Bandshell to be Placed on Stage at Norwayne Field

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:13 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
North Judson Park and Recreation Board:

Twenty-five years ago, the concrete performance stage at Norwayne Field was poured on what was once the town baseball field. Even back then, the plan was to eventually place a bandshell or roof over the stage. Now in 2018, that dream will finally become a reality.

Through the generosity of the North Judson Community Center Fund, the Park Fun Day Committee, and the Park Beautification Fund, a laminated wood bandshell has been purchased from RCP Shelters in Stuart, Florida. The 40 by 20 foot structure cost $20,450 and is due to arrive next week. The stage cover will look very similar to the one at Wythogan Park in Knox.

We hope to begin construction as soon as the weather permits, and have it completed well before the Mint Festival, and even before our summer movies at Norwayne resume in May. Approximately $5000 more is needed to cover construction costs, shingles, and concrete. At that point, we will have a roof, but still lack aesthetic improvements of lighting, stonework, and landscaping. To that end, we will be applying for grants, and also accepting donations from anyone interested in seeing this become an attractive addition to our community. 

Contributions can be made to the Park Beautification Fund in care of Sue Dolezal, 3987 W. Third St, North Judson 46366.