Harry O. Cummings Community Center

Indiana, Crawford County, Fredonia

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Access to river: no. Tree cover: Somewhat open. Impermeable surface: Little to none. Landscape design strategy: organized. Information about the Ohio River: none.
Access to river: no. Tree cover: Somewhat open. Impermeable surface: little to none. Landscape design strategy: organized. Information about the Ohio River: none.

Parks on a bluff high above the river are rare, but this one has the promise of being an exceptional one. The existence of a well-built and active community center suggests a public spirit to this very small town. Harry Omer Cummings, the man for whom it was named was born in Cape Sandy in Crawford County, received a Purple Heart for his service in World War Two, was the head lockman for the nearby locks and dam, and served as a mail carrier between Corydon and Leavenworth for 22 years. In addition he was involved in many community activities.

If they were to acquire the strip of land across the street and trim the trees and brush they would have the makings of an excellent local park that visitors as well could come to enjoy. More people could also come to their fish fry!

Next park: Schooner Point

Field research September 2015

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