About this Event
$35,000 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA's CreatINg Places initiative
MUNCIE, Ind. (June 27, 2023) – Halteman Park will expand to provide a multi-generational recreational space if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $35,000 by Aug. 26, 2023. If successful, the project led by Halteman Village Neighborhood Association (HVNA) in conjunction with Muncie Parks and Recreation will receive a matching grant as part of IHCDA and AARP Indiana's CreatINg Livable Communities program.
"We're excited to see the many enhancements planned for Halteman Park come to life," said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "CreatINg Places has improved similar recreational spaces across the state to improve quality-of-place, and with the support of the community, this park will serve Muncie residents for years to come."
Funds from this campaign will be used to expand the offerings at Halteman Park by creating new spaces for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. Phase 1 was successfully funded in 2021, and Phase 2 will include seating installations around future pickleball courts, park benches, a shade structure and a toddler play area.
"Since the initial phase laid the foundation for creating a park and greenspace for residents, we would like to use this campaign to focus on implementing recreational and wellness opportunities for adults and seniors in addition to adding more play amenities," said J.P. Hall, HVNA President. "We really see this as a multigenerational space for all who live in the northwest part of the city."
Since the CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $7.8 million in public funds and an additional $6.6 million in matching IHCDA funds. The 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.
The campaign is part of the CreatINg Livable Communities Partnership between AARP Indiana and IHCDA’s CreatINg Places. It is a pilot partnership that assists Indiana communities in funding place-based projects for aging in place. In addition to matching funds from IHCDA, this project is eligible for up to $5,000 in matching funds from AARP Indiana.