The site once known as Franklin Elementary or Fourth Ward School is being transformed into a public park. The NEW Franklin Park has become a reality through the support of the Van Wert County Foundation, Scott & Nikki Niswonger and the City of Van Wert Parks & Recreation Department.
Plans for a new Van Wert neighborhood park are on track to begin Spring of 2016. Franklin Park will be built on the site where the former Franklin Elementary School once stood. The parks design is being filled with two age appropriate playgrounds, walking path, basketball court, pickleball courts and a shelter house. The park will also includes skateboard elements, splash pad and be will enhanced with open space, landscaping and signage that will complete the entire design of the park.
Layout Drawing of Franklin Park and it's Features
Franklin Park.....A Lasting Legacy!
Did you go to school at Franklin Park? Or, maybe someone dear to your heart went to Franklin or was even a teacher at the school. Now is the time to leave a Lasting Legacy by considering sponsoring a tree, bench, or engraved brick. Click on the button below for the form.
Enjoy the progression and development of Franklin Park. Pictures added as we go along. The majority of perimeter sidewalks are installed as well as all utilities; water and electrical lines. As weather permits, pavilion construction will begin in the Spring '17.