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Belmore to become full time parks superintendent

McBarnes administration to begin search for street superintendent Frankfort, Ind. – Having served as interim parks superintendent for the past four months in addition to his existing position as street superintendent, George Belmore will officially take the reins of the Frankfort Parks Department on a full time basis once a new street superintendent is hired. […]

TPA Park Petting Zoo’s new fence

Thanks to the City Council approving a resolution to transfer $15,000 in funds to purchase new fencing and the Board of Works approving a bid from Bailey Fencing of Burlington for $14,596, this new fence currently is being constructed to protect the animals at the petting zoo. This major improvement comes in line with requirements […]

‘Doing a little is doing a lot': Frankfort’s environment cleaner and greener

Frankfort, Ind. – Thanks to a dedicated partnership between environmentally-conscious Frankfort residents and hard working Street Department crews, 575 tons of recycled materials were collected in 2014, averaging 11 tons per week or 1,150,475 pounds of paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, metal and plastic kept out of the Clinton County landfill. According to Street Superintendent George […]

Free Christmas craft workshop December 11

Frankfort, Ind. – In the spirit of decking the halls for the holidays, the Frankfort Parks Department is offering a free Christmas craft workshop Thursday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rock House in TPA Park providing tips on mantle and tree decorating, table settings and constructing holiday centerpieces. Interested participants are asked to […]

Free horticulture class October 16

The public is invited to attend a free horticulture class on fall gardening taught by Parks Department Supervisor Joel Tatum on Thursday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the greenhouse located behind the Parks office in TPA Park. Attendees will learn about digging and dividing perennials, when to cut back plants and how to select […]

Plant a Tree With the Lorax! Program to teach elementary students about the importance of trees

Frankfort, Ind. – October 2, 2014 – Utilizing age-appropriate lessons from the famous Dr. Seuss book, Plant a Tree With the Lorax!, Frankfort Parks Superintendent Ron Gant will share information on the importance of trees with youngsters at Blue Ridge Primary on Friday, October 3. Following Gant’s presentation, including a showing of the Lorax movie, […]

TPA Park petting zoo and bird aviary to benefit from Dairy Queen fundraiser September 10

Frankfort, Ind. – As a fundraiser for the animals at TPA Park’s petting zoo and bird aviary, Frankfort residents are invited to enjoy a Dairy Queen treat on Wednesday, September 10 from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. when 15 percent of Dairy Queen’s sales will benefit the animals. Proceeds from the fundraiser will pay for […]

City officials preparing for July 4 celebration

Kyger Street to be closed to traffic Friday evening for pedestrian safety Frankfort, IN – In preparation for Friday’s July 4 celebration in TPA Park, Kyger Street from Prairie Street to the east end of the bridge will be closed to traffic Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. for pedestrians’ safety. Frankfort Fire, […]