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Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Winamac Skatepark Today

Winamac SkateparkWinamac teenager Clark Gudas’ dream of building a stake park as an Eagle Scout project has come true. The community is invited to celebrate that accomplishment today at the grand opening of the Winamac Skatepark. It’s located in Rinehart Park next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA. Gudas oversaw all aspects of design, fundraising and construction.

“After years and years of work and not being sure if this was actually going to come together, being able to actually see the concrete being poured and see the final product – It’s just amazing to see that I did this,” Gudas said. He’s completed the necessary paperwork for his Eagle Scout project and is waiting for his board of review.

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Winamac Lacks a Skate Park, Boy Scout’s Solution: Build One

boyskateA Winamac Eagle Scout candidate is taking community service to the extreme. The 18-year-old Eastern Pulaski School Senior said he was inspired to build a skate park for the community as his Eagle Scout project.

Clark Gudas of Boy Scout Troop 229 said the idea first developed a few years back.

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Construction Schedule Set for Winamac Skate Park

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

A portion of Rinehart Park near the Pulaski County Family YMCA will soon be transformed into a skate park. Winamac teenager Clark Gudas took the effort on as an Eagle Scout Project. He told the Winamac Town Council he’s signed a contract with Hunger Skate Parks to begin construction by July 5th. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Offer Support for Skate Park

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

Hunger Skateparks produced this rendering of the proposed Winamac Skatepark.

A young man from Winamac has the blessing of the Pulaski County Commissioners to make his ambitious Eagle Scout project a reality. Clark Gudas wants to turn Rhinehart Park next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA into a skate park. He says it will give area youth a safe place to participate in activities like skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX biking.

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Winamac High School Student Presents Eagle Scout Project to Winamac Town Board

Clark Gudas presented his Eagle Scout project proposal to the Winamac Town Board last week.

He gave the Board information on design, location, cost, and fundraising ideas for a skate park in Reinhart Park, or Lion’s Park, which is across the street from the Pulaski County YMCA. He presented pictures and a detailed project outline with different types of equipment that would be constructed in the park. Different versions of the park was presented to the Board. Gudas, who is a Winamac High School student, said the project would cost in the neighborhood of $50,000 and is planning to apply for grants and hold fundraisers to finance the project. He and a five member Advocacy Board will be working together to make his project a reality.

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