Columbus to consider annexing county park

The city of Columbus will consider annexing a Bartholomew County park, but the park would not become part of the city parks system.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop says that the city has been approached by the Bartholomew County Commissioners to add the Dunn Stadium park, which is just north of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, to the city. That would make it possible to bring city sewer and water to the facility, which includes softball diamonds and a BMX track.

County Commissioners said that a new set of restrooms are being planned for the park and the county would prefer to hook up to city sewer, rather than a septic system.

Lienhoop said that the 20-acre park would remain part of the county park system and there had been no request to bring it under the city’s parks department.

Columbus City Council will consider the request for annexation at its meeting tonight. That will be at 6 p.m. at the Columbus City Council chambers in City Hall.