS IVY TECH INTERESTED IN THIS PARK?((LILY)) MIKE, IVY TECH IS IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING AN OUTDOOR LEARNING SPACE AS WELL AS SOME TRAILS THE COLLEGE WILL HELP DEVELOP THE PARK BY APPLYING FOR A NEXT LEVEL TRAILS GRANT<< LILY PESAVENTO/REPORTING: BEHIND IVY TECH IS A PLOT OF LAND SCATTERED WITH NEWLY PLANTED TREES, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW TRAILSLEE ANNE: "We a few years ago started working on outdoor classroom space and some actual walking trails and Indiana Trees space

" THE COLLEGE, WITH HELP FROM THE VIGO COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT, IS APPLYING FOR A NEXT LEVEL TRAILS GRANT FOR A MINIMUM OF 200,000 DOLLARS S TO BUILD UP THE SPACELEE ANNE: "This grant opportunity really kind of brings the partnerhsip together and allows us to place some restrooms out there Also put some trail-head sineage and then complete our outdoor learning space as well

" SOME OF THE TRAILS WILL CONNECT TO NEIGHBORING RUBEL PARK WHICH IS STILL IN THE DEVELOPING STAGESADAM GROSSMAN: "We've got somesections of that park that will be more difficult than others The trial sections toward Ivy Tech will be a little bit easier" THE PARK WILL HAVE MORE THAN THE TEN MILES OF TRAILADAM GROSSMAN: "We'll have bow only hunting, and permit draw for Vigo County residents

" THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HOPES THIS LARGE PARK WILL DRAW IN MORE VISITORSADAM GROSSMAN: "We want more of that kind of Turkey Run sort of feel in Souther Vigo County People in southern Vigo County drive all the way to Turkey Run for that so we want that here" ((LILY)) THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL TRAILS GRANT IS DUE IN NOVEMBER AND WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL JANUARY THE COLLEGE HAS NOT SETTLED ON AN AMOUNT YET BUT IT COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM 200,000 TO 300,000 DOLLARS

((MIKE)) LILY, WHEN WILL RUBLE PARK BE FINISHED?((LILY)) THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HOPES TO HAVE A GRAND OPENING NEXT JUNE

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