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Ball State professors hosting open forum to discuss future of Morrison Park

The City of Shelbyville and the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a meeting Monday to discuss the future of Morrison Park.

The city is collaborating with the Ball State University R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) to create ideas on how to improve Morrison Park, 801 S. West Street.

Ball State Assistant Professors of Landscape Architecture Dorna Eshrati and Jeremy Merrill will conduct an open forum meeting Monday from 5-7 p.m. in the Activity Room at Girls Inc., 904 S. Miller St. in Shelbyville.

Ball State CAP students are participating in a project to provide new ideas for a city park more than 110 years old.



The meeting will be a platform for discussion and brainstorming with community members about their thoughts and ideas for the park.

“We believe that involving the community in the planning and design process is crucial to creating spaces that truly serve the needs of the people who live and play in those areas,” said Adam Rude, Director of Planning for the City of Shelbyville.

The event is open to all residents, businesses and organizations wishing to contribute to the development of Morrison Park.

“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the Shelbyville community and apply our knowledge and skills to create a shared vision for Morrison Park,” said Merrill.

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