North Vernon pushes off grand opening for Tripton park

North Vernon is postponing its planned grand opening of  Tripton Park. That’s after construction delays that are being caused by the heavy rain in recent weeks.

According to the city, the event, which was originally scheduled for August 3rd, will now be put off to a later date, that will be announced. The city says that the park project is about 65 percent complete now. Crews are trying to catch up when there are dry days and they are able to get to work.

Park features such as the welcome center, playground and shelter houses are expected to be finished by this fall, while outside features such as the parking lot or landscaping have not yet been started.