Darnell Park grand opening

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County is holding a grand opening for Darnell Park today at 11:00 a.m. at the Fields at Highland.

The Fields at Highland is located near the intersection of Byrkit and Jefferson Blvd.

The park will serve families who are living in the Fields at Highland neighborhood, home of the 2018 Carter Work Project and the recent Phase II Habitat Work Project- Cost of a home build.

Frank Darnell, the City of Mishawaka, Rotary Clubs, Clay-Granger Lions Club and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County have donated and/or partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build the park.

Over 100 children live at the Fields at Highland and will have a safe ADA compliant park to play at.

Darnell Park is named after philanthropic businessman Frank Darnell who also provided the property the park is built on.

Mr. Darnell recently passed away but he did get to see the park being installed and knew it was going to be named after him.

Families and children from the neighborhood will arrive at the park at 11:00 a.m. followed by a speech from President and CEO Jim Williams and finished by the ribbon cutting.

For any questions please reach out to Director of Community Relations Jill La Fountain at 574-261-8858 or via email [email protected]

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