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City Improves Handicap Access for Fishing at Charles Mill Dam Share

Aug 14, 2018  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

This year, dur­ing a rou­tine cleanup of debris at the Charles Mill Dam, the City of Mar­i­on worked with an exca­vat­ing com­pa­ny to dredge out a pond with­in the Mis­sissinewa Riv­er cre­at­ing an invit­ing area for fish to linger, allow­ing for eas­i­er access for dis­abled indi­vid­u­als to cast a line. The pond can be accessed using a ramp off the Mis­sissinewa River­walk which runs along Riv­er Dr.

A group of cit­i­zens spoke with City Engi­neer­ing Direc­tor, Mike Graft, and with the bless­ing of May­or Jess Alum­baugh, received their request to have the ADA-friend­ly access. The work was done on August 13th by Dave’s Exca­vat­ing at no addi­tion­al cost to the City. Learn more about the City’s parks, River­walk, and oth­er recre­ation­al oppor­tu­ni­ties by vis­it­ing city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov/​parks.

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