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Sauerman Woods Gets 2.81 Million Dollar Upgrade

    Mayor Pete Land and the City of Crown Point are pleased to announce a $2.81 million grant from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, which will help fund the revitalization of Sauerman Woods Park, located at 1000 E. South Street, Crown Point. 
     During his State of the City Address Tuesday night, Mayor Land provided a brief recap on the project, which began in late 2022. The stormwater improvement project will address long-standing flooding issues on the southeast side of the city by upgrading stormwater capacity and improving drainage.
     Work began in partnership with the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, which contributed $2.6 million toward the improvements.
     Over the past year, Mayor Land and city staff have worked on designing the new amenities at the park, including an all-inclusive playground, six sand volleyball courts, six pickleball courts, two piers overlooking the lake, a large open-air, covered pavilion and a 9-foot wide, illuminated walking path around the lake, which will feature historical monuments designed by the Friends of the Veterans Memorial Parkway.
     The $2.81 million grant from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation allows the City of Crown Point to include all the aforementioned amenities and construct a new skatepark on the Sportsplex campus.
     “We really wanted to include everything. I want this to be a destination park,” Land said. “Thank you to Bill Hanna and the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation for helping us bring another destination amenity to Crown Point. The City of Crown Point would not be the city it is today without your support.”

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.