Knox Co. Parks Dept. swings for hole in one in new park aquisition

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One Knox County agency has its eye on a trophy up for grabs. It’s the old Fox Ridge Golf Course, and its for sale. Parks department leaders say they won’t settle for par. They’re applying for some grant money to win this prize.

“In the words of the DNR representatives that toured the property, it is a turn key park, we would not have to do much to allow the public in there, pretty much from the day we acquire it,  we can start letting people walk around,” said Rama Sobhani, Knox County Parks Superintendent.

As it turns out, this property is prime real estate. Superintendent Rama Sobhani says it won’t take much to get it out of the rough.

“We do hope to add some restroom facilities, and maybe a couple shelter houses but that’s pretty much it,” said Sobhani.

A Department of Natural Resources grant would pay for up to $300,000 to get the course. Parks officials noted the county council had agreed to chip in an additional $300,000 for the acquisition.

“At the moment, we have gotten some assurance from the county council, they’re going to put up the other half for us to acquire the property,” said Sobhani. “We’ve received a lot of community support, there seemed to be a lot of people who want this to happen, so we’re going to do our best to make it happen, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, we just want to say that we did everything that we were able to do.”

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