New acquisition for Porter County parks system

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News, Community News & People in the News

Published on June 17, 2020 with No Comments

Porter County Parks and Recreation has announced a new land acquisition. Located in Pine Township directly adjacent to Brincka Cross Gardens, the 36 acres of new land will eventually offer more trails and natural habitats.

As stated in the park system’s newsletter, the goal for this parcel is to expand Brincka Cross Gardens to include this land and to restore wildlife habitats.

Porter County Parks hopes to eventually offer more options for community pathways as well. Learn more at

The acquisition and plans to expand were funded completely by grants. These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding and technical assistance made available as mitigation for impacts caused by the construction and maintenance of the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, 6B Pipeline in partnership with The Conservation Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Lake Michigan Coastal Program.

In other news, the past two months have demonstrated how important local trails and opens spaces continue to be. Porter County Parks will remain open for the public, barring any changes from local, state, or federal governments.

Visitors are encouraged to use parks as a way to refresh and enjoy time outside of home. Keep a safe distance of six feet between people and wash your hands before and after leaving a park.

County trails and walking areas include Sunset Hill Farm, Brincka Cross Gardens, Brookdale Farm, and Dunn’s Bridge.

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