Governor Joe Kernan Park upgrades completed

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Venues Parks and Arts announced they will host a ribbon-cutting at Governor Joe Kernan Park at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday to celebrate all the new upgrades and accessibly measures that have been installed.

These new additions to the park have created a universally accessible trail along the upper Riverwalk, two new river outlooks, new signage, upgraded benches, and upgraded trash and recycling receptacles.

“The improvements at this particular park are significant for several reasons. First, the park honors one of the most impactful community members in our city’s history, Governor Joe Kernan, who loved this city and the St. Joseph River. Additionally, this park serves as an important connection along the riverfront trail system in South Bend, and these upgrades make the trail more accessible and navigable than it has ever been,” said Aaron Perri, South Bend Venues Parks and Arts Executive Director.

Parking at the park will be limited to handicap only during the ribbon cutting.

Other attendants for the event are encouraged to park along Frances Street and Northside Boulevard or can take shuttles that will be available from the Zion Church parking lot near Howard Park.

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