KOKOMO, Ind. — A central Indiana park that lost most of its mature trees to an August tornado will be replanted with native trees as crews rebuild its damaged playgrounds.
A tornado swept Kokomo on Aug. 24 with winds of up to 152 mph, uprooting more than 60 of Highland Park’s mature trees, many of them more than a century old. That storm also ravaged the park’s playgrounds and its baseball diamonds’ fencing and bleachers.
The Kokomo Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2dqRV7S ) Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union has pledged $29,000 as the first donation for the Rebuild Highland Park fund. That fund will pay to replant trees and repair the park’s playgrounds, including its wheelchair-accessible playground.
Mayor Greg Goodnight says 16 native tree species, including oak and black walnut, will be replanted in the park.
Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com