By Bill Beard
For the Star-Gazette
The fund raising effort for improvements at Nate’s Park in Chandlerville is making excellent headway. The project, managed by a committee led by Village President Tim Richard, has raised $20,500 of their $50,000 goal in less than three months. It is hoped the goal will be met and construction begun by early spring 2014. Nate’s Park currently has two ball fields, a concession stand, and bleacher seats. The committee has planned the following improvements: 1) Half-mile, five feet wide, raised concrete walking path with six exercise stations; 2) 50’ by 80’ regulation basketball court; 3) 25’ by 25’ pavilion; 4) Asphalt paving of 200’ by 400’ (80,000 square feet) parking lot; 5) Sand volleyball court; 6) Playground equipment; (7) Picnic area with tables and cooking grills; and (8) Appropriate lighting.