Grand Opening for Virgil Park in Brownsburg Set for May 1

The Town of Brownsburg is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Virgil Park, located at 9145 E. County Road 300 N., and invites the public to its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, at 10 a.m.

Visitors will get to see the exciting new amenities and enjoy brief speeches before the ribbon-cutting. The event will include fun activity booths with the Town’s Park Naturalist, Water Utilities, the B&O Trail Association, the Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality, and V3 Companies until noon. 
Virgil Park is a 6.7-acre park with many natural elements that maintain the integrity of the existing wetlands and prairie. In addition, the park serves as a trailhead to the popular B&O Trail with 25 parking spaces. It has a .5-mile trail network with a boardwalk, an exercise area, a picnic shelter, a year-round restroom facility, and a small playground.

“Opening Virgil Park marks a significant milestone in our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community and fostering greater connectivity through Brownsburg,” said Parks Director Amber Lane. “By providing a natural oasis, we are ensuring that the values of health, well-being, and environmental stewardship are accessible to all.”

The park is named after Diana and Hall Virgil, who were instrumental in creating the B&O Trail. The Virgils worked tirelessly to transform the abandoned B&O Railroad line into a popular trail for walkers, runners, and cyclists.

“The Virgil’s unparalleled dedication and vision were pivotal in transforming the landscape of our community,” said Brownsburg Town Council President Travis Tschaenn. “Their tireless work in converting the abandoned B&O Railroad line into the vibrant, much-loved trail it is today embodies the spirit of innovation and community service. Naming Virgil Park in their honor is a testament to their lasting impact on our town, ensuring their legacy will continue to inspire future generations.”

The park was partly funded thanks to the Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and National Park Service. In addition, the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County awarded a grant for outdoor fitness equipment.

The grand opening is a public event open to all. Limited parking is available at Virgil Park. However, a shuttle bus will be available at Cardinal Park, located at 3432 Hornaday Rd., from 10 a.m. until noon.

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