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PO Box 67, 100 Mill Pond Rd

Union Mills, Indiana 46382

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History

1934

It All Started With A Bean Supper.

Kenny Trump and a couple others put together a bean supper in order to raise funds to do something for the little park in Union Mills. The first bean supper was held in the Presbyterian Church with several gallons of beans and from there it kept growing.

1936

New Project At Mill Pond Park

In 1936, Carl Price and Fred Hiigli, the trustee, worked together asking help from the WPA, Work Progress Administration, to improve the Mill Pond Park. Efforts paid off when Mill Pond Park was issued $70,000 to construct a four acre body of water, a swimming hole, two pit toilets, bathhouse and two diving boards.

1940-1950

Wednesday Nights

Free movies, paid by local businessmen and the conservation club, were shown on the gentle sloping hill where the clubhouse now stands. Girl scouts sold popcorn and pop was sold from a horse tank for a nickel.

1963

A Clubhouse Is Established

Paul Kohley, Ralph Scurlock and Alvin Sanderson laid the groundwork for the construction of a pole barn with a kitchen and restrooms. The pole barn was used as the clubhouse and used as a nutrition site for 12 years and served around 9 to 15 people each day. In 1975, they made major renovations to the clubhouse.

1977

The Conservation Club Expands

The Conservation Club purchased 5.5 acres on the north side of the township boundary for further development. It is where the ball diamond is located and the new full size basketball court.

1986

Saving Our Pond

Rock Eaton and a few others decided to salvage the pond after it had been filled with sediment and silt over the years. The start of Save Our Pond Festival was born and the operation to save the pond started with the help of the DNR and other state resources. Save The Pond Festival has become an annual event on the 4th weekend in August.

2014

The Clubhouse Renovation

In 2014, frozen pipes caused major damage to the clubhouse therefore walls, flooring and the kitchen were renovated. Officers and volunteers expanded the kitchen and added new cabinets. Today this property is rented for wedding receptions, showers, funerals, meetings and conventions.

2020-2021

new additions

Through generous grants from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, we have been able to add a new basketball court and walking trail to the park!  Looking forward, we are researching the addition of a tennis and pickleball court.

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