In an article appearing in the Feb. 24 edition
of the Chesterton Tribune, a headline reads the latest plan for
Brookdale County Park indicates the cost to create the park will be less
than $10 million.
The grand total including Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the development is
estimated $13.4 million. However, JJR Consultants said Phase 2, which is
estimated at $3.5 million, is an optional stage and that it is up to the
county to make the decision to include Phase II if it so desires.
A representative from JJR told the Tribune Phase 1 would cost approximately
$9.9 million, enough to open Brookdale park. Parks Superintendent Walter
Lenckos on Friday said it is the departmentís goal to make the park as
complete as possible but said there are currently no formal commitments for
A breakdown of estimated development costs are as follows: Phase 1 -- West
Side- $2.2 million, East Side- $7.7 million. Phase 2 -- West Side- $2.1
million, East Side- $1.4 million. Grand total- $13.4 million.
The west side of Brookdale park will include passive features while the east
side will have active features.