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Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park Accessible Playground"

$50,000 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (May 19, 2021) –Residents in southern Indiana will soon have a safe and accessible playground if a new crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $50,000 by July 18. If successful, the project led by the Floyd County Parks and Recreation will receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.

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“Accessible playgrounds are wonderful additions for all communities,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “They give all children better opportunities to be kids, stay active and enjoy the outdoors with their families and friends. IHCDA and I look forward to partnering with the parks department to address this need for families in Floyd County and the surrounding area."

Funds from this campaign will be used to build an accessible playground.

“The need for an accessible playground for those who have physical or developmental challenges is tremendous. There is no inclusive facility in the region of this proposed scope that can be utilized by this population. Our campaign and the assistance from the public will help us meet this need," said Don Lopp, Director of Operations for the Floyd County Board of Commissioners.

Accessible playgrounds offer improved play participation opportunities for children, parents, relatives and caregivers who may have a disability.

"The need is real, and this facility will go a long way in providing a safe and fun place for all ages and individuals to play. We are excited that this project will meet the national standards for playground inclusiveness," said Roger Jeffers, Floyd County Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

The CreatINg Places program began in 2016. Projects have raised more than $4.5 million in public funds and an additional $3.7 million in matching IHCDA funds.

The CreatINg Places program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities with 501c3 or 501c4 status and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.


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Floyd Co Adopts Vision and Mission Statement

The following statements were recently adopted as Resolution 2021-02

Floyd County Government Vision Statement

Moving Floyd County forward by developing partnerships, embracing opportunities and forming lasting values to create a thriving community.

Floyd County Government Mission Statement

Serving all Floyd County communities by providing customer service that makes a positive difference in people's lives.

Our Values - T.H.R.I.V.E
Teamwork - Working together to foster professionalism and serve our communities
High Standards - Continually striving for excellence
Respect - Valuing all individuals by listening to understand each unique perspective
Integrity - Providing ethical service on all personal and professional matters
Value Added Customer Service - Providing individualized problem solving solutions to resident's concerns
Equity - Creating a culture where all voices are welcome

Report a Pothole or Dangerous Road Condition on a Floyd County Road

The Floyd County Highway Department is responsible for the repair of all Floyd County bridges and patching of all county roads and highways. If you would like to report a pothole or a hazardous road condition on a Floyd County Road please click on the link below for more information. 

Please Note: For roads within the City of New Albany please contact the City. 

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