Porter County Parks
& Recreation has announced that on April 14 Porter County Park Board
President Rich Hudson executed the closing documents to acquire 15 acres
adjacent to Brincka-Cross Gardens.
The Parks Dept. is
planning to add a much-needed parking lot on the property and maintain the
rest for conservation and accessibility purposes.
The land was
purchased from John Petryszyn with funding from two grants. Half of the
funding came from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program through the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources, with funds provided by the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) The other half was provided by the
State of Indiana’s Bicentennial Nature Trust.
Gardens is located at 427 Furness Road, in Pine Township. It is open to the
public daily from dawn to dusk.